Trans artists, people of color, women, artists with disabilities, deaf and hard of hearing artists, and members of the LGBTQ community are encouraged to apply to the QuaranStream Theatre Festival. As we work to build a more accessible theatre, we will strive to prioritize the voices of artists with marginalized identities who too often are excluded from theatre spaces.
To submit please fill out this Google Form.
Playwrights! We are looking for plays that are…
Ten minutes long or shorter. If your play is longer than fifteen pages, it’s probably too long.
Written explicitly for live streaming. A Facebook Live stream should be the ideal medium for your piece, not a temporary compromise. All plays should have a live component.
Immediately producible. Actors should be able to perform this play from their homes after two or three virtual rehearsals.
Low-tech. The internet is chock full of bells and whistles, but right now less is more. Consider how cast size, setting, and sound might impact tech. For example, a play with a cast of one or two characters can easily be streamed from a smartphone; a play with a larger cast will require more tech (but isn’t impossible!).
Theatrical. How can the ephemeral, immediate nature of theatre be streamed?
Playwrights selected for the festival will be connected with a director and performer(s) from the pool of artists who have applied. If they prefer, playwrights are welcome to perform and/or direct their own piece, or apply with a piece that has already been cast and/or has a director attached. Space will be provided in your application to state your preference and connect us with your team. If you plan to use music in your work, please do your best to avoid copyrighted material. Streaming platforms will automatically end videos that contain popular copyrighted music. Click here to learn more about our live streaming process.
Performers! We are looking for applicants who are...
Excited to perform a short play over Facebook Live.
Available for two to three virtual rehearsals April 8th through 11th and are comfortable being directed remotely.
Comfortable streaming from their personal space.
Able to get off book for a ten minute play in about a week.
Film yourself answering the following prompt in two minutes or less:
Tell us a story of your favorite personal discovery in quarantine thus far and what you've done with it. Have you found food you'd forgotten about and created a delicious, or terrible, meal? Rediscovered the forgotten joys of coloring pages? Begun collaging photos of your own nude self?
All (well, most) stories are welcome.
Directors! We are looking for applicants who are…
Excited to direct a play in a new medium: Facebook Live.
Available for two to three virtual rehearsals April 8th through 11th and are comfortable directing remotely.
Other theatre artists!
We want to hear from you as well!
Are you a performance artist or choreographer excited to create work for Facebook Live?
Are you interested in remotely designing a show?
Do you want to dramaturg an exciting new form of theatre?
Fill out an application form and let us know how you see yourself getting involved. If you plan to use music in your work, please do your best to avoid copyrighted material. Streaming platforms will automatically end videos that contain popular copyrighted music.