10-Minute Theatre @ the Extremely Short New Play Festival

Ever wondered what would happen if writers were asked to come up with gripping yet super-condescended 10-minute plays? Well you’d get the New Theatre of Ottawa‘s Extremely Short New Play Festival!   Starting Halloween night Ottawa’s closest thing to speed date theatre kicks off at Arts Court.

Eric Craig as Gorilla in Top Job & Colleen Sutton  as Tammy in Out of Gas Photo: Andrew Alexander

Eric Craig as Gorilla in Top Job & Colleen Sutton as Tammy in Out of Gas
Photo: Andrew Alexander

That’s right it’s 10 short sharp productions in this the 2nd Annual Extremely Short New Play Festival – a title so long they, thankfully, gave it an acronym E.S.N.P.F.

The festival offers up a varied canapé of productions inviting emerging and established playwrights to present brand new plays under 10-minutes in length.  The flow of the evening is a serving of 5-plays followed by a digestive intermission and a second-helping of the remaining 5 productions. It’s basically theatre tapas so there’s bound to be something to your taste. Curated by ESNPF judges John Koensgen, Mary Ellis and Robert Marinier the 10 selected plays are the winning submissions vetted earlier this year.

Come to the opening on Halloween night where organisers encourage dressing up as your favourite dead author and sticking around for the after theatre reception.

E.S.N.P.F
31 October – 10 November (Tues-Sat 8pm)
Arts Court Theatre, 2 Daly Ave.

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One response to “10-Minute Theatre @ the Extremely Short New Play Festival

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