ADFA Cypress Region

2019 Results

Outstanding Performer: Wendy Anderson, Vengeance
Outstanding Performer: Peter Leeming, The Blood Donor
Outstanding Director: Luc D'Ippolito, Sure Thing
Outstanding Set Design: Save Me A Place In Forest Lawn 
Outstanding Production: Vengeance- Kate Leeming, Erinn O'Brien, Wendy Anderson


Mrs. Jean Taylor

Jean has been active in theatre for over 50 years in England and Canada with adult and school drama. Jean adjudicates adult Community Theatre festivals as well as the Saskatchewan Drama Association (schools) festivals. She has facilitated workshops for both adults and students. Jean (an award winning actor) also directs (plays and musicals) and helps with set design and painting when she is directing. She also has fun costuming plays and musicals and helps to look after the extensive Regina Little Theatre/Regina Summer Stage costume shop. Jean has appeared in three films, one sit-com episode and has done ads for TV and radio. In 2000 Jean was the recipient of Theatre Saskatchewan's 'Lifetime Achievement' Award and was inducted into the Theatre Saskatchewan Hall of Fame in 2006.

At present Jean is in rehearsal for the play 'Marjorie Prime' by Jordan Harrison, where she is playing the role of Marjorie Prime.

Jean looks forward to adjudicating this festival and to meeting a whole new set of theatre friends.

2017 Results


OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL MERIT - Chinook Region with ‘Portraits Post Drowning’.

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR- Emily Pole, Yellowhead Region for ‘In On It’.

OUTSTANDING FEMALE ACTRESS – Ruby Swelka – Edmonton Region for ‘Cut’.

OUTSTANDING MALE ACTOR – Jeff Charlton – Calgary Region for ‘Come Home’.

OUTSTANDING NEW WORK – Chinook Region for ‘Portraits Post Drowning’ written by Alexandra Long.

OUTSTANDING PLAY – Calgary Region for ‘Come Home’ written by Jeff Charlton and Chris Scott.

The awards were original framed and signed pen and ink drawings by local artist James Marshall, who was inducted into The Alberta Order of Excellence in 2013.

April 2016

Cypress Region received one entry for the One Act Festival, from Fancy Trash Productions. They were able to attend the Lethbridge Festival and they performed 'Nine' by Jane Shepard, they will be taking their entry to Provincials in Fort McMurray at the end of May.  I hope they enjoy the experience and wish them well in the competition.

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Ally Dewolfe 

Kayla Lucaks

Hannah Rud

My name is Alex Dinsdale (also known as Allie) and I am the Regional ADFA representative.  I have had many years of experience with Amateur Theatre and I continue to enjoy being on stage and working with the groups of varied characters here in Medicine Hat.  I am passionate about the importance of the One Act Festival and believe it has many advantages for anyone interested in perfecting their art, specifically any budding new playwrights. 
We are looking forward to hosting the Provincial Festival in 2017, the Regional Festival is planned for early 2017 and I encourage any entries that meet the criteria to present their plays.  You can contact me via this website or at my home email adinsdale(at)