Applications for the 19th Paprika Festival are due September 30, 2019.
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 25-31, 2020). Paprika Festival is free for all participants.
Programs begin in November 2019. The Festival will take place in the Aki Studio Theatre (Daniels Spectrum) in Regent Park, in partnership with Native Earth Performing Arts.
We want to make this work for you (so that you can make your work!) 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! 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.
A note on ages: At Paprika the core age group is 15-21 years for all programs excluding the Directors lab & Indigenous Program (15-30 years) and the Festival Administrators (21-25 years). We’re interested in making exceptions to this for younger people with a specific need for more advanced training and for older people who are new to the arts.