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October 5, 2022 - October 30, 2022

Call for Applications: OUTstages Theatre Festival

Hosted by Intrepid Theatre Company

Location

Intrepid Theatre Club, 1609 Blanshard St, Victoria, BC, V8W 2J5, Canada

OUTstages Theatre Festival, Intrepid Theatre’s newest festival, is a celebration of theatre, of queer culture, and of possibilities. It brings together fearless queer artists and stories with eager audiences from this diverse island and abroad, seeking to be engaged, challenged and shown one hell of a good time at the theatre. This live, in-person festival takes place on Lekwungen Territory in downtown Victoria, BC. 

Some shows are invited directly, but we also accept productions through the open application process outlined below. We are interested only in recently performed, finished work, 45-90 minutes in length. We are looking for fully-produced shows, which are relatively “light” in their production requirements and can be performed in a tight festival repertory schedule (shows with big set installations or extraordinary technical needs may not be possible), and which have video documentation available that can be considered by the jury. International applications are welcome.

For 2023, we are seeking applications for small-scale touring work to play in our 40 seat blackbox, Intrepid Studio. These can be traditional theatre performances, cabaret, or performance installations.

We supply hotel accommodation and travel expenses for the performer. If you are travelling from out of province this would include air travel. Performance fees are negotiated individually in advance of the festival, usually $500-800 CAD per performance, depending on venue and number of performances.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Oct 30, 2022 at midnight PST FESTIVAL DATES: Jan 25 – Feb 5, 2023

Organizations

Intrepid Theatre Company

2-1609 Blanshard Street, Victoria, BC, V8W 2J5, Canada

Intrepid Theatre Company was founded in 1986 to produce the Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival. Almost 30 years later, our original mandate continues to serve the company’s artistic and strategic plans, and the development of a healthy theatre community in Victoria BC. in brief: To enhance awareness and appreciation of contemporary theatre, by encouraging, developing, and producing new and or experimental work for public performance, and the promotion of new artists and their work through theatre festival production.

Venues

Intrepid Theatre Club

1609 Blanshard St, Victoria, BC, V8W 2J5, Canada