Wanted: Plays For Montreal’s 4th Annual International Anarchist Theatre Festival


Fifth Estate # 379, Fall, 2008

Montreal’s fourth annual International Anarchist Theatre Festival is seeking submissions of anarchist theatre pieces to be staged May 11 – 14th, 2009.

We are looking for theatre pieces in English or French, from 5 to 60 minutes long, about anarchists, anarchist ideas and history, or any subject related to anarchism including anti-state, against capitalism, racism, homophobia, sexism, etc. We will consider plays or monologues that are original work, ones that have already been performed, or that have been written by anarchists (historical or contemporary).

The festival is part of Montreal’s annual Festival of Anarchy that leads up to the city’s 10th annual Anarchist Bookfair, May 16 & 17, 2009, the largest anarchist event in North America.

All work performed is without remuneration. The Festival will provide publicity, an appropriate indoor venue, plus a guaranteed interested audience. All proceeds from ticket sales are used to cover event expenses and for staging future Festivals.

If interested, please send a synopsis, ‘the script or script excerpts, a bio/resurne, a DVD or video (or link to on-line clips) of the piece, reviews of past work, your technical requirements, an artists’ vision statement, and explain why your proposal would fit in the Festival. If you want your materials returned, please send a SASE envelope with sufficient funds for postage.

In the past, the festival has staged work by members of The Living Theatre, The Bread & Puppet Theatre, Monique Surel, author of Au temps de l’anarchie, un theatre du combat, Nicole Mourer, Norman Nawrocki, etc. Last year’s festival drew 400 people each night.

DEADLINE: NO LATER THAN January 5, 2009 to either: anarchisetfestival@yahoo.ca or, mail to:

@ Theatre Festival
c/o S. Laplage
6797 rue de Normanville
Montreal, Quebec H2S 2C2