U of T Drama Festival 2017

A Weekend of Competitive Theatre
Student written, directed, produced & performed

Feb. 9-11, 2017

7:30 Curtain

Adjudicated by David Yee

Every February, a plethora of original one act plays compete for five coveted awards over the three nights of this annual adjudicated festival. The University of Toronto Drama Festival has spawned numerous performers who have gone on to become stars of stage and screen: Ted Follows, David Gardner, Don Harron, Arthur Hiller, William Hutt and Donald Sutherland – to name a few. 80 years since its inception in 1936, and now in its 25th year since Trevor Rines resurrected it in 1993, the U of T Drama Festival continues to provide a high profile showcase for up-and-coming theatrical talent as well as an accessible avenue for U of T students to perform and direct on the historic Hart House Theatre stage. This year also marks the 15th Drama Festival of only accepting original student written plays, serving as a much needed showcase for talented U of T playwrights.

About the Adjudicator, David Yee

David YeeDavid Yee is a playwright and actor, born and raised in Toronto. He is currently the co-founding Artistic Director of fu-GEN Theatre Company and a playwright-in-residence at Tarragon Theatre. A Dora Mavor Moore Award nominated actor and playwright, his work has been produced internationally and at home. His published work includes: carried away on the crest of a wavepaper SERIES and lady in the red dress. He is a Governor General’s Literary Award laureate, for English Language Drama, receiving the award in 2015 for carried away on the crest of a wave.

Per evening – General Admission
Adults $12
Students & Seniors $10
No latecomers

Buy tickets buttonHart House Box Office:
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Thursday, February 9

  • Family Portrait / St. Michael’s College – Troubadours
  • Swipe Right / Woodsworth • Innis • New • Drama Society
  • Just the Fax, Ma’am, Just the Fax / UC Follies

Friday, February 10

  • A Lullaby and Apology / Woodsworth • Innis • New • Drama Society
  • Suzanne / Trinity College Drama Society
  • Mama / UTM Drama Club

Saturday, February 11

  • A Perfect Bowl of Phở / Victoria College Drama Society
  • Touch / UC Follies
  • Monsters / UTM Drama Club




  • IATSE Local 58 Award for Technical Achievement
  • Donald Sutherland Award for Best Performance
  • Robert Gill Award for Best Direction
  • Robertson Davies Award Playwriting Award
  • President’s Award for Best Production
  • Awards of Merit