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Are you a young artist in search of…

...a space to have your art staged?
...a push to finish what you’ve been writing?
...a mentor who gets you?
...a place to meet collaborators?

If so, Paprika Festival is in search of you.

Now in third year of partnership with Native Earth Performing Arts, Paprika provides year-round theatre training and mentorship. At the end of the year, your original work is showcased at Aki Studio in the week-long, fully-produced, uncensored Paprika Festival (May 14-20, 2018).

Paprika Festival is free for all participants.

We’re hugely dedicated to accessibility and diversity. We want to make this work for you (so that you can make your work!) If you need help with your application or if you’d prefer to answer the questions in person, over the phone, or in another way, email

What can you do with Paprika?

PRODUCTIONS (Ages 15-21)
Independently stage an original script or performance of your choice.

PLAYWRITING (Ages 15-21)
Turn your idea into a full-length script to be presented as a staged-reading.

INDIGENOUS PROGRAM (Indigenous artists, Ages 15-30) Create and perform an original piece of your choice through regular meetings with a professional mentor and support from an Elder.

TD CREATORS' UNIT (Ages 15-21)
Join a collective of artist for weekly training and rehearsals with a professional program facilitator.

DIRECTORS' LAB (Ages 15-30)
Develop your craft through mentorship from a professional theatre company and train in masterclasses with a professional director.

Join a team of aspiring leaders, administrators, and producers who work with Paprika’s staff to plan, promote, and present the 17th Annual Paprika Festival.

How to Apply: Click on a program above or visit to learn more. Submissions close October 3, 2017 at 11:59PM EST.

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