Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre-Media Centre
Tom Keenan, Jennifer Lyon & Chris Sigurdson in The Cottage. Set & Costume Designer Brian Perchaluk, Lighting Designer Scott Henderson. Photo by Dylan Hewlett.


Royal MTC is looking for submissions for its first formal Playwright’s Pitch Session taking place from June 13–15, 2022. Since the 1989/90 season, Royal MTC has programmed an average of one new play each year. We commission new work (five are currently in various stages of development) and provide dramaturgical support including readings and workshops.

We are looking for LOCAL Winnipeg playwrights, and devised theatre companies, interested in pitching their current work-in-progress to Artistic Director Kelly Thornton and Associate Artistic Director Audrey Dwyer.

What we need from you:

  • 150-word synopsis of your piece  
  • Artist bio(s) or resume
  • Casting breakdown (character name, age, gender, brief description)
  • Genre/style
  • Its current stage of development

Only one play synopsis may be submitted per playwright/company.

Please use the fillable form found online to submit your pitch at:


All submissions must be received by June 3, 2022 by 11:59pm. We will contact all applicants regarding their scheduled time by June 8. We greatly appreciate all works received.

Please note that script submissions will not be accepted.


In order to keep everyone safe during the in-person sessions, we ask that if you feel sick to any degree, have been around someone who has been sick, if you have travelled in the two weeks leading up to your date, or if you do not feel comfortable attending an in-person session at this time, you request a Zoom session. All in-person attendees will be required to be masked for the duration.

If you have any concerns, please let us know by emailing and we will do our best to accommodate your needs!


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