SHIFT (FESTIVAL) 10

at the Firehall Arts Centre
June 1-3, 2017 

Thank you in advance for your submission!

DEADLINE for application & ONLINE PAYMENT ($30): JAN. 31


Seeking PASSION PROJECTS: The annual SHIFT Festival at the Firehall Arts Centre, in the heart of the city, is being reimagined. In it’s 10th iteration, this is no longer a one act festival exclusive to emerging playwrights; SHIFT seeks to give professional, returning or teaching artists a venue for new scripts, ideas and collaborations. We believe theatre persists as a relevant and nourishing form/forum in increasingly conflicted times; we want to support and encourage some of our city’s most skilled and resonant performance creators. We want to feature a program of bold new work at various stages of development by local professionals and offer them, trial by fire, to curious audiences.

We offer funding, space, professional resources and the opportunity to innovate.  
Let us help you to obliterate obstacles and get (back) onstage.  

GOT A PASSION PROJECT? A SCRIPT IDEA YOU CANNOT SHAKE? A STATEMENT YOU SIMPLY MUST MAKE?  
LET'S GET IT UP ON IT'S FEET.


EARLY APPLICANTS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR WORKSHOPPING/ REHEARSAL SPACE AT CBC STUDIO 700, JAN. 13/14 2017. DON’T DELAY!

FESTIVAL DATES: 

Evening shows: June 1, 2, 3 (Call time 6:30pm)
Install/Tech/Dress: May 31 (10am-10pm)

VENUE:

Firehall Arts Centre

SELECTION PROCESS/FESTIVAL GUIDELINES:

The festival is juried. Our Programming Committee will read all submissions. All submissions must be accompanied by the $30 fee, payable online through the SHIFT website. SHIFT is committed to equity and inclusion. We encourage submissions from artists of all genders, dis/abilities and ethnicities. Each performance will be given a maximum two hour technical rehearsal time, which includes load-in, lighting and sound programming. The production schedule is set by SHIFT’s Technical Director.

SHIFT carries $5M of limited general liability insurance for all performances that are part of the festival. This policy will cover actors, crew, and patrons during the technical rehearsals and performance dates, but NOT for any other rehearsals. Any performance in violation of any applicable federal, provincial or municipal law, will be removed from the festival. Performance contracts will be ready for selected shows/artistic teams by Feb. 15th. 


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