Call for Participants: Compass Points, Magnetic North Theatre Festival
June 16-21, 2012
Compass Points is a gathering of post-secondary students and emerging artists from across the country which helps them navigate the Festival and offers a first-hand introduction to the professional theatre industry. Organized in consultation with students from the University of Calgary and emerging artists from across the nation, the week-long event consists of workshops, panel discussions, and social events, all designed to inspire participants to chart their own course in Canadian theatre.
Compass Points builds on the festival experience – performances, Magnetic Encounters and the Industry Series – with the student and emerging artist perspective in mind. Past topics include touring in Canadian theatre, theatre creation and criticism in the age of blogging, union do’s and don’ts, grant writing for emerging artists, new play development, self-production, and workshops led by some of Canada’s most prominent theatre directors. Topics and events vary from year to year to complement festival programming and address current concerns and questions. This year we are proud to announce Mary Vingoe as our Keynote Speaker. Events include workshops, discussions, and panels featuring Peter Hinton, Brenda Leadlay, and Rebecca Northan.
Compass Points is currently accepting applications from across the country. We welcome university, conservatory, college and independently-taught students, and emerging artists from all aspects of theatre including but not limited to acting, directing, playwriting, design, technical production and arts administration.
Early Bird Special ($89 includes events and tickets to eight shows) available until May 15th, 2012. Space at Compass Points is limited. Applications will be reviewed on a per case basis.