Zone Festivals 2018

Annual Regional Theatre Festivals

Theatre BC is divided into 10 Regional Zones that encompass the province. Each year these regional zones hold festivals in order to determine a ‘best of the best’ performance. The Best Play winners of these Zone Festivals then proceed onto the Annual Provincial Mainstage Theatre Festival held in July. In all, over 40 productions from across the province will be vying for 1 of 8 spots available at Mainstage 2018.

In 2018, 3 zones will not host Festivals: Greater Vancouver Zone, Kootenay Zone and South Island Zone. Theatre BC’s makes a Travelling Adjudicator available to view plays as needed in those zones. In 2018, no plays were viewed by a Travelling Adjudicator, resulting in a Wild Card performance by a random chosen Festival-entered production, which will be announced in early June.

Central Interior Zone (CIZ)

Dates: May 23 – 26, 2018
Host Club: Pocket Theatre Company
Adjudicator: Keith Digby
Venue: PG Playhouse, 2833 Recreation Place, Prince George, BC
Box Office: 250-563-8401

  • May 23: The God of Hell by Sam Shepard, Pocket Theatre Company
  • May 24: Twelve Angry Jurors by Reginald Rose; adapted by Sherman L. Sergel, Judy Russell Presents
  • May 26: Hand To God by Roberts Askins, Williams Lake Studio Theatre

Fraser Valley Zone (FVZ)

Dates: May 20 – 25, 2018
Host Club: Langley Players Drama Club
Adjudicator: Kathleen Duborg
Venue: Langley Players Playhouse, 4307 200th Street, Langley, BC
Box Office: 604-534-7469
Ticket Info: [email protected]

  • May 20: Blood Relations by Sharon Pollock, Langley Players
  • May 21 (1st of 2): Emotional Baggage by Lindsay Price, Offtopic Theatre Co
  • May 21 (2nd of 2): Slow Dancing by Shelley Picard, Surrey Little Theatre
  • May 22: The Ladies Foursome by Norm Foster, Stage 43
  • May 23: No Exit by Jean Paul Sartre, Theatre In The Country
  • May 24: Drop Dead by Billy Van Zant & Jane Milmore, Opening Night Theatre
  • May 25: Halo by Josh MacDonald, Chilliwack School of Performing Arts

North Island Zone (NIZ)

Dates: May 21 – 25, 2018.
Host Club: Nanaimo Theatre Group
Adjudicator: Katrina Dunn
Venue: The Bailey Studio Theatre, 2373 Rosstown Road, Nanaimo, BC
Box Office: 250-758-7224
More Info & Online Ticket Purchases: Click Here

Festival Schedule:
  • May 21: Good People by David Lindsay-Abaire. Nanaimo Theatre Group
  • May 22: Humble Boy by Charlotte Jones. Courtenay Little Theatre
  • May 23: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) by Adam Long, Daniel Singer & Jeff Winfield. Portal Players Dramatic Society (Port Alberni)
  • May 24: 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff, adapted for stage by James Roose-Evans. Rivercity Players (Campbell River)
  • May 25: Collected Stories by Dan Margulies. ECHO Players (Qualicum Beach)

North Shore Zone (NSZ)

NSZ Festival Results Here

Date: April 30 – May 4, 2018
Adjudicator: Michael Armstrong
Venue: Presentation House Theatre, 333 Chesterfield Avenue, North Vancouver, BC
More Info & Ticket Sales: Presentation House Theatre
Facebook Info: Link Here
Box Office: 604-990-3474

Festival Schedule:
  • April 30: Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward, Deep Cove Stage Society
  • May 1: A Lighter Shade of NOIR by Patrick Derkson, CG Theatre Company
  • May 2: Communion by Daniel MacIvor, Speedbump Theatre Company
  • May 3: Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley, North Vancouver Community Players
  • May 4: The Gravitational Pull of Bernice Trimble by Beth Graham, Between Shifts Theatre, Squamish

Okanagan Zone (OKZ)

Date: May 19 – 25, 2018
Adjudicator: Andrew McIlroy
Host Club: Powerhouse Theatre (Vernon)
Venue:  Powerhouse Theatre, 2901 35th Avenue, Vernon, BC ~ Tel: 250-542-6194
More Info & Ticket Sales: Vernon Ticket Seller

Festival Schedule:
  • May 19: Calendar Girls by Tim Firth, Powerhouse Theatrical Society
  • May 20: The Drowning Girls by Beth Graham, Charlie Tomlinson & Daniela Vlaskalic, Fred Skeleton Theatre Company
  • May 21: The Fighting Season by Sean Harris Oliver, Theatre Kelowna Society
  • May 22: Perfect Pie by Judith Thompson, Shuswap Theatre Society
  • May 23: Whisper Into My Good Ear & Mrs. Dally Has A Lover by William Hanley, Kamloops Players Society
  • May 24: Outside Mullingar by John Patrick Shanley, South Okanagan Amateur Players
  • May 25: A Fine Monster You Are by Monk Ferris, Crimson Tine Players

Peace River Zone (PRZ)

Date: May 24 – 26, 2018
Lauren Brotman
Venue: North Peace Cultural Centre, 10015 100 Avenue, Fort St. John
Box Office: 250 785-1992

Festival Schedule:
  • May 24: Stop Saying Nothing: A Bullying Collection by Don Zolidis, E.M. Bell, Aaliya Williams, Alan Haehnel, Jonathan Rand, Same Guzman, Ian McWethy, and C.R. Wright; North Peace Senior Secondary
  • May 25: Blackbird by David Harrower, Stage North
  • May 26: Mary’s Wedding by Stephen Massicotte, Stage North

Skeena Zone (SKZ)

Date: May 24 – 26, 2018
Host Club: On Cue Players, Kitimat
Fran Gebhard
Venue: Mount Elizabeth Theatre, Kitimat
Box Office: 250-632-7887

Festival Schedule:
  • May 24: Sex Cells by Anna Longaretti, On Cue Players, Kitimat
  • May 25: Killer Joe by Tracy Letts, Harbour Theatre Society, Prince Rupert
  • May 26: The Best Brothers by Daniel MacIvor, Terrace Little Theatre

2018 Zone Festival lineups are now complete and listed above.