Director’s Lab

Applications to the 16/17 Director’s Lab are now closed.

The Director’s Lab is a streamlined program for emerging directors. We will accept two emerging directors to participate in three master classes with a professional director, Clare Preuss, where Clare will give feedback on their work. These days will be a collaborative playground where the participants can explore aspects of directing that are new and exciting in a safe environment. They will then showcase a workshop of their work at the Festival May 22nd-28th.

CLARE PREUSS has collaborated with innovative companies across Canada and in Germany, Lebanon, Switzerland, Uganda and USA including: Alameda, Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland, bcurrent, BeMe, Blyth Festival, Buddies in Bad Times, Buffalo Infringement, Cahoots, Carlos Bulosan, Driftwood, Dynamo, Factory, Friction Group, fu-GEN, Gwaandak, Native Earth Performing Arts, New Harlem Productions, National Arts Centre, Nightwood, Paprika, among others. To learn more about Clare – click here.

CLARE PREUSS has collaborated with innovative companies across Canada and in Germany, Lebanon, Switzerland, Uganda and USA including: Alameda, Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland, bcurrent, BeMe, Blyth Festival, Buddies in Bad Times, Buffalo Infringement, Cahoots, Carlos Bulosan, Driftwood, Dynamo, Factory, Friction Group, fu-GEN, Gwaandak, Native Earth Performing Arts, New Harlem Productions, National Arts Centre, Nightwood, Paprika, Stratford Festival, Sundown, Theatre Direct, Theatre Centre, Theatre Monnot, Volcano, Why Not Theatre and Young People’s Theatre among others.  She has appeared on TV and in feature films, including her role as Caroline Kraft in the cult classic, Mean Girls. She is a certified yoga instructor and part-time faculty at Humber College. Clare is a recipient of the Houselighters of the Citadel Theatre Award and was named an outstanding director by NOW Magazine for Salome’s Clothes.  This season, she will join Neema Bickersteth, Darwin Lyons and Zoe Sweet as artists in residence at Factory Theatre to develop their play Dead Roads.  Clare is an Associate Artist with Volcano Theatre and Artist in Residence at the new multi arts incubator, KABIN.

The participants will also each be partnered with either our Festival Partner,Native Earth Performing Arts or our Industry Partner Theatre Passe Muraille. Each participant will be mentored by members of one of the above theatre companies and learn about working in a professional institution.

Program Requirements:

-       Attend three facilitated workshop days.

-       Attend agreed upon meetings with Native Earth Performing Arts or Theatre Passe Muraille.

-      Attend meet and greet on December 11, 2016 and Paprika Festival Training Days on January 15 2017, February 12 2017, March 12 2017, April 23 2017

-       Facilitate a workshop performance in the Festival May 22rd-298th (which will be rehearsed autonomously).

-       Suggested age limit of 30*

Paprika is committed to accessibility. If you need assistance with your application in any way please don’t hesitate to contact us. We strive to be a barrier free organization and we want to make this as easy as possible for you! We offer interviews to every applicant, so if a written application poses any challenges to you we can easily go through the questions in your interview. Paprika Festival is an equal opportunity organization and strongly encourages applications from Indigenous, culturally diverse applicants and any equity seeking group, including but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability status.