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5 x 25 ROUND TWO BEGINS

Are you a playwright, choreographer, composer or performance creator?
Were you born in 1995?
Then we want you.

5×25 is an unprecedented national competition launching the careers of emerging playwrights, composers, choreographers and creators who were born in the year that Nighswimmming was founded: 1995. It’s a 5-year creative project started in 2015, in which we seek out proposals from artists born in 1995, then commission one annually until 2020.

Last year our call for proposals was answered with great enthusiasm by strong candidates from across the country, and Montreal-based Rhiannon Collett was selected for our first commission. Rhiannon is now working on her theatre piece Wasp in collaboration with Nightswimming.

Being chosen to be the first artist in the 5×25 initiative has been a huge honour.
To have Nightswimming’s support as such a young artist has provided me with the opportunity to take risks, to ask questions, to explore, and to fully integrate my playwriting practice into my life. – Rhiannon Collett

PROPOSALS FOR ROUND TWO WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL NOVEMBER 15, 2016

Nightswimming’s 5×25 is open to writers, choreographers, composers, designers and activists who love performance and have an idea and a project they want to create. We’re open to anything that happens in a space with an audience.

Tell us what you want to create. We’ll read the proposals, short-list the applicants, and then announce our second commission.

If we accept your proposal, you’ll join our roster of commissioned artists. We’ll provide a $5,000 commission, develop a process with you to create the piece, bring you to Toronto to work on it, and seek out producers or festivals to get it in front of an audience.

To document the approaches described by applicants, we’ve commissioned emerging playwright and performer Jeff Ho to create a 5×25 website to document this 5 year process.

We welcome applicants and projects from across Canada, in all performance disciplines and all languages.

We welcome and encourage applications from LGBTQ* artists, artists of colour, women and Indigenous/First Nations artists.

DEADLINE – NOVEMBER 15, 2016

Please subscribe to Nightswimming’s e-newsletter so you’ll receive notification of deadlines and application details. For more information, or if you have questions about applying, contact us at 416.504.3898.

We look forward to reading your application.

Brian Quirt – Artistic Director Leslie Haller – Producer

Posted by: Nightswimming Theatre
For more information: http://nightswimmingtheatre.com/2016/06/5-x-25-call-for-proposals/

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