a student's guide to
How Much Does it cost?
The festival only charges two fees.
$75/play and $20/participant.
These fees are collected by your school who pays the Festival. Some schools charge additional fees to cover costs such as bus transportation, chaperones, etc. These fees vary by school and your drama advisor will provide you with more details.
Other costs to consider are accommodations, food, and spending money.
Festival t-shirts can be purchased for $20 at the festival along with additional souvenirs.
WHERE DO WE STAY?
Most schools stay in residence at STU or UNB. These arrangements are made between your drama advisor and the universities. The Festival does not coordinate
accommodations, but does negotiate a rate and reserves a block of rooms. Your drama advisor will communicate more details about where your school will be staying at the festival.
STU Rates (per night)
Single Room: $33.35*
Double Room: $51.75*
*Rate inclusive of taxes.
A $200 deposit must be provided with form.
HOW DO I SUBMIT A POSTER DESIGN?
Students in High School and Middle School are encouraged to submit a design for the poster
that celebrates Drama Festival 2023.
The chosen design will be printed on posters, programs, t-shirts,
bracelets, and banners. We also use other outstanding submissions throughout the program.
The artist will receive $250.00.
The work may be computer generated or the work of the artist. All work must be original. Work
can be mailed or scanned and emailed.
You do not need to include any text as a graphic artist adds this after.
Entries may be emailed to Suzanne@kvplayers.com
WHO CAN COME WATCH ME PERFORM?
Friends, family, and the general public alike are invited to come enjoy and celebrate Middle School and High School Theatre from across the province.
Festival and day passes can be purchased at the door, $5 for a Day Pass and $10 for a Festival Pass.
Friends and family can't make it in person? Have them follow us on social media to see pictures and video from the festival!
WHAT CAN I EXPECT WHEN PERFORMING?
The Drama Festival normally features an enthusiastic audience that is very supportive and welcoming.
In addition to an audience of your peers, there will be a panel of adjudicators watching every play. After each play they provide a public adjudication in the theatre followed by a private adjudication for those involved in the production.
Each play has 20 minutes to set up and 10 minutes to strike. To be eligible for awards, each production must be over 25 minutes and no longer than 60 minutes.
WHAT DO I DO WHEN I'm NOT PERFORMING?
From 9:00am-10:00pm there is a full schedule of plays being performed in multiple theatres.
In addition to watching plays, there is also a complete selection of workshops. From improv, to dance, to script writing, there is something for everyone.
Need a break? St. Thomas University offers a cafeteria, Tim Hortons, and Subway very close to the theatres.
On the last night of the festival, there is a dance for all festival participants.
ARE THERE AWARDS TO BE WON?
The Festival ends with a closing ceremony where all Certificates of Recognition will be awarded.
All plays that set up, perform, and strike within posted time limits as well as adhere to Festival rules and regulations are eligible for recognition.
If your play goes over or under the time limit, you are still eligible for an acting award.
Awards are given to schools and individuals at the discretion of the adjudicators.
HOW DO I STAY IN THE KNOW?
Your drama advisor is in direct contact with the Festival Coordinator and will receive all necessary information.
To stay up to date yourself, follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
During the Festival, the volunteers at the info desk will be happy to help you from 8:00am-10:00pm.
When you arrive at the Festival, your Drama Advisor will check in at the Info Desk and at that time be given a Festival Program for all participants. This program will have all the schedules and information you need.