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What’s On (Calgary): ADFA Calgary Region One-Act Play Festival – Pumphouse Theatre

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What’s On (Calgary): ADFA Calgary Region One-Act Play Festival – Pumphouse Theatre


The Pumphouse Theatre and Alberta Drama Festival Association are finally back again for the 38th Annual Calgary Region One-Act Play Festival. Over two evenings, from March 24 to March 25, we are thrilled to be presenting six one-act plays from a diverse array of local artists. From drama to comedy, new work to classics, the One Act Play Festival offers something for everyone.

This years’ festival includes the following shows:

  • Handmade Ivy Stage & Screen presents Bathsheba & the Books by David Heyman
  • Imaginante SC presents Emi Laara: Little Stories to Dream by Hebert Gutierrez
  • Aida Cupcakes presents A Part of Myself by Steven Morton
  • Sundog Storytellers presents MudFlap Girl by Sya Sen
  • Archetype Productions presents Dispatches from the Asylum by Wendy Froberg
  • Workshop Theatre Society presents Wrestling with Andy Kaufman by AJ Pearce & Sofia Elder

Full show details and festival schedule will be available soon at

Each night will feature a new group of two performances, all which will run under sixty minutes in length. After the shows are completed, the audience is encouraged to stay for our festival adjudicator’s public adjudication. An award ceremony will take place on Saturday March 25th where our festival adjudicator will decide the recipients of the Calgary Region Awards including Outstanding Performer, Outstanding Direction, Outstanding Technical Merit, Outstanding New Work, and Outstanding Production. The recipient of this last award will represent the Calgary Region at the Provincial Festival happening in May in Lethbridge, AB. The Calgary Region One-Act Play Festival is an exciting way to see some of Calgary’s most passionate up and coming theatre artists. Come take in a night of great entertainment while supporting local performing arts!

The Calgary Region One-Act Play Festival March 24 – 25, 2023 at Victor Mitchell Theatre, Pumphouse Theatre
7:30PM Nightly
Tickets: $18 General Admission
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About the ADFA
The Alberta Drama Festival Association is a volunteer, not-for-profit organization whose mandate is to encourage, develop and maintain community theatre in Alberta. The main vehicle for pursuing this mandate is the adult, non-professional One-Act Play Festivals held throughout Alberta. Regional organizations in each of the nine zones host annual festivals which bring together community groups in a celebration and sharing of theatre excellence.

About the Pumphouse Theatre
For 50 years, The Pumphouse Theatre has been a home for Calgary’s emerging performing arts scene. In any given year more than a dozen companies will produce over 35 shows in the two theatres. The many diverse groups that perform at the Pumphouse Theatre range from large established companies to small up-and-coming artists’ collectives. The Pumphouse Theatre is committed not only to providing a high-quality venue for the arts but also to keeping the venue affordable for Calgary’s arts community.

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