ADFA North Zone

Acting Out 2019 One Act Theatre Festival

Hosted by our presenting partners Keyano Theatre & Arts Centre on April 13, 2019.




Coldwell Banker Fort McMurray
UBS Canada
Flett Manning Moore Lawyers and Notaries
Keyano Theatre & Arts Centre
100.5 Cruz FM
Mix 103.7 FM
Balsom Communications


2018 ADFA Provincial Festival

On May 25-26, the ADFA North Zone proudly hosted the 2018 Provincial Festival at Keyano Recital Theatre in Fort McMurray, AB. The festival featured seven diverse productions from across Alberta and was adjudicated by professional theatre artist and arts advocate Roxanne Dicke.

Six awards were presented at the festival:

Outstanding Actor: Stephen Buoninsegni in Alien Boy
Outstanding Actress: Susanne Ritchie in A Blooming of Ivy
Outstanding Technical Achievement: Alien Boy by Will Scheffer
Outstanding Director: Sharon Reichert for A Blooming of Ivy
Outstanding New Work: YŪGEN by Ashley Humphries, Danielle Martens, Cassandra Watson, Madeleine Taylor-Gregg
Outstanding Production: Alien Boy by Will Scheffer

We would like to express our gratitude to our partners and sponsors; thanks to your support, the ADFA was able to showcase incredible one-act theatre and invite the Alberta theatre community to experience our beautiful region.

Keyano Theatre & Arts Centre
Arts Council Wood Buffalo
Coldwell Banker Fort McMurray
Balsom Communications & Your McMurray Magazine
100.5 Cruz FM & Mix 103.7 fm
Campbell's Music
Tavern On Main

THANK YOU to the volunteers
Cathy & Mitch, Dave , Andrew , Dave , Kaylun , Sheldon & Janet

ADFA North Zone Committee
Hanna Fridhed (ADFA representative)
Lauren Thomas
Diana Moser
TJ Carabeo

Photography: Paul Jen Design & Communications

Regional Festival 2018: Acting Out!

Hosted by our presenting partners Keyano Theatre & Arts Centre on March 24.

The adjudicator was renowned theatre artist and drama teacher Karen Towsley.

Roll Over, Beethoven by David Ives

Director: Hanna Fridhed
Stage Manager: Elizabeth Wells
Featuring: Camryn Hannigan & Zenon Campbell

Not I by Samuel Becket

Director: Dave Boutillier
Featuring: Bailey Yarkie

Mooda & Tula Go Camping by Pattie Dwyer and Justin Shaw

Directed by and featuring: Pattie Dwyer and Justin Shaw

Words, Words, Words by David Ives

Director: Helen Killorn
Stage Manager:
Andrew Williams
Christopher Bowers, TJ Carabeo, Helen Killorn

Outstanding Technical Achievement: Not I, directed by Dave Boutilier
Outstanding Actor: Justin Shaw as Tula in "Mooda & Tula Go Camping"
Outstanding Actress: Pattie Dwyer as Mooda in "Mooda & Tula Go Camping"
Outstanding Director: Hanna Fridhed for Roll Over, Beethoven
Outstanding Production: Mooda & Tula Go Camping by Pattie Dwyer and Justin Shaw

Thank you to all participating groups, to the organizing committee and to everyone who attended! Photo: Thorne-Carpentier Photography


Regional North Zone Festival 2017: Spring Scenes

Hosted by Keyano Theatre & Arts Centre, Fort McMurray

The Spring Scenes - ADFA North Zone One Act Play Festival took place on April 7, 2017. Three plays participated and was adjudicated by Anne Marie Szucs.

Regional Festival 2016

Hosted by Keyano Theatre & Arts Centre, Fort McMurray

For Whom The Southern Belle Tolls 
by Christopher Durang

Directed by:
Ludwig Moelbert
Stage Manager:
Christina Glaude
Starring: Tenille Tellman, Erica Moeskau,
Connor Foy, Heather Dancey
Regional Awards: 
Outstanding Technical Achievement

Check Please
by Jonathan Rand

Directed by and starring:
Diana Moser and Zenon Campbell
Regional Awards: 
Outstanding Actor
Outstanding Actress
Outstanding Production
Provincial Awards: 
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Director
Best Production

Two Spirit
by Michelle Daley

Directed by:
Michelle Daley
Stage Manager:
Zenon Campbell
Starring: Michelle Daley, Nathan Loitz

Sure Thing
by David Ives

Directed by: 
Jennifer Townsend
Stage Manager:
Natalie Farahani
Starring: Christopher Bowers, Melba Seto, Borna Teymouri
Regional Awards: 
Outstanding Director


Regional Festival 2015

Hosted by Keyano Theatre & Arts Centre, Fort McMurray

Mountain Top
by Pattie Dwyer

Directed, Designed, & Stage Manged by:
Pattie Dwyer
Starring: Pattie Dwyer
Regional Awards:
Best Actress & Best Production
Provincial Awards:
Best Actress & Best Original Script 

The Most Massive Woman Wins 
by Madeline George

Directed by: Michelle Thorne
Designed & Stage Managed by: 
Danna Rae Evasiuk
Produced by: Theatre; Just Because
Starring: Jennifer Townsend, Jillian Patton, Diana Moser, Jillian MacDonald
Regional Awards: 
Best Ensmble, Best Technical Achievement, Best Director

FullSizeRender.jpgAward for Best Production - a tribute painting in memory of Linda Griffiths by Russell Thomas.


Regional Festival 2014

Hosted by the Westwood High Cheepiyak Theatre, Fort McMurray

Louis and Dave
by Norm Foster

Directed by: Michelle Thorne
Stage Manager: Wendy Thorne
Production Designer: Danna Rae Evasiuk
Starring: David Boutilier as Dave and Zenon Campbell as Louis

Regional Awards

Best Technical Achievement: Danna Rae Evasiuk
Best Actor: Zenon Campbell
Best Director: Michelle Thorne
Best Production

Provincial Awards

Best Production


Regional Festival 2013

Hosted by Keyano Theatre & Arts Recital Theatre

Barefoot In Nightgown
by Candlelight by Don Nigro

Directed by: Misty Oakes
Produced by: Downstage Bunnies
Starring: Amanda Campbell, Michelle Thorne, Misty Oakes
Stage Manager, Designer & Technician: Danna Rae Evasiuk

Regional Awards

Best Actress: Michelle Thorne
Best Production

Provincial Awards

Best Director

See Bob Run
by Daniel MacIvor

Directed by: Michael Beamish
Produced by: EyeFlower Productions
Starring: Pattie Dwyer
Stage Managed & Designed by: Michael Beamish

Regional Awards

Best Director
Best Technical Achievement
Best Actress: Pattie Dwyer

The rain couldn't keep the crowds away on Sunday April 28th at the ADFA North Region East Adult One Act Festival, held in Keyano Theatre's spectacular Recital Theatre, the audience (one of the largest in the region's history!) were treated to an eclectic afternoon of incredibly strong local talent.

The festival began with a staged reading of local playwrights Nolan Haukeness' hilarious Order of the Black Cloaks, which was workshopped to appear in the Canadian Fringe Circuit. Up next was an inspiring and ground breaking piece of theatre in Tonight with Autism - a brave exploration of taboo issues bringing the subject of autism into the open.

The afternoon took a different turn with an erotic and tantalizing thriller in Downstage Bunnies' presentation of Barefoot in Nightgown by Candlelight written by Don Nigro, and finally a tour-de-force performance by the incredible actress Pattie Dwyer in Daniel MacIvors' haunting See Bob Run.

There was plenty of laughter, a few tears, and several powerful moments over the afternoon rounding out an exciting and unique afternoon at the theatre!


Regional Festival 2012

Hosted by WinterPLAY

Five Ways To Break a Woman's Heart
by Michael Beamish

Directed by: Shauna Lee Allen
Produced by: Katie's Playhouse
Starring: Kendra McNutt & Michelle Thorne
Technicians: Dave Boutilier & Danna Rae Evasiuk

Regional Awards

Best Production 
(Runner's Up,
Best Production this year was unable to attend the Provincial Festival)



Regional Festival 2011

No Dogs Allowed
by Shel Silverstein

Directed by: Amanda Campbell
Produced by: Katie's Playhouse
Starring: Kendra McNutt, Glen Devoux

Regional Awards

Best Actress


Regional Festival 2010

Time Flies
by David Ives

Directed by: Ruth Franceour
Produced by: Katie's Playhouse
Starring: Ruby Bullock, Alex Hill, Alex Rawlings & Amber Rawlings
Technician: Danna-Rae Evasiuk
Designed by: Norm Franceour

Regional Awards

Best Actress
Best Production


Regional Festival 2009

Wanda's Visit
by Christopher Durang

Directed by: George Gerow
Produced by: Katie's Playhouse
Starring: Wendy Thorne, Dave Boutilier, Jeyh Thompson
Makeup & Hair Design by: Jillian MacDonald