Call for Submissions for the 18/19 Paprika Festival!!


We provide year-round theatre training and mentorship. At the end of the year, your original work is showcased in the week-long, fully-produced, uncensored Paprika Festival (May 20-26, 2019).

Paprika Festival is free for all participants.

We’re hugely dedicated to accessibility and diversity. We want to make this work for you (so that you can make your work!). Check out How to Apply below for alternative ways to apply to Paprika (and how we can support you).

What can you do with Paprika?


Independently stage an original script or performance of your choice.

We provide the support and mentorship, you provide the team and the dream.


(Ages 15-21)

Turn your idea into a 30 minute script and receive a public reading by professional actors.

Write with the guidance of a professional mentor and peer support.


(Indigenous artists, Ages 15-30)

Create and perform an original piece of your choice through regular meetings with an Indigenous artist mentor and advisor.

The training and schedule are tailored to your interests, abilities, and goals.


(Ages 15-21)

Join a collective of artist for weekly training and rehearsals with a professional program facilitator.

Together, create and perform an original, devised piece for the Festival.


(Ages 15-30)

Develop your craft through mentorship from a professional theatre company and train in masterclasses with a professional director.

Select and direct a piece of your choice for the Festival with the support to experiment and expand your practice


(Ages 21-25)

Join a team of aspiring leaders, administrators, and producers who work with Paprika’s staff to plan, promote, and present the 18th Annual Paprika Festival.

Provide administrative and hands-on support for workshops, fundraisers, and the Festival.

How to Apply:

Click here to see all programs, or select a program below to learn more about it and apply:

If you need help with your application or if you’d prefer to answer the questions in person, over the phone, or in another way, email