Vancouver's annual 10-minute play festival
Presented by SpeakEasy Theatre

about the festival

The Pull Festival is an annual play Festival featuring a repertoire of seven ten-minute plays. Pull seeks out original, un-produced plays from Vancouver based playwrights and along with its artistic team, produces, develops, dramaturges and supports the presentation of these new works.

our values

emphasis on new work

Pull only produces 10 minute plays that have not been previously mounted. All works must be original and not submitted through other festivals.


Pull is committed to being an inclusive festival for all and to creating a environment for everyone to come and celebrate a night at the theatre.

emerging artists

Pull seeks out emerging artists and gives them an opportunity to create a character in a safe and exciting environment.

it's hella fun

At Pull we don't take ourselves or the festival too seriously. With activities to go along with the evening, Pull promises to be the best time you've had watching live theatre.

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meet our team

Pull Fest is run by curators and producers on a volunteer basis under SpeakEasy Theatre Company Society.
Here's the people who pull it together every year:


Co-Artistic Director

Kayvon Khoshkam originally created the Pull Festival in 2011. Kayvon remains the Co-Artistic Director of the Festival and is the current AD for SpeakEasy Theatre.


Co-Artistic Director

Pippa is a Vancouver based actor/writer/producer and a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada’s Acting Program.


General Manager

Markian is a local actor and theatre producer in Vancouver, BC. He is the General Manager for SpeakEasy Theatre and the Pull Festival. He is a graduate of Studio 58.


Production Manager

Jenn Stewart is a Vancouver based production designer. Her extensive experience lead her to become Pull's Production Manager in 2013.

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FESTIval schedule

All dates are on an annual cycle.

play submissions

Join the long list of playwrights who have written for Pull! This year we are also accepting national submissions!

submissions now closed.
director submissions

Pull Fest each year opens its submissions to emerging directors. Submissions will be open September 1st.

submissions now closed.
acting submissions

Actors submissions open Jan 1st of each calendar year. Auditions usually take place at the end of January.

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the festival

Pull Fest VIII will take place between March 27-30, 2019 at The Havana Theatre

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