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Showcase in Place: Open Call for Submissions
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Open Call for Submissions

IPAY is accepting submissions for Showcase in Place!

You can add on a Themed Submission to your SiP Registration for the low cost of $50 ($35 for IPAY Members).

Submissions for SiP: IRL and SiP: SuperBloom must be represented in the Virtual Marketplace. Submissions may only be purchased with Virtual Marketplace registrations.

SiP 2021 Themes are IRL and Superbloom!

Do you have a production that fits into one of these categories? Register for the Virtual Marketplace and add on the Themed Submission product at checkout. Limited to 2 Submissions per company.

IRL Submissions due October 30, 2020

SuperBloom Submission due December 18, 2020

There will not be a Selection Committee for SiP Themed Submissions. All work submitted that meets the criteria below will be accepted and promoted for the duration of each SiP Theme. A diverse roster of Guest Curators will be invited to share their own Noteworthy and Recommended lists for each SiP offering a fresh perspective on how work is promoted and an open platform to share as much work as we can.


November 23 - December 20, 2020

IRL (IN REAL LIFE) will lift up performing arts for young people created by Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC*), LGBTQIA+* folks, and the Disabled Community. It is imperative that touring productions created by these vibrant artistic communities are centered, valued, and supported. As the revolutions across the world continue, it has never been more necessary to de-center whiteness and dismantle the systemic colonial structures that dominate in the global PYA sector.

Where is the work that tells stories by, with and for these communities IN REAL LIFE? IRL will focus the spotlight on productions for young audiences that serve this mandate. Over the course of the month, IPAY will feature all productions submitted by artists who self-identify with this theme, and take a deeper look at work that is relevant to the world young people live in and the issues that matter to them. Every young person deserves to not only see themselves on stage, but behind the scenes, in the writers' room, sitting in the director's chair, and wearing the many hats of a producer or manager.

*BIPOC- Black, Indigenous, People of Color

*LGBTQIA+ - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Asexual/Aromantic, and the other queer identities that exist under this umbrella


January 4 - January 31, 2021

A superbloom is defined as "a rare desert botanical phenomenon in which an unusually high proportion of wildflowers whose seeds have lain dormant in desert soil germinate and blossom at roughly the same time”.
After a severe and extensive drought, a SuperBloom of flowers appear as the drought is washed away. We’re not sure when the “pandemic drought” will be washed away, but we are confident that a SuperBloom of new creation will flourish when it does. This SiP Theme focuses on innovation, new creation, digital and on-line offerings and any other new ideas coming out of this COVID world. This theme will include opportunities for pitches on new creation.

Images by Wide Eyed Studios | Showcase 2020

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