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Call for Submissions (Banff): Apprentice Dramaturg Banff Playwrights Lab 2024 – Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

Call for Submissions (Banff): Apprentice Dramaturg Banff Playwrights Lab 2024 – Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

Apprentice Dramaturg – Call for Applications
Banff Playwrights Lab 2024

During its 50th edition in 2023, the Playwrights Lab introduced an Apprentice Dramaturg position as part of our commitment to training the next generation of dramaturgs and artistic leaders. We’re seeking an early career dramaturg who wishes to advance their knowledge of and experience in theatrical dramaturgy and new play development.

The successful applicant will attend the 2024 Lab for two weeks, and receive accommodation, full meal plan, travel allowance and a fee of $2000. During the Lab they will be mentored by faculty members Brian Quirt, Jenna Rodgers and Kodie Rollan; invited to observe and participate in dramaturgy sessions and readings; and be included in faculty meetings prior to and during the Lab. They will be expected to provide administrative support to the Associate Dramaturg during the Lab residency period.

We’re seeking a self-motivated candidate who is committed to advancing their dramaturgical practice, is curious about designing processes for new works, eager to expand their skills in working with playwrights and creators, and willing to work in an unstructured, collaborative environment during the Lab.

Questions? Please send any questions to Brian Quirt and Jenna Rodgers at playwrights_lab@banffcentre.ca

Applications due by Wednesday November 22

Please include a single PDF containing the following:

  • A letter (2 page maximum) outlining your interest in dramaturgy, your experience to date, and how you imagine participating in the Playwrights Lab will contribute to your goals as a dramaturg.
  • A biography of yourself – how do you describe yourself and your community / communities.
  • A Resume / CV and/or list of recent dramaturgical projects you’ve participated in and your role in the project.

Applications will be reviewed by Lab faculty. Short-listed applications may be invited to a phone or zoom conversation with Brian and Jenna to discuss your application.

We welcome applicants of every identity, and especially encourage folx who identify as Women, gender minorities, Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, 2SLGBTQ+, d/Deaf, Mad, Disabled/People with Disabilities, and/or Neurodiverse to apply.

Please send applications by email to playwrights_lab@banffcentre.ca.

We thank everyone who applies for their interest, but only applicants selected for a conversation will be contacted.

Note: You may apply with written materials as outlined, or with a video (maximum duration of 7 minutes), or a combination of written/video materials. Please have all written material ready to submit as a single PDF document. If including video, please ensure you include any video elements in a single file.

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