Up In The Air Theatre, one of our clients who doesn't blog as much as we think they should (hee hee), has announced an extension to their Walking Fish Festival call for submissions. Here is the press release:
The SEVENTH ANNUAL WALKING FISH FESTIVAL
June 10 - 14, 2009
You now have plenty of time to finish that draft, write that cover letter, burn that script to disk or update those resumes. We at Walking Fish and Upintheair Theatre are pleased to be extending our call for script submissions, creation pieces and director applications through to the end of the month. Drop your package in the mail by Friday the 30 of January, and we'd be delighted to consider your work for the Seventh Annual Walking Fish Festival on Granville Island this summer!
Please forward this call far and wide to any artists who may be interested in submitting.
Call for Submissions
Playwrights. Directors. Theatre Artists. All Welcome.
Upintheair Theatre in Vancouver is now accepting new scripts, fresh proposals for creation pieces and applications from directors for their annual emerging artists' theatre festival, held on Granville Island in early June. Make good on your New Year's resolutions to submit your plays, direct a show, create a piece, get involved, gain experience and exposure... apply!
Script & Non-Script Submission Deadline EXTENDED: Friday, January 30th, 2009.
Script Submission Guidelines
Scripts submitted should be as minimalist as possible: sets consisting of a few easily movable pieces, featuring no more than six characters with a running time of 10–25 minutes, 2500 words max (shorter scripts encouraged!). Artists are welcome to submit a maximum of three plays or proposals. Please include your name, address, daytime telephone number, email address, and a 30 word summary of the play on a SEPARATE COVER SHEET. Please do NOT head or foot your pages with playwright's name. Please number your pages, use a standard 12 pt font and at least 1.5 spacing. Submit ONE unbound copy of the script and ONE electronic copy on CD or DVD. Both versions are mandatory. Submissions via email will not be considered.
Non-Script Based Submission Guidelines
Walking Fish welcomes creation pieces of any theatrical nature, and has showcased a wide variety of new and untraditional works over the years. We provide the following outline of the information we need to assess your proposal, and we encourage you to keep submissions simple.
Proposals must contain the following information to be considered by the festival:
- A list of names and short (one page) resumes for all participants.
- Performance history of the main group/individual.
- Maximum two-page project outline including subject matter, description of the envisioned performance and creative process, projected technical requirements of the piece and estimated running time (max 20 min).
- An explanation of how your project will provide opportunities to bring artists from disparate backgrounds together: i.e. will your project make use of writers, directors, actors, stage management, visual arts, dance, music or other disciplines? Please include address, daytime telephone number, email address, and a 30 word summary of the project on a SEPARATE COVER SHEET.
Winning submissions will receive dramaturgy and production through the Walking Fish Festival.
Director Application Deadline EXTENDED to Friday, January 30th, 2009
Potential directors should submit a theatrical resume and cover letter explaining their experience and interest in directing at the Festival. No professional experience is required, but an understanding and passion for the role of the director is a must. Applicants will be contacted for an interview in February, 2009.
Mail All Submissions To:
Walking Fish Festival Submissions
4096 Commercial Street
Vancouver, BC V5N 4G3