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Deadline: Sept 11, 2019

Experience an inspiring, interdisciplinary, and inclusive environment to work on your play while surrounded by performing artists from across the country and around the world. The Lab supports challenging, multi-disciplinary, provocative approaches to telling stories. We are proud to gather on Treaty 7 territory to create, share, and explore theatrical storytelling.

In 2020, the Lab will investigate projects that incorporate multiple languages, as well as the strategies playwrights use to tell stories across language and culture. We intend to foster an international conversation about how languages are used, methods of conveying multi-lingual content to audiences, and the power of languages to uniquely capture the voices of communities less frequently seen on Canadian stages. The Lab will also be collaborating with Indigenous Arts at Banff Centre to support Indigenous creators’ work, and examining devices such as surtitles, simultaneous translation, audio description, captioning via glasses and other technologies.

We invite participants developing new works for both adults and young audiences to join us in a dynamic conversation about storytelling and contemporary performance as we push Canadian theatre into the future.

What does the program offer?
Eight Canadian writers will be offered a two-week residency at Banff Centre during the Lab period; each writer may invite a collaborator to attend for up to four days to work on their project. For example, that collaborator could be a dramaturg, director, actor, designer, musician, choreographer, or translator. We encourage writers to consider inviting a non-theatre artist or individual essential to their creation process.

In addition to the dramaturgical staff comprised of the Lab Director, Dramaturg, Assistant Dramaturg, and Senior Playwright-in-Residence, a company of actors will be on site to read scripts aloud and explore texts on their feet, available for at least one half-day session to work on each project. International writer/dramaturg teams will be in residence to work on new plays and provide their perspective on theatrical creation beyond Canada.

Application Deadline: Sept 11, 2019
Dates: April 14 - May 03, 2020

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Lab participants will receive 100% scholarship to cover the program cost.

Posted by: Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
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