2019 Risk Theatre Modern Tragedy Competition

Langham Court Theatre calls on playwrights worldwide to submit a play to their 2019 Risk Theatre Modern Tragedy Competition, juried by an international panel of three professionals, anonymous to each other and the public until the winners are announced.

They are looking for new plays of 90 – 120 minutes based on the risk theatre model of tragedy which speaks to contemporary audiences. For more on ‘Risk Theatre’ please go to https://risktheatre.com/


They are offering

  •  Cash prizes of $8000 for the winner and four $500 prizes for the runners-up (total $10,000).*
  • A travel stipend of up to $1000 to help offset the costs of travelling to Victoria for a professionally led workshop culminating in a staged reading before an audience including invited British Columbia theatre producers at Langham Court Theatre.*
  • At the discretion of Langham Court Theatre, the play could be fully produced during the following season as a special event.



Midnight, March 29, 2019 Pacific Standard Time (PST) .

The winners will be announced on the Competition website on May 31, 2019 . The workshop will take place within three months of the announcement.


Each entry $45. Entrants can ask for a 300 to 500 word written critique from a Juror, for an additional $50.*

*all figures in Canadian dollars



Published on:
27 Feb 2019


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