Playwrights Theatre Centre


Fringe New Play Prize

Fringe shows are the poster children for self-produced theatre – Fringe shows allow an artist or a company to develop their aesthetic and find their audience. Through the Fringe New Play Prize, PTC and the Vancouver Fringe offer BC artists a leg up in the process with material support – eight months dramaturgy, some free creation and rehearsal space, a free spot in our how-to-produce-theatre seminar series, Block P, and a free space on the Fringe Mainstage. All told, the Fringe New Play Prize is a juicy package with a $8000 value. The production costs are the responsibility of the applicant.

2018 Fringe New Play Prize Project

Poly Queer Love Ballad is a new slam poetry musical. Anais West and Sara Vickruck merge pop folk songs and spoken word to create a raw, intimate, genre-bending theatre experience. The play follows Nina, a polyamorous bisexual poet, and Gabbie, a monogamous lesbian songwriter. With a microphone, a loop pedal, and array of instruments, they struggle to reconcile their fierce mutual attraction with their opposing perspectives on sex. The show explores conceptions about polyamory, queerness, and the dynamics in relationships between women, while aiming to create a new representation of intimacy that isn’t confined by genre, medium, or societal obligations.

Poly Queer Love Ballad Premieres at the Vancouver Fringe Sept. 7-16, 2018

The 2018 Winners