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Occurs on Wednesday January 31 2024

Approximate running time: 1 hour


King's Theatre
209 St. George Street
Annapolis Royal NS B0S 1A0

Event Notes

× The fifteenth King’s Shorts Festival of Ten Minute Plays, will be hosted by King’s Theatre in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, Canada on June 21, 22 and 23, 2024.

For electronic submission(s):

$15 submission fee per script using online "Registration" link or by calling the Box Office at 902-532-7704.


Entries for the Festival may be also sent to the address below, and must be postmarked no later than January 31, 2024 , with a non-refundable $15 entry fee per script:

King’s Theatre
PO Box 161
Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia
B0S 1A0

The Festival is open to all writers and playwrights, worldwide, even if you have never written a play before. Plays should not exceed 10 minutes (total stage time), suggested 12-point Courier font, can be of any genre (comedy, tragedy etc.), have a limited number of characters (1-6), and should not have been previously produced in any form. The first page of the play should contain the play’s title, a pseudonym, and all pages must be numbered. The playwright’s actual name and contact information should be in a sealed envelope (if submitting by post/mail) with the script name and pseudonym on the front. This will ensure anonymity during the judging process.

Playwrights should avoid wording that might offend. Hand written plays are not acceptable. Because of the nature of the Festival, the sets must be kept simple and be capable of being changed quickly. Playwrights may submit a maximum of two plays, using a different pseudonym per script. The reading committee will choose eight plays, by eight different playwrights, to be staged by the Annapolis District Drama Group utilizing local directors and actors. Of those eight, one will be chosen by Theatre Nova Scotia as the best written script and receive a prize of $300. A second place best written script, also chosen by Theatre Nova Scotia, will receive a prize of $150. All attending audiences will be asked to vote for the People’s Choice Award, announced at the Sunday matinee on June 23.

Scripts will not be returned and applicants will be informed by March 13, 2024 if their play is to be included in the Festival. For further information contact Verilea Ellis at 902-245-2309

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