National Queer and Trans Playwrighting Unit

Theatre Projects Manitoba is proud to announce our partnership with a consortium of Canadian theatre companies, introducing Canada’s first-ever National Queer and Trans Playwriting Unit.

2SLGBTQ+ mid-career theatre makers from across Canada are invited to submit applications by July 5, 2022 for consideration in the new mentorship and play creation program. The selection process will see five artists announced in September 2022 to participate in a 10-month process, during which they will receive living wage compensation and one-on-one mentorship as they write a new work.

The developed plays will be performed live and streamed online in September of 2023. For more information, visit Zee Zee Theatre Company’s Website Here!


After a successful staged reading in April 2022, and 3 years of development, TPM proudly continues their ongoing support of Walk&Talk Theatre Company’s newest & biggest musical, End of the Line. Walk&Talk’s Duncan Cox, Tanner Manson and Ben Townsley explore the stories of 8 beautifully eccentric characters as they navigate a time before, during and after “The Flood”. A timely tale of the world being flooded and finding hope in what can grow anew. A new piece of theatre filled with catchy songs & thoughtful lyrics, bursting at the seam with evocative & hilarious text, and brought to life with innovative staging and choreography. Walk&Talk has been working with 12 of Winnipeg’s greatest theatre-artists & musicians as they’ve developed this work.

End of the Line has received development support from the Manitoba Association of Playwrights.


Beyond these exciting artistic projects, TPM is in the midst of Transformation! The board and staff are devoting time to strategic planning, anti-racist theatre practices, and planning the future of the company.  You can learn about these plans here A Path Forward

We look forward to sharing this season with you, and will keep you posted as the projects develop!