LONDON ONE ACT FESTIVAL
Celebrating 20 years!!

October
23 - 26, 2019

McManus Stage, Grand Theatre,  

 London, Ontario

CANADA


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 23-26, 2019

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


Adjudicator to be announced

About Us

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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

LOAF COMMITTEE
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Maridon Duncanson

Administrative Director, Webmaster


Sookie Mei

Arts Coordinator


Debra Chantler

Technical Director


Cameron Johnston

Technical Assistant

Registration Details for Participants

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Script Registration Deadline

August 1, 2019

Performance Details

What:

The London One Act Festival is a week-long competition of short plays of any genre running 30 minutes or less. 

Where: 

McManus Studio Theatre, Grand Theatre, London, Ontario 

When: 

October 20: Technical rehearsal

October 21 and 22: Dress rehearsals

October 23 and 24: Preview performances, unadjudicated 

October 25 and 26: Adjudicated performances. 

October 27: Workshops and awards ceremony

Registration and Script Requirements

MATERIAL:

Plays should be between 15 and 30 minutes. The maximum time limit of 30 minutes must be strictly adhered to. 

Original scripts are encouraged but not mandatory. The number of plays accepted will be dictated by the total performance time. Competitors are responsible for acquiring rights to plays and paying any royalties. 

The London One Act Festival reserves the right to decline or accept material. Plays will be chosen by blind adjudication.


PRODUCTION:

Participants provide their own cast, crew, etc. The London One Act Festival and the McManus Studio Theatre will provide basic lighting, dressing room space, technical support, and front of house staff. MINIMAL SETS AND MINIMAL TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS are essential.

The London One Act Festival will look after ticket sales, posters, programs, publicity and adjudication. LOAF will provide some standard set pieces, if possible.

We are thrilled and delighted to receive submissions from youth groups. We do require, however, that there is a teacher or other adult who can provide some direction and/or assistance.


SCRIPT SUBMISSION:

To register, please email mduncanson@sympatico.ca prior to the deadline with the subject heading LOAF Submission. and include the following information:

Name:

Contact Information:

Name of Play:

Approximate Length:

Genre:

Brief Synopsis: 

Other information:

It is not necessary to include scripts at this time. Scripts can be emailed by August 1, 2019. The $50 registration fee payable to London One Act Festival, can be sent separately by August 8:

Maridon Duncanson 

2601-363 Colborne Street

London, Ontario N6B 3N3

Fees will be returned to groups not selected. For those plays accepted, the registration money may be refunded at the end of the festival, depending on ticket sales. Accepted plays that are withdrawn after the orientation date (TBA) will not have their registration fee refunded.


Questions? Please email mduncanson@sympatico.ca or text 226-378-3964.


PLEASE NOTE THAT LOAF IS NOT A PROFIT MAKING ENTERPRISE AND IS RUN BY VOLUNTEERS. ANY MONIES FROM TICKET SALES ARE USED TO FUND THE FESTIVAL. 

About the Adjudicator

Watch this space for announcement about the adjudicator for 2019.

  


Events

Wednesday

Preview Night

8:00 pm

McManus Stage

+ Event Details

Wednesday

Preview Night

  


8:00 pm

McManus Stage

Thursday

Preview Night

8:00 pm

McManus Stage

+ Event Details

Thursday

Preview Night

  


8:00 pm

McManus Stage

Friday

Adjudicated Performances

8:00 pm

McManus Stage

+ Event Details

Friday

Adjudicated Performances


8:00 pm

McManus Stage

Saturday

Adjudicated Performances

8:00 pm

McManus Stage

+ Event Details

Saturday

Adjudicated Performances



 


8:00 pm

McManus Stage

Sunday

Workshop and Awards Ceremony

TBA

Grand Theatre

Sunday

Workshop and Awards Ceremony

TBA

Grand Theatre

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