Infinithéâtre once again presents WRITE-ON-Q! – an annual script writing competition now heading into its 10th edition!
Write On-Q! draws in submissions from first-time playwrights, students, and from established writers including Québec’s most celebrated playwrights. Infinithéâtre receives many innovative and exciting new plays and a jury of professionals choose the grand winner of the Pam Dunn Prize ($3,000).
The winning script, as well as two or three additional plays, comprises the line-up of the annual reading series, The Pipeline, which is an animated weekend of free public play readings. The Pipeline gives the public a unique opportunity to voice their opinions and directly influence Montreal’s cultural landscape through the lively talkback discussions following each reading. These sessions provide invaluable input for the playwrights and the talkbacks allow the audience to address questions or issues that the texts generated in a relaxed, open forum with the authors, directors and actors.
Plays developed by Infinithéâtre have been performed in and around Montreal, Stratford (ON), New York, Tokyo, Cairo, Toronto and in Ottawa at the NAC! Some past successes include:
- Honesty Rents by the Hour by Michael Milech, Directed by Matt Jacobs premiered in 2016 in the Montréal Fringe Festival, won Best English Text and was remounted with Infinithéâtre in 2017
- Progress by Alyson Grant, premiered with Infinithéâtre October 2015.
- Unseamly by Oren Safdie, premiered with Infinithéâtre February 2014.
- Trench Patterns by Alyson Grant, premiered with Infinithéâtre 2012.
- The Elephant Song by Nicholas Billon premiered at the Stratford Festival.
- GAS by Jason Maghanoy premiered with Infinithéâtre in 2008, was remounted in Toronto (2009) and later translated for a 2010 Japanese production in Tokyo.
- Blessed Are They by Bruce M. Smith premiered with Infinithéâtre and won two MECCAs (Montreal English Critics Circle Awards) in 2009 for Best Production and Best Actor.
- Rabbit Rabbit by Amy Lee Lavoie tied for the 2010 MECCA – Best Text. Ms. Lavoie won the esteemed Revelation MECCA that year as well.
- Father land by Arthur Holden, winner in 2008, premiered with Infinithéâtre in 2010.