Cawthra Park Secondary School presents – Cawthra Theatre Festival 2022


Cawthra Theatre Festival is back and OMG it’s in-person! The festival will showcase four student written,

50-minute plays.

The festival is fully student run, with over 125 students who are the student producers, writers, directors,

playwrights, cast and crew and includes the business side of theatre with accountant, box office, front of

house, public relations and publicity crews. The festival runs from April 21th to April 22nd the

performances will take place at Cawthra Park Secondary School Auditorium, 1305 Cawthra Rd, Mississauga,

ON L5g 4L1.

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The festival is set up like a professional theatre production house, with pre-festival planning starting as early

as September with the producers. Early in October, scripts are screened by a committee and four plays are

chosen on various merits. Directors and stage managers are interviewed and chosen to lead each ensemble.

About Cawthra Park Secondary School: Opened in 1972 Cawthra Park Secondary School is a southern

Mississauga highschool with a designated Regional Arts Program. The school is under the principalship of

Mr. Tyler McLeod along with Vice Principals Barbara Gordon and Nancy Gilliard. Cawthra has a long

standing history of participating in the Provincial Theatre Competition, formally known as the Sears Festival,

later the Ontario Drama Festival and now the National Theatre Festival. Although we are not competing

outside of the school this year, we continue to run it as an in-house competition. The Regional Arts Program,

under the Artistic Direction of Stacey Tiller, provides a comprehensive arts education to students who

audition to attend in one of four arts areas; Dance, Drama, Music (instrumental/vocal), and Visual Arts.

Cawthra Park also offers certification through our Arts & Culture Specialist High Skills major program. This

school is well-known for creating a strong student community, maintaining outstanding academic standards

and fostering artistic growth among our Regional Arts students. Cawthra Park celebrates its diverse

community and strives to provide meaningful opportunities for all students to develop their full potential.

“Learning the art of Living… Living the art of Learning” is something we encourage and strive to do well at


Festival Pass (4 plays) price: $15 Contact:[email protected] or [email protected]

Instagram: @ntscawthra

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Shriyanshi is an emerging actor mainly in the field of stage, theatre, and drama. She is a high school teenage actor, singer and performer pursuing her studies mainly in Drama & Theatre major at one of the eminent regional art’s high schools in Mississauga, Ontario. Recently, she played one of the characters and singers for her school’s annual musical “Matilda” in May 2021 and is looking for more such opportunities during the rest of the school year. Shriyanshi is a part of Brampton Rose Theatre and has been awarded with Star performer award in 2020 for her online piece of monologue for the Centre Stage event. She is also associated with institutions like National Theatre School (NTS) and was one of the finalists of the international event – Monologue slam competition, Poland organised by ETTC globally in July 2021. Shriyanshi is currently working with prestigious Savitri Theatre Group (STG), Toronto as an event coordinator and was recently a part of Toronto Fringe Festival held in August 2021. Last year Shriyanshi was part of two Hindi Shorts “Flag” - “Dhwaj” and “Khosla Ka Ghosla”, for SAWITRI's Hindi Shorts Theatre Festival 2021. In February 2022, Shriyanshi was selected to be a part of a Anti-Sex Trafficking Traning Video filmed by the Peel Board of Edcation to raise awareness among the Borad Staff and educate them about the growing Sex-Trafficking crisis in Ontario.


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