Drama Festival 2015

The 56th Annual Drama Festival will take place on Fri May 1 in the Marano Center

WOULD YOUR GROUP LIKE TO PRESENT A ONE-ACT PLAY OR SCENE(S) FROM A FULL-LENGTH PLAY OR MUSICAL? We can accommodate seven to nine. The scene must be no longer than 20 minutes. The setting should be minimal, since set up and strike time for each scene is limited.

Our temporary space in 2015 (Marano Center) does not allow for sophisticated lighting, set changes or black outs.  We will, however, provide for a individual changing stations behind the stage.  Our technical staff will work closely with regarding what elements you might bring to best showcase your talent.

Guest respondent in 2015 will be Mark Northrup.  Mark is a graduate of Oswego, Class of '01 and teaches English and serves as drama advisor at Penfield High School in Rochester, NY.

If you submit a scene, the final date for submissions is February 27.  We will keep a list of alternates in case of a cancellation. The choice of scenes for the festival will be made by the coordinator (with a committee) if there are more than nine submissions. The choice will be based on balancing a program (musical, classic, contemporary, original) and giving a school that may not have performed before, a chance. Please adhere to the submission deadlines noted below.

We would like to know as soon as possible if you plan to attend. Since we have limited capacity Hewitt for our evening performance of Arcadia, we strongly urge you to send us a close estimate of numbers attending by April 2. Additional reservations will be accepted through April 28 space permitting.  Once your final count is submitted, you will be invoiced for that number of reservations. Our aim is to accommodate as many schools as possible, but will be strictly adhereing to the registration deadlines. 

Registration fee is $30.00 per person and includes lunch, dinner, admission to all festival events and the evening performance of Arcadia.

Registration materials online only.  You may download the general registration form, application to perform a scene, scene selection guidelines and a copy of this introductory letter from the website:  www.oswego.edu/theatre

If you have questions, phone the theatre department at 315.312.2130


Drama Festival 2015 Deadlines

Submitting a Scene:   February 27

Notification of Scene Acceptance:

Deadline to bring a group: 

Technical Needs form (performing schools)

Final count (space permitting):

Program Information (performing schools)