Student Play Competition

The Theatre Nova Scotia High School 10 Minute Play Contest is an opportunity for Nova Scotia students in grades 10, 11 & 12 to submit their original scripts for evaluation by a professional jury.

The 2019 winners are:

1st: Spencer Brown-Sweeting

2nd: Jessica Cuvelier

3rd: Sophia Lindfield

Runner up: Juliette Savard

Runner up: Noor Kahwash

Runner up: Naomi Hammond

Congratulations to each of these young playwrights.


Are you interested in submitting your play this year?

2019/2020 Deadlines:

December 6, 2019

March 6, 2020

Prizes:

First, Second & Third Place

  • Cash prize of $300, $200 and $150 respectively
  • An immersive weekend of workshops which includes:
    • Special Playwriting Masterclass
    • Three dramaturgy sessions:  In these sessions, winners will work with a professional director and actors to read, rehearse and develop their script for a staged reading
    • Staged reading of their play by professional actors at DramaFest on April 30th, 2020
    • Opening reception to meet cast, director and other participants
    • Tickets to a professional theatre production 
    • Package of Canadian plays
    • Accommodation assistance for students and their parent/guardian for those who live outside of Halifax
    • Breakfast & lunch provided Saturday and Sunday

Runners up (3)

  • Script development through Playwright Atlantic Resource Centre’s Home Delivery program
  • An immersive weekend of workshops which includes:
    • Special Playwriting Masterclass
    • Opening reception to meet cast, director and other participants
    • Tickets to a professional theatre production
    • Package of Canadian plays
    • Accommodation assistance for students and their parent/guardian for those who live outside of Halifax
    • Breakfast & lunch provided Saturday

Everyone

  • Written feedback from the jury

Want to learn more? Read the 2019-20 Guidelines below!

10 Minute Play Guidelines 2019-20 English

10 Minute Play Guidelines 2019-20 francais

Theatre NS 10 Minute Play Poster bilingual

Theatre NS 10 Minute Play application form English

Theatre NS 10 Minute Play application form francais

Special thanks to:  Playwrights Canada Press, Neptune Theatre, Westin Nova Scotia, Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre and the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage Cultural and Youth Activities Program

 
Made possible in part by the support of the “Cultural and Youth Opportunities Program"
 

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