Attention all Playwrights!

This contest is coming up and we’re giving you a little head start on it if you’re interested. We’re running a little playwriting competition. Please see below and let me know if you have any questions.

Old Sow Theatre Festival Presents “The 5 Minute Play in a Week Playwriting Competition” – With 5 Prizes of $100

Deadline for submission is July 19, 2022

This summer the St Andrews Arts Council is teaming up with Live Bait Theatre and several other partners in St Andrews, New Brunswick to present the inaugural Old Sow Theatre Festival. The Festival includes performances of plays and staged readings . . . including planned readings of 5 or our “The 5 Minute Play in a Week Playwriting Competition” winners.

We are accepting scripts for new or unproduced short plays that have a connection to the sea or the Maritime Provinces. Cast limit of 4 people. The 5 winning entries will be read publicly on Minister’s Island the afternoon of Sunday, August 7 at 2 pm. Each winning playwright will receive $100.

For more information, or to submit a script, email