Paprika Festival 2019

PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NATIVE EARTH

May 20-26, 2019
Aki Studio

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For the fourth year running, Paprika Festival is partnering with Native Earth to present the 18th annual youth-led performing arts festival. Following a year of professional theatre training and mentorship programs, Paprika Festival showcases creations from the next generation for one full week in Aki Studio.

Paprika programs are free of cost for participants and offer exceptional training in: playwriting, performing, directing, producing, collective creation, design, and arts administration. New in 2017, through the support of Native Earth and other industry partners, Paprika Festival launched the Indigenous Arts Program to support and present the work of young Indigenous artists.

For more info: www.paprikafestival.com.

Click here for the Visual Guide to Aki Studio.


TICKETS

In order to make Paprika Festival as accessible as possible,
we’re proud to offer:

Pay-What-You-Can-Afford Tickets
(available online and at-the-door): $5 / $10 / $20*

Pay-What-You-Can Tickets (available at the door)

Pay-It-Forward Tickets (buy a ticket for someone else so they can access the Festival at no cost): $7

Indigenous Arts Program Showcase Day 
FREE | Reserve here

Carving Home: Playwrights Unit Reading Series
FREE | Reserve here

*Note: $20 price includes $3 fee



DIRECTOR’S LAB (DOUBLE BILL) – 90 minutes

May 20 | 7:00 PM
May 24 | 7:00 PM

Session
Created by Lindsey Middleton
Directed by Laura Meadows

སྒྲོལ་མ་ Dolma
Created & Directed by Rinchen Dolma Lama


CREATORS UNIT – 75 minutes

May 21 | 7:00 PM
May 24 | 9:30 PM
MAY 26 | 4:30 PM – Relaxed Performance (Visual Story)

Did You Miss Me?
Created by Naomi Bachan, Betty Lai,
Kendra Michel, and Cynthia Su


INDIGENOUS ARTS PROGRAM

Firestarter
Created & Directed by Cole Forrest

Kisâkihitin/Gizaagin
Created by Theresa Cutknife and Jesse Wabegijig

May 25 | 3:00 PM


Niish
Created by Joelle Peters
Dramaturgy by Falen Johnson

May 25 | 7:30 PM


PRODUCTIONS – 75 minutes ea.

Heresy
by Dharma Bizier and Kelsi James

May 21 | 9:30 PM
May 22 | 7:00 PM – Double Bill with How We Breathe
May 23 | 7:00 PM – Double Bill with How We Breathe

How We Breathe
by Rais Clarke-Mendes

May 20 | 9:30 PM – Relaxed Performance (Visual Story)
May 22 | 7:00 PM – Double Bill with Heresy
May 23 | 7:00 PM – Double Bill with Heresy


CARVING HOME: PLAYWRIGHTS UNIT READING SERIES
2 hours & 45 minutes

May 26 | 1:00 PM

Uncharted
by Kathy Martinez

Fear Of Men
by Merlin Simard

Made In China
by Ciana Henderson

Maryam’s Hijrah
by Laith Al-Kinani


CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL FESTIVAL DETAILS

VISUAL GUIDE TO AKI STUDIO


Paprika Festival is a youth-led professional performing arts organization, which runs year round professional training and mentorship programs that culminate in a performing arts festival of new work by young artists. Learn more here.