Call for Theatre Actors: Grand River Arts Festival at Glenhyrst Art Gallery

Date Posted
March 15, 2023
Opportunity with
Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brantford
Application Deadline
May 1, 2023 at 12:00 am
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Application Deadline (10 Minute Play Competition): May 1, 2023
Event Dates: September 15 & 16, 2023

The first annual Grand River Arts Festival is a celebration and exhibition of visual arts, music, and theatre, held on the historic grounds of Glenhyrst Art Gallery in Brantford, ON.

CALL FOR THEATRE ACTORS: 10-Minute Play Competition

The 10-Minute Play Competition is a fast-paced, exciting theatre competition taking place at the Grand River Arts Festival this September.

Performances will go head-to-head in front of a live audience, and will be scored by a panel of judges. The 3 best plays will be awarded cash prizes.

Actors and troupes interested in competing need to complete the form to register their entry and submit their script for consideration at:

Selected submissions will be invited to produce their play at the competition.

Important Dates:

  • Deadline for Entries is May 1, 2023
  • Successful play selections notified by May 14, 2023
  • Competition date is September 16, 2023

Location: The Coach House Stage at Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant, 20 Ava Road, Brantford.


  • Gold ($500)
  • Silver ($250)
  • Bronze ($125)

Rules of Engagement:

  1. The runtime must be under 10 minutes, no exceptions
  2. There is a maximum allowance of four (4) actors
  3. Plays can be original works or works for which the rights have been secured
  4. You will be provided with four (4) drama boxes on an empty stage
  5. Each production will have 2 mins before and after their performance to set up and strike the stage
  6. All costumes and props, and lighting and sound equipment must be carried on and setup during your allotted time slot; storage will not be provided
  7. Lighting will be pre-set to full white during the performance, and blackout at the conclusion of the performance
  8. You are permitted to bring a maximum of two (2) stage hands
  9. The stage must be cleared and reset at the end of each performance

For more information regarding Selection Criteria and other information about the 10 Minute Play Competition, Please go to

For more information, please contact:
Glenhyrst Art Gallery
20 Ava Rd., Brantford ON
N3T 5G9 (519) 756-5932

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