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Deadline: November 27, 2019

Indigenous storytellers are the true Canadian story keepers, and the Indigenous Playwrights Circle is designed to support and ignite those stories. The program offers Indigenous playwrights an inspiring, interdisciplinary environment to work on their plays, surrounded by performing artists from across the country and around the globe.

The Indigenous Playwrights Circle provides support and space for development of new works in all stages of the dramaturgical process with a focus on revisiting textual work on plays that have had some performance life but are yet to be finalized. Similar to the Banff Playwrights Lab, each year the Indigenous Playwrights Circle will spotlight an area of focus. For 2020, we encourage Indigenous playwrights exploring Indigenous language or climate change to apply.

What does the program offer?
Participants will have support from dramaturgical staff – comprised of the program director, dramaturg, and choreographic dramaturg – as well as a company of actors to read scripts aloud and explore text on their feet in a movement space.

In collaboration with the Banff Playwrights Lab, international writer/dramaturg teams will also be in residence to work on new plays and provide their perspective on theatrical creation beyond Canada. This allows participants to have autonomous space for Indigenous and non-Indigenous playwrights to come together and share stories with each other.

Who should apply?
The Indigenous Playwrights Circle welcomes Indigenous theatre makers challenging theatrical forms and exploring works from a place of knowing, asking, and defining. We value storytelling, Indigenous language, bold experimentation, and collaboration. We seek playwrights who create theatre that deeply engages their community in the way they define it.

Application Deadline: November 27, 2019
Dates: April 06 - April 17, 2020

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