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Call for Registrations (Calgary): Calgary Region One-Act Play Festival – Pumphouse Theatre & Alberta Drama Festival Association

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Call for Registrations (Calgary): Calgary Region One-Act Play Festival – Pumphouse Theatre & Alberta Drama Festival Association

Calgary Region One-Act Play Festival, Call for Submissions

Registration opens Nov. 16, 2016 & closes Jan. 30, 2017 OR when slots filled

The Pumphouse Theatres has presented the Calgary Region One-Act Play Festival (with the Alberta Drama Festival Association) for over 30 years and we are excited to be doing so again! Registration is now open for 12 spots on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Festival will be held March 22 – 25, 2017.

One play is chosen by a professional adjudicator to represent Calgary at the ADFA’s Provincial One-Act Play Festival. Each of those chosen plays receives traveling expenses or a grant to assist in funding their participation in the Provincial Festival.

Registration Requirements:

  • All registrations must be submitted in person with a completed registration form and a $60 non-refundable registration fee.
  • The performing group is responsible for royalty payments. A letter confirming permission from the publisher or playwright must be included.
  • A clean copy of the script must be included. Photocopies will only be accepted for an original script.
  • Make cheques payable to the Pumphouse Theatres Society.
  • Participants who are members of CAEA, ACTRA, or IATSE are not eligible to participate in their professional vocation.
  • Plays must be one act in length. Performances between 10 and 60 minutes. No excerpts.
  • Each group is responsible for supplying its own technicians for stage management and light and sound operation. We can provide training to operators.
  • Each show must be set up in 10 minutes and struck in 5 minutes.
  • Casts shall be predominantly adult and from CALGARY.

Awards & prizes presented for: Outstanding Production, Outstanding Director, Outstanding Female/Male Actor, Outstanding Technical Merit, and Outstanding Original Script!

Registration for the Calgary Region One-Act Play Festival at the Pumphouse Theatre (2140 Pumphouse Ave SW) starts Wednesday, November 16th @ Noon.

Registration will close when all slots are filled or by January 30, 2017.

For more information, including One-Act Play Festival rules and regulations, please feel free to email us at

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