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Accidental AuthoUrs Playwriting Contest

Accidental Humour Co. is launching a playwriting competition for Albertan Playwrights to submit an unproduced new work for a collaboration and possible production.Accidental Humour Co. is an Alberta based theatre company that produces mixed media theatrical productions that are known for their seamless incorporation of pre-recorded film with live theatre. We are a collaborative team of artists who have been creating original productions for over a decade known for presenting at the Edmonton Fringe and touring across Alberta. Now we are looking to work collaboratively with Alberta playwrights to tell new stories from a new perspective.

We are looking for New Albertan works that are unproduced. We are looking for playwrights at any stage of their career that are interested in exploring the mixed mediums of film and projection into their stage scripts.

Our desire is for a collective collaboration of the playwright’s concept with Accidental Humour Co’s expertise in film and projection integration.

We are enthusiastic to explore all stories but have a real interest in Canadian stories featuring underrepresented perspectives and voices.Submissions should include:

  • An outline of the play
  • 10-20 page excerpt
  • A 100 word bio


  • Grand Prize is $500 and a (virtual) workshop with the Core Accidental Humour team*.
  •  2nd prize is $250

*There is a possibility of production but is not a guarantee.

Deadline: Feb 28, 2021 at 11:59PM