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Call for Submissions: Rose’s Buds

Deadline to apply: Friday, February 26, 2021

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Kanika Ambrose to step down as Artistic Producer

It is with proud but heavy hearts that the Board of Directors announces that Kanika Ambrose will end her tenure as Artistic Producer of Paprika Festival in July 2021.

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Call for Submissions: COSMOCABARET

Thespo (India) and the Paprika Festival (Canada), in association with the Social Distancing Festival, are looking for emerging artists aged 16-25 to participate in the COSMOCABARET: a live-streamed international cabaret showcase! This collaborative creation process will take place over 5 weeks and culminate in 2 virtual performances on March 20 & 21, 2021. 

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Daniel Carter to step down as General Manager of Paprika Festival

After three years with Paprika Festival, Daniel Carter will be stepping down from his position as General Manager effective April 2021.

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Work with us!

Paprika Festival is looking for a General Manager to join our team!

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Announcing the 2020/21 Paprika Participants

Paprika Festival is thrilled to announce its new cohort of participants for the 2020/21 year! Over 20 young and emerging artists will join our training programs, led by some of the industry’s most exciting artists, to learn, create, and share new work in the 20th Paprika Festival this Spring at Theatre Passe Muraille. 

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Call for Board Members

The Paprika Theatre Festival (the “Festival”) is looking for volunteers interested in joining the Board of Directors (the “Board”). We seek people who love theatre and are committed to helping young artists develop their craft within a supportive, inclusive and empowering environment.

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Applications Now Open for 20th Annual Paprika Festival

Want to be a part of a community of young and emerging artists? See your ideas come to life with the 20th annual Paprika Festival! 

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In Solidarity

My name “Kanika Shani” means “marvelous black cloth” in Swahili. My father, born and raised in Dominica, picked it from a book of African names; their origins and meanings. Everything about my upbringing was to deliberately immerse me in black culture and history from the very beginning of my life. This includes all of the hard stuff. Over my childhood, I must have watched hundreds of videos about slavery, the civil rights movement, Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X. I read about our Canadian and Caribbean black heroes and did presentations at school about Mary Ann Shad, Lincoln Alexander and Sojourner Truth. This work of my life brought a weight that I have carried with me my entire life.

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An Update on Paprika Festival and COVID-19

Hello friends and community members,

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