The Black Cat Cabaret 2020

Black Cat Cabaret

Our annual 10 Minute Play Festival, season launch and fundraiser is a spectacular must attend event. Dress black cat or valentine’s red because there is no place quite like The Black Cat.

Back for its 7th year!

New Vintage Theatre invites playwrights to submit their original plays for this season’s event which will be held in February 2020. At the event audiences will vote on their favourite over the two days with the winner being awarded $300 and the Black Cat Cup.


  1. Works must be an original and not previously performed elsewhere.
  2. Authors must currently reside in the BC Interior.
  3. Works must run 10 minutes or less and be suited to simple stage, cabaret style performance.
  4. Scripts are juried to determine the top four plays that will go into production. No identifying markers, names addresses, etc. so judges can rank fairly.
  5. Submissions must be accompanied by a $10 entry fee. Playwrights can submit more than one script.
  6. Selected playwrights are given 4 free tickets to and encouraged to attend the event.
  7. Submissions must be in before 11:59 on October 31, 2019.

Send submissions to

Tickets: Advance $25 | Door $35

February 20 – 22, 2020

7:30 pm

Black Box Theatre

Tickets at

Black Cat Cabaret 2020

Black Cat Playwrights-Graham Daley & Blake Wilkins

Play-Writer’s Block

Director-Blake Wilkins


Graham Daley and Blake Wilkins are actors, stage managers, directors and now- playwrights! With an extensive and enviable list of credits that encompass all seven seasons of New Vintage Theatre (as well as many other companies, too), Graham is thrilled to have this buddy comedy selected because Blake, his equally talented co-writer, featured in NVT’s last three seasons, is also one of his best friends.
Don’t miss this dynamic duo’s playwrighting debut -catch Writer’s Block and dress up for an evening of sensational theatrical adventures, black cat style. Tickets on sale now!

Black Cat Playwright Profile-Anita McFarlane

Play-Around Midnight

Director-Josie Morrow

Anita McFarlane. Since transplanting to Kelowna from New York City, Anita has channelled her extensive theatre, film and yoga experience into a lifelong passion: CircusYoga: The Human Art of Play. A member of Actors Equity Association and the Screen Actors Guild, Anita was a founding member of Twin Cities Theatre Company and Horizontal Eight Theatre in Kitchener/Waterloo and Toronto respectively. Her three one-act plays Grappa, The Spiders’ Feast and Potato Prayers were produced professionally in Toronto on stage, radio and film and published in Canada’s Theatre Magazine Theatrum. As an actress, audiences have enjoyed her performances in plays by Chekov, Pinter, Shakespeare, De Ghelderode, Strindberg, Wilde, and Camus etc. in Toronto, Dublin, Edinburg, Moscow and New York. Anita was also a contributing choreographer and dancer with her unique dance theatre pieces for Built On Stilts Dance Festival on Martha’s Vineyard (9 seasons) and taught for Way Off Broadway, a children’s musical theatre school in New York (8 seasons).
Join Josie Morrow in her Black Cat directorial debut as she rocks the house with Anita’s saucy new play. Tickets are on sale now for this New York inspired black and white ball, Feb.21 & 22 at The Black Box Theatre.

Black Cat Playwright Profile – Kirsten Zubak

Play – Ritual Therapy

Director – Kendra Hesketh


Kirsten is a university student currently studying at Thompson Rivers University. She has previously published a short story in Alternapeg (McNally Robinson 2015). Her writing takes all forms, be it short stories, novels or plays. Though a lover of all genres, she has a special place in her heart for comedy; her play “Ritual Therapy” is even the result of her being unable to take a potentially dark prompt too seriously!
Pull on your best black cat, white or gold garb as you join us for our New York inspired black and white ball. It will be a blast and a chance for you to support Kirsten and Kendra (herself a former Black Cat Play winner) and enjoy a night of unforgettable theatrical adventures.

Black Cat Playwright Profile – Christopher Lindsay

Play – Vanna Helsing

Director – Graham Daley


Christopher Lindsay is the author of two eBooks on Amazon Kindle: Letters from a Madman, and The Donkey King and Other Stories. He works at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, and has a Bachelor of Arts Degree (English major).
See more of Christopher Lindsay’s work HERE or HERE.