Here is the updated lineup for our Fifth Anniversary 10x10 Play Showcase! Thanks again to our dedicated jurors: Thom Currie, Thomas McDonald, and Rachel Warburton. Tickets available very soon!
Come enjoy a taste of this year's excellent 10x10 submissions! The Northwestern Ontario Writer's Workshop (NOWW) will feature three new ten-minute plays in a public reading TONIGHT at the Brodie Resource Library. Please support your fellow playwrights!
Charles Campbell "Lazarus"
Amanda Doig "Ivy Bramble's Guide to Family Living"
McKenna James "L'appel du vide"
7:00pm, Brodie Library Fireside Room. Free admission!
Actors, please mark your calendars! Two opportunities to audition for the Fifth Anniversary 10x10 Play Showcase!
You are welcome to come with a prepared piece of 1-2 minutes. Cold readings also available.
For production timeline, visit our Auditions page!
Please join our Facebook Auditions Events!
Please plan to join us for one (or both!) of our acting workshops, coming up on Saturday, February 25th at Waverley Auditorium. *You must pre-register, since space is limited.
THE ACTOR'S TOOLKIT (10:30am - 12:30pm) for actors of all levels of experience.
Facilitated by Rob MacLeod's Capitol Players.
THE ACTOR'S PURSUIT: SCENE WORK (1:30pm - 4:30pm) for seasoned actors and directors. Facilitated by Sheena Albanese & Jelena Psenicnik.
MORE INFORMATION! REGISTER NOW!
Congratulations to all our playwrights for creating and submitting 29 original scripts to the Fifth Anniversary 10x10 Play inTENsive! For the next three weeks, jurors will be reviewing submissions. Selection results will be announced right here on our webpage, on Monday, February 27th!
TOMORROW IS THE SUBMISSION DEADLINE!
We will accept submissions until 7:00 pm Saturday, January 21st.
You may submit by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submission requirements HERE.
Or submit your play in person at The Growing Season: 201 S. Algoma, open Mon to Sat 11am-7pm .
Treat yourself to a Venus Rice Bowl or Tropic Thunder shake!
There’s still time to participate in 10x10!
SUBMIT A PLAY! 10x10 wants to hear your voice! All styles and types of stories are welcome. Guidelines here: SUBMISSIONS
Plays must be received by Saturday, January 21 at 7:00 pm! Drop them off at The Growing Season on 201 Algoma Street South or email to email@example.com.
APPLY TO DIRECT! If you’ve ever been tempted to direct a play, this is the perfect opportunity to give it a try. 10-minute plays are much easier to manage than a full-length production! The application form includes just a few questions about the types of plays that appeal to you, your interests, and your experience and comfort level with theatre.
Find a link to the online application here: DIRECTORS
Director applications must be received by Saturday, January 21!
ENCOURAGE YOUR FRIENDS! Know someone else who would be a great addition to the community? Pass this along!
We can't wait to hear from you!
The Northwestern Ontario Writers Workshop (NOWW) featured 10x10 in its December blog:
10 Playwrights. 10 Plays. 10 Minutes Each.
By Cathi Grandfield
Theatre is one of the most communal of art forms. It is created only in community, by and for groups of people together. You can read a book, view a painting, listen to recorded music or watch a film in solitude, but when you experience a play, there are other living, breathing people in the space with you. Performers and audience share sound waves, brain waves. We make eye contact. Theatre impacts our thoughts and emotions by shaping our actual physical environment.
For centuries, communities have challenged and clarified communal values through theatre. It is one of the oldest art forms, dating from time immemorial when folks acted out stories around the campfire: stories of adventure, danger, hilarity, or romance. The art of theatre invites us to consider how we treat each other, how we choose to make peace or war. Together, we create a safe place to address our differences and disagreements through imagination. It is a place to challenge our assumptions, to deconstruct and reconstruct community values. It is an art for neighbourhoods.
How exciting to see new works of theatre created and performed by members of our own community in Thunder Bay! The annual 10x10 Play Showcase, sponsored in part by NOWW and the Ontario Arts Council, features ten new plays each year by local and regional playwrights, stories which challenge our common values and spur vibrant conversations, deep thoughts, and plenty of laughter. Last year, over 75 artists worked together to produce two sold-out shows...
Read the full article here: 10 Playwrights. 10 Plays. 10 Minutes Each.
Check out our Directors page for more information...
10x10 is a year-round theatre creation project in Thunder Bay, Ontario, featuring the 10x10 Play Showcase, our annual production of original ten-minute plays by regional playwrights, developed and performed by local directors, actors and technicians.