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Call for Submissions (Alberta): New Musical Program – Alberta Musical Theatre Company

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Call for Submissions (Alberta): New Musical Program – Alberta Musical Theatre Company



Alberta Musical Theatre Company is 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 September 2019. They will receive dramaturgical support, engage in a weeklong workshop
culminating in a public showcase, engage a cast of local emerging performers and have their new
work produced as part of the 2020 Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival.

*Each 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.

* Alberta Musical Theatre Company strongly encourages a two-person composer/playwright
structure, but will consider individual applicants.

We encourage applicants to pitch folk tales, fairy tales, and literature from diverse cultural
backgrounds. The New Musical 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: July 19th, 2019 at 11:59 pm
Please send applications to Farren Timoteo at

About the Company

Founded in 1984, Alberta Musical Theatre Company (formerly known as “Alberta Opera Touring
Association”) was created with a mandate to perform traditional opera for children around the
province. Now in its 35th 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 adults and young people alike. This season alone, the
company gave 305 performances, bringing musical theatre to over 90,000 children throughout


Alberta Musical Theatre Company 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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