Shortwave Theatre Festival

CALL FOR DIRECTORS!!!  

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CFRC 101.9 FM and Cellar Door Project are excited to announce a call for directors of original work for the first Shortwave Theatre Festival. With funding from Ontario Arts Council and the City of Kingston Arts Fund, The Shortwave Theatre Festival is a week of audio drama performances that we will present on CFRC's airwaves in November 2020. 

We have selected five audio theatre projects by local artists to be featured in the festival and now we’re looking for local directors to help us bring these shows to the airwaves! 

All Kingston-based artists are encouraged to submit an application package (see details below). You can be a professional director, an emerging creator, an actor eager to try something new, or a community organizer! The five selected shows fit into a wide variety of genres. Shortwave Theatre Festival directors will be offered an honorarium upon project completion.

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR? 

CFRC and Cellar Door Project are seeking directors that will work well with a diverse team to ignite the imaginations of listeners in the Kingston and beyond. Directors will be responsible for working with the Festival Director, playwright and 2 or more actors to create a 30-40 minute audio drama to be aired and podcasted by CFRC Radio during the Shortwave Theatre Festival in November 2020. 

A few things to take note of: 

  • Auditions will take place January 11-13 2020. Successful candidates will attend these auditions in CFRC’s studios.
  • Rehearsals for this project will take place throughout January and February with recording in March 2020. Directors are required to attend rehearsals.

We are open to submissions by directors with various levels of experience. If you want to experiment with radio theatre, we would love to work with you to create amazing radio theatre together!

HOW TO SUBMIT? 

By 5 PM EST on December 20th, please write to us at shortwave@cfrc.ca with:

  1. A resume or CV of past relevant experience. 
  2. A letter of intent, including:
  • Your interest in radio theatre as a medium. 
  • Your experience with teamwork and leadership
  • Your general availability between December 2019-July 2020 for work on rehearsals, recording, and post-production editorial review.

The CFRC-Cellar Door Shortwave Theatre Festival is a project supported with generous grants from the City of Kingston Arts Fund and the Ontario Arts Council.

Radio Theatre at CFRC: Call for Submissions to Shortwave Radio Theatre Festival

CFRC 101.9 FM is excited to announce a call for submissions of original work for the first Shortwave Theatre Festival, a week of audio drama that we are hosting in November 2020!

We are looking to develop five audio theatre projects by local artists to be featured in the festival. You take care of the script and concept, and we’ll work with you to bring it to life as a podcast and radio broadcast.  And you get paid!

All are encouraged to submit. You can be a professional theatre company, an emerging, unpublished writer, a mid-career theatre artist, or a community group. You can write a traditional radio play, or experiment with form, sound and language—we want to see it all! Selected submissions will be offered an honorarium upon project completion.

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WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

CFRC is seeking pitches that will ignite the imaginations of listeners in the Kingston and surrounding area. Your piece doesn’t have to be set anywhere near Kingston (or even on Planet Earth), but it should resonate with people who live here in town.

A few points to get you started:
-> Pay attention to the audio form. We don’t want to see any stage play or screenplay retooled for radio. We want you to respond to the unique challenges of radio and podcasting. Whether that’s an intimate, immersive storytelling experience, or a means to unite community through the airwaves—you tell us!
-> With the above in mind, adaptations of other works in the public domain are acceptable.
-> Exceptions for shorter pieces can be made, but aim for a running time of 35-55 minutes.

We are open to submissions in various stages of development. Be creative! If you have an interesting and provocative idea, there’s a good chance we’ll bite.

HOW TO SUBMIT

By the end of October 10, please write to us at shortwave@cfrc.ca with:

1. A creative submission, including:
     A. An audio sample, no more than five minutes (MP3 or WAV format), OR
     B. A script, no more than ten pages, OR
     C. If you are already developing a related project, or intend to devise a piece with a team, submit 250-500 words describing your core concept, intentions and  
         scope.

2. A letter of intent, including:
     A. 250 words describing how your project resonates with people who live in Kingston and the surrounding area, AND
     B. Your availability between October 15-18 for an interview.

Questions? JUST ASK!

The Shortwave Theatre Festival is generously supported by Ontario Arts Council, the Kingston Arts Council and the Dan School of Drama and Music

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