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

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – rEvolver Theatre Festival 

May 23 – June 3, 2018

Upintheair Theatre is now accepting applications for the 2018 rEvolver Festival. rEvolver will be presented in and around the Vancouver East Cultural Centre (The Cultch) May 23 – June 3, 2018.

We invite submissions from artistically and culturally diverse companies and artists from across Canada to have their work considered. 


September 29th, 2017 (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, high energy, and sophisticated performance, bringing audiences the full range of contemporary theatrical practice, from script-based theatre to devised and site-specific works, and staged readings of work-in-progress. 

rEvolver features primarily new Canadian work, although we will also consider submissions from companies wishing to premiere re- interpretations of existing works. In particular, we encourage work that takes risks, that is reflective of diverse voices and experiences, that is creative and has a clear artistic vision. 

We program performances that appeal to a variety of demographics and reflect artistic and cultural diversity. 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.

rEvolver Theatre Festival will provide successful companies with:

  • A performance guarantee, festival tickets, and 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 at the Test Kitchen at Playwrights Theatre Centre or The Greenhouse at the Cultch leading up to the festival
  • Participation in Block P Independent Producing Workshop, including mentoring from festival staff and theatre professionals in partnership with Playwrights     Theatre Centre.
  • For National Companies only: assistance with travel costs (NOTE:  National submissions must be400km 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)