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Call for Submissions (National): The TD Forward March Program

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Call for Submissions (National): The TD Forward March Program


National Call for Submissions


Outside the March is thrilled to launch the second incarnation of our Forward March new work commissioning stream, THE TD FORWARD MARCH PROGRAM. With the support of TD Bank Group we’re seeking submissions from playwrights and creators across the country who want to develop original immersive theatrical experiences. 
Artistic Director Mitchell Cushman describes the TD FORWARD MARCH PROGRAM as “the incubator of OtM’s future creative identity.” “As the world grapples with the uncertainty and precarity of the global pandemic, the need for human connection and communal experiences has never been greater,” he says. “During this time of crisis, and with the support of our partners at TD, OtM is committed to developing the next generation of immersive theatre artists and projects – so that when audiences are ready to congregate again, we will be there to entertain, challenge and immerse them.”   
Building on the success of our 2016 Forward March program, we’ll fund the development of a slate of new projects over our ‘20/’21 season and beyond. We’re enthusiastically seeking to support artists who identify within marginalized communities (ethnicity, cultural background, orientation, gender, class, and/or abilities) to immerse our audiences in a richer diversity of immersive experiences. 
We’re delighted to welcome OtM Associate Artist Jeff Ho as Program Curator; as a playwright, dramaturg and performer, Jeff brings with him a wealth of new play development experience. “I’m excited about working with OtM to identify exceptional immersive stories that speak to the rich cultural fabric of our country,” he says.
As we celebrate our 10th Anniversary as an organization, we’re looking to catalyse new collaborations, new forms and new stories that will shape the future of Canadian immersive theatre well into our second decade.
Read more about the TD Forward March Program including how to apply by CLICKING HERE.

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