Festival Dates:

Thurs. May 4, 2023 to Sun. May 7, 2023

Festival Location:

Douglas College. New Westminster
700 Royal Avenue
New Westminster, BC
V3M 5Z5


The B.C. NTS DramaFest showcases outstanding work from High School Drama Programs, Zone Drama Festivals and the Youthwright Playwriting Competition.


Will begin in January 2023.

How to Register

Registration for the DramaFest will begin in February 2023 as information is sent to all B.C. Drama Educators.


Performing schools will receive a private adjudication.

Evelyn Chew

Festival Adjudicator

Evelyn is an actor and educator. She is a mentor with the UBCP Diversity and Inclusion mentorship program and a facilitator with LEAD at Neworld Theatre. She’s helped develop many new projects including her work with Women In the Director’s Chair (Acting Ensemble), Banff Playwrites Colony (Acting Ensemble, Banff Centre for the Arts), LEAP Playwriting Intensive (Acting Ensemble, Arts Club Theatre Company) and Advance Theatre Festival (Acting Ensemble, Ruby Slippers Theatre).

Evelyn has completed two national tours and worked with many of the city's best theatre companies. “She Has A Name”, a play about human trafficking, garnered her critical acclaim. In “Canada, It’s Complicated”, comedy icon Mary Walsh, presented Evelyn as one of the country’s up-&-coming performers. Recent onscreen appearances include Fire Country, The Mysterious Benedict Society, and Narcoleap. She’s a graduate of both Douglas College and Studio 58 Acting Programs.

Evelyn is passionate about creating healthy work practices and likes to lead by example and with love. She enjoys play, rigour and creating high-caliber work that is both entertaining & thought provoking.