One Act Play Festival 2018


Submit Your play – Open To All

The Surrey One Act Festival is back!
Submit your work by April 30.
Building on last year’s success of sold-out and oversubscribed shows, the Surrey One Act Festival is back June 7-15, 2019. The festival that supports local artists is open to performers of all ages, and welcomes innovative ideas and new concepts.
Submissions are due April 30, 2019.
Winners will be announced… (May 5? Confirm with Ellie)
Those selected will have the opportunity to produce and perform their work at the RCTC studios.
Submit your completed application to
10 Playwrights. Three hours of writing. Five-minute plays. 
The Five-Minute Play Challenge!
Can you write a five-minute play in three hours? There’s only one way to find out. Enter to win for a chance to participate in the Five-Minute Play Challenge. Ten lucky winners will be drawn. Then, on Sunday, June 16 at the RCTC studios, these 10 brave playwrights will have three hours to write a five-minute play to be performed that evening. Ballots are due April 30, 2019.

Submit your application to
This first Annual Festival will showcase the same three short plays, two on May 5th and all three on 12th and 19th, offering theatre makers an opportunity to present shorter, exciting and, perhaps, more contentious or challenging work to the you. It also affords emerging directors, writers and actors a chance to spread their artistic wings.
We encourage you to come and support these artists and their work. Help us make the Studio a performance destination.
10660 City Parkway, Surrey (close to Gateway Skytrain Station)
Location Map

Tickets just $5 at the door! (no pre-sales – festival seating) Or buy tickets on-line here. ($6.17 w/service fee)


Written by Judd Silverman
Directed by Lorne Seifred

Photo credit Lorne Seifred
May 5th, 12th and 19th
A young man in a stripped apartment is packing his dead lovers memorabilia to send home to his mother. Suddenly the lover appears as a ghost. They had quarreled and now they reminisce and weep together. WARNING: STRONG LANGUAGE.
Written and directed by Crystal Weltzin
Photo credit Crystal Weltzin
May 5th, 12th and 19th
April Sinclair is ready for the happiest day of her life.  That is if she can keep her inner bridezilla at bay. April has promised her friends and family to be on her best behaviour but her recently dumped maid of honour, the wedding planner who forgot to plan and a sudden visit from her ex threaten to bring it all crashing down. WARNING: STRONG LANGUAGE.
Written and directed by Kirat Guraya  
May 12th and 19th
A young mans mother is accused of doing magic and is killed. Life becomes very difficult for the young man, Isaac, until he meets Colin who rescues him and who turns out to be something more than we thought. WARNING: STRONG LANGUAGE.


Writable PDF
ONE ACT Submission Form
Five Minute Play Submission Form
Submit your completed form to