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October 17, 2021

Open Call for Submissons

Hosted by SOUND OFF: A Deaf Theatre Festival

Attention Deaf performing artists!

SOUND OFF, Canada’s national festival dedicated to the Deaf performing arts, is announcing an OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS.

In collaboration with Fringe Theatre Adventures, the 6th annual edition of SOUND OFF will take place between March 30th and April 3rd, 2022, in Edmonton, Alberta both live and online.

Our hybrid festival will feature both live and online performances, workshops, panel discussions, staged readings and talk-backs. 

We are seeking submissions for both live and online performances. We are also announcing a call for workshop leaders who are interested in hosting peer-led training workshops during the festival. We are also looking for submissions for our staged reading series which presents new works in progress that would benefit from feedback from a live audience.

A limited number of spots are available. Deadline is 11:59 PM (ET) October 17th, 2021. Funding for travel and accommodation is available for participants and professional fees will be paid.


SOUND OFF is committed to diversity and we encourage applications from marginalized communities, including BIPOC and LGBTQ artists, as well as marginalized sign language communities including LSQ, MSL and ISL.


SOUND OFF: A Deaf Theatre Festival

10330 84 Avenue, ATB Financial Arts Barns Fringe Theatre Adventures, Edmonton, AB, T6E 2G9, Canada

Email: chris.dodd@gmail.com

SOUND OFF is Canada’s national festival dedicated to the Deaf performing arts. SOUND OFF brings Deaf artists from across the country to share their stories, their talents and the beauty of American Sign Language on stage. Also occurring alongside SOUND OFF, the Chinook Series Festival is a collaboratively curated performance experience, bringing artists and communities together to share and celebrate through live art.