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Chester Playhouse is hiring a Technical Director!

Application Deadline: August 26, 2022

The Chester Playhouse is looking for a part-time Technical Director for our "currently mobile, but soon moving into a brand new" theatre in Chester, Nova Scotia. Variable hours, increasing over the coming year. Lots of opportunities to grow for the right individual. Please reach out if you're interested, or share with anyone who may be interested.
Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At the Chester Playhouse, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles. The Chester Playhouse is eager to provide opportunities to applicants from all backgrounds and is eager to accommodate the right person who brings a unique viewpoint to our organization. We encourage all interested parties to reach out if they are interested, to discuss how we can best accommodate your application.

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 OutFest 2023 Submissions Open!

Application Deadline: August 24, 2022, at 11:59 pm


OutFest, a 6-day festival, is the largest Queer Theatre festival in Atlantic Canada. The festival will once again take place at The Bus Stop Theatre from Tuesday, April 24th - Sunday, April 30th, 2023. Our festival currently operates on a profit-share model, ensuring that every artist involved is paid.

After a successful relaunch this past March, we have adjusted our festival lineup, adding new categories and tweaking some of our previous ones. This will allow for more artists to get involved and create additional opportunities for professional, and emerging Queer artists. 

We are once again looking for Emerging and Main Stage pieces. As well as Two-Spirit artists for our Two-Spirit Stage. However, we are also adding: a Family Stage, a Digital Stage, and Queer-Prov, an evening of improv comedy. Our Family Stage will take place on Saturday morning and will be designed for Queer families and/or families with Queer children. We will be seeking a performer/performance designed for young audiences. Our Digital Stage will take place on Sunday morning and will be an opportunity for folks to engage with digital and/or interactive content. We will be seeking a performer/performance that makes use of digital or interactive media. Our Emerging Stage will feature 2 (max 60 min) pieces that are considered New Work (not previously workshopped or produced). Our Main Stage will feature 2 (max 60 min) pieces that may have been workshopped or produced in a limited capacity.


Click here for detailed information regarding our submission call, including specific information on each category, the fall workshop with Annie Valentina








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