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:

10 Minute Play Guidelines 2019-20 English


Ready to submit?

Send the following to submissions@theatrens.ca or mail to Theatre Nova Scotia, 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax, NS  B3H 4P7 on or before either deadline:

  1. Theatre NS 10 Minute Play Application Form: PDF or    Fillable PDF

  2. Your script!


Want to promote the contest to your students?

Download the following resources:

Theatre NS 10 Minute Play Poster bilingual

Theatre NS 10 Minute Play Widescreen Graphic (English)


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

PERFORM!

Education through the Arts

DRAMAFEST!

Nova Scotia High School Drama Festival

ROBERT MERRITT AWARDS

Celebrating Nova Scotia's theatre talent

Want to stay on the loop?

Subscribe

Support Live Theatre

If you’re looking for support, have a theatre-related question, or a great idea for theatre in Nova Scotia that you’d like to share, get in touch with us!