High Performance Rodeo presents

10-Minute Play Festival

Downstage & guests

The 11th annual 10-Minute Play Festival comes with a passing of the torch, as Downstage picks up from Ground Zero Theatre to usher Calgary’s craziest theatrical event into its second decade.

In this landmark Rodeo event, the city’s most exciting indie theatre companies tackle a nigh-impossible task: create an original 10-minute play in 24 hours, inspired only by a prop and a line of dialogue! The result is a series of adrenaline-charged, insomnia-addled performances that are unpredictable, uninhibited and unforgettable.

This year’s batch of daring creators includes Dirty Laundry, Downstage, Ellipsis Tree Collective, Ghost River Theatre, Ground Zero Theatre and Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre!

What they're saying:

"A bone-crushing, talent-straining, nerve-wracking, time-squeezing event."
- FFWD Weekly