One Act Play Festival – Call for Registrations


2023 Calgary Region One-Act Play Festival 

March 22nd-25th 2023 

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 14th,  2022 at 12 pm. The Festival will be held March 22nd – 25th, 2022 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 may 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 14th, 2022 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 31st 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 5 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: 

Awards & prizes are presented for Outstanding Production, Outstanding Director, Outstanding  Performances, Outstanding Technical Merit, and Outstanding New Work! 

Registration for the Calgary Region One-Act Play Festival 

at the Pumphouse Theatre (2140 Pumphouse Ave SW).  

Starts Wednesday September 14th, 2022 @ Noon 

Registration will close when all slots are filled or by January 31st, 2023. 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


March 22nd – 25th, 2023 Presented by ADFA and THE PUMPHOUSE THEATRE 

Find the Registration form here: PHT OAPF 2023 Call for Registrations & Form – Final.doc