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© 2019 NEWMARKET NATIONAL TEN MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL

Veronica Hortiguela, Anna Mazurik in A Different School of Thought (you|Turn) by Amanda Doig, Directed by Andrea Houssin.  Scenic design, Ellen Brooker.  Costume Design, Madeline Ius.  Lighting Design, Christopher Pattenden.  Photo:  Jason Wighton

The Festival consists of 24 plays divided into "six packs" we call PODS. Each pod is performed four times, providing play goers ample opportunities to see each show at a convenient time.  Click on a pod below or scroll down to learn more about the shows! 

 
 
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s t a n d  | OUT

s t a n d | OUT

Sometimes, a door isn't locked;

It's just stuck in place.

Suitable for most ages

WEDNESDAY, JULY 24  7:00 P.M.

THURSDAY, JULY 25       2:00 P.M.

SATURDAY, JULY 27       8:00 P.M.

SUNDAY, JULY 28            2:30 P.M.

The NewMarket National Ten Minute Play Festival is a Canadian Actors' Equity Association production under the Festival Policy.

Seducing Harry

By Jerri Jerreat

A lonely woman hopes a furnace repairman can restart her pilot light.

Directed by Andrea Houssin

Featuring Bridget Bezanson, James Evans

The Leaves Beneath the Trees

By Steven Eliott Jackson

The president's wife is all that stands between him and a date with destiny.

Directed by Zachary Arndt

Featuring Heather Dick, Jeff Gruich

Viola

By Henrika Larochelle & Jay Ritchie

Her face is on the $10 bill; her story continues to make change.

Directed by Zachary Arndt

Featuring Gwyn Beaver, Jeff Gruich, J.D. Leslie

Parent/Child

By Winston Stillwell

A trip to a clothing store provides new meaning to the term "Change Room."

Directed by Andrea Houssin

Featuring Faye Lavin, J.D. Leslie

Valse Sentimental

By Wyatt Lamoureux

Hearts skip a beat when they dance to a different drummer.

Directed by Trevor Curran

Featuring Gwyn Beaver, Stephen Ingram, Daniel Karpenchuk

Nothing but the Tooth

By Jody McColman

In this incisive story, a cash transaction goes hilariously awry.

Directed by Brandon Nicoletti

Featuring Harper Gunn, Bryce Fletch, Alexi Vassos

PLAYS ARE NOT LISTED IN PERFORMANCE ORDER

y o u  | TURN

y o u  | TURN

When travelling the winding road,

it's hard to see the curve that lies ahead.

Suitable for most ages

WEDNESDAY, JULY 24    9:15 P.M.

FRIDAY, JULY 26              2:00 P.M.

SATURDAY, JULY 27        2:30 P.M.

SUNDAY, JULY 28            8:00 P.M.

The NewMarket National Ten Minute Play Festival is a Canadian Actors' Equity Association production under the Festival Policy.

Buried

By Sarah Anne Murphy

A return home unearths more than just memories.

Directed by Heather Dick

Featuring Scott Baker, Bridget Bezanson, Marianne McIsaac

Written in Stone

By James Hutchison

Three angels try to carve out their biblical legacy.

Directed by Heather Dick

Featuring Bridget Bezanson, Meredith Busteed, Stephanie Christiaens, Alexia Vassos

A Different School of Thought

By Amanda Doig

The untimely death of a student leads to self-discovery

Directed by Andrea Houssin

Featuring Veronica Hortiguela, Anna Mazurik

Penance

By Peter Genoway

The un-cloistered truth leads two nuns into conflict.

Directed by Andrea Houssin

Featuring Georgia Findlay, Marianne McIsaac

The Steward

By Trevor Curran & Stephen Leung

The shoe is on another foot in this musical update of a well-worn fairy tale.

Directed by Brandon Nicoletti

Musical Direction by Marney Curran

Featuring Scott Baker, Stephen Ingram, Daniela Rendon 

Running Low

By Jessica Ayana-May

A misty morning jog along a mountain trail leads to a disturbing discovery.

Directed by Trevor Curran

Featuring Julia Hussey, Daniela Rendon

PLAYS ARE NOT LISTED IN PERFORMANCE ORDER

 

e n d  | RUN

e n d  | RUN

If the end is inevitable, why didn't we know that from the beginning?

Mature Themes and Language.  Violence.

THURSDAY, JULY 25        9:15 P.M.

FRIDAY, JULY 26              7:00 P.M.

SATURDAY, JULY 27       12:00 P.M.

SUNDAY, JULY 28            5:00 P.M.

The NewMarket National Ten Minute Play Festival is a Canadian Actors' Equity Association production under the Festival Policy.

Centre Line

By Eden Middleton

Sometimes we travel a road where there's no turning back.

Directed by Matthew Eger

Featuring Taylor Cranston, Daniela Rendon

Monsieur Leotard

by Dave Carley

He'd fly through the air with the greatest of ease, and my love he purloined away.

Directed by Marianne McIsaac

Featuring Scott Baker, Tristan Claxton, Kiana Woo

Electra

By Liam Salmon

Prolicide.  Mariticide.  The final chapter in the saga of the ultimate dysfunctional family.

Directed by Marianne McIsaac

Featuring Heather Dick, Veronica Hortiguela

Symphony No. 6

By Melissa Taylor

From movement to movement, the story of a relationship plays itself out.

Directed by Matthew Eger

Featuring J.D. Leslie, Anna Mazurik, Kiana Woo

Not Going Nowhere

By Natalie Frijia

As the fire rages on, more than a house is reduced to ashes

Directed by Trevor Curran

Featuring James Evans, Daniel Karpenchuk

Plus ça change

By Genevieve Adam

A royal romping rumpus disrupts the king's court.

 

Directed by Zachary Arndt

Featuring Katherine Cappellacci, Faye Lavin,

Anna Mazurik

PLAYS ARE NOT LISTED IN PERFORMANCE ORDER

 
 

a f t e r  | LIFE

a f t e r  | LIFE

Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes.                         GOETHE

Mature Themes and Language.  *Disturbing Scenes.

THURSDAY, JULY 25        7:00 P.M.

FRIDAY, JULY 26               9:15 P.M.

SATURDAY, JULY 27        5:00 P.M.

SUNDAY, JULY 28           12:00 P.M.

The NewMarket National Ten Minute Play Festival is a Canadian Actors' Equity Association production under the Festival Policy.

Dispatch*

By Andrew G. Cooper

A 911 operator copes with the unceasing trauma of the job.

Directed by Trevor Curran

Featuring Tristan Claxton, Katherine Cappellacci, Kiana Woo, Kayne Wylie

Like a Kite

by Ron Fromstein

The traditional family dinner goes up in smoke in this half-baked comedy.

Directed by Brandon Nicoletti

Featuring Stephanie Christiaens, Georgia Findlay, Bryce Fletch, Jeff Gruich

Talking about the Baker

By Shelley M. Hobbs

Intrigue and betrayal lead two women to the only possible outcome.

Directed by Matthew Eger

Featuring Faye Lavin, Veronica Hortiguela

The Last House*

By Andrew Paulsen

Two men wrap up an unplanned visit.  A cellar, in the dark, waits.

Directed by Zachary Arndt

Featuring Tristan Claxton, Taylor Cranston,

James Evans, Daniel Karpenchuk

Secret Santa

By Guy Newsham

Polishing off the list presents problems for a group

of friends.

Directed by Brandon Nicoletti

Featuring Meredith Busteed, Katherine Cappellacci, Julia Hussey, Alexia Vassos

Indifference

By Vishesh Abeyratne

Sibling conflict and moral issues rise to the peak of indifference.

Directed by Matthew Eger

Featuring Georgia Findlay, Kayne Wylie

PLAYS ARE NOT LISTED IN PERFORMANCE ORDER