Stage to Screen Edition

October, 2020

We’re excited to be presenting Abby Theatre Fest: Stage to Screen Edition, a month-long online version of our annual one-act play festival, but with a twist. This year, we’re inviting performing artists from the G7 family and across the Fraser Valley to get creative by developing their own original work, videoing it and submitting it for broadcast during the Festival. This festival has the same heart, soul and mind theatre you expect, but with a provocative twist!


Coming soon!

Call for Submissions - It’s time to get CREATIVE!


Original performing arts pieces can be such things as:

  • A serious or comedic original monologue; 
  • A short, scripted film, an original movement piece set to original music; 
  • A dramatic reading of your own short story or series of poems;
  • A dramatic reading of a short play you have written, 
  • A series of songs centered around a  theme you’ve written and can perform, 
  • Or whatever your creative genius comes up with to showcase during the festival.

While creators have a wide berth to explore and take artistic risks, all submissions must be created according to COVID health and safety protocols and should reflect our mandate: ‘to explore the spiritual, relational and social aspects of the human experience with a vision towards hope, reconciliation and redemption.”

As an added bonus, for this year’s festival only, we’re implementing a 70/30 revenue share program. 70% of revenues will go to Gallery 7 Theatre to help cover production costs and to keep the organization afloat during COVID, and 30% will go to creators, who can distribute earnings to their collaborators if applicable.

Interested in participating? Read on!

Date and Location: Abby Theatre Fest – Stage to Screen Edition

Abby Theatre Fest: Stage to Screen Edition will run through-out October on Gallery 7 Theatre’s Facebook and YouTube channels. We will premier a select number of videos as part of a live stream event each Friday during the month. A recording of the event will stream on the subsequent Saturday night. Audiences will be able to purchase tickets to either the live stream event or the recorded event. Whether audiences view the live stream or the recorded stream, they will be able to interact with the videos in real-time. 

The Live Stream Event will run kind of like ‘Shark Week – After Dark” – a hosted program with introductions to each video and perhaps interviews with creators of the content. All socially distanced and following BC Health orders and protocols, of course.

Once the festival is complete at the end of October, all four live stream events will be made available for a limited time so people can ‘purchase’ and watch the festival at their leisure. 

Want to Be Involved?

Excellent. We’d love to include you!

Please read the following Guidelines, Terms and Conditions document carefully.

Once you’ve done that, create a submission proposal according to the guidelines and submit it to us not later than 11:59 PM on August 22, 2020.

We intend to green-light projects by the end of business on August 26, 2020. 

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at Please do not call the Gallery 7 Theatre office at this time as staff are working from home and we may not be able to get back to you in a timely fashion.

Thanks so much for reading – we look forward to seeing all your great proposals!