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Nov 2021

Nextfest 2022: Theatre & Mainstage Projects Call for Submissions

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The Nextfest Arts Company is delighted to post our submission calls for Theatre (both Scripts and Project Pitches), Digital Projects and General Submissions!

Are you an emerging artist looking to produce a project at Nextfest 2022 (June 2-12, 2022)? Then see below for our submission calls.

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

Below are the submission forms for Theatre script and projects at Nextfest 2022.

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

Before submitting:

  • Please be sure that the artist(s) submitting is an emerging artist within the first ten years of their career, that is NOT represented by an agent or professional organization (like Equity, Actra, etc.).
  • Please be sure that the artists submitting is NOT a high school student (we have a special submission call for high school students that will be released soon).
  • Please be sure to fill out the form attached to the correct links below.
  • Please be sure that artist sends any other important documents with your pitch, script, or digital project to Ellen Chorley (Festival Director, Theatre Curator) in either a WORD DOC or PDF format to ellen@nextfest.ca
  • Please be sure that you and your team will be available to present your project in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada during Nextfest 2022 (June 2-12, 2022).

PITCH A PROJECT

General Theatre Project Submission
Due: January 15, 2022 at 11:59 pm MST.

This submission is for emerging artists submitting a project pitch that does not use a traditional script for Nextfest – 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 2022 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

Image from Boy Trouble at Nextfest 2019 by Mac Brock.

SUBMIT A SCRIPT

Theatre Script Submission
Due: January 15, 2022 at 11:59 pm MST.

This submission is for emerging playwrights submitting a written script for Nextfest. Please fill out the submission form below 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 2022 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

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Digital Projects

Nextfest Digital Art
Due: January 15, 2022 at 11:59 pm MST.

This submission is for emerging artists submitting an online project or event for Nextfest. This could be in any discipline ie. dance, theatre, music, etc.

To submit a Digital Project  please fill out the following form: Digital Online Event Application Form

Not sure where to submit?

Are you an emerging artist? Looking to participate in Nextfest, but not sure where to start?  We got you covered!  Click here for our General Submission call which goes live January 5, 2022!

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

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