SkirtsAfire along with Alberta Playwrights’ Network accepts submissions each year for Peep Show!, a tease of new plays to be presented at SkirtsAfire Festival each March in Edmonton.

SkirtsAfire Festival values diversity in the women we represent and therefore welcomes submissions from women artists from all diverse backgrounds including trans women, self-identifying women, the LGBTQ2 community, all ethnicities and all abilities.

1 play will be chosen in each of two categories – a new, non-produced piece, and a piece that has had a production or extensive workshop, but still needs further development. Chosen playwrights in each category will receive a cash prize of $250 each, and 3 full days of workshopping and dramaturgy spread out over the months leading up to SkirtsAfire Festival, culminating in a public staged reading. Runner-up playwrights in each category will receive an AlbertaPlaywrights’ Network 1/2 day Wordshed workshop.

Selected plays have now been chosen for SkirtsAfire 2018, so be sure to check back in fall 2018 to apply for the next Peep Show!, and mark your calendars to catch 27/37 by Bevin Dooley on Saturday, March 10 at 5:00pm and The Object of Constellations by Christine Lesiak on Sunday, March 11 at 3:30pm.

Peep Show! 2017. Photography by Brittany Paige Balser.