TALES FROM THE FLIPSIDE PLAYWRIGHT/PERFORMANCE SUBMISSIONS
Five to six plays/performance pieces will be chosen for Tales from the Flipside – a new works festival featuring creations by Filipinx artists across Canada, based in Toronto.
Playwrights/creators will be paired with an artistic team comprised of a seasoned director, and emerging actors. Each performance excerpt will receive two to three rehearsals. Local producers, theatre artists, and members of the Filipinx community are invited to engage with the play readings at the festival and meet the artists.
Submissions are open to all playwrights living in Canada, who are Filipinx, or are engaging with narratives that centre the Filipinx identity, or feature Filipinx characters. We also wish to invite creators of mixed Filipinx origins, creators who are queer, and creators who are trans/non-binary to submit!
Plays/performances can be of any length, feature 1-6 characters, original or an adaptation, and can be in different performance forms such as a musical, dance piece, drag piece, performance art, etc. The piece must be unpublished, and not previously produced in Toronto. Only one submission is allowed per playwright/creator.
Unfortunately, due to budget constraints, we cannot offer travel and accommodations at this time for creators out of town, but we can offer archival of the performance.
HISTORY OF TALES FROM THE FLIPSIDE
Tales from the Flipside is a yearly festival featuring new Filipinx plays produced and created by Carlos Bulosan Theatre in 2002. This year, Tales from the Flipside is produced by Carlos Bulosan Theatre in collaboration with Theatre Amihan.
2020 FESTIVAL DATES
February 13th-15th, 2020 – with two plays/performances being featured each night, for three nights. Each piece will be presented once.
WHAT CREATORS NEED TO SUBMIT
- a CV/Resume
- a script in PDF form if you are submitting a play
- or a video sample if you are submitting a visual performance form
- a short letter describing your relationship to the Filipinx community, and why Tales from the Flipside might be a great fit for your work
Please email your submissions at [email protected]
WHAT TALES FROM THE FLIPSIDE CAN OFFER
- an honorarium
- a staged reading of an excerpt of your play/creation
- feedback from the Filipinx community of audiences
- an archival video of the reading sent to the creators
- a warm community of Filipinx artists and creators!
Posted by: Carlos Bulosan Theatre
For more information: https://www.carlosbulosan.com/
Deadline: November 15th, 2019