Calls for Artists: Next Stage

THE NEXT STAGE THEATRE FESTIVAL WILL BE ENTERING ITS THIRTEENTH SEASON IN 2020!

View a video message from Executive Director Lucy Eveleigh here.

Thank you to everyone who filled in our Community Feedback survey. It was extremely valuable to us as we made plans for Next Stage 2020.

In 2020 we will be returning to the Factory Theatre from January 8-19th and we are looking for submissions to the Main Stage Series and the Studio Stage Series. The distinction between these two spaces has already been organically happening at Next Stage over the last few years, and we’ve decided to be clearer about what each space can offer to the artists, the audience and the industry we will be inviting.

MAIN STAGE SERIES

The Main Stage Series will feature fully realized productions. These will be pieces ready to be picked up for the ‘next stage’ by other companies or venues, to showcase writers, directors and actors. These pieces will be open to an audience and to the industry.

STUDIO STAGE SERIES

For the Studio Stage Series, we are looking for work that is still in development, seeking feedback, perhaps involving Q&As with the audience. These productions are ready to be seen by audiences and industry alike, but also have elements that may still be in development.

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

We are looking for experienced producers, and as of last year you no longer have to have been a main producer at a CAFF (Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals) Fringe in order to be eligible. But we would like to know your relationship to Fringe or similar producing work and why you think Next Stage is the best place for your work.

As always we are looking for new works but are also interested in reworked projects, original adaptations and remounts but productions of work by notable playwrights or of the ‘classics’ are not eligible.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications are now closed. Shows in the 2020 Festival will be announced in fall of 2019. Successful applicants will be notified in late July 2019.