The Or Playwrighting Contest (The Or Festival 2)

Thank you to all the playwrights who submitted this year! We will announce the winning playwrights here on our website at the end of February, 2021. The chosen plays will compose the line-up for the Or Festival’s 2nd iteration, which will be streamed online on April 2nd and 3rd, 2021. Tickets will go on sale in March.


The Or Festival

The Or Festival 1 is estimated to go up in the fall of 2021 (post-Covid 19).

The Or Festival annually produces a showcase of 10 minute plays which are written, dramaturged, directed and performed by local Vancouver artists. Each play, selected anonymously by our curators, receives a full production, complete with dramaturgical support, direction and presentation (by local actors) at the Havana Theatre.

Our Purpose

The Vancouver community is filled with incandescent individuals who have bright lights and outstanding stories within them. We’ve created this festival to enable local artists to step into their dream theatre role and have an opportunity to share these stories in their own unique way.

Or is a connecting word. Our symbol of the stained glass window represents individuals coming together to form a mosaic of art that represents the vibrant, colourful nature of this city. We will never forget any of the plays or people that are a part of this festival. They will indelibly colour our soul, like stained glass.

Thank You

The Or Festival would not be possible without our artists and audience. We are very excited to meet the audiences this year. We hope you invite someone who has never seen theatre before to experience the Or Festival!

Finally, we are so thankful for the outstanding support that has lifted this festival from an idea to reality incarnate. We are infinitely grateful to be able to live and create theatre in Vancouver.