Company Creation Festival
What is it?
Company Creation Festival (CCF) is a festival of new works generated by ensembles using unconventional means. Four productions are presented in repertory over four weeks, through January and February. Projects are selected through a written application. Each selected production receives 5 performances, staff support, and the opportunity to earn an honorarium based on ticket sales.
What We’re Looking For
We want to give you the time, space, and resources to really sink your teeth into a project that excites you as a company. We welcome projects in every stage of development, from ideas for pieces that you plan to create in rehearsal to plays you’ve been workshopping with a playwright for years. Here’s what gets us excited:
Adventurous work created collaboratively, especially if your process is unusual or experimental in any way
The ability to do a lot with a little, visually speaking. You’ll be performing in rep, so you’ll be working with limited load-in and strike time, but we encourage participants not to default to using a blank stage with a single chair. Past participants have found a lot of wonderful ways to transform the space and create something gorgeous for the audience.
Stand-alone projects with dedicated artistic teams
Artists who are strongly committed to supporting the greater theatrical community and are excited to perform in a repertory environment
CCF has supported over 20 different ensembles since its founding in 2010. Past participants have included Psittacus Productions, Poor Dog Group, Rook Theater, MaiM Theatre Company, Drive Theater Company, and more.
Application & guidelines
Application Open: August 15, 2015
Application Deadline: September 15, 2015
Festival Dates: January 20 – Feb 14, 2016
Application Open: August 15, 2016
Application Deadline: October 1, 2016
Festival Dates: January 18 – Feb 12, 2017
What we provide
Venue for rehearsals, tech and performances.
The design and printing of marketing materials and playbills.
E-marketing and cross-promotion between festival productions.
Box office and ticketing staff and support.
Theatrical lighting and sound equipment, as well as designers for sound/lighting needs. NOTE: We do not provide board operators or stage managers to run your show, but we do provide a designer to program lighting cues in the system and a sound coordinator to drop your pre-existing sounds/music into the system.
What you provide
The production and scenery, props and costumes.
All creative and technical staff for rehearsing and performing the production, including a stage manager. Each production will sweep and mop the space on the Wednesday performance.
Board operator to run your show. This can, of course, be the same person as your stage manager if you want, but you provide this person.
Commitment to promote the festival as a whole.
Email the festival producer here.