Festival Opera Prima Call

Festival Opera Prima Call For Entries 2021

Festival Opera Prima Call is opened to single artists or emerging and independent professional companies that work with professional purposes in the field of contemporary theatre, dance and performing arts.

Where: Rovigo, Italy

When: 05-12 September 2021

Deadline for applications: 28th March 2021

This call for entries is opened to national and international groups or artists that practice experimental theatre. EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE is the proposal of a work that truly experiments with the dramaturgy (interpreted as scenic composition), the actor, the spectator and the scenic space.
In other words, experimental theatre is all that unconventional theatre pursuing:
– the autonomy of scenic language from a written play; the redefinition of the scenic space;
– the reformulation of the role and the gaze of the spectator;
– an original actors’ training;
– a link that connects the actors to the project of the company.

The call is opened to Italian and international individuals or groups of professional theatre and performing arts, structured in any legal form that allows them to fulfill the administrative and bureaucratic practices necessary to realize their performance.
Only artistic projects that realize experimentation with scenic languages, according to the points mentioned above, are eligible for selection. Amateur works, drama theater and performances of entertainment won’t be selected. The Festival commission selects both original works that have not been yet performed, as well as works that have already debut, but which have not had an adequate circulation and/or visibility. It is advisable to submit works no longer than 60 minutes.
The selected performances are going to be included in the 2021 edition of Festival Opera Prima. All expenses and practices concerning the organization, communication, staff, promotion of the event will be in charge of the organization of the Festival.
At each selected company will be paid, after the presentation of an invoice, a fee that has to be agreed and will be guaranteed the possibility of lodging at an affiliated guesthouse (just for the people working in the performance).

All the performances are going to be realized in Rovigo inside the venues used by the Festival from the 05th to the 12th September 2021. It is possible to realize performances also in unconventional locations and outdoor. The artistic direction can ask the selected company to realize more replies of the performance.

Selected candidates commit to:
• support the promotion of FESTIVAL OPERA PRIMA throughout their channels (web
site, social, press office…);
• respect Festival praxis regarding set-up times and rules;
• perform the selected work on the agreed day or days;
• comply with the local measaures prescribed for the containment of Covid-19 infection, in force during the company’s stay at the festival.
Participation in the announcement implies full acceptance of this regulation.
The organization reserves the right to decide on issues not expected by this regulation.

For further information, please visit https://www.festivaloperaprima.it/en/

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