Call for applications for the Vancouver leg of the Digital Dramaturgy Initiative

Call for applications for the Vancouver leg of the Digital Dramaturgy Initiative

PTC will host 4-6 projects in residence, September 20-25, 2021, to explore digital dramaturgy for theatre on- and off-line. We continue investigations begun by our partners in Montreal and Winnipeg into digital forms in theatre practice. As we regather in live spaces, what aesthetic and access discoveries will we take forward? How can our pandemic experiments lead to a new future of theatre practice that doesn’t “return to normal?”

We will explore these dramaturgical questions through expert consultation, designing project-specific explorations, and cross-pollination between artists in residence. The process will be documented and disseminated with the discoveries of the earlier residencies.

PWM, MAP and PTC are continuously working to make all of our programs accessible. We recognize that the identity of each person is fundamentally plural, multidimensional, changing and evolving. We are committed to working with artists to create spaces within which Indigenous artists (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit), racialized artists (including recent immigrants), members of the 2SLGBTQQIPAA+ communities and/or neurodiverse and disabled artists as well as artists living with chronic illness and chronic pain can create.

For the Vancouver residency, priority will be given to artists creating in Pacific and Mountain time zones. In person and online work contexts will be provided. There is no budget for travel/accommodation. For more information contact:

Each participating artist will receive a $1000 honorarium, and is expected to be available for the 5 day residency. Project applications can support multiple artists on a team who are essential to the proposed exploration (each artist will receive a separate fee).

Deadline for applications: July 9, 2021 at midnight, PST

Application guidelines: 

Please include the following as one PDF, or contact if you have a preferred format (audio or video applications are welcomed).

  • Project description, including any recent development or pending activities (max. 500 words)
  • Collaborators, their role on the project and creative disciplines
  • Residency pitch:
    • How do you envision this project in both live and digital spaces?
    • What would you explore in 3-4 days of supported hybrid/digital dramaturgy time?(500 words)
  • Please list any technologies you are presently using for the project
  • Please list any technologies you wish you had access to for this project
  • Supporting documentation: outline, script, website or video links (please do not attach video files)

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