ADFA Calgary Region One-Act Play Festival

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ADFA Calgary Region One-Act Play Festival

The deadline for this opportunity has passed.

Date: March 18 – 21, 2020

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 12 spots will open on a first-come, first-serve basis beginning September 18, 2019, at 12:00pm. The festival will be held March 18 to 21, 2020 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 18, 2019 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 31, 2020 deadline. Photocopies will only be accepted for an original script. Outlines for collective creations will be accepted, but may not be eligible for the 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 participate.
  • 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 five 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, visit

Awards and prizes are presented for outstanding production, outstanding director, outstanding performances, 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, September 18, 2019 at 12:00pm.

Registration will close when all slots are filled or by January 31, 2020. Registration is on a first come first serve basis.

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

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