on your terms  

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100% of the ticket sales going to the artists

NEW: inspiraTO unhinged  

Inspired by the Fringe festival , we at inspiraTO will be creating something similar: inspiraTO unhinged. One of the shows at next year’s festival will have be based on a lottery system (6 individuals/theatre companies will be drawn), with 100% of the ticket sales going to the artists, much like the Fringe model. However, the artists will need to address next season’s theme: Outcast. They will have full creative control of their piece: from writing, casting and directing. Unhinged.

Unleash your power to create. On your terms.

Overview

The inspiraTO Festival, Canada’s largest ten-minute play festival, now in it’s 14th season, and showcasing over 100 theatre artists, and is held in late May, early June each year. This year’s festival is from May 30 to June 8, 2019 .    

For anyone

The 2019 inspiraTO unhinged Lottery is for anyone who wants to create theatre magic. The festival has four shows (6 ten-minute plays in each show). Only one show, the inspiraTO unhinged show, will be selected by lottery at our UNHINGED Draw in early January. Six companies will be selected.

How it works

Each company will create a ten-minute play (not less than 8 minutes and not more than 11 minutes) and addressing the upcoming theme: Outcast. They will have full creative control of their piece: from writing, casting and directing. 

The companies will have 9-10 shows at Alumnae’s Studio Theatre (75 seats), now fully air conditioned. The order of their performances will be determined closer to festival opening.       

The six companies will share 100% of the box office revenue for their show (regardless of how many members are participating for each company). Although they are splitting the revenues amongst themselves, they also have the power of five other companies to market their show. With this support, each company will find it easy to make a profit.       

Key dates

Applications open: October 15, 2018. 

Applications due:  Dec. 15, 2018 at 11:59pm.

Cost to apply: Application fee of $20 + participation fee of $150 (only if drawn)

Lottery drawn: January 9, 2019

Further details will be provided in late September, early October.