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Call for Submissions (Edmonton): 2015 High School Nextfest

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Call for Submissions (Edmonton): 2015 High School Nextfest


Hi! My name Ellen Chorley and I am the current High School Curator for Nextfest,Theatre Network’s Emerging Artist Festival taking place June 4-14, 2015.

NEXTFEST is an multi-displinary emerging artist festival that was founded by Edmonton’s Theatre Network and has been running in Edmonton for twenty years. In addition to Nextfest, the festival runs NEXTNextfest, a high school festival that runs at the Living Room Playhouse (recently re-named to the Mercury Theatre) and features performances and art created by high school students.  For more information about Nextfest, please visit our website at 

Want to get involved?  Apply!  We had a ball last year and this year’s going to even bigger and better.  Please find the submission forms below for theatre production, music performance, dance performance, film and visual art.  Please take a look and forward on to your students! 

Teachers:  If you think chatting with your students about Nextfest might stir up interest, I can find an opportunity to come in and pitch it to your students!  Let me know if you’d like me to come in!   Also, if you think other teachers at your school might have interested students, please pass these submission forms along!

Sunday, March 1 is the deadline for NEXTNextfest or High School Nextfest.  HOWEVER!  If your students are interested but need a little more time to finish their script or pull together their submission, they can send me an e-mail at with the following information:


MEDIUM OF PERFORMANCE (theatre script/production, visual art, film, dance)


APPROXIMATE LENGTH OF PIECE (number of minutes- if applicable)


And then their submission form must be completed in full by LATEST March 15, 2015. 

Thanks so much for your time, if you have any questions please feel free to contact me at (780) 906-2365 or e-mail

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