The STAGES Theatre Festival is a two-week festival of theatre presenting shows at different stages of development, by artists at different stages of their careers, through a variety of productions, workshops, and play-readings. While we primarily focus on Atlantic Canadian theatre companies, also invite shows from out of province. The Festival works to nurture new work through a series of workshops and events designed to inspire, guide and support the writer.
This year's festival will take place from May 27 - June 9, 2019.
Submissions are now being accepted.
Applicants are invited to submit the following:
For all submissions:
Cover letter, briefly detailing your company history and the show's creation and status (number of performances & history to date) and how many people are involved
A synopsis - no longer than 300 words
A one line descriptive 'log-line'
A copy of the complete script
A cast & production crew list, bios and headshots
A video of the show (if possible, an archival of the entire performance)
Any poster or graphic that you have already (not necessary, but we are curious)
Reviews (if applicable)
PLEASE NOTE: all applications in this category must come from a company, rather than an individual
The fee that EFT pays has to go to a producing company and not to an individual. This is because EFT 'presents' these plays and does not produce them. Our funding only allows us to present.
The producing company will sign an agreement with EFT to bring their play to the Festival. The producing company will secure all performing rights, pay all royalties and get ALL clearances. This will be reflected in the contract.
The producing company will also be the signatory with the Canadian Actors' Equity Association, if applicable.
The EFT pays a modest fee for a 4-6 show run at the Festival. Visiting companies are advised to seek additional funding, ie. Canada Council for travel.
Reading, Staged Reading or Workshop:
Please detail where the show is in its creation process
If you are submitting a play for a staged reading, or another form of project/workshop, please also follow the above guidelines as far as possible.