Newmarket's International Festival
Sept 10th, 11th & 12th, 2020
atThe Old Town Htll
Submissions are closed.
We are now looking for Directors, Actors, Crew and General Volunteers.
We would like to thank everyone who submitted a play for review, but due to the volume of submissions, we can no longer accept new plays. We've already got a lot of plays to read before we can narrow it down
Stay tuned! Follow us on Facebook for updates, and thanks again!
A scene from the 2019 Newmarket International Festival of One Act Plays of ‘The Next Ivan Sharansky’, written by playwright Jim Geoghan and featuring Robert McNeeley and Laurie Laing.
Photo courtesy of Greg King
The Newmarket's International Festival of One-Act Plays, is looking for Director, Actors & Volunteers.
By John Dowson and Rod Urquhart/Special
World-class theatre — in historic downtown Newmarket -- three nights, six plays one stage, September 10, 11 and 12, 2020 at the up-to-date Old Town Hall. It’s the Newmarket International Festival of One Act Plays coming soon. Before the theatre explore first- class dining on charming Main street, apre theatre sample Newmarket’s own craft beer.
And for this World-Class event, the host Very Useful Theatre Company has now opened the doors and is looking for directors, actors and volunteers. Inquire at: firstname.lastname@example.org. (The VUTC has received more than 80 scripts, now before its Play Reading Committee).
Hollywood actors Carl and Ida brilliantly played by Robert McNeely and Laurie Laing and directed by Patricia O’Hare in last year’s hilarious comedy ‘The Next Ivan Sharansky,’ written by famed Los Angeles Playwright Jim Geoghan. This big hit in last year’s festival McNeely and Laing will reprise their roles in the further adventures of Carl and Ida in two new plays penned by Geoghan in 2020.
New this year is a Matinee Theatre for a Young Audiences’ production, featuring emerging young actors.
Getaway and spend the weekend with us exploring the quaint Main street, fine dining representing 10 countries from around the world, enjoy a drink on the patio of Cachet Restaurant overlooking magnificent Fairy Lake. Packages and Weekend Festival Passes are available with group rates and discounts.
Tyrone Guthrie, the English Theatrical director and one of the founders of the Stratford festival in Canada, said, "We are looking for ideas large enough to be afraid of again."
The 2020 festival is now looking for actors and directors, and volunteer. Submit resumes to
Break a leg!!!