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Off-IPAY Independent Showcase
Off-IPAY Independent Showcases 2020
Philadelphia, January 21-25, 2020
Playing Hooky, PPS Danse/Pierre-Paul Savoie, Canada, Off-IPAY Showcase 2019, photo by Rolline Laporte

Submissions for Off-IPAY 2020 are still open to the public! Submit your independent Showcase by November 15, 2019.
Get your work seen in 2020 by hundreds of IPAY Showcase delegates!

Off-IPAY 2020 presents an opportunity for Artists, Producers, and Agents, to present an official Independent Showcase Performance. This initiative increases the number of productions available for Showcase delegates and increases opportunities for member artists to showcase their work.

Note: Off-IPAY independent productions might include full-length productions, pitch sessions, and/or a group of artistic companies organized around specific cultural region or genre.

Artists, Producers and Agents who wish to present an official Off-IPAY Independent Showcase must:

  • Be an IPAY Member through Showcase 2020.
  • Register for the full IPAY 2020 Showcase (January 22-25, 2020) as an EXHIBITOR (or have Agency representation and register as a DELEGATE). If multiple companies are participating in one Off-IPAY they all need to be represented in some way in the Exhibit Hall. Note: Registration will be open in September. See 2019 Registration Rates here. (Showcase 2020 Registration Rates will be announced in September.)
  • Be completely responsible for all production and expenses related to independent showcases: including and not limited to venue hire, production and technical aspects, promotion, appropriate insurance, freight, local storage etc.
  • Agree to provide access for all registered IPAY Delegates to the performance (within venue capacity restrictions).
  • Pay a fee of $250 which includes a 50-word listing in the official IPAY program and on the Showcase website. The listing must include: a production photo, performance title, artistic company, age range, capacity, venue, show time(s), whether tickets and/or reservations are required, contact phone and email. Note: All independent producers are responsible for managing reservations if they are required.
  • Schedule the Off-IPAY Independent Showcase Performances only during the specific time periods sanctioned by IPAY. Failure to comply with official scheduling could result in removal of show from IPAY listings.*
  • Schedule Off-IPAY Independent Showcase Performance in a Philadelphia venue.
  • Submit an online Off-IPAY application before the deadline of Friday, November 15, 2019, 11:59pm EST.
Before submitting an Off-IPAY Showcase, please review these important considerations.

Click here to download 2020 Off-IPAY Producing Considerations.

Off-IPAY Schedule and Venues
IPAY Independent Showcases may be held only during specific times within the conference schedule and may not conflict with any other official IPAY event. Official events include receptions, exhibition hall, Showcases, Spotlights, and Kindling. Off-IPAY presentations customarily fall during lunches, dinners, and late night time slots during the Showcase schedule.

Official Off-IPAY 2020 time slots:
 6–8pm   Dinner Break and Off-IPAY Independent Showcases
 9-11pm  Late Night Off-IPAY Independent Showcases 
 6:45–8:45pm  Dinner Break and Off-IPAY Independent Showcases 
 6:15–8:15pm  Dinner Break and Off-IPAY Independent Showcases  


All Independent producers are responsible for securing their own performance venue. Click here to download a list of suggested venues, contact information, pricing, and tentative availability. All suggested venues are near or on the Avenue of the Arts and are in close proximity to the Conference Hotel and Official Showcase Venues, unless otherwise noted.

IPAY does not discriminate and supports equal opportunities for all. However, we do reserve the right to refuse approval to any submissions deemed not to be in line with our mission, vision and/or values.

  Jabberbabble, Theatergroep Kwatta, The Netherlands, Off-IPAY Showcase 2019, photo by Laura Luca

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