Festival Scholarship

The National Theatre School BC Drama Festival Scholarship acknowledges and honours exceptional talent and commitment to theatre by students participating in the National Theatre School BC Drama Festival. This $1000 scholarship provides financial assistance towards tuition fees for the program in which the recipient enrolls.

This scholarship is open to any Grade 12 student who is attending the National Theatre School B.C. Drama Festival as performing or non-performing delegate. The student must also be pursuing post-secondary theatre education in September of the following year.

Please download the application form.

Festival Awards

The awards will be decided upon by a festival awards committee made up of the adjudicator and guests selected by the Festival Committee. The awards will be sent out by mail after the festival concludes.

Not all awards must be awarded. If there are no outstanding candidates in a particular category then no award will be given for that category. Some awards may be given to a number of different productions. For example: Two productions may have their leading actors selected for the Outstanding Acting in a Leading Role award. There is no limit to the number of awards that a production may receive.

Possible award categories include:

1. Outstanding Acting in a Leading Role (male, female)

  ○ Demonstrates commitment, hard work, & talent
  ○ Portrays the character believably, audibly, and with energy and passion

2. Outstanding Acting in a Supporting Role (male, female)

  ○ Demonstrates commitment, hard work, & talent
  ○ Portrays the character believably, audibly, and with energy and passion

3. Outstanding Leader of a Cast

  ○ Has initiative and charisma
  ○ Has earned the respect of the cast through discipline/commitment to the work
  ○ Inspirational

4. Outstanding Technical

  ○ Production is polished, well rehearsed
  ○ Cues are well executed
  ○ Production team is professional and can trouble shoot
  ○ Production team practices backstage etiquette
  ○ Lighting, sound, and special effects are creative and enhance or compliment the production.
  ○ Please consult with the Technical Director at Douglas College Theatre for info on potential recipients.

5. Outstanding Production Design (includes set, costumes, lighting, props etc.)

  ○ Design supports and enhances the production
  ○ The craft or technique in Stagecraft design has been utilized
  ○ The design is functional
  ○ There is a theme to the design

6. Outstanding Original Script Production

  ○ Playwright has demonstrated an understanding of the art of playwriting in terms of construction of the script and characters
  ○ Playwright’s message is clear in the production

7. Outstanding Student Director

  ○ Demonstrates through the work on stage, a clear understanding of the script which s/he has directed.
  ○ Demonstrates an understanding of blocking, focus, etc.
  ○ Has put together a solid production where one can see that the actors have been well prepared for the performance

8. Outstanding Ensemble

  ○ A cast in which the focus is on the team, rather than on individuals
  ○ Demonstrates the ability to work as a unit, supporting each other’s performance

9. Outstanding Movement/Choreography

  ○ Demonstrates an understanding of movement/choreography
  ○ Demonstrates an ability to create movement/choreography which is appropriate to the production
  ○ Movement/choreography enhances or compliments the production

10. Outstanding Stage Manager

  ○ Demonstrates the ability to be organized, prepared, and professional when working with cast,
     crew, and Arts Centre personnel
  ○ Knows how to “call” the show and does so with a sense of professionalism
  ○ Has organized her/his crew to lay-in and strike the set in an organized manner
  ○ Demonstrates the ability to be calm, decisive and comfortable with his/her role when in charge of the production
  ○ Please consult with the Technical Director at Douglas College Theatre for info on potential recipients

11. Discretionary

  ○ The Adjudication Panel may wish to award specific productions or the people involved in them with a
     special award that is not covered in the ones listed above.