Call for Project Submissions
Theatre SKAM’s Bike Ride seeks new 10-minute works to be performed outdoors in Victoria, BC on two weekends in July
Theatre SKAM is seeking submissions of interest from Canadian artists for our upcoming project Bike Ride (July 2014). This live performance event features original 10-minute performances by artists stationed (outside) along the Galloping Goose Regional Trail. Performances are repeated over the course of five hours as audiences ride their bikes, in groups of 12, from show to show. SKAM encourages applications from all disciplines as last year’s event featured comedy, drama, storytelling, spoken word, improv, music and dance.
Up to 12 short works and two or three roving entertainers who appear at the festival’s central gathering area- the hub- will be programmed.
Successful applicants will be paid a fee. Successful applicants from outside Victoria also receive accommodation and travel support. In 2013, we programmed two companies from outside BC, two from Vancouver, and 12 from Victoria.
Theatre SKAM is pleased to offer creation support leading up to the festival. Established artists will provide dramaturgical support and critical feedback upon request.
Projects that interact or connect with the environment of the Trail in some way are preferred.
Of note: In the last two years, ten shows created for Bike Ride found further work elsewhere, and one author has been commissioned to create a full-length version of their 10-minute piece.
New for 2014: The 4-person jury selection process is blind for the first round, and you must complete your application according to the guidelines below.
All companies must be available for all four dates of the event and the preview (also new for 2014).
Bike Ride runs- July 12,13 and July 19, 20, 2014 (2:30pm to 8:30pm).
The preview is Friday July 11, 2014 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm
In 2014 SKAM introduces the Audience Choice awards. Rewards await.
Please direct submissions and inquiries to super summer intern, Kate Loomer firstname.lastname@example.org
Please submit your proposal as a two-page PDF.
Include the following information on the first page:
Contact phone number
A short company history may be provided if you think we need it. This will be reviewed after the first round of blind assessment.
On the second page, please include:
Title of Project
Short description of the nature of the project and how the piece interacts with the environment along the Trail. This may include: number of performers, a description of where the work might occur along the trail, where the performers might locate themselves, anticipated production values and requirements. Tell us how you visualize the piece and what it is about.
Deadline for submissions: March 5, 2014 Extended to March 12, 2014!
Notification: March 31, 2014
For more information about Theatre SKAM and Bike Ride, including the unique venue, please visit skam.ca/bike-ride.