Call for Submissions (Edmonton): Emerging Composers & Playwrights – Alberta Opera

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Call for Submissions (Edmonton): Emerging Composers & Playwrights – Alberta Opera

Alberta OperaNew Musicals Program accepting submissions from Emerging Composers & Playwrights

We are looking for fresh voices to collaborate on a new TYA musical adaptation based on a folk tale or piece of classic children’s literature. Under the guidance of Artistic Director Farren Timoteo, the chosen team will undergo a yearlong development process beginning in the summer of 2017. They will receive dramaturgical support, engage in a weeklong workshop culminating in a public showcase, and have their new work produced as part of the 2018 Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival.

Each applicant or team of applicants should submit the following:

  • A CV,
  • An artist’s bio,
  • A portfolio of up to 3 samples of writing and/or compositions,
  • A letter of intent outlining the following:
    • Why you want to take on this project?
    • How do you hope to develop as an artist through the process?
    • Your pitch for a new musical work based on a folk tale, fairy tale, or piece of classic children’s literature. The work should aim to be under 60 minutes, and appropriate for children aged 5 and up.

We encourage applicants to pitch folk tales, fairy tales, and literature from diverse cultural backgrounds. The New Musicals Program aims to introduce Edmonton audiences to stories from around the world, told in engaging and compelling ways, and to nurture the development of emerging artists with an interest in theatre for young people.

Deadline to submit: May 31, 2017 at 11:59 pm.

Please send applications to Bevin Dooley at [email protected].

About the Company: Founded in 1984, Alberta Opera was created with a mandate to perform traditional opera for children around the province. Now in its 33rd season, the Sterling Award-winning company is recognized as a fundamental cultural experience in theatres and schools across Alberta. Their celebrated musical theatre adaptations of fairy tales entertain audiences of all ages. Last year alone, the company gave 230 performances, bringing musical theatre to over 74,000 children throughout Alberta.

Purpose: Alberta Opera will maintain its tradition of presenting live musical theatre by providing quality original theatre for young audiences and by promoting an understanding and appreciation of classic literature.

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