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Call for Submissions (Edmonton): Performance Series – Punctuate! Theatre

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Call for Submissions (Edmonton): Performance Series – Punctuate! Theatre

Punctuate! Theatre

Performance Series Submission Call

Call for submissions:
Production opportunities for emerging, Edmonton-based theatre companies

Submission deadline: 5pm, Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Punctuate! Theatre invites submissions from Edmonton-based emerging companies and collectives to be a part of Punctuate! Theatre’s 2012/13 Performance Series, presented at the TACOS theatre.

What we are looking for:
Consistent with our mandate, we are looking for companies interested in presenting a dynamic work that is physically and/or textually rich. We are looking for shows that have already been created/presented that can be further developed for presentation in one of our four performance series slots. Preference will be given to original works, however companies with previously published work may also be considered.

The four dates available are:

November 19-25, 2012
January 14-20, 2013
March 25-31, 2013
May 20-26, 2013

What Punctuate! Theatre is providing:

• A $1000 presentation fee to each company
• 1 week of exclusive use of the TACOS black box theatre space (including use of the lighting equipment, sound equipment and minimal storage space)
• 6 performances including 5 evening performances running Wednesday through Sunday and a matinee performance on either the Saturday or the Sunday
• Two 4-hour evening tech rehearsals on the Monday and Tuesday of the week
• One technician for both technical rehearsals as well as for each of the 6 performances
• Front of House and Box Office management for the run
• Marketing support including: Advertising through Theatre Alberta, social media (Twitter and Facebook), our website, helping to develop a media package to send out to local media, postering support, printing of programs
• Dramaturgical support in developing the work for performance

What companies will bring:

• A fully rehearsed production of a show between 45 mins and 2 hours long
• All set, costumes, props and any other materials required for the performance of the show
• Assistance in the marketing of the show including providing Punctuate! with a poster/program design, providing production photos for marketing purposes, participating in any media calls, working with Punctuate! Theatre to develop a marketing plan

Submission requirements:
Please submit:

– A detailed project proposal (no more than 3 pages) including:
• A synopsis of the project (what it is, why it’s relevant, etc.)
• A production history of the project
• Who is involved in the project (bios and roles on the project)
• What the ideal dates (please see above for available dates) would be for your company
• Goals for this production (ie further development of a script, expanding a previous show, further exposure etc.)
– All technical requirements for the show (set description, any lighting specials, etc.)
– Any additional support materials (directly related to the project) including photos, video, reviews, etc.
– If you have a copy of the script, please include it in your submission

We will be accepting both electronic and paper submissions. Please e-mail submissions to Artistic Director Elizabeth Hobbs at no later than 5pm on Thursday September 20th, 2012. Late submissions will not be considered. If submitting a paper submission, please mail it to

Punctuate! Theatre
1-10646 83 Ave
Edmonton, AB, T6E 2E2

Paper submissions must be post-marked no later than Tuesday September 18th, 2012 in order for the materials to arrive by Thursday September 20th.

You may also drop off materials in person up to September 20th, by contacting Artistic Producer Sheiny Satanove at 780-686-8497 or

Short-listed applicants will be contacted for an interview within one week of the submission deadline.

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