13th INSPIRATO FESTIVAL, June 7 - 16, 2018

Thank you to all those who made the the 13th inspiraTO Festival a wonderful success. Next Season’s theme: OUTCAST.  Details here

The inspiraTO Theatre Festival, Canada's largest ten-minute play festival (June 7-16, 2018), had five different shows with a total of 30 ten-minute plays. For the 13th season, the jury reviewed 1,025 plays submissions. The festival showcased the work of 24 playwrights (plus another 6 plays for a performance and education series) from around the globe whose plays addressed the theme, All About Her.

People’s Choice Awards

Audiences voted for their favourite plays in each show. The play with the most votes, in each show, won the People's Choice Award: 

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WELCOME WAGON by Francesca Pazniokas - WINNER for the blueShow. Director: Anna Lytvynova Featuring: Jennifer Fahy, Kimberley Wells, Abigail Whitney. 

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BRYNLEE AND THE BULL by Sean Nill - WINNER for the redShow.  Director: Bruce Williamson Featuring: Susan Castillo, Onella de Zilva, Joshua Morris Jayda Woods. 

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ONE NIGHT FRAN by Adam Szudrich - WINNER for the whiteShow.  Director: Sebastian Biasucci Featuring: Natalie Morgan, Leigh Truant, Katherine Cappellacci.

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MEET THE AUTHOR by David Susman - WINNER for the blackShow. Director: Susan Loncar. Featuring: Subhash Santosh, Jenny Pullon.   


RAKIJA by Dominik Loncar - WINNER for the greyShow. Director: Dominik Loncar. Featuring: Isabelle Nagel. 

InspiraTO Jury Awards

Selected by the *2018 InspiraTO Jury: 

Best Performance by a Male Actor: Jordan Kewell (as Man) in Hitch by James McLindon, redShow. Best Performance by a Female Actor: Natalie Morgan (as Marie) in One Night Fran by Adam Szudrich, whiteShow. Best Direction:  Sebastian Biasucci for One Night Fran by Adam Szudrich, whiteShow. Best Play:  Welcome Wagon by Francesca Pazniokas, blueShow. Director: Anna Lytvynova. Featuring: Jennifer Fahy, Kimberley Wells, Abigail Whitney.

Next Season’s theme: OUTCAST. Details about inspiraTO's Playwriting Contest are posted on the website - start writing.  

* 2018 InspiraTO Jury Awards committee: Andreja Kovac, Nick Dipchand, Michael Halfin, Madeleine Jullian and Tracey Beltrano.


A woman with a voice, is by definition, a strong woman.
— Melinda Gates