LONDON ONE ACT FESTIVAL
New Date!
October
17 - 20, 2018

McManus Stage, Grand Theatre,   London, Ontario

The Main Event

The London One Act Festival is a four day festival of short plays of any genre running 30 minutes or less.


 The plays are presented twice, with two nights of previews and two nights of adjudication. 



Join Us!

October 17-20, 2018

8 p.m. nightly (doors open at 7:30 with musical entertainment)


McManus Studio Theatre
The Grand Theatre
471 Richmond Street
London, Ont. N6A 3E4

Box Office: (519) 672-8800


Tickets:
$12 for preview nights
$15 for adjudicated evenings


Adjudication by Caroline Smith

(Please scroll down to read Caroline's Bio)

About Us

The London One Act Festival (LOAF) began in 1999 with seven plays at the Old Factory Theatre. In 2000 the festival moved to The McManus Studio in the Grand Theatre.


As well as growing in length and number of performances, the Festival has also expanded its focus to encompass more of London's artistic community, including displays of artwork by area artists and pre-show musical entertainment provided by local entertainers. 


The festival consists of two nights of previews and two nights of adjudicated performances. The adjudication gives the performers, writers and directors an opportunity to learn from the experience. A workshop for participants takes place on the Sunday of the festival. The workshop will be followed by an awards ceremony. Each year the awards are made by local artisans. In the past we have had a blacksmith, potter, metal worker and painter create unique and cherished mementos. 


The Festival attracts people of all ages, experiences and backgrounds who are interested in the chance to have their work - acting directing, writing, technical skills - seen by a diverse audience in a creative environment.

LOAF COMMITTEE
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LOAF COMMITTEE

Maridon Duncanson

Administrative Director, Webmaster


Sookie Mei

Arts Coordinator


Janice Johnston

Participant Liaison


Debra Chantler

Technical Director


Cameron Johnston

Technical Assistant

About the Adjudicator

Caroline Smith

  

After graduating from York University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, Caroline Smith has enjoyed a successful 40-year career in professional theatre as a performer, choreographer, director, adjudicator and playwright, working in numerous theatre across Canada including the Shaw Festival, the Canadian Opera Company, and Drayton Entertainment.


In 1996, Caroline moved to the village of Stirling, Ontario where she founded the Stirling Festival Theatre. Under her leadership as Artistic and Managing Director until 2009, the Stirling Festival won three Lieutenant Governor's Awards and numerous business achievement awards. 


Caroline is also a published playwright. Her Panto scripts are annually produced by Drayton Entertainment, and her kitchen-comedy The Kitchen Witches was the winner of the 2005 Samuel French Best Canadian Play Award.


She is currently a Guest Director at the Toronto Film School, dramaturge for the Gaslight Theatre Play Competition in Collingwood, adjudicator for the 2018/19 ACT-CO Festival and freelances as a professional director and choreographer.

Events

Wednesday

Preview Night

8:00 pm

McManus Stage

+ Event Details

Wednesday

Preview Night

  

2605  by John Palmer

Show Home (A Day In A Life) by Carlyn Rhamey

Going Down? by Nadine Lalonde

8:00 pm

McManus Stage

Thursday

Preview Night

8:00 pm

McManus Stage

+ Event Details

Thursday

Preview Night

  

Life Matters (Almost Heaven, Nearly Hell) 

by Rob Wheeler

Project Winston by Tyler and Jocelyn Graham

Road Trip by Juels Foster

8:00 pm

McManus Stage

Friday

Adjudicated Performances

8:00 pm

McManus Stage

+ Event Details

Friday

Adjudicated Performances

Adjudicator to be announced

 

2605  by John Palmer

Show Home (A Day In A Life) by Carlyn Rhamey

Going Down? by Nadine Lalonde

8:00 pm

McManus Stage

Saturday

Adjudicated Performances

8:00 pm

McManus Stage

+ Event Details

Saturday

Adjudicated Performances

Adjudicator to be announced


 

Life Matters (Almost Heaven, Nearly Hell) 

by Rob Wheeler

Project Winston by Tyler and Jocelyn Graham

Road Trip by Juels Foster

8:00 pm

McManus Stage

Sunday

Workshop and Awards Ceremony

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Awards at 1:30 p.m.

Grand Theatre

Sunday

Workshop and Awards Ceremony

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Awards at 1:30 p.m.

Grand Theatre

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