King’s Shorts Festival of Ten Minute Plays (Canada) accepting submissions


The fourteenth King’s Shorts Festival of Ten Minute Plays, will be hosted by King’s Theatre in 

Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, Canada on June 12, 13 and 14, 2020.   


For electronic submission(s): 

making certain to complete the registration form

including $15 submission fee per script


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Entries for the Festival may be sent to the address below, 

and be postmarked no later than January 13, 2020,

with a non-refundable $15 entry fee per script:


King’s Shorts, c/o King’s Theatre, P.O. Box 161,

Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, B0S 1A0, Canada.


The Festival is open to all writers and playwrights,worldwide, even if you have never written a play before.  It is suggested that submissions be approximately 10 minutes in length (total reading time), 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 14.

Scripts will not be returned and applicants will be informed by March 10, 2020 if their play is to be included in the Festival.  For further information contact Verilea Ellis at 902-245-2309 or email

Deadline: 13 January 2020 

Source: direct contact

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