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Dec 2020

Nextfest 2021: Theatre & Mainstage Projects Call for Submissions

An actor stands facing a theatre of empty chairs as he rehearses. The words "Theatre Mainstage: Call For Submissions" is features in a yellow bubble on the right side of the screen.

The Nextfest Arts Company invites interested emerging artists to submit for Nextfest 2021.  Nextfest is a multi-disciplinary emerging arts festival in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada running June 3- 13, 2021.

Below are the submission forms for Theatre script and projects at Nextfest 2021.

Please read the following before submitting your project or script.

The Nextfest Arts Company defines emerging artists as:

  • any artist within the first ten years of their career
  • an artist who is NOT represented by any organization or union (ACTRA, EQUITY, IATSE, PGC, DGC, ADC, etc.)
  • an artist who is NOT represented by an agent or agency

If accepted as part of the festival, projects and scripts will be presented at one of the following three levels:

  1. Reading – dramaturgy and mentorship offered to playwrights, actors reading scripts for an audience, talkback after a performance
  2. Progress Showing – dramaturgy and mentorship offered to playwright/production, play produced with limited tech for the audience reading and talkback after the performance.
  3. Full Production – dramaturgy and mentorship offered to playwright/production, play produced will full tech and multiple performances

PITCH A PROJECT

General Theatre Project Submission
Due: January 25, 2021 at 11:59 pm.

This submission form is to be used for projects which would be considered for the main stages but do not use traditional theatre scripts – ie: Sketch Groups, Improv Groups, Cabarets, Comedy, Performance Art, Poetry, etc.

To submit a script please fill out this form: Theatre Mainstage – Pitch A Project Submission Form

Please provide any other related written documents in WORD DOCUMENT or PDF
FORMAT ONLY to ELLEN CHORLEY, Festival Director ellen@nextfest.ca with the subject line NEXTFEST 2021 PROJECT SUBMISSION.

This may include…

  • Any documents related to your project
  • CVs of yourself and any other artist involved
  • A short bio of the lead project artist

SUBMIT A SCRIPT

Theatre Script Submission
Due: January 25, 2021 at 11:59 pm.

Fill out this submission form and submit a script to be considered for a staged reading, progress showing a presentation, or full production.

To submit a MainStage Project please fill out the following form: Theatre Mainstage – Submit a Script Submission Form.

Please provide any other related written documents in WORD DOCUMENT or PDF
FORMAT ONLY to ELLEN CHORLEY, Festival Director ellen@nextfest.ca with the subject line NEXTFEST 2021 PROJECT SUBMISSION.

This may include…

  • Any documents related to your project
  • CVs of yourself and any other artist involved
  • A short bio of the lead project artist

Questions, concerns, queries about submitting?  Have an idea, but not sure how to write about it?  Submitting a script and need some guidance? Hit me up and we’ll chat! Contact Ellen Chorley at ellen@nextfest.ca

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