The Winnipeg Fringe is a festival where anything can happen artistically… and we let it! 

It’s a festival where anyone can put on a show, where theatre students can mount their first production, where emerging artists can get their big break, and where established artists can test out new work. It’s a festival where audiences come for the adventure and the community as much as for the plays themselves.

To support Canadian artists in their quest to bring new work to the stage, we’re excited to announce the inaugural Winnipeg Fringe New Play Contest!  We want artists to submit their original, unproduced plays and musicals for a chance to win a free spot in the 2018 Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival.

Submissions are now being accepted, so get those creative juices flowing, warm up your word processors or get your typewriter ribbons out of storage and get those amazing ideas on paper now! 


APPLICATION FORM - Applications are no longer being accepted.  The contest deadline was October 27, 2017 at 5pm.

Please note: credit card information should NOT be emailed.  If you are emailing your submission, please submit payment info in person or over the phone.


In Person / Mail:
Winnipeg Fringe Festival
174 Market Ave.
Winnipeg, MB
R3B 0P8

QUESTIONS?     204-943-7464


We were very pleased to receive 36 entries and here are the three prize winners:

1st Place - Emma Leck, Victoria, BC, “Drops in a Broken Fountain”
2nd Place ($250) - Frances Koncan, Winnipeg, MB, “Women of the Fur Trade”
3rd Place ($100) - Daphne Finlayson, Winnipeg, MB, “The Committee”

We’d like to offer a special “Thank You” to our four New Play Contest jurors for their hours of reading and deliberating: Sharon Bajer, Krista Jackson, Rory Runnells and Ari Weinberg.