Calgary Region One-Act Play Festival 2023

Pumphouse Theatre and Alberta Drama Festival Association present:
The Calgary Region One-Act Play Festival
March 24 -25, 2023
@ Victor Mitchell Theatre (Pumphouse Theatre 2140 Pumphouse Ave SW)

The Pumphouse Theatre and Alberta Drama Festival Association are 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 almost everyone.

This years’ festival includes the following shows:

Handmade Ivy Stage & Screen presents Bathsheba and the Books by David Heyman

Imaginante SC presents Emi Laara: Little Stories to Dream by Hebert Poll 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: The Story of Nellie Bly, Badass Girl Reporter by Wendy Froberg

Workshop Theatre Society presents Wrestling with Andy Kaufman by Safis Elder and AJ Pearce

Click here for full show descriptions

Each night will feature a new group of three 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 25 th 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!

Performances are all PG-13 or above, and are not recommended for young children.

Showtimes: 7:30pm each evening. Each performance is under 60 minutes in length

Tickets: $18 General Admission. One ticket per night, three shows a night!

To purchase at ticket visit or call 403.246.2999. If you have questions or concerns, contact or 403.263.0079 ext 100

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.