Hamilton Fringe Festival

An 11-day unjuried theatre festival that happens every summer in downtown Hamilton

New Play Contest

Submissions for the 2017 New Play Contest Now Open! 

Every year the Hamilton Fringe Festival holds a New Play contest.
The Winner of the contest receives a FREE production slot in the festival
plus $300.00 in cash.

The runners up receive a Hamilton Fringe “Binge” pass.

Submissions for our 2017 New Play Contest opened September 12, 2016.

Deadline: November 15, 2016.

Click here to enter.

Previous Winners:


First Place: Faith, By: Ben Hayward (Toronto, ON)

1st Runner Up: ‘Tis Some Visitor, By: Peter Genoway (Toronto, ON)

2nd Runner Up: Lullaby Jones, By: Ron Fromstein (Toronto, ON)


First Place: B & E BaseheadBy: Breen Godfrey (Toronto, ON)

1st Runner Up: Mrs Lansen, By Ron Fromstein (Toronto, ON)

2nd Runner Up: Oasis Love, By Johnny Salib (Toronto, ON)


First Place: Mommy’s MaskBy: Peter Gruner (Oakville, ON)

1st Runner Up: Bootlegger’s Wife, By Victoria Murdoch (Toronto, ON)

2nd Runner Up: A Zoo, of Sorts, By Ron Fromstein (Toronto, ON)


First Place: Oh God the Drums, By: Brad J Hart (Toronto, ON)

1st Runner Up: Learning to Swim, By Radha Menon (Hamilton, ON)

2nd Runner Up: Test, By Stephen Near (Hamilton, ON)


First Place: The Drive-Up Counter of the Universe, By Lesley Strutt (Ottawa, Ontario)

1st Runner Up: One, By Ron Fromstein (Toronto, Ontario)

2nd Runner up: Dairy-Free Love, By Victoria Murdoch (Toronto, Ontario)


First Place: Interface by Stephen Near (Hamilton, Ontario)

1st Runner Up: The Gods and Calvin Brewer, by Jessica Anderson (Ottawa, Ontario)

2nd Runner Up: Minced, by Peter Gruner (Oakville, Ontario)


First Place:  Dianne and Me, by Ron Fromstein (Toronto, Ontario)

1st Runner Up: Digging, by David Finley (Toronto, Ontario)

2nd Runner Up: Tremble, by Judith Skoff (New Jersey, USA)


First Place:  Love Shack, by Michael Wilmot (London, Ontario)

1st Runner Up:  The Whore Of Babylon, by Rufus F and C Hickok  (Hamilton, Ontario)

2nd Runner Up: Goodnight Amherst, by James Fanizza (Toronto, Ontario)


First Place: Gerald Hilroy’s Guide To The Art Of Seduction, by David B. Fraser

1st Runner Up: Without Whom, by Robert J Downes

2nd Runner Up: Ho Ho Ho, by Ron Fromstein


First Place: Balls, by Rob Salerno

1st Runner Up: The Big Smoke, by Ron Fromstein

2nd Runner Up: Perfect Wives, Desperate Lives, by Vanesa Burns