Industry Listing, Submission.

Deadline: October 30, 2020 (by 11:59 p.m.)

The Musical Stage Company in association with Prime Mover Theatre Company are pleased to announce that submissions are now open for NoteWorthy, our flagship paid musical theatre writing program for professional artists across Canada. Offered bi-annually, NoteWorthy allows Canadian composers, lyricists, and playwrights to build foundational skills through masterclasses and guided collaborative writing assignments in a paid, intensive nine-week writing laboratory. The program will be offered entirely online and made available to artists residing across Canada.

To help ensure that the future of musical theatre better represents a diverse range of stories and voices, the 2020-21 NoteWorthy program will exclusively support and be led by BIPOC artists from across Canada.

We are specifically looking for BIPOC artists who are interested in creating new musicals and are open to collaborations with others. While previous musical theatre writing is not a prerequisite, artists accepted into the program should demonstrate an aptitude in one of the musical theatre writing disciplines (playwriting, poetry, rhymes, lyrics, rap, hip hop, dub, music composition).

All participating artists will receive access to the program for free as well as an honorarium of $1500 to ensure the necessary time required for participation in this two-month program is reserved. The program will also be led and facilitated by a completely BIPOC artistic team (Ray Hogg & Kevin Wong) with leading international BIPOC experts leading discussions and masterclasses for artists coast to coast in musical composition, lyric, and book writing. The program offers participants the opportunity to strengthen their craft, meet new collaborators, and further engage with the growing community of theatre creators across the country.

Noteworthy Submissions MUST include: (A) A two-page (maximum) letter of interest that includes: (1) Outlines your artistic philosophy, outlook, and major influences, (2) Describes your practice (book / book & lyrics / music / music & lyrics / lyrics only) (3) Explains why are you interested in NoteWorthy; (B) A maximum of 3 work samples.

To view the submissions breakdown in PDF format click here. Please fill out our Google Form to submit.

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