Call for Submissions (Edmonton): Stage Struck! 2021 – Edmonton One Act Festival

What: ADFA Edmonton Region Adult One-act Play Festival
When: April 16-17, 2021
Where: La Cité Francophone, 8627 rue Marie-Anne-Gaboury (91st Street)

Is there a one-act play you have always wanted to produce? Need an outlet for your own new play? We’ll provide the venue, the audience and the professional adjudication; you provide the talent! The winning play goes to the Provincial Festival May 28-29, 2021.

Entrants must be based in the City of Edmonton. Under the present pandemic conditions, we strongly suggest the following conditions to help ensure the safety of participants and patrons:

  • The number of performers should be limited to three people.
  • Cast and crew (including playwright, director, stage manager and tech) must not consist of more than seven people in total.

Submission deadline is December 21, 2020. For more info visit www.adfa.ca/edmonton.

Call for Submissions (Edmonton): Creative Co-Collaborator/One on One Mentorship Opportunity

Image of performers in amongst plants and flowers at a convervatory. Front three people are looking up dramatically.

Photo Credit: Marc J Chalifoux. Performers: Carmen Osahor, Kendra Shorter, Mpoe Mogale, Bridget Jessome, Sarah Feutl.

THE CHINOOK SERIES AND THE EXPANSE FESTIVAL
March 25th to April 4th 2021

Each year the Expanse Festival brings together a diverse ensemble of emerging dancers and physical theatre performers to create and perform under the collective title The Lobbyists. The Lobbyist collective works together with Expanse Outreach Coordinator Amber Borotsik to create and perform site specific works both in and around Edmonton (sometimes outside) and in the lobby of the ATB Financial Arts Barns as a part of the Chinook Series.

This year we are seeking one Creative Co-Collaborator to work with Amber Borotsik. This is an opportunity for one on one mentorship in creation, facilitation and project management. The chosen applicant will, among other things, be tasked with the creation and direction of an original, site specific work for an ensemble of emerging performers. Creating in community is a key theme of this project.

Although specifically tailored for emerging creators, this is a paid, part-time position with flexible hours in advance of performance dates. The selected applicant should expect early meetings to begin mid-December and work in earnest to begin January 2021. Festival dates are March 24th through to April 4th, 2021.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

  • A RESUME
  • A PHOTO ​- this could be a headshot but it doesn’t have to be. A selfie, for example, would also be perfect
  • A DOCUMENT OR VIDEO THAT COMMUNICATES:
    ● Who you are.
    ● Why you are interested in this creation and mentorship opportunity.
    ● What you are hungry to learn through a creation and mentorship
    opportunity like this.
    ● What kind of work you like to create.
    ● Your history of creating new work and working with emerging ensembles.
    This document could be in the form of a letter, a video, a blog post or whatever is simple and fun for you to create (and easy for us to read/access/download etc.).

Short listed applicants will be invited to meet with Azimuth Co-Artistic Producers Morgan Yamada and Sue Goberdhan​ and Expanse Outreach Coordinator Amber Borotsik.

WHERE TO SUBMIT: ​Please send submissions to [email protected]
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: ​November 13th, 2020.

 

What’s Online (Alberta): Fear the Festival – Ghostlight Theatre Projects

Fear The Festival - Online BIPOC festival - October 23-30, 2020

Ghostlight Theatre Projects presents Fear the Festival, a brand-new horror arts festival! Under the leadership of Eunice Gatama and Isabella Derilo, Fear the Festival will run October 23-30 and will include work from BIPOC artists. We plan to have Feasts of Fear (official programming), a Fear-for-All cabaret, as well as BIPOC artist mixers and panels. This is a super new initiative but we are very excited to work it out!

How this festival will work is we are ticketing each day of the Feasts of Fear as Pay-What-You-Can tickets. Sign up for the day of programming you’d like to take in, and on the day of the programming we will send you a YouTube link with an unlisted playlist of that day’s content. This way, you can take in the playlist at your own pace and on your own schedule!

To grab tickets and for more information, check out our Eventbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/fear-the-festival

We are also taking donations through our GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/fear-the-festival

Both our ticket and GoFundMe streams go towards our artists!

Each evening of the festival will include Night A or Night B programming. Here are the pieces on each night:

Night A:

This isn’t Home by Maezy Dennie (Multidisciplinary Short Film)
Don’t Ask Me + Child of the Sun by Tadiwa Nemutambwe (Spoken Word Poetry)
The Door by Alex Ariate (Video Diary Monologue)
afra-id by Sophia Iligan (One Woman Show)

Night B:

Forks Makes a Friend by Dayna Lea Hoffmann (Physical Comedy/Clown)
The Spectre & Other Poems by Sara Campos-Silvius (Compilation of Experimental Film + Prose)
Postal by Maggie MacKenzie (Short Film)
SKINS by Eunice Gatama (Autobiographical Short Film/Movement Piece)

There are also script readings of new pieces by Shyanne Duquette and Brian Kinabo. Check out our full schedule below for all the daily info!

The entire schedule of Fear the Festival is as follows:

October 23
Opening Statement
First ‘Fear-for-All’ Cabaret LIVE @ 8:30PM
Feast of Fears – night A

October 24
Feast of Fears – night B

October 25
Thirdspace Playback Theatre Panel
Feast of Fears – night A

October 26
Feast of Fears – night B
Stay in the Tent premiere reading by Shyanne Duquette

October 27
Feast of Fears -night A
endowment premiere reading by Brian Kinabo

October 28
Emerging Artist Panels: Two back-to-back panels, one with Makram Ayache and one with Cindy Ansah
Feast of Fears -night B

October 29
Feast of Fears – night A
endowment reading by Brian Kinabo

October 30
Last ‘Fear-for-All’ Cabaret
Stay in the Tent premiere reading by Shyanne Duquette
Feast of Fears – night B
Closing Statements

 

Call for Submissions (Edmonton): SkirtsAfire Festival 2021

Call for artists graphic

Photo by April MacDonald Killins of Shrina Patel performing at SkirtsAfire 2020.

SKIRTSAFIRE FESTIVAL | March 4-14, 2021 | The Distance Between Us

Be a part of SkirtsAfire 2021! We’re calling artists of all kinds to submit for several events in our 10 day festival.

SkirtsAfire is a growing theatre and multidisciplinary arts festival that features the work of women-identifying artists in conjunction with International Women’s Day, March 4-14, 2021. We produce and present passionate, provocative, moving and entertaining performances and exhibits.

As we head into our 9th year, and in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, our festival will be looking and operating quite differently. With the safety of our artists, staff, and audience as top priority, we will be minimizing festival programming and venues. This way, we will be able to best integrate health check-ins, physical distancing and sanitation procedures.

The theme for our 2021 festival is “The Distance Between Us.” We are now accepting Covid-Friendly submissions including solo, duo, and trio music performances, A-Line Variety Show performers, dancers, short films, and more! Head to our website for Guidelines and our Artist Submission Form: https://skirtsafire.com/call-for-artists/.

SkirtsAfire Festival values diversity in the women we represent. We welcome submissions from women artists of all diverse backgrounds including trans women, self-identifying women, non-binary people, all ethnicities and all abilities.

Deadline to submit: September 1, 2020

What’s Online (Edmonton): Found Festival 2020

 
Found Festival, Edmonton’s only found space arts festival, will look a whole lot different this year. There will be no Found Grounds, no beer garden, no immediate way for us to gather as pals and artists and community. But you better believe we’re reinventing how artistic exchange happens when we can’t gather together.
 
Our buttons are burst: we are proud to deliver 14 bold digital and distanced projects brought to you by more than 40 wildly inventive multidisciplinary artists.
 
We’ve completely reimagined the Festival experience to ensure the health and safety of our patrons, artists, volunteers and staff,” says co-Festival Director Beth Dart. “Found Festival can be experienced from the comfort of your own home, at your own pace in the Old Strathcona neighbourhood, or from a safe distance. And, we’ve partnered with Story City to deliver a series of geo-located artistic adventures so folks can get out on their own and still explore art in unexpected places!”  
 
Let’s get wired and weird.
 
Found Festival 2020: REIMAGINED | July 2 – 5
digital and from a safe distance
featuring 
digital & audio theatre, film, music, docu-art, spoken word, 
live stream DJ sets, distanced live performances & more!
commongroundarts.ca/found/| @CommonGroundArt
 
Found Festival is powered by Common Ground Arts Society, a tiny but mighty arts org getting it done on passion & grit.
 
Most events are by donation! Some events are ticketed! It’s darn important to us that Found Festival remains accessible for as many Foundsters in our community as possible. That includes making almost all events Offer What you Will. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
 

Announcement (Edmonton): Fruit Loop Pride At Home

The Fruit Loop Society of Alberta is proud to announce its 2020 Pride event
Fruit Loop Pride at Home, June 13, 2020


About Fruit Loop

As Pride events adapt to the COVID-19 paradigm, we have moved programming online to accommodate our new normal.

The Fruit Loop Society of Alberta is an Edmonton-based, volunteer-led non-profit social enterprise. We provide inclusive events, dynamic social media, and special initiatives for Alberta’s LGBTQ2S+ community. Our traditional Pride season event would feature a street party of several thousand attendees on the ending Saturday of Edmonton’s pride week. This has historically highlighted local entertainment, businesses, non-profits, and charitable organizations. A keystone of Fruit Loop’s events is a partnership with a community partner wherein proceeds from the event are donated to bolster community capacity in an effort to create a safer, more inclusive and diverse Edmonton LGBTQ2s+ fellowship.

This year’s event will still achieve many of the primary objectives of Fruit Loop’s pride event, including a partnership with the Edmonton 2 Spirit Society; E2S is a local non-profit that works to re-establish and enhance traditional roles and responsibilities of Two Spirit peoples in Indigenous communities and create supportive environments within all societies for contemporary Two Spirit peoples.

The new dynamic of this year’s event will bring the party online, streamed with a combination of live performances and pre-recorded segments from local personalities and community organizations spreading a message of mental health, goodwill, hope, and fellowship. More information can be found at www.fruitloop.ca

In consideration that this event is produced from a single venue, safety protocols as directed by Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health will be strictly observed. Our highest priority is to provide the environment where our performers and support staff can safely conduct their operations. Fruit Loop has selected the venue as it allows us to abide by physical distancing requirements.

What’s Online (Calgary): 2020 IGNITE! Festival of Emerging Artists: Hyperspace Edition – presented by Sage Theatre

 

Space. The final frontier…a minimum of 2 meters between all humans.

The COVID-19 pandemic has rocked our worlds like shields at 10% in an asteroid belt. But we’re firing up thrusters and blasting outta here! Are you on-board?

You are invited to the 2020 IGNITE! Festival of Emerging Artists: Hyperspace Edition (presented by Sage Theatre).

The brave ship IGNITE!, her fearless captain, steadfast officers, and keen space cadets have determined there is no turning back. We may be spatially distanced, but like entangled particles, there is no severing our social and artistic connections. There are worlds to explore. Adventures to encounter. Together.

2020 IGNITE! will be presented via a festival-at-a-distance model. Our scanners indicate there are distant star systems that could be studied from afar in addition to non-embodied or even digital worlds. Join our science officers and space cadets on an uncharted mission of discovery!

Houston, we have a festival!

Join us from June 10-13, 2020 online for a very special edition of Calgary’s largest multi-disciplinary emerging artist festival. To see this year’s line-up (Theatre, Improv, Dance, Provocation) and festival schedule visit the Sage Theatre website. Details on how to watch the stream – plus exciting programming announcements – are coming soon!

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

What’s Online (Edmonton): The 25th Annual Nextfest Emerging Artist Festival

 

You’re invited to Nextfest 2020!

 
The Nextfest Arts Company and Theatre Network invite you to experience eleven days of creative newness and experimentation with the 25th annual Nextfest Emerging Arts Festival running June 4 – June 14, 2020 from the comfort of your own home!
 
For twenty-five years, The Nextfest Arts Company has been a platform for emerging artists, a meeting ground for community, a springboard for creative invention. Mentorship, inclusion, learning, creative risk, and vulnerability are at the core of everything we stand for.
 
Due to COVID-19, Nextfest cannot happen the way it has in the past by bringing together 700+ artists for an 11-day celebration in the Old Strathcona neighbourhood of Edmonton, Alberta.
 
Instead, Nextfest will bring the work of over 450 emerging artists to the world wide web at nextfest.org/nextfesttv. For a full schedule of each evening’s events visit, nextfest.org.
 
At Nextfest, everyone is welcome exactly as they are. Our circle continues to grow and evolve with our artists as they grow and evolve, too. As we bring the festival online, we invite you to join this ever-expanding circle. In this circle, you can wear sweatpants at any time.
 
The artists of Nextfest can reach an even wider nation-wide audience with your help. Drop us a mention, forward an email, and let your friends know about the festival and all it has to offer. ​Our circle expands with your support!
 
Presented as part of Theatre Network’s Mainstage season, Nextfest is in the business of supporting and rewarding creative risk giving a platform to emerging artists in music, theatre, dance, poetry, film, design, comedy, drag, and multimedia. From theatre productions and musical revues, to dance works from across the country and the festival’s infamous NiteClub series, to the festival’s fresh professional development Workshop Series, Nextfest promises something surprising and new.
 
For questions or more information please contact [email protected]​ or visit nextfest.org. We look forward to seeing you online!
 

Call for Submissions (Edmonton): The 2020 Found Festival

 

Found Festival (logo) 2016

2020 FOUND FESTIVAL REIMAGINED

 
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | DEADLINE: 11:59PM MST May 24, 2020
Download the Submission Call or read below for details!
 

LET’S SHAKE IT UP, SHALL WE?

 
Found Festival thrives on change, risk, invention, innovation, and delving into the unknown. The Festival was born of these very principles, and we carry that torch with a fierce passion.
 
The pandemic is having very real impacts on just about everyone. We feel it, too, and the health and safety of our community is our top priority. 
 
Found Festival will look a whole lot different this year. There will be no Found Grounds, no beer garden, no immediate way for us to gather as pals and artists and community. But you better believe we’re reinventing how artistic exchange happens when we can’t gather together.
 
So, let’s go, Foundsters. Let’s get wired and weird. We might just discover something wild and new and amazing in the process.
 

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR:

Digital experiences for the digitally curious: audio adventures, video vignettes, online galleries, live-streamed experiments, and all the beautiful failure and discovery that comes with testing the limits of technology. Let’s get wired and weird. 
 
Socially distant performance: balcony concerts. Solo dance pieces from across a field. Streaming audio walking tours. Text message poetry. Personalized performance for an audience of one. Maybe even mysterious mail. You dream it up, we’ll help make it happen.
 
Love Letters to Festival City: we’re honouring the Festival City that bore us and raised us up by asking artists to write/sing/draw/perform love letters to their favourite festivals that aren’t this year. Little artistic post-it notes proclaiming our appreciation for all the ways this City creates darn beautiful collisions between artists and audiences. We’re looking for at least one submission for every cancelled Edmonton Festival.
 

ELIGIBILITY: 

You are:
  • an Edmonton-based artist of any discipline in any stage of your career.
Your project is:
  • digital or distanced;
  • a new work, or a work-in-progress that needs a little extra oomph;
  • one minute long, a weekend-long endurance piece, or somewhere in between; and
  • considerate of audience experience, interaction, and involvement.
 

TO SUBMIT:

Email your pitch to [email protected]. Include a few quick sentences about what it is, what you need to make it happen, and why you this now. Selected projects will receive an artist fee, production support, mentorship, and Festival infrastructure support (marketing, box office etc.).
 

QUESTIONS?

 

WHAT IS FOUND FESTIVAL ANYWAY?

We take art out of conventional venues directly into the community. Found Festival celebrates art of all kinds: theatre, dance, film, poetry, music, sound art, installation art, endurance art…if it’s art created for unconventional spaces or experimental connections, we want to hear about it! Found Festival 2020 runs July 2 – 5 online and in and around Old Strathcona.
 

ABOUT FOUND:

Found Festival is for you, exactly as you are. No matter who you are, what you look like, how or who you love, where you’re from, how you got here, how you identify, how or if you honour whatever higher power, or how you move through this world, you belong here. What matters to us is that you feel welcome. We believe in creating safer spaces that allow for creative risk. We uphold work that pushes the boundaries of audience interaction to allow spectators and performers to engage in a more stimulating brand of risk-taking and play. We honour the vulnerability of the artistic process, and the beauty of the exchange between artists and audiences. We commit to sustaining a safer space by respecting, and even boldly loving, everyone who contributes to it.
 
Common Ground Arts Society respectfully acknowledges we are located on Treaty 6 territory, the traditional gathering place of diverse Indigenous peoples whose histories, languages, and cultures continue to influence our community. We are honoured to create, gather, and celebrate here. We are all treaty people.
 
For more information on Common Ground Arts Society, explore our site or email [email protected] or [email protected].
 

Call for Submissions (Calgary): IGNITE! 2020 CAST AND CREW SUBMISSIONS

 

Art by Shannon Barry

Greetings all designers, actors, dramaturgs, performers, stage managers and fellow space travelers! The 2020 IGNITE! Festival of Emerging Artists cast and crew submissions are now open! Following the previously announced festival-at-a-distance model, all meetings and auditions will be done over Zoom with all of this year’s Directors and Project Leads. A full description of this year’s pieces and the artists they are seeking can be found over here!

IGNITE! 2020 Cast and Crew Submissions

FOR PERFORMERS

All performers will be asked to prepare the same piece of text that the IGNITE! Team will send your way upon receiving your submission.

FOR DESIGNERS AND CREW

Please come in prepared to speak about your practice, skills, and experience.

The digital meetings will be taking place in 5-minute slots from 4:00pm-7:00pm on Thursday, April 30th.

(Confirmed attendance means we’ll send a Zoom link to you!)

We will be reserving time slots on a first come, first serve basis, so make sure to get your submission in quick! When all of our slots have been filled, we will be asking the remaining artists to submit a self-tape to the IGNITE! Team before 5:00pm on Thursday, April 30th.

What’s Online (Alberta): IGNITE! 2020: Hyperspace Edition

 

With the global spread of COVID-19, and the mass cancellations of our beloved arts event, and much of society at large, we’re sure many of you have been watching the IGNITE! channels for updates about our 2020 festival. Self-isolation came into effect just as we were finishing our curatorial process, so it took some time to consult with our artists and curators to determine the best course of action for our festival community.

While it won’t be without its challenges, IGNITE! is PUMPED to officially announce that we are moving to a “festival at a distance” model for 2020.

***

Space. The final frontier…a minimum of 2 meters between all humans.

The COVID-19 pandemic has rocked our worlds like shields at 10% in an asteroid belt. But we’re firing up thrusters and blasting outta here! Announcing:

The 2020 IGNITE! Festival of Emerging Artists: Hyperspace Edition

The brave ship IGNITE!, her fearless captain, steadfast officers, and keen space cadets have determined there is no turning back. We may be spatially distanced, but like entangled particles, there is no severing our social and artistic connections. There are worlds to explore. Adventures to encounter. Together.

2020 IGNITE! will be presented via a festival-at-a-distance model. Our scanners indicate there are distant star systems that could be studied from afar in addition to non-embodied or even digital worlds. Join our science officers and space cadets on an uncharted mission of discovery!

Houston, we have a festival!

To read our full COVID-19 statement, please visit our website: http://sagetheatre.com/index.php/ignite-2020-hyperspace-edition/

News (Edmonton): Freewill Shakespeare Festival Announces New Artistic Director

 

Freewill Shakespeare Festival

As we approach William Shakespeare’s 456th birthday, Freewill Shakespeare Festival is excited, and delighted, to announce its new Artistic Director, David Horak.
 
For 25 years David has worked throughout Canada and the United States as a director, actor, and educator. He is the founding Artistic Director of the award-winning Edmonton Actors Theatre that has produced eight productions and garnered 30 Sterling Award nominations, winning 14 awards for acting, design, production, playwriting and directing.
 
David has directed two productions for the Freewill Shakespeare Festival, Comedy of Errors and The Winters Tale and was a member of the acting company in 2013.
 
Recent productions include directing Fun Home for Plain Jane Theatre, A Christmas Story for Keyano Theatre, Lend Me A Tenor at The Mayfield Dinner Theatre, The Bald Soprano for Bright Young Things at the 2019 Edmonton Fringe, Serial Collective’s E-day at the Roxy Theatre, Bright Young Things’ The Skin of Our Teeth at the Varscona Theatre and most recently Every Brilliant Thing at The Citadel Theatre.
 
“It is exciting, and a privilege, to be offered the artistic director role for the Freewill Shakespeare Festival,” says David. “From the beer to the artists, we’ve always taken great care to be a locally based Festival, something I embrace with zeal. I look forward to continuing the great tradition of outdoor summer Shakespeare in Edmonton and helping to develop and expand the Festival with new and interesting ideas.” 
 
David has taught acting, directing and movement for over 15 years at such places as The University of Alberta, Concordia University of Edmonton, Red Deer University, The Citadel Theatre’s Foote Theatre School and was honoured to be nominated for a 2018 MacEwan University Distinguished Teaching Award. David holds BFA (Acting) and MFA (Directing) degrees from the University of Alberta.
 
Freewill Shakespeare Festival will present Macbeth and Much Ado About Nothing from June 15 to July 11, 2021 in Hawrelak Park. 

Festival passes and VIP passes are on sale now. Visit freewillshakespeare.com to buy yours today.
 

What’s On (Edmonton): Stage Struck 2020 – Edmonton Region One Act Play Festival

 

 

 

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Friday and Saturday, March 20-21, 2020
La Cite Francophone
8627 rue Marie-Anne Gaboury (91 St)

The Edmonton Region of the Alberta Drama Festival Association (ADFA) proudly presents its Stage Struck! 2020 One Act Play Festival on March 20-21, 2020. The festival will feature ten plays, including four new works.

The 2020 festival has three sessions, with a short public adjudication by the Festival’s Adjudicator after each session. Following the Saturday evening session, awards will be presented for Outstanding Production, Outstanding Performances (2), Outstanding Direction and Outstanding Technical Merit. There is also an Alberta Playwrights’ Network prize presented to the recipient of the Outstanding New Work Award.

The winning production from Stage Struck! 2020 will compete in the ADFA Provincial Festival held in Camrose on May 22-23, 2020.

Here is the line-up for the weekend: 

Friday Evening:   7 to 11 PM 

·  Skip the Dishes by David Cheoros
Showcase presentation (comedy drama)
·  Just the Two of Us by Alexandria Rose Fortier       (drama)                        
·  Skinflute Sonata by Gerald Osborn (comedy)

Saturday Afternoon:   1 to 4 PM

·  Pressure by Amanda Samuelson (drama)
·  Camping by David and Sophia Cheoros
   (historical drama)
·  Animal by Oliver Halley (comedy)

Saturday Evening:    7 to 11 pm

  • Society of the Oddly Disappeared by Linda Wood Edwards – Showcase presentation (comedy)
  • Andre’s Mother by Terrance McNalley (drama)
  • Shakespeare in Court by Donna Call (farce)
  • The Jump by Mitch Caddick (comedy)

Tickets through TIX ON THE SQUARE or at the door (cash or debit at the door)

Weekend pass:     $35 adult; $28 senior/student
Single tickets:        $14 adult; $12 senior/student

For publicity inquiries, please contact Sarah Elliott at [email protected] or 780-231-2466.

Workshops (Edmonton): Artist Workshops at Collider Festival!

 

THE COLLIDER FESTIVAL HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

COLLIDER is a celebration of collisions between artists and art forms that create the spark of exhilarating new large-scale productions taking place at the Citadel Theatre March 26-29, 2020. The inaugural Festival includes a keynote speech, panel discussions and demonstrations, and two workshops with incredible Canadian artists!

Both of the workshops below are only $45+Fees/GST until March 9 ($65+Fees/GST after the earlybird deadline), and space is extremely limited.

Sign up at https://www.citadeltheatre.com/2019-2020/collider

1. Playwriting Through Adaptation
With Erin Shields (Governor General’s Award-winning playwright of titles including If We Were Birds, Jane Eyre, Paradise Lost)

Through guided exercises in identifying, owning and reimagining plot structure, character and image participants will learn the process of adapting a script from a diverse array of source materials.

Date: Friday March 27, 2020
Time: 7:30-10:00 p.m.
Venue: Bentley Salon (Third Floor, Citadel Theatre – Capacity: 10)

2. Organizations Fostering Creativity
With Michael Rubinoff (Tony Award-nominated producer for Come From Away)

How the entire organization can support creativity, innovation, and risk to reap the benefits of developing new work.

Date: Friday March 27, 2020
Time: 7:30-10:00 p.m.
Venue: Boardroom (Third Floor, Citadel Theatre – Capacity: 10)

https://www.citadeltheatre.com/2019-2020/collider

Click for further details on the Festival, including detailed accessibility information. We want you in the room. The Citadel Theatre is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment; if there are barriers (language, disability, or any other consideration) about the events preventing you from attending, please let us know and we will work with you to overcome them. Email [email protected] or call 780.428.2110 to connect with our staff!

Call for Submissions (Calgary): Blue Light – A Festival of Social Media Performance

 

For their 10th anniversary season, Verb Theatre is proud to present The Blue Light Festival!

 

What is the festival:

The Blue Light Festival is an online performance festival experienced through the mediums of Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and beyond. The festival will feature nine “plays” each performed using a social media platform online. We are seeking proposals from Calgary-based artists, collectives, and companies interested in creating a performance in the festival. We welcome proposals for performances of any genre, style, length, or topic. We encourage inventiveness, experimentation and risk-taking. Be bold. Artist of all disciplines are welcome to apply!

What do you need to submit?

Social media allows us to tell stories with flexibility. We need a (relatively) clear idea of what your piece is like; are you telling the story of your pet in the style of a drama? Are you doing a vlog-style modernization of Othello across multiple Instagram accounts? A by-request improv show done through social media stories? A high school drama story that uses Tik Tok, Twitter, and Instagram? We are open to various kinds of concepts. Anything you can think of.

We encourage that each project have an adventurous use of time – for example, a snapchat-driven story may take place over 8 hours while the audience follows live. A Instagram-Live stream may take place over one hour.

If you already have a team of folks ready to work with, amazing! If you need help finding actors, a stage manager, a camera technician etc. We

One of the best parts of this Festival is that you only need a phone with a camera!
Please fill out the Google Form below to submit.

Rehearsal period:

The festival will be presented on Verb Theatre’s social media (or affiliated accounts) in April 2020. The nature of each project will decide what the rehearsal schedule looks like – the Verb Theatre team will be there to support you in whatever way we can.

Compensation:

Each proposal chosen to be in the festival will be paid $450 to be spent on artist wages or production budget. If you have a team of people, the person submitting the proposal will handle how this fee is managed and dispersed (subject to approval by Verb Theatre). Each project will also be provided with complimentary tickets to Verb Theatre’s productions of Blink and Grounded April 23rd – May 9th 2020.

DEADLINE IS JANUARY 30th

More information & details about the festival can be found at Verb Theatre’s website here: http://www.verbtheatre.com/blue-light/

Link to the submission form to fill out is here: https://docs.google.com/…/1V5T-sLHmdxbeZF5YRwbKAZhMoLC…/edit

If you have any questions at all please email [email protected] OR [email protected]