Middle Years Festival Schedule - 2019



MONDAY, MAY 6, 2019
1:00 PM -
Central Butte School – “An Experiment”
1:35 PM -
James Hamblin School, Qu’Appelle – “The Fried Kobassa”
2:30 PM -
Production Workshop – All Plays – Everyone Welcome
TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2019
1:00 PM -
Alameda School – “A Simple Task”
1:35 PM -
Marion McVeety School, Regina – “The Mansion”
2:15 PM -
Production Workshop – All Plays – Everyone Welcome

Children under 10 Free - must be accompanied by an adult

Do you and your students want to perform at Middle Years Festival (Performing Group)?
• Follow the links to complete an Intent to Enter Festival Form: Festival - Middle Years - Intent to Enter or Click on "forms."
• You will also be required to complete a Registration Form no later than 5 weeks prior to Middle Years Festival: Festival - Middle Years - Middle Years Registration or Click on "forms."

Do you and your students want to attend a performance at Middle Years Festival (Observing Group)?

• Follow the links - Festival - Middle Years - Observer Application or Click on "forms."
• The cost is $5.00 per person per day OR $100.00 per class per day,
which ever is cheaper. The "per class" cost covers chaperones as well

Are there any forms my students must complete before attending festival?
Yes, if you are a performing group, your students must complete a SDA Student Participant Form.
· Yes, if you and your students are attending morning workshops, each student must complete a SDA Student Participant form. This form is available on SDA's website under the link "forms."
No, if you and your students are only attending performances, there are no other forms required other than the initial Observer Application for the class.

Is there a Festival Pass that will allow entry to performances on all days of the Festival?

• No. Performing Groups are eligible to attend performances on any day. There is no extra cost.
Yes. When registering as an Observing Group, please check the appropriate boxes to indicate your preference.
The cost is $8.00 per person or $160.00 per class, which ever is cheaper (Observing Groups only).
When the registration form is received in the Provincial Office, an invoice will
be e-mailed to you.

Are there morning drama workshops my students can attend even if they are not performing?
• Yes. However, availability is limited and made available to performing groups first.
When registering, please check the appropriate boxes to indicate that you would like to attend morning drama workshops and on which day of the Festival.
The cost is an additional $5.00 per student per day for non performing groups. There is no extra charge for performing groups.
When the observer registration form is received in the Provincial Office and if space is available, an invoice will be e-mailed to you.
If you are attending morning workshops with your students, there must be at
least one SDA Adult member registered. Please fill out the Adult Membership form and submit it to SDA. Chaperones are included in the overall cost of when attending workshops and performances.

Can tickets be purchased at the door for performances?
Yes, tickets are available at the door for $5.25 (includes GST) per person, per play session. The tickets may be purchased any time during the day. The doors open 15 minutes prior to each play session. We can only accept cash for tickets at the door.

What methods can I use to pay my invoice?
• SDA accepts School or School Board cheques (no personal cheques), money orders, Credit Card or Direct Deposit from your School Division.

How long are the performances each day?
• Each play session begins at 1:00 p.m. If there is an evening session, the play session will begin at 7:00 p.m. The plays are usually over between 3:30 and 4:00 p.m. each afternoon or 9:30 and 10:00 p.m. After the performances, there is a public production workshop held in the Theatre. Following the workshop, a private meeting with the Clinicians and Directors is held in the Theatre.
Please note: Exact performance times vary from day to day and will not be known until closer to the beginning of festival. As well, if less than 3 or more than 3 plays are performing in a session, time for the public production workshop and directors meeting will vary.

What time do the morning workshops begin?
• The workshops begin at 9:45 each day. There are 2 each morning and they are each approximately 50 minutes long.

What can my students do for lunch and/or other food needs?

You have the following options:
1. You and your students bring a bag lunch and eat it in the area provided.
2. You can purchase a lunch at the various venues available at the University of Regina or elsewhere.
3. You can phone the University Club at the University and arrange to have lunches provided for your students. Contact their Catering Manager by phone: 585-4050 or E-mail:
4. You can contact the University of Regina, Food Services to arrange meals for your students. http://www.dineoncampus.ca/uofregina

Is there parking available at the University?
• You must make arrangements to park a bus, large van, etc. prior to arriving at festival by contacting Parking Services at the University. There is also meter parking, and other paid parking available.

Subject to change without notice.

  For more information contact the Provincial Office:

Saskatchewan Drama Association
#101 - 2222 Albert Street
Regina, S4P 2V2

Phone: (306) 525
-0151 Fax: (306) 525-6277

The SDA's Middle Years Drama Festival will celebrate drama in our
schools and offer opportunities for growth and development for both
students and teachers in a non-competitive environment.


To enhance and support Saskatchewan Arts Education Curriculum.
To build a greater understanding about the relationship between drama,
life and community.
To create an appreciation of theatre through a variety of approaches and styles.
To develop technical theatre skills and improve the quality of elementary
school productions in a non-competitive environment.
To promote greater public awareness of drama in our schools.
To provide professional development opportunities for teachers working in
drama and arts education.
  Festival Focus
Showcase grade 5 - 9 drama productions of 30 minutes or less.
Provide professional development by working with theatre professionals .
An opportunity to view and respond to plays, to discuss theatre techniques
with peers and theatre professionals through workshops.
Model good audience etiquette and build appreciation for other productions
Respond to the festival challenge and learn how to use rehearsal techniques effectively.
Meet other students and teachers in drama and share experiences in the world of theatre.
Learn more about technical theatre skills.
Students will receive Certificates of Merit to recognize creativity and achievement in theatre.
  Middle Years Drama Festival

Date: Please refer to information listed under "Festivals."

Location: Riddell Centre, University of Regina, 3737 Wascana Parkway,
Regina, Saskatchewan.
Cost: Registration is a per play amount (subject to change without notice). Please check with the Provincial Office. Your "Intent to Enter" Registration includes performance space and clinicians' workshops.
"Intent to Enter" registration includes performance space and clinicians' workshops.
All adult directors must have a SDA Adult Membership: $50.00 + GST. The membership form is available on SDA's website.

Deadline for Intent to Enter Registrations: January 31st each year.

You will be automatically invoiced for the registration fee which will guarantee your performance place in the festival. Your invoice will be e-mailed to you.
We will accept a maximum of 3 plays for each play session. (1 play/school, on a first come first served basis.)
You must complete a Play Registration form no later than five weeks prior to attending festival. The Play Registration form is used to produce the Festival program, provide information to Clinicians, the University staff and arrange the drama workshops.