The Okanagan Zone Drama Festival at Shuswap Theatre
Shuswap Theatre is proud to host this year’s Theatre BC Okanagan Zone Drama Festival. Theatre groups from up and down the valley will be presenting seven plays in seven nights on our stage May 17–24. This is a wonderful opportunity for local audiences to see many fine productions in one week and it’s a great learning experience for cast, crew and audience alike. Our theme this year is Backstage Heroes and we will be celebrating the myriad of people the audience never sees but who are essential to work the magic of theatre – the designers, technical operators, stage managers and crew – not to mention the friendly Front of House volunteers, publicists and all the rest.
The adjudicator for the festival will be James Fagan Tait. He will present a brief public adjudication immediately after each play and then a more thorough adjudication the next morning at a two-hour “coffee critique”, coffee and goodies supplied. The week concludes on Friday night with a banquet and an Oscars style awards ceremony. The adjudicator must select the Best Production to perform at the provincial festival, Destination Mainstage, which will be in Port Alberni this year July 5–13.