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… Read more »Read More
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Two years ago, I was a Paprika participant and experienced firsthand how meaningful and holistic the training here is: Paprika strengthens young people not only as artists, but as leaders and innovators in all we do. No wonder this organization has thrived for seventeen years! Paprika plays a vital role in keeping the theatre industry… Read more »Read More
The Paprika Festival Announces: The Intersection
Second Annual Conference for the New Generation of Theatre Artists in Toronto
Toronto, ON – February 15, 2016 – The Paprika Festival announces The Intersection, a return of last year’s sold-out conference for the new generation of artists. After fifteen years of presenting theatre created by young artists, Paprika is growing and expanding its newest initiative: a day of education, professional networking, and debate aimed at serving artists under 30. Paprika presents its 2015/16 season in partnership with Native Earth Performing Arts.Read More
WHO WILL BE THE TRIVIA CHAMPION? Please join us for the Paprika Festival’s second annual 90s TRIVIA NIGHT fundraiser! With your help, we are raising funds to support the free-of-charge training, mentorship and creative work of the young artists participating in the 15th annual Paprika Festival. Join us on Monday, November 30th at 7pm at The Duke of… Read more »Read More
The Paprika Festival is currently seeking applications for our 2015/2016 artistic programs. Whether you’re starting your first project and don’t know where it could end up or you have the perfect vision for an exciting new play, Paprika can help to take your work to the next level.
We run year round professional training and mentorship programs that culminate in a performing arts festival of new work by young artists. This year, our programs will begin in November 2015 and lead up to a showcase at the Paprika Festival in May 2016. The Festival will take place at the Daniels Spectrum cultural hub in Regent Park, in partnership with Native Earth Performing Arts.
More information about all our programs and how to apply can be found here.
ALL APPLICATIONS ARE DUE OCTOBER 14, 2015 (11:59PM EST)Read More
The Paprika Festival’s Project Original is returning to the stage as part of Ontario’s Celebration Zone during the 2015 PanAm Games! If you missed this fantastic show during our May festival, you have 5 more chances to catch it (new and improved) before it’s gone! Project Original explores a compilation of ideas, thoughts and stories from Toronto’s… Read more »Read More
Thank you to all those who have applied to our programs for the 2014/2015 season. Stay tuned to our blog for photos, updates and posts from this year’s artists.Read More
Ok, I’m not gonna lie, I’ve sat long and thought hard about what to say about being a playwright in residence at the Paprika Festival. I am tempted to say all of the typical, though not untrue things such as doors of opportunities have been opened and I’ve been blessed by the magical touch of… Read more »Read More
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