ADVANCE THEATRE FESTIVAL: 2023/24
Advancing the Radically Inclusive Stage
Over two weeks, the Advance Theatre Festival showcases dramatic readings of five new plays written and directed by female identifying and gender non- conforming IBPOC playwrights and directors, and a workshop presentation.
If you are a playwright and your play is chosen to participate in the Advance Theatre Festival, Ruby Slippers Theatre in partnership with The Shadbolt Centre for the Arts will cover the costs of all rehearsals prior to the day of the reading, your technical rehearsal, promotion, theatrical venue, and all artists’ fees.
If you are a director who wishes to participate, send us your resume and cover letter for consideration.
Playwrights: please send your play synopsis, brief bio, and a maximum ten page script excerpt to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 15, 2023. One submission per person please. Successful candidates will be notified by June 30, 2023. The 2023/24 Advance Theatre Festival will take place in February of 2024, dates TBA. This is a curated process. Priority will be given to inclusivity; all cultural backgrounds, orientations, identities, abilities, and ages.
The Advance Theatre Festival is brought to you by Ruby Slippers Theatre in partnership with The Shadbolt Centre for the Arts and Playwrights Guild of Canada. It takes place in Vancouver BC on the unceded lands of the Coast Salish people. Applications are accepted from across Turtle Island.