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Soundstage 2011 – call for submissions

21 Feb 2011

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Soundstage is an opportunity for New Zealand musicians to showcase their sound in our theatre - Downstage, Wellington.

Since 2009, the Soundstage programme has included The Woolshed Sessions, Paul Ubana Jones, Sam F Scott, Strike & Warren Maxwell, Rhian Sheehan, Lisa Tomlins, Adam Page & John Psathas, Spartacus R, Drumdrag andThe Lonesome Buckwhips.

What we are looking for:

Professional musicians and bands who are looking to extend their performance style by creating a show for an intimate theatrical environment, with a captive audience intent on listening and experiencing their music outside of a pub/club environment.

Our priority is towards those artists who are actively seeking to develop their work.  This is the perfect opportunity to explore a collaboration you’ve always dreamed of, or blend different musical forms and styles, or involve theatrical or filmic elements…the possibilities are endless. 

Downstage pays a small performance fee, and covers the marketing and production costs for the event.  We will actively promote and profile your show to our diverse audiences, and to venue and arts festival buyers so you have the best chance of success in attracting further performance opportunities.

If you are interested in being considered for Soundstage in 2011, please contact Angela Green for a submission form on programming@downstage.co.nz.

Submissions close 31 March 2011.

About Downstage

Downstage showcases the very best contemporary performing arts New Zealand has to offer…

distinctive, eclectic, surprising, breathtaking, challenging, proudly New Zealand, innovative.

A company that gets behind its artists and community; and creates distinctive voices that speak for a nation and are heard around the world.  A theatre to be reckoned with!

We are building an appreciation and following for distinctive New Zealand works of theatre, music and performance.

For further information please contact: Angela Green, Downstage, phone: (04) 802 6395, email: programming@downstage.co.nz