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Next Stage Festival is January 7 – 18, 2015

NSTF Eligibility

Am I eligible for the NEXT STAGE?

  • All primary applicants must have participated in a CAFF festival though they are not required to apply with a prior Fringe production.  Past participation must have been by: the primary contact and/or the producing company and/or the playwright.
  • New works, reworked projects, original adaptations and remounts are all eligible. Productions of work by notable playwrights or of “the classics” are not eligible.
  • There is a $34 (HST included) reading fee for all applications.

A jury of industry experts evaluates applications as follows (% indicates how consideration is weighted):

  • The readiness of the project and its participants to take advantage of the professional opportunities offered by the festival. (50%)
  • The artistic content of the project and clarity of vision. (40%)
  • The degree to which the piece expands, challenges or reconsiders its genre. (10%)