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Oct 2019

Nextfest 2020: Theatre & Mainstage Projects Call for Submissions

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The Nextfest Arts Company invites interested emerging artists to submit for Nextfest 2020.  Nextfest is a multi-disciplinary emerging arts festival in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada running June 4- 14, 2020. For more information on the festival, please visit www.nextfest.ca.

The Nextfest Arts Company defines emerging artists as:

  • any artist within the first ten years of their career
  • an artist who is NOT represented by any organization or union (ACTRA, EQUITY, IATSE, PGC, DGC, ADC, etc.)
  • an artist who is NOT represented by an agent or agency

If accepted as part of the festival, projects and scripts will be presented at one of the following three levels:

  1. Reading – dramaturgy and mentorship offered to playwright, actors read script for audience, talk back after performance
  2. Progress Showing – dramaturgy and mentorship offered to playwright/production, play produced with limited tech for audience, talk back after performance, or
  3. Full Production – dramaturgy and mentorship offered to playwright/production, play produced will full tech and multiple performances

To submit a MainStage Project please fill out the following form:

PITCH A PROJECT 

Project Submission
Due : January 25, 2020 at 11:59 pm.

This submission form is to be used for projects which would be considered for the main stages but do not use traditional theatre scripts – ie: Sketch Groups, Improv Groups, Cabarets, Comedy, Performance Art, Poetry, etc.

Once you have filled out this form, please send the following as a WORD DOCUMENT or PDF FORMAT ONLY to Ellen Chorley, Festival Director at ellen@nextfest.ca with the subject line NEXTFEST 2020 PROJECT SUBMISSION:

    • Any documents related to your project
    • CVs of yourself and any other artist involved
    • A short bio of the lead project artist

To submit a script please fill out the following form:

SUBMIT A SCRIPT

Script Submission
Due: January 24, 2020 at 11:59 pm.

Fill out this submission form and submit a script to be considered for a staged reading, progress showing presentation or full production.

Please send the complete script for consideration in either a Word Document or PDF file to ellen@nextfest.ca (other formats will not be accepted.)

Once you have filled out this form, please send the following to Ellen Chorley, Festival Director at ellen@nextfest.ca with the subject line NEXTFEST 2020 SCRIPT SUBMISSION:

    • Please send the complete script for consideration in either a Word Document or PDF file to ellen@nextfest.ca Other formats such as Pages or Google Docs will not be accepted.
    • CVs of the playwright(s) and any other artist involved
    • A short bio of the playwright(s)

Questions, concerns, queries about submitting?  Have an idea, but not sure how to write about it?  Submitting a script and need some guidance? Hit me up and we’ll chat! Contact Ellen Chorley at ellen@nextfest.ca

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