Call for Submissions



Call for Submissions

10-Minute Plays 

2013 Evening of Short Plays

Our next production will run in mid to late August, 2013 (final dates to be announced), and we have openings for four, ten-minute plays (ten pages in standard play format) which will be selected based on a blind adjudication.

Our motif for the 2013 production is "Two Chairs". Each play must incorporate two chairs and only the two chairs are permitted as props, aside from accessories and costuming.

Please refer to the following link for an example of standard play format: writersroom/scripts/stageus.pdf

To bind your submission, include a detached title page with your name, contact information and play

title and staple the remaining play pages together, ensuring that the title appears on the first page of the play. One submission per playwright.

Each winner is responsible for the production of their play, including casting, costuming and directing.

Attendance at It's Alive Playwrights Meetings is mandatory, including the introductory meeting on January 20th at 7pm.

Our four winners will be announced in January 2013.

Deadline: Postmarked by December 28, 2012

Act Now: First 25 submissions considered

Mail to: Box 404, Lunenburg, NS B0J 2C0

Questions: Email

Three Nights of Magic



(scene from “Old Fools” with actors Jon Allen and Chris Anderson, sorry for poor quality of image)

Three nights of magic in the imaginary world of the theatre ended last night with another standing ovation. It’s Alive Theatre Company concluded it’s first production of An Evening of Short Plays with three sold out nights of performances. I find it difficult to express all my feelings, so I will just recap the highlights. I am overwhelmed by the talent of our cast of actors, who gave so much time to rehearsals and magically transformed a bare stage with only a few props into sets and scenes. I am amazed by the talents and skills of our stage manager and crew who choreographed the set changes and made sets appear as a dance. I am grateful for our MC, who brought energy and enthusiasm for the project and broadcast it through interviews and live during each evening. I am humbled by the talent of my fellow writers, who created works of imagination and brought them to life on the stage. They inspire me to continue creating. I am thankful for you, my friends and neighbors, who stepped out of their normal lives for an evening and joined and encouraged us by your attendance and ovations. I am happy for the support of our local community and the sponsors who stepped up to fund our experiment before it was proven a success. I am hopeful for the future because of the requests we are already receiving from others who want to sponsor our upcoming productions.

Thank you All:


Jon Allen, Chris Anderson, Pierre Bachand, Mark Cruickshank, Dan Jaworski, 

Bruce Jollymore

, Jullie Knowles, 

Pamela Segger

, Shannon Sponagle, Saundra Vernon, and Cynthia Walker.


Liesha Wagner Letson


Shannon Campbell

 and Michelle Graves


Nancy Wilson


Gus Web


Merrill Heubach, Alistair Jarvis


Susan Cruckshank, Rick Myers, Pamela Segger, 

Alison Smith

, and Lloyd Williams

New Theatre Company in Lunenburg



Five local South Shore playwrights started It’s Alive Theatre Company in Lunenburg to highlight local writers and actors in original plays.

Our first production, An Evening of Short Plays will be October 11–13th at the Lunenburg Cultural Centre.

We hope you will join us for an evening of great entertainment.


Event: An Evening of Short Plays

Date: October 11, 12, 13

Time: 7:30 pm

Place: The Lunenburg Cultural Centre, 114 Fox Street

Cost: $10 (great deal for an evening of entertainment)

Includes: Live music, six short plays (two dramas, two comedies, and two surreal (a little something for everyone).

Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Ticket Info

Tckets on sale at THE SHOP ON THE CORNER in Lunenburg or call Pamela at 527–9094 to reserve.

Please come and invite your friends.

Seating limited so please buy your tickets early.

The Bard is Alive in Ontario

Saturday, 19 June 2010, Stratford, ON We decided to spend the entire month of June in the Stratford area to enjoy the Shakespeare Festival. Several years ago we stayed in Niagara-On-The-Lake for the Shaw Festival. We have heard such wonderful things about the theatre here we thought we would try to see as my of the plays and musicals as possible before heading to Nova Scotia.

The highlight so far was The Tempest starring Christopher Plummer. He is here for his tenth season and the production was visually outstanding.

Last night we saw Evita starring Chilina Kennedy as Eva Peron and Josh Young as Che. Both had extraordinary voices and enjoyed them earlier in other productions.

Brent Carver starred in As You Like It and Jacque Brell Is Alive And Well In Paris. Brent became one of our favorite Canadian actors, after seeing his performance in Elizabeth Rex the Timothy Findley play that is now available on DVD.

We also saw Kiss Me Kate earlier in the week. The three theatres offer wonderful venues for these amazing players to perform. We still have further nights to come in the following weeks: A Winters Tale, Peter Pan, and more. If you have the opportunity and you are in Western Ontario please avail yourself of the these Canadian treasures. -L