NewMarket National Play Festival

New Voices.     New Perspectives.     New Market.

The NewMarket National Ten Minute Play Festival celebrates Canada's regional voices and diverse perspectives.

The Newmarket National Ten Minute Play Festival takes place annually in the Town of Newmarket, Ontario, just 40 minutes north of Toronto. The festival produces 24 original Canadian plays in a ten minute format; the selected plays represent the diverse voices and regional perspectives of playwrights from across the country (and Canadian playwrights living in other parts of the world). We welcome both emerging and veteran artists to our festival. The NNPF has traditionally run for several days in July.

Company Information:

  • Year Founded: 2017
  • Season Starts: January
  • Season Ends: July
  • Engagement Contracts:
    • Festival Policy
  • Senior Staff:

  • Michael HalfinArtistic Director / Executive Director

Solicitation Information:

  • Playwrights:

    Accept unsolicited scripts: yes
  • Policies: Canadian Playwrights living here and abroad are welcome to submit a 10 minute script for production consideration.
  • Actors:

    Accept Resumés: yes
  • Policies: Actors are welcome to submit resumes and headshots for audition consideration. We welcome submissions from Equity and Non-Equity actors.
  • Production staff:

    Accept Resumés: yes
  • Designers:

    Accept Resumés: yes
  • Directors:

    Accept Resumés: yes