PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NATIVE EARTH
May 20-26, 2019
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.
In order to make Paprika Festival as accessible as possible,
we’re proud to offer:
(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
Carving Home: Playwrights Unit Reading Series
*Note: $20 price includes $3 fee
DIRECTOR’S LAB (DOUBLE BILL) – 90 minutes
May 20 | 7:00 PM
May 24 | 7:00 PM
Created by Lindsey Middleton
Directed by Laura Meadows
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
Created & Directed by Cole Forrest
Created by Theresa Cutknife and Jesse Wabegijig
May 25 | 3:00 PM
Created by Joelle Peters
Dramaturgy by Falen Johnson
May 25 | 7:30 PM
PRODUCTIONS – 75 minutes ea.
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
by Kathy Martinez
Fear Of Men
by Merlin Simard
Made In China
by Ciana Henderson
by Laith Al-Kinani
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.