1. Pitch to Play
Founded by Theatre Network, Nextfest is Edmonton’s Emerging Arts Festival.
Nextfest is looking for high school student artist in all mediums to participate as part of the 2013 Nextfest High School Festival taking place June 6-16, 2013 at the Living Room Playhouse (11315 106 Ave NW Edmonton).
Mediums can include (but are not limited to): Dance performance, choreography, visual art, song writing and composition, musical groups, vocal performance, improv, stand-up comedy, slam poetry, podcasts, playwrighting, acting, stage management, sound design, set and costume design, directing, magic. All content presented must be created by a student.
If you are a student artist who has created work of any kind- a piece of choreography, a new script that you mounted for your school’s One Act Play Festival, original songs you perform with your band, a new standup comedy act you’ve wanted to try, visual art, submit it to Nextfest and we will do our best to help you get it in front of an audience.
Get hands on learning from the best. Shadow a professional, attend their rehearsal and ask all the questions you want. Nextfest will pair you up with your very own mentor. Mentorships are available in playwrighting, directing, acting, technical theatre, dramaturgy, design, stage management, dance, choreography, music, visual art, and film.
3. Submit a Script
Wrote a play? Send it to us. Plays will be considered for workshops with professionals, staged readings or full productions. Let Nextfest help you take your writing to the next level.
Workshops: Day long workshop with a professional dramaturge with a public reading at the end of the day
Staged Readings: Learn about your play by putting it in front of an audience
Full Productions: Debut a new work at Nextfest with full set, lights, costumes, and peer actors
4. The First Annual Nextfest High School 10 Minute Play Festival
Are you a director without a play? A playwright without a script? An actor without a stage? The First Annual Nextfest High School 10 Minute Play Festival is for you!
On Friday, June 7 meet-up with other student artists to be broken up into groups, assigned tasks (actors, designers, directors, playwrights and more), and given their “inspiration.” Then they have less than a week to take a play from inspiration to opening night! At 9 am on Saturday, June 15 students will gather at the Living Room Playhouse and then at 10:15 am, the race is on to opening night. At 7 pm that night the curtain goes up on these new plays- whether you like it or not!
5. Long Form Improv
Whether you’re a professional or a rookie, come jam with students from other schools in this fun and friendly long form improv night.
For more information, to discuss an idea or to pitch a project, please contact:
Ellen Chorley, Nextfest High School Coordinator
Download the High School Company Application Form: Nextfest 2013 High School APPLICATION FORM