Tarragon Theatre and the RBC Foundation are pleased to support the RBC Tarragon Emerging Playwright Prize, one of Canada’s most prestigious prizes for new artists.

Since 2008, this program has received submissions from every corner of the country. To qualify for the prize, a playwright must be emerging, which is defined as someone with less than five years of professional playwriting experience.

Each year, Tarragon solicits nominations for the RBC Tarragon Emerging Playwright Prize from select artistic directors across the country, then assembles a reading committee to determine the prize winner during the summer. The jury of nominators changes every competition, and will be announced along with the winner each year. The theatre does not accept unsolicited nominations for this award.

We’re pleased to announce the 2020/2021 RBC Tarragon Emerging Playwright Prize has been awarded to Zach Running Coyote.

The winner receives an $8000 prize, a year’s worth of dramaturgical support from Tarragon Theatre’s artistic staff, and a public reading during the theatre’s annual Play Reading Series.