Call-out 2017

[Deadline : January 7, 2017]

Entractes Fest is an experimental anarchist theater fest in Montreal. This festival has emerged from a shared desire to multiply spaces where we can present theater confronting standards, oppression and banality. We wish to create an atmosphere where amateur troupes, actresses and actors can perform in an event based on anti-authoritarianism, creativity and accessibility. Galvanized by the last edition, we are reiterating this year with an improved formula motivated by ours/yours reflexions!

This non-profit fest is runned entirely by volonteers. All artists are willing to present their work on a volonteer base. Profits generated by tickets sale (voluntary contributions) will go directly to rent the space where the fest will be held. We can’t help artists with their lodging or transport fees. The fest will take place at the beginning of June 2017, in some intimate (small) spaces.

] Required projects – Selction Criterias [

° Have disponibilities from June 5th to 11th, 2017

*Possibility to present you project more than once during the Festival*

° Theatrical Multidisciplinary Performances

(Invisible theatre, puppets, objects, shadow, dance… and any other forms you suggest!)

° Short Formulas

(Ideally, it should have the same lenght than a Barney’s episode, a.k.a. 30 minutes)

° Minimal technical needs

° Intimate audience (less than 100 people, small or medium scene)

° Unconventional creations

(We strongly encourage you to rethink spaces and experience with the form: the spaces we are offering you will be favorable to differents configurations. End-on layout is possible, but we invite you to change the path. Dare to move the theatre outside and think outside the box! Taking back the street is encouraged.)

°Has to respect the “Evil List”

We accept bold propositions that, without having to be explicitly anarchist or anti-authority, will not perpetuate different dominations and oppressions forms: (capitalism, imperialism, patriarchy, heterosexism, transphobia, capacitism, racism, colonialicism, statism).

We accept project wrote out in French or English.

We favor accomplished projects, in a transparency concern and equity between the troupes and artists.

A similar project seeds in the cracks of your everyday life? We want to hear you!

] how to apply [

Send us:

° The proposal form available here

° Your text or outline (2 pages minimum to give us a good idea of the content)

Send the whole thing to our reading committee before January 7, 2017: info[at]entractes.ca

The committee will acknowledge every propositions and will send you a reply during the week of January 23rd, 2017.

] Volunteers call-out [

Entractes’ team is looking for accomplices for performance nights that will take place during the first week of June, from June 5th to 11th 2017.

Help is needed for the reception, theatre organisation and technical needs.

Any help for billposting is also welcome!If you are interested in the adventure, leave us a message: info[at]entractes.ca