New Theatre of Ottawa
Now Accepting Submissions
The 3rd Annual
Extremely Short New Play Festival
Sharpen your pencils! It’s that time again! NTO is now accepting short play submissions for the Third Annual Extremely Short New Play Festival. Submissions have to be less than 10 minutes (less is ok!), they must tell a story (whatever that means to you), have less than four characters on stage at the same time and have simple set and props requirements… and that’s about it!
Send your submissions to email@example.com
as either a Word or PDF attachment. To help keep our sanity there’s a limit of two plays per author. The deadline for submission is July 31, 2014. At the end of September the selected plays will be announced. The Festival is at the Arts Court Theatre from November 19th to December 1st, 2014 (we added an extra day). For more information send us an email.
Thank you to all the playwrights, creative team, cast and most importantly Festival attendees for another great year. If you haven’t seen them on our Facebook page, here are a few reviews:
Jamie Portman – Capital Critics’ Circle
Patrick Langston – Capital Critics’ Circle
Barbara Popel and Brian Carroll – Apartment 613
Kevin Reid – The Visitorium
Jennifer Cavanagh – Sandy Hill Seen
Buy General Admission and Student/Senior Tickets:
Buy October 30th Preview Tickets:
Release – Extremely Short New Play Festival
Arts Court Theatre
Festival is from October 31 to November 10,
Tuesdays to Saturdays @ 8PM
Matinees on November 2, 9, 10 @ 2PM
Without any further delay…
Here are the plays for the 2013 edition of The Extremely Short New Play Festival
(in no particular order):
Alice by Karen Balcome
Seeing by Laurie Fyffe
Denial by Stephanie Turple
Terminal Journey by Jessica Anderson
There’s More to the Picture by Tim Ginley
Book of Daniel by Lawrence Aronovitch
Out of Gas by Keith Davidson
Top Job by Wynn Quon
Loyal Opposition by Caitlin Corbett
Coach of the Year by Pierre Brault
Congratulations to all the authors! I’m proud to announce that we have secured funding from The Canada Council for the Arts, The City of Ottawa and The Community Foundation of Ottawa and we preview October 30th with the opening the next night on October 31, Halloween! The run goes until November 10th at The Arts Court Theatre, 2 Daly Ave in Ottawa. I am thrilled at the quality and diversity of the writing that was selected and I’m eager to get to work! See you there!
New Theatre of Ottawa is proud to announce that it has won two 2012 Capital Critics’ Circle Awards. The Award for Best Director went to John Koensgen for “The Extremely Short Play Festival” by 10 authors and “The Player’s Advice to Shakespeare” by Brian K. Stewart. The Award for Best Male Actor went to Greg Kramer for his outstanding work in “The Player’s Advice to Shakespeare”. We gratefully acknowledge the contribution of the playwrights, our stage manager Jim Fritz and all of the cast, designers and crews involved.
“Facts” will be presented in Britain early in the new year at the Finsborough Theatre in West London! It’s very exciting. We want to pass on our congratulations to Arthur Milner who wrote “Facts” and look forward to it’s future productions around the world. Here is a link to the theatre’s website http://www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk/productions/2013/facts.php.
New Theatre of Ottawa has been nominated for 3 different Capital Critics Circle Awards but for four things. Greg Kramer for Best Actor in The Player’s Advice to Shakespeare, The Extremely Short Play Festival for Best Production, and John Koensgen for Best Director for his work on The Player’s Advice to Shakespeare and The Extremely Short Play Festival. The winners will be announced on Monday, November 26 at the awards ceremony, to be held at Orpheus House, 17 Fairmont Avenue from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.