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Opportunities: FESTIVAL OPERA PRIMA CALL FOR ENTRIES (Rovigo) Deadline – 30th March 2019

FESTIVAL OPERA PRIMA CALL FOR ENTRIES (Rovigo) from the 12th to the 15th september 2019
Deadline: 30th March 2019
Online Application: 15th March 2019
Fee to Participate or Apply: 0

Description Of Opportunity:


This call for entries is opened to groups or artists that practice experimental theatre throughout Europe. EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE is the proposal of a work that really 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 individuals or groups of Italian and European 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 an experimentation with scenic languages, according to the points mentioned above, are eligible for selection.
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.


The selected performances are going to be included in the 2019 edition of Festival Opera Prima.
All expenses and practices concerning 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 guest house (just for the people working in the performance).


All the performances are going to be realized in Rovigo inside the spaces used by the Festival from the 12th to the 15th September 2019. It is possible to realize performances also in unconventional locations and outdoor. The artistic direction can ask to 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.

Participation in the announcement implies full acceptance of this regulation.
The organization reserves the right to decide on issues not expected by this regulation

How To Apply:


Submissions have to include:

  • Artistic curriculum of the company or of the artist;
  • Artistic form and technical specifications of the performance;
  • link to the full video of the performance (if the proposal consists on a debut, link to previous works). Video material has to be viewed directly online (by a link) and they mustn’t be downloaded. Other ways of sending materials are not accepted.

All the submissions (with video links) have to be sent by e-mail to: [email protected] writing on the object of the mail “Submission to Festival Opera Prima 2019” by 12.00 pm of the 30th March 2019.
We do not accept other ways of sending materials.
Participants authorize, pursuant to Law 196/2003 and to GDPR – European Regulation no. 2016/679, the processing of personal data and the use of the sent informations for all the purposes related to the announcement.


The selection of the performances is entrusted to the unquestionable judgment of the artistic direction of the Festival.
By submitting their candidacy, participants authorize the use of sent images for the communication and publications related to the initiative.


The contact persons of the selected projects is going to be contacted by Association Festival Opera Prima once the selection process has been completed.

Contact Email:[email protected]

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