10-Minute Plays 2023


Join us for Kanata Theatre’s third Annual 10-Minute Play Festival! Performance dates are Friday, July 28 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, July 29, at 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm. Tickets available at the door (general admission) – cash only, pay what you can (suggested donation 10$).

Featuring seven plays written by local playwrights under the tutelage of award-winning playwright Guy Newsham. Expect comedy, drama, and adventure! Due to some mature themes, parental guidance is suggested. 

A Dark and Stormy Night: Written by Andrew Stodart; Directed by Jon Peirce

A dark comedy about the struggles of a determined yet somewhat naive playwright attempting to write a 10-minute murder mystery. His loving but sarcastic partner eventually helps him deal with his biggest challenge in the most drastic way.

Do Not Resuscitate: Written by Brian McCullough; Directed by Barry Caiger

There are those who would prey upon the elderly.

Lessons in Loss: Written by Shauna MacEachern; Directed by Karine Charland

The heart-wrenching drama of a sun-setting mother-daughter relationship.

Murder and Other Hobbies: Written by E.J. Nash; Directed by Annie West

Be careful, or the show might not go on …

Muse: Written by Heather Hogan; Directed by Diane Côté

The journey a parent lays out for their child isn’t always the adventure chosen. 

Screen Time: Written by Jane Stott; Directed by Kiara Côté

Two brothers playing a video game in the family room – unsupervised while their mother is away from the house. There is only one headset and one set of controls reflecting an optimistic parental expectation that this will cause the brothers to share.

The Key: Written by Mary Ellen Vice; Directed by Brian McManus

Two friends make a most irregular visit to their local coffee shop. Why today? Secrets are revealed and the stakes are high. A friend is recruited on an unorthodox recovery mission.