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Theatre In the Raw Presents: THE THREEPENNY OPERA

Click for show info, photos, & more! Ran November 16 to 27 @ The Russian Hall

Thank you to all who came out to the successful run of the Brecht and Weill play!

June 30, 2016 - Announcing Theatre In the Raw's 9th Biennial 2014-2015 Playwriting Contest Winners!

here yeeeeee...!Thank you to all that participated in the contest. We read submissions from over 35 entrants and listed below are the winning One-Act plays! There were very exciting scripts submitted and we will produce a few in the near future. Congratulations to everyone who particpated. We were very impressed with the originality and diversity of the scripts as well as the quality of writing. Thank you all for your creative input. It is important.

- Theatre In the Raw
The Finalists:
First Choice
Perogies for Breakfast by Murray Mellny'chuk Mason
Second Choice:
Surrender by Kuei-ming Lin
Third Choice:
Waiting for the Godots by Robin Schlaht

In the Blink of an Eye by Audrey Thivierge
The Queen of Sheba by Paul Manuel Kane
The Recommendation by Thomas Johnson
Tomorrow by zi paris

Social Issues
Play Recognition:

Constitutional Crazy Guy by Edward Chern
In Re: Radding v Glazzer by Steve Karp
The Gatekeeper's Reckoning by Enrique R. Carrasco

Youth Theatre:  

Once Round the Circle by Shanan Estreicher

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click here for contest flier!! Hear Ye, Hear Ye!
It's that time again... Our...

10th Biennial One-Act Playwriting Contest 2016/2017

The 9th Biennial Contest Winners >>

Flier with all guidelines and details (pdf) >>

We're looking for the best, new and fresh One-Act plays never before performed or published. (Plays may have been previously workshopped).

We particularly look forward to plays submitted on themes of cultural/social diversity!
Philomena by P. Foley
by Patrick Foley
Guidelines, Entry Rules and Fee:
Plays not submitted via ALL Guideline/Entry Rules and/or without the entry fee(s) will be returned - not read.
All One-Act Play Submissions must be:

• An original One-Act play (comedy, tragedy, drama or radio play), unpublished and unproduced. (Plays can be previously workshopped). PLEASE DO NOT SEND US 2-ACT PLAYS - This is a One-Act Play Contest.

No longer than 25 double-spaced typed pages equal to 30 minutes, with no more than 6 characters, presented in proper stage-play format, and scripts MUST have page numbers. (Please include a SASE (with your present/current contact address) for return of script. Send copies only of script. NO original manuscripts.)

There is an entry fee of $25 for each one-act submitted to Theatre In the Raw. (For two plays: $45 - For three plays: $70 - For four plays: $90) (FEES ARE IN CANADIAN FUNDS, FOR U.S. & FOREIGN ENTRIES, PLEASE SEND USD CHEQUE OR INTERNATIONAL MONEY ORDER)

Please make cheques/money orders payable to "Theatre In the Raw", bearing the submission date and NAME OF PLAY ENTRY and AUTHOR on cheque memo line.

(Note: Plays without the entry fee cheque or funds will be returned unread.)

(Sorry, NO EMAIL SUBMISSIONS will be accepted! - Plays must be submitted in hard copy with numbered pages)

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Mail Submissions to:

Theatre In the Raw Society
Artistic Director/One Act Play Contest
3521 Marshall Street
Vancouver, BC V5N 4S2 Canada

(Please make entry fee cheques/money order payable to "Theatre In the Raw Society")

Questions? Tel: 604-708-5448

Deadline for Entries:

All Entries must be mailed and postmarked no later than December 31, 2017

The Winners Will Receive:

First Prize: A $200 cash prize. At least one dramatic reading or staging of the play at a Theatre In the Raw cafe/venue or as part of a mini-tour program for the One-Act Play Series Nights.
Second Prize: A $100 cash prize.
Third Prize: A $75 cash prize.
Honorable Mentions: No cash prize, but constructive critique returned with note of appreciation.
Social Issue Plays Recognition: No cash prize, but constructive critique returned with note of appreciation.

- Winners will be announced June 30, 2018


*Theatre In the Raw reserves the right to suggest changes, workshop and play-edit scripts, pending approval of the playwright, before production, reading, or presentation. The author agrees to consider these changes and no changes will be made without explicit prior approval of the author and mutual agreement with TITR. Any such changes become the sole and exclusive property of the Author without lien, claim, or encumbrance.

**No plays will be considered where there has been any fees previously paid for performance(s) and... please no more than 3-4 plays submitted per playwright. This will be strictly adhered to.

***Contest entry fees and winning prizes in Canadian Funds. Sorry, NO EMAIL SUBMISSIONS will be accepted!

****If a winning One-Act is staged by Theatre In the Raw, we would very much appreciate being mentioned for the production in future play programs.

Final Deadline for Entries:
- All Entries must be mailed and postmarked
no later than December 31, 2017

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Nov. 18 - 29 @ The InterUrban Gallery (1 E. Hastings)

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October 29th - November 9th, 2014

Winner of the 2014 Ovation award for "Best New Work" from Applause Musicals! Way to go Bob & Bill.

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The Raymur Mothers - Workshop

As part of our 2013 Production work Theatre In the Raw hosted a workshop for an upcoming musical project. Stay tuned for more information on this ongoing project.

The Oracle and the Scribe

As part of the 2011 Heart of the City Festival Theatre In the Raw broadcast an original radio play by Anthony Arnold on Vancouver Co-Op Radio (102.7 FM).

Click here to listen to the original production of an award winning playwright's One-Act radio play produced by Theatre In the Raw. This is the 22nd original Radio Play broadcast by TITR and the 8th time we have performed a piece for the Heart of the City Festival.

Click here to hear the play originally broadcast on the "Arts Rational" program!

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A Thank You Note from TITR

Theatre In the Raw would like to thank all of the audience members, cast, and crew for making our sold-out initial run of Yippies In Love a success!

Thank you for supporting Bob Sarti's and Bill Sample's original musical and for supporting live theatre in Vancouver! Thanks to The Cultch for providing a wonderful space for us to perform the show and especially to the City of Vancouver 125th Celebration for supporting the dramatization of a piece of Vancouver's not so distant past.

"The cast charms in Yippies... easy going... effervescent... pleasing voices..." -Georgia Straight

Emily Rowed, Bing Jensen, and Rebecca Shoichet in "Welcome to the Show" from Yippies In Love

Please visit our Yippies In Love Archive page here >>


Vancouver Ovation Awards... We were Nominated...

We're thrilled and honoured to have been nominated for "Outstanding New Work" for our latest production, Yippies In Love at this year's Ovation Awards... This is the second time Theatre In the Raw has been nominated for this award for our orginal musical work. Unfortunately, we didn't win...nominees win is by a public vote - so, whomever "get's the vote out" wins... We wish to thank all our supporters who took the time to vote for Yippies In Love- it was very much appreciated, Thank You!
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Our Newsletter, The Raw Times...

Click here to download our latest newsletter... Our 2014/2015 Winter Issue
4 pages in pdf format...

Our Newsletter - download the pdf version below...


Enjoy the read and our latest e-News!

The Raw Times latest edition...


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alt.theatre... Cultural diversity and the stage...We're featured in alt.theatre Magazine!

A beautiful layout and article in the March 2010 edition of art.theatre magazine features a story about our successful production of Bruce - The Musical by Bob Sarti, Music by Bill Sample and Earle Peach.

Written by Sarah Banting, a doctoral candidate at UBC, considers the success of Bruce - The Musical's aim to bridge the communities of Vancouver's West and East Sides.

Download and read a scanned pdf of the 8 page article here >>

Click here to visit our "Bruce - The Musical Archives page >>

Playwrights Guild of Canada...We're in CanPlay!
We are thrilled and honoured to have an article written about us in CanPlay - the Playwrights Guild of Canada Magazine by Gail Nyoka - The article is in their issue: Spring 2009, Issue 2, Volume 25... Enjoy and thank you Gail!

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