Call for Submissions

Prairie Theatre Exchange Playwriting Unit

Prairie Theatre Exchange (PTE), supported by the Manitoba Association of Playwrights (MAP), is excited to welcome submissions from early career playwrights to be a part of our next playwriting unit. 

This Unit offers playwrights an opportunity to experiment with and grow their practice in a safe, supportive group setting.  The Unit is intended for storytellers working in script-based forms. 

Playwrights in the Unit will participate in monthly group meetings as well as occasional professional development opportunities. 

To submit an application for consideration, please send a letter telling us about yourself and why you’re interested in joining the Unit, a short writing sample (maximum 10 pages), and a short bio to Haley Vincent, Artistic and Operations Coordinator: 

Prairie Theatre Exchange is committed to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities.  Email, phone, voice memo, and in-person applications are all acceptable. If you wish to apply in any other way, please email or call us and we will make arrangements for you to do so. 

We also welcome any questions from artists who are considering applying, but would like more information.  Please feel free to reach out to Brian Drader ( at MAP or Thomas Morgan Jones ( at PTE.    

Selections will be made by March, 2022, with the goal of beginning meetings in March or April, 2022. 

Deadline for submission:  February 1st, 2022