Call for Submissions: Seeking young artists for the 2017/18 Paprika Festival

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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 14-20, 2018).

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?

PRODUCTIONS

(Ages 15-21)

  • - Independently stage an original script or performance of your choice

  • - We provide the support and mentorship, you provide the team and the dream

PLAYWRIGHTING

(Ages 15-21)

  • - Turn your idea into a full-length script to be presented as a staged-reading

  • - Write with the guidance of a professional mentor and peer support

INDIGENOUS PROGRAM

(Indigenous artists, Ages 15-30)

  • - Create and perform an original piece of your choice through regular meetings with a professional mentor and support from an Elder

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

TD CREATORS’ UNIT

(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

DIRECTOR’S LAB

(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

FESTIVAL ADMINISTRATORS

(Ages 21-25)

  • - Join a team of aspiring leaders, administrators, and producers who work with Paprika’s staff to plan, promote, and present the 17th 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:

Productions

Playwriting

Indigenous Program

TD Creators’ Unit

Directors’ Lab

Festival Administrators

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 ali@paprikafestival.com

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