Calgary Region One-Act Play Festival

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Calgary Region One-Act Play Festival

The Pumphouse Theatre and Alberta Drama Festival Association

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2019 Calgary Region One-Act Play Festival
Date: March 20 – 23, 2019

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 will open for 12 spots on a first-come, first serve basis beginning September 26, 2018, at 12:00pm. The festival will be held March 20 to 23, 2019 in the Victor Mitchell Theatre.

One play is chosen by a professional adjudicator to represent Calgary at the Provincial One-Act Festival, which this year will be held in High River. Each of those chosen plays receives 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 26, 2018, 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, 2019 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 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 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, please visit
  • Awards and prizes 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 26, 2018, 12:00pm.

Registration will close when all slots are filled or by January 31, 2019. 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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