Programs

We are now accepting applications for our 2021/22 season!

Deadline to apply is SUNDAY OCTOBER 3rd at 11:59 PM EST. Explore our programs by clicking the buttons below:

Creators Unit

Online/Toronto
Ages 16+
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In a collective of four, develop an original performance through weekly rehearsals, learning more about the art of collaboration with guidance and support from a professional artist collective.

Design Lab

Online/Toronto
Ages 18+
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Build a personal design process through hands-on experience and mentorship in sound design, composition and mixing for live performance.

Directors Lab

Online/Toronto
Ages 18+
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Experiment with directorial approaches and practices through workshops and labs, sharing your work-in-process at the Paprika Festival.

Festival Creative Producers + Administrators

Online
Ages 20+
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Hands-on training in arts administration, producing, event-planning, and leadership.

Indigenous Arts Program

Online/Toronto
Ages 16+
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Create an original live performance art piece with the support of a community of Indigenous mentors and peers. Share your work-in-process at the Paprika Festival, with the option to return for a second year to fully stage your piece.

Playwrights Unit

Online
Ages 16+
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Write a script with the support of a mentor and peers and receive a public reading.

Productions

Online/Toronto
Ages 18+
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Produce your show at the Paprika Festival with the support of a professional artist mentor.

TRAINING DAYS

In addition to being part of this program, all participants gather for five virtual Training Day Labs led by professional artists, with workshop topics ranging from physical theatre, to pitching your show, to re-Indigenizing artistic practices, and building a career in the arts. These days are a chance for participants to meet and work with one another (and find future collaborators!)