rEvolver Theatre Festival National and Local Mainstage and Site-Specific Programming

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – rEvolver Theatre Festival 

May 20 – May 31, 2020

Upintheair Theatre is now accepting applications for the 2020 rEvolver Festival. rEvolver will be presented in and around the Vancouver East Cultural Centre (The Cultch) May 20 – May 31, 2020. We invite submissions from artistically and culturally diverse companies and artists from across Canada to have their work considered.


oCTOBER 1, 2019 (Postmarked or Emailed)


About the Festival:

rEvolver is an incubator of new work with a focus on formal innovation, supporting emerging and early-mid career theatre makers at transformative junctions in their careers. 

The festival presents adventurous and high energy works, bringing audiences the full range of contemporary performance, from script-based theatre to devised and site-specific works, dance, installation, and work-in-progress. 

rEvolver features primarily new Canadian work, although we will also consider submissions wishing to premiere reinterpretations of existing works. We program work with a strong artistic vision that takes risks, and is reflective of diverse voices and experiences.

We invite artists of all ages, abilities, cultural practices, ethnicities, socio-economic status, genders, religions, and sexual orientations to apply to participate in the festival.

Upintheair Theatre provides participants in the festival with: 

•    A performance guarantee, festival tickets, and/or box-office split.
•    A venue equipped with festival lighting and sound. 
•    Venue technician and technical support from the Festival Technical Staff.
•    Festival advertising and marketing including website, brochure, and press releases
•    Front of House and Box Office services.
•    Shared use of rehearsal space leading up to the festival.
•    Archival Video Recording of your performance.
•    Local Companies: Training in Independent Producing through Block P Independent Producing Workshop, including mentoring from festival staff and theatre professionals in partnership with Playwrights Theatre Centre.
•    National Companies only: Assistance with travel costs (NOTE: National submissions must be 400km or farther geographically from Vancouver to be considered).

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Banner Photo Credit: Brief Encounters 17 and is of Meghan Currie (Visual Artist) + Jeff Carter (Film & Video Artist)