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October 3, 2021

Call for Submissions: Paprika Festival Training Programs

The Paprika Festival has launched its call for participants for Paprika’s 21st season!

We are inviting young and emerging artists under 30 to apply to our seven free training programs. The deadline to apply is October 3rd at midnight.

At Paprika, artists lead their own creative process with the support of their peers and professional mentors, culminating in a performing arts festival of new works by young artists.

Paprika is a youth-led performing arts festival. Our team, facilitators and participants are young, queer, trans, non-binary, and IBPOC artists imagining the future of theatre. We run year round professional training and mentorship programs that include mentorship opportunities, workshops, and labs, all which culminate in a performing arts festival of new work by young artists. We prioritize, celebrate and welcome folks from equity-seeking groups and offer transit support, food, and small participant honorariums to support folks’ learning. 

For this year’s digital hybrid season, we will be offering a mix of in-person and online training opportunities. Paprika encourages artists from across the country to apply to Festival Creative Producers & Administrators and Playwrights Unit, which will be delivered entirely online.

Deadline to apply is SUNDAY OCTOBER 3rd at 11:59 PM EST


In consideration of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this program will be offered online with the intent to transition to in-person program delivery in Spring 2022 where possible and when sensible, and in accordance with public health directives. Paprika Training Days and the company-wide meet & greet will take place digitally. The health and safety of participants, facilitators, and staff is our greatest priority. This year, Paprika encourages artists exploring work that can be encountered digitally, one-on-one, by small audiences, or through multiple mediums. Paprika will work with participants to create a learning and action plan that meets their objectives, capacity, and access needs.