Western Canada Theatre calls for creative proposals for YKAStrong event series

Western Canada Theatre is calling for proposals from Kamloops creatives and hoping to highlight the "wealth of talent" in the community for an upcoming fall event series.

As part of its YKAStrong series, WCT has invited proposals for for its compilation of theatre, performance and "creation" events to take place between September and December.

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"The YKAStrong series is designed to showcase the best of performing arts in Kamloops and region. It is aimed at introducing emerging voices to the stage in Kamloops, to provide performance opportunity for established local artists, to encourage experimentation and innovation in performance styles, and to encourage dialogue about important issues facing our community," the company says on its postings page.

Any artist living in the Thompson Nicola Regional District can apply, submitting proposals for original plays, cabarets, music, dance/movement performances, art installations, events, spoken word performances, lectures or conversations.

WCT says projects that combine live audience experiences and livestreaming or recorded video are welcome.

Projects that aren't quite stage-ready could also be combined as part of a showcase event.

When the series begins, the Pavilion Theatre will be set up with cabaret-style seating — tables and chairs — to allow for physical distancing, and small casts are recommended for performances.

Successful applicants will receive an honorarium and a box office split.

Application are due by July 31 and final decisions will be made by August 31.

To apply, submit a proposal written according to the guidelines posted by WCT on their website by the deadline to artistic director James MacDonald at james@wctlive.ca.

For more information go online to www.wctlive.ca/postings.htm.

Main stage events

The theatre company has also promised to reveal more about its upcoming theatre season at Sagebrush Theatre, as well, with more information coming later this summer.

"In keeping with the unpredictability of the times, at this point we don’t know whether we’ll announce a full five shows or begin with one at a time," reads an announcement sent to media on Tuesday.

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