Master Playwright Festival

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Program cover from 2017 Master Playwright Festival, ChristieFest

The Master Playwright Festival is produced by Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre each winter, focusing on a specific playwright's work (including plays that may very rarely be produced[1]).

Mandate

The Master Playwright Festival provides opportunities for both professional and emerging artists from a variety of organizations and independent companies to produce work under the umbrella of a larger festival. It also provides patrons with an opportunity to thoroughly immerse themselves in the work of a playwright who may not have a regular home on Winnipeg stages.

History

In the winter of 2001, Royal MTC chose to honour Samuel Beckett at its first annual Master Playwright Festival.

The inaugural event involved 15 Beckett works by 10 local companies in eight venues. Since then, Royal MTC has presented the works of 17 master playwrights.

2017's Master Playwright Festival drew 16,297 people[2].

Production History

  • BecketFest (2001)[3]
  • BrechtFest (2002)[4]
  • PinterFest (2003)[5]
  • AlbeeFest (2004)[6]
  • TremblayFest (2005)[7]
  • O'NeillFest (2006)[8]
  • StoppardFest (2007)[9]
  • MametFest (2008)[10]
  • MillerFest (2009)[11]
  • ChurchillFest (2010)[12]
  • StrindbergFest (2011)[13]
  • ShawFest (2012)[14]
  • SondheimFest (2013)[15]
  • ChekhovFest (2014)[16]
  • CowardFest (2015)[17]
  • AyckbournFest (2016)[18]
  • ChristieFest (2017)[19]

In 2018, Royal MTC presents the 18th annual Master Playwright Festival featuring the works of John Patrick Shanley.[20]


References

  1. https://www.tourismwinnipeg.com/events/annual-festivals-and-events/display,listing/05971/royal-mtc-master-playwright-festival
  2. https://www.breakingcharactermagazine.com/master-playwright-festival-christiefest/
  3. http://www.royalmtc.ca/Festivals-Events/Master-Playwright-Festival/Productions-(5).aspx
  4. http://www.royalmtc.ca/Festivals-Events/Master-Playwright-Festival/Productions-(5).aspx
  5. http://www.royalmtc.ca/Festivals-Events/Master-Playwright-Festival/Productions-(5).aspx
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  16. http://www.royalmtc.ca/Festivals-Events/Master-Playwright-Festival/Productions-(5).aspx
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  18. http://www.royalmtc.ca/Festivals-Events/Master-Playwright-Festival/Productions-(5).aspx
  19. http://www.royalmtc.ca/Festivals-Events/Master-Playwright-Festival/Productions-(5).aspx
  20. http://www.royalmtc.ca/Festivals-Events/Master-Playwright-Festival/Productions-(5).aspx

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Name:Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre
Location:Winnepeg, Manitoba
Category:Festivals
Latitude:49.898518
Longitude:-97.136446