THE NEW BRUNSWICK DRAMA FESTIVAL IS CANADA's LARGEST PROVINCIAL FESTIVAL
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
\\HOW DO I REGISTER?
Any public school in the province of New Brunswic can register up to 3 plays. The Drama Advisor at each school must register their plays by January 18, 2019. If you are a student and want to come to the festival, talk to your drama advisor to see if your school is participating in the festival. All participants must be registered students in your school.
\\WHAT KIND OF PLAY CAN I BRING?
Make us laugh, make us cry, make us ponder, make us scared. Diversity of play material makes this festival that much more entertaining! Keep in mind, this is an NBTA sponsored event so offensive language and innapropriate material is not acceptable and will result is disqualification from awards.
\\HOW LONG CAN MY PLAY BE?
To be eligible for recognition, each production must be over 30 minutes and under 60 minutes. In addition to performance time, each play has 20 minutes to set up and 10 to strike. If the play does not comply with the time regulations, it will be disqualified from all categories except acting.
\\WHO CAN DIRECT A PLAY?
Productions may be directed by teachers, student teachers, students, or a communicty volunteer approved by the school administrator. Individual directors may direct two plays. Teachers may not be in or do a voice over in a play.
\\I'M A PARENT. CAN I COME SEE MY CHILD'S PLAY?
YES you can, and so can grandparents, siblings, godparents, aunts, uncles, BFF's, friends, acquantainces, frienemies, and all other members of the general public. Festival and day passes can be purchased at the door, $5 for day Pass and $10 for a fesival pass.
\\WHERE DO I STAY?
Most schools stay on St. Thomas' Campus in their dorm rooms. Some schools stay on UNB campus. More information can be found here.
\\WHERE CAN I EAT AT THE FESTIVAL?
St. Thomas Univeristy has a Dining Hall on Campus as well as a Subway and Tim Hortons. View Operating Hours