Industry Listing, Submission.

Bad Hats Theatre is thrilled to announce the expansion of our Theatre for Young Audiences New-Play Development Stream, New Bad Ideas. This year Bad Hats Theatre is seeking submissions from Playwrights and Composers looking to develop a new work or new adaptation intended for family audiences. These pieces can be new musicals, or plays with music, at any stage of development, including pieces that are still in their conceptual phase.

We are prioritizing applications from Playwright-Composer teams developing work where music is an integral part of the story, however we’re also interested in applications from individual Playwrights or Composers. Pieces without a musical component are still eligible for consideration. We’re placing particular emphasis on selecting teams from diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and Next Generation Artists.

This is a paid opportunity and each writer and composer will be compensated during this entire development period.  We will be selecting between two to three pieces to participate in the program. Each new work will receive dramaturgical support over a structured three-month period from March 1, 2021 - May 31, 2021, that will culminate in a presentation for Artistic Directors and industry professionals across the sector in June 2021. In addition, all participants will be invited to attend a series of Masterclasses led by industry professionals. The Masterclass curriculum will be finalized following the selection of program participants as we are curating these sessions based on participant’s needs and requests. The program will be Co-Curated by Matt Pilipiak [Managing & Artistic Producer, Bad Hats Theatre] and Fiona Sauder [Artistic Director, Bad Hats Theatre], Produced by Victor Pokinko [Executive Producer, Bad Hats Theatre], and Dramaturgically led by Andrew Cheng [York University, fu-GEN Theatre, Silk Bath Collective].

Deadline for submissions is Monday February 15, 2021 at 11:59PM (EST).

For more detail on the program and its benefits as well as all the submissions requirements please click here.

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