InspiratTO Festival - Toronto Ten Minute Play Festival

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Country and Region CanadaOntario
Type of Festival Drama
Location of Festival Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Festival Contact Information

Inspirato Festival
124 Broadway Avenue, Suite 112
Toronto, ON M4P 1V8
Phone: +01 416-483-2222

Festival Description

Each year the InspiraTO Festival showcases the best ten-minute plays based on a theme of the senses. Prominent and up-an-coming Canadian playwrights are adding their names to this year’s InspiraTO Festival lineup. Canadian playwrights are encouraged to submit a ten-minute play, the InspiraTO Festival. Hundreds of submissions are narrowed down to 16 plays juried by experienced theatre professionals.

Audience members are encouraged to vote for their favourite plays and the winners are presented at the People’s Choice Award during the finale performance. A ten-minute play is a compact play, with a beginning, middle and an end. These plays are similar to full-length ones, with conflict, distinctive characters and high stakes. Above all, every line of dialogue is crucial. Some call it the haiku of theatre; short, thought-provoking plays.

It’s a perfect antidote to an accelerated culture with shorter attention spans. The InspiraTO Festival was founded in 2006 by Dominik Loncar as Artistic Director. Lumir Hladik joined two years later as Associate Director helping to bring the festival to a new level. InspiraTO’s mandate is to make theatre accessible by producing quality ten-minute plays. InspiraTO offers more opportunities to showcase Canadian actors, directors, and Canadian and international playwrights. The festival keeps growing every year. To date, the festival has had over 1,000 play submissions, produced 45 ten-minute plays with 107 actors participating.

Festival Dates May 30 - June 8, 2013
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Practical Info:

  • Alumnae Theatre, Mainstage
    • 70 Berkeley Street
      Toronto, ON M5A 2W6, Canada
      Phone: +01 (416) 364-4170

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