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*Deadline Extended to Monday June 7th!*

Applications are now open to young creatives, ages 15-18, in the Greater Toronto Area, Hamilton Region and Niagara Region!

Call for Submissions!

Be a part of an incredible 2-week, online theatre intensive for folks 15-18!

Suitcase in Point is thrilled to announce Electric Innovations, a two-week online theatre intensive for creative folks living in the Niagara Region, Hamilton Region and Greater Toronto Area, between the ages of 15-18. Running from July 19 – 30, this rare program offers participants a unique opportunity to develop their own creative practices; explore and develop their artistic voices and provides a chance to collaborate on the creation of an original digital production. We proudly offer this unparalleled program in partnership with the good people at the National Theatre School of Canada.

Apply today to be a part of this challenging and fun experience! Selected participants will learn from some of the most incredibly talented and experienced artists that the Canadian theatre scene has to offer, including: Samson Bonkeabantu Brown, Miriam Fernandes, Ali Joy Richardson, Miquelon Rodriguez and Neil Silcox. These artists will share in-depth discussions and participatory  workshops guided by four pillars: Risk Taking and Play, Mental Health and Original Creation, Theatre Ecology and Structure and Innovation in Design.

WHY WE ARE DOING THIS: We believe in investing in the training and development of young artists. We believe in retaining the talent that exists in our industry and providing a space for new talent to emerge, create, play, and find their artistic voices. We aim to develop original programming centred around community, collaboration and training to break down some of the barriers and challenges young people in this age range are facing due to COVID-19. 

WHO IS IT FOR: Electric Innovations was created in order to bring together the powerful, thoughtful, and undefined magic that exists in the Niagara Region. We at Suitcase in Point recognize the brilliance in people that we encounter throughout the world, and aim to reflect that brilliance in our art. We think art is more interesting when it is created by a talented group of exciting, provocative, curious, folks that come from different walks of life; it is integral to this program that we find those artistic voices. We are dedicated to promoting equity across race, gender identity, sexual orientation, class, creed, age, national origin and physical and mental abilities. Priority will be given to BIPOC and 2SLGBTQ+ applicants who live in the Niagara Region and are between the ages of 15-18.

WHEN IS IT: Week One (July 19 – 23): Public presentations and private workshops led by professional artists. Week Two (July 26 – 30): Devising a digital theatre piece under the mentorship of a professional artist.

Application deadline: Monday 7 June, 11:59pm ET. 

APPLICATION PROCESS: Are you between the ages of  15-18?  Do you live in the Niagara Region, Hamilton region or Greater Toronto Area? Do you love the arts? Do you love collaborating, learning, and creating? Then we want to hear from you! Suitcase in Point is now accepting submissions to be a part of the inaugural Electric Innovations theatre intensive, taking place July 19 – 30, 2021.

Application deadline: Monday 7 June, 11:59pm ET.

There are 3 parts to the application process.

Part 1: VIDEO SUBMISSION

Submit a 2 minute video: 

In this video you have:
  •  1 minute to tell us who you are
  •  1 minute to show us a talent of yours (talent can mean anything, a skill/hobby, singing, a monologue, juggling, visual arts, solving a rubix cube, a magic trick, telling us a joke, acrobatics, sports, playing an instrument, cooking, reciting a poem, etc. Be as creative as you want.).

Part 2: REFERENCES

Provide us with 1-2 references: 

Maybe someone you’ve worked with or someone who knows you well and they will hype you up!  

Part 3: SHORT ANSWERS

You will be asked to answer a few questions about yourself. 

A word doc of the application can be found here: Electric Innovations Submission Process This doc is just for drafting purposes. All final submissions must go through the online form found below or if you do not have a google account, contact michelle@suitcaseinpoint.com for alternative submission process. 

Those selected for this program will be asked to pay a registration fee of $120.00. We DO NOT want finances to be a barrier for you by any means bursaries and financial support will be offered if needed. Bursaries for the full cost of the program will be available. 

If you have any questions, please contact program coordinators, Kaylyn (kaylyn@suitcaseinpoint.com) and Michelle (michelle@suitcaseinpoint.com).

Submission Form Details:
In order to submit the online form, you must have a google account. You can create one here:
https://accounts.google.com/signup/v2/webcreateaccount?flowName=GlifWebSignIn&flowEntry=SignUp

OR: email michelle@suitcaseinpoint.com for an alternative submission process.

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