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Call for Submissions (Calgary): Calgary Region One Act Play Festival Submissions

Call for Submissions (Calgary): Calgary Region One Act Play Festival Submissions

Now accepting submissions for the Calgary One-Act Play Festival -

The Pumphouse Theatre has presented the Calgary Region One-Act Play Festival with the
Alberta Drama Festival Association for over 30 years, and we are excited to do so again!

Registration for 8 spots will open on a first-come, first-serve basis beginning September 15th,
2021 at 12 pm. The Festival will be held March 16th -19th, 2022 in the Victor Mitchell Theatre.

One play is chosen by a professional adjudicator to represent Calgary at the Provincial One-Act
Festival. Winning plays from each region will receive travelling expenses or a grant to assist in
funding their participation in the Provincial Festival by the Alberta Drama Festival Association.

Registration Requirements:

  • All registrations must be submitted no earlier than noon on September 15th, 2021 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 delivered by the January 31st deadline. Photocopies
    will only be accepted for an original script. Outlines for collective creations will be
    accepted, but may not be eligible for Outstanding Original Script. Improvised shows are
    not eligible.
  • Make cheques payable to the Pumphouse Theatres Society.
  • Participants who are members of CAEA, ACTRA, or IATSE are not eligible to
  • 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.
  • All performances and participants must adhere to the ADFA Rules and Guidelines. More
    information can be found on the ADFA website:

Awards & prizes are presented for Outstanding Production, Outstanding Direction, Outstanding
Performances, Outstanding Technical Merit, and Outstanding New Work!

Registration for the Calgary Region One-Act Play Festival at the Pumphouse Theatre (2140 Pumphouse Ave SW) Starts Wednesday, September 15th, 2021 @ Noon

Registration will close when all slots are filled or by January 31st, 2022. Registration is on a
first-come, first-serve basis.

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

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