What I loved was the diversity of ideas explored and the diversity and number of actors involved. - Susan Allen.



We are gearing up for our 2018 season! Request to direct a ten-minute play for the upcoming season. Details here (deadline Jan. 26). Auditions and details will be posted in February (over 50 roles). Details here. Be part of it all.


Canada's largest ten-minute play festival, the inspiraTO Festival is ready for 2018 (held June 7 - 16, 2018). We had over 1,000 play submissions for this season's contest shattering all previous records. Direct a ten-minute (24 directors). Audition for a play (50 roles). Volunteer (30 roles). Get involved. In June, be part of inspiraTO fever with over 100 participating artists. Connect. Create. The world needs your voice.     

The 13th inspiraTO Playwriting Contest winners: 

Abagail Has an Elaborate Quarter-Life Crisis by Alex Dremann

Brynlee and the Bull by Sean Nill

Cornered by Carol Libman

Digital Divide by Many Beriro

Dorothy Parker is in the Bath by Laurel Ollstein

Fragile Filigree Love by Georgette Kelly

High School Intifada by Cary Gitter

Hitch by James McLindon

In Her Golden Years by Steven Korbar

Magic Hour by Jack Karp

Meet the Author by David Susman

Mountaineer by Ken Weitzman

One Night Fran by Adam Szudrich

Pants by Taylor Hatch

Performance Review by Nedra Roberts (1st Prize Winner)

Pool Service by Rich Orloff

The Big Checkout by John Kane

The Equation by Ruth Cantrell

The Greening of Bridget Kelly by Peter Snoad

The Inheritance by Mackenzie Jahnke

The Red Light by David L. Williams

Two Girls by Allie Costa

Welcome Wagon by Francesca Pazniokas

Yes vs. No: A Modern-day Love Story by James Pfrehm

Congrads! And a thank you to all those who submitted a play. 

Theatre inspiraTO, the producers of the inspiraTO Festival, Canada's largest ten-minute play festival, is entering its 13th year. Each season, playwrights from around the globe are asked to submit a ten-minute play based on a theme. 24 ten-minute plays are selected. The inspiraTO Festival is held in Toronto in early June and provides over 100 theatre artists an opportunity to participate, network, learn and grow their craft.

This year's theme is All About Her.

I had no idea that such an art form was ripe for both artist and audience members.
It is an art form whose time has come.
— Ydessa Hendeles