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Theatre BC is pleased to announce its 2016 National Playwriting Competition. Complete details, rules and regulations can be found on this page or by clicking on the typewriter above. Entry deadline is extended to January 31, 2017. Our script entry submission form will be online shortly.

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Theatre BC celebrates its 85th Anniversary in 2017 and will be holding Festivals featuring all-Canadian playwrights in the spring. To cap off the Festival season, we’ll celebrate Canada 150 in Vernon, BC with Mainstage 2017 at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre. This week-long Festival of Best Play winning performances will include workshops and adjudications as BC community theatre enthusiasts celebrate Canada on stage. It’s also Vernon’s 125th birthday, so there will be plenty of celebrating to go around!

Mainstage 2017 will be held June 30 to July 8 – an accommodation information PDF can be downloaded by clicking here.

If you’re preparing a show for your regional zone Festival and are thinking ahead to Vernon, the Performing Arts Centre’s technical specs page can be found by clicking through the links here.

The tentative performance schedule, by the provincial zones, is as follows:

Evening Performances:
Okanagan Zone on Friday, June 30.
Central Interior Zone on Saturday, July 1.
Fraser Valley Zone on Sunday, July 2.
North Shore Zone on Monday, July 3.
South Island Zone on Tuesday, July 4.
Greater Vancouver Zone on Wednesday, July 5.
North Island Zone on Thursday, July 6.
Skeena Zone on Friday, July 7.

Kootenay Zone and Peace River Zone are slated for matinees on either Sunday, July 2 and/or Wednesday, July 5.

Theatre BC’s annual general meeting and The Mainstage Awards Gala will be held on July 8th in the afternoon and evening respectively.

Actual performance dates and zones will be confirmed once we know status of zone festivals by early February, 2017.

Come help Theatre BC Celebrate Canada on Stage next summer!

Congratulations to the following zones on your recent election of zone executives:

Skeena Zone (SKZ):
Marianne Brorup-Weston – Chair
Lyle McNish – Vice Chair
Robin MacLeod – Secretary
Alan Weston – Treasurer

Kootenay Zone (KOZ):
Benjamin Menzies – Chair
Bryan Lawrence – Vice-Chair
Larry Martin – Treasurer
Anna Pollo – Secretary

Okanagan Zone (OKZ):
Christine Daley – Chair
Vanessa J Lomas – Vice Chair
Cara Nunn – Secretary
Richard Kerton – Treasurer

Greater Vancouver Zone (GVZ):
Carroll Lefebvre – Chair
Pat McLean – Vice-Chair
Mary Adams – Secretary
Jacqollyne Keath – Treasurer

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Get your tickets to this amazing and beautifully dark musical at the Snowdrift Cafe in the Kimberley Platzl and at Lotus Books in Cranbrook.
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