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Downstage Theatre

Stage It Program Applications

Downstage is now accepting applications for our 2022/23 Stage It program! Are you an emerging creator-producer? If so, check out our Stage It program application information.

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Stage It is focused on emerging theatre artists who want to develop themselves as creator-producers. Downstage will select two creator-producer duos. This season, Downstage is looking for pieces that use humour to investigate the topic at hand.

Creator-producer duos will choose a producing project for Stage It and will receive developmental mentorship from Downstage staff. Producing projects will be showcased at Stage It Festival, May 11-14, 2023 at Motel Theatre, Arts Commons!

Stage It runs from September 2022 to June 2023.

There is no fee to participate in this program and each creator-producer duo will receive an honorarium of $2,000.


  • Last day to apply: June 15, 2022
  • Downstage contacts applicants about interviews: June 20, 2022
  • Interviews: June 27 & 28, 2022
  • Program begins: September 2022

Downstage invites people to bring their full selves in their interactions with us. Our aim is to create work environments where every individual involved feels heard and respected. Downstage encourages applications to the Stage It program from all folks, including those who are gender diverse, disabled, LGBTQ+, Two-Spirit, and individuals who are Indigenous, Black, or People of Colour. We aim to create a caring, inclusive, accessible space where the health, wellness, and dignity of all is prioritized above all else. We are accountable to one another and are committed to fostering environments where communication is ongoing.

2022 – 2023