2022-2023: 51st Season of Plays


September 17 – 10am to 5pm
September 18 – 1pm to 5pm

Anyone looking to audition for this year’s Season of Plays is asked to prepare a 1-2 minute monologue of their choosing and a short song. We also ask that you submit a resume and recent photo. If you have questions, please call 563-1351 or email

Controlled Damage

Written by Andrea Scott
Directed by Wayne McKay

February 28,March 1,2 – 10:00am
March 3,4 – 7:00pm
March 5 – 2:00pm

Controlled Damage explores the life of Canadian civil rights icon Viola Desmond and how her act of bravery in a Nova Scotia movie theatre in 1946 started a ripple effect that is still felt today. Andrea Scott’s highly theatrical examination of Desmond and her legacy traces the impact she has had on our culture, but also casts light on the slow progress of the fight for social justice and civil rights in Canada.

One Act Play Festival

March 16,17,18,19 – 7:00pm

The One-Act Festival provides new and experienced writers, directors and actors with an opportunity to showcase their talents.

Youth Festival

March 27,28,29,30,31,April 1,2 – 7:00pm

During the Youth Theatre Festival, young theatre practitioners from local drama school and other community youth drama groups take to the stage and perform in a week of scripted and original productions.

The Mystery of the Oak Island Treasure

Written by Jim Betts
Directed by Wayne MacKay

April 24,25,26,27,28 – 10:00am
April 29 – 7:00pm
April 30 – 2:00pm

Two young children, Jason and Diana Hawkins, encounter two modern pirates and the mysterious Ghost In The Red Jacket in their quest to discover the truth about the legendary Oak Island Treasure.

Cape Breton High School Drama Festival 

May 2023 

The Cape Breton High School Theatre Festival is a platform for drama students and teachers from all schools in the community to highlight their work and learn new and exciting skills for the classroom and the stage.