Playwrights! Actors! Dancers!
Soliciting drama skits, monologues, dance sequences, documentaries in audio and video formats, based on AFAC Themes.

Artists for A Change (AFAC) project seeks theme-based drama skits, monologues, dance sequences and documentaries for an audio and a video collection to be launched at the 2nd Annual Alex Festival on May 26, 2018.

Audio Collection
Drama skits, monologues, dance sequences, documentaries – audio
– Duration 1-10 minutes
– Acceptable file formats: mp3, .m4a, .ogg, .wav
– For more information or to discuss your idea, send an email to ‘Drama Audio Collection’ at afac@alexhouse.net

Drama skits, monologues, dance sequences, documentaries – video
– Duration 1-10 minutes
– Acceptable file formats: .mp4, .m4v, .mov, .wmv, .avi, .mpg, .ogv, .mpeg4, .mpegps, .flv, .3gpp, .webm
– For more information or to discuss your idea, send an email to ‘Drama Video Collection’ at afac@alexhouse.net

AFAC Themes
Seeking all forms of art and literature (not propaganda and rhetoric) on the following themes. Please view them in the context of AFAC objectives, goals and guiding vision.

The Last River
Environment – destruction and protection
Addressing the failure of current systems to sustain our living Earth by empowering community. No pipelines, sustainable living, clean energy, art of protest, urban sprawl, loss of diversity.
Call Me Christy
Societal prejudices and taboos
Disarming the taboos around claiming our power as citizens. Experiences and impacts of systemic prejudices based on class, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, religion, culture, ableism, ageism.
Historic Lies
People’s history – understandings and outcomes
Displacing negative cultural group-think; disrupting hypnotic media. Truth and Reconciliation, Indigenous genocide, usurpation of voice, cultural appropriation, racism against people of Color.
Bread and Roses
Urban inequality, poverty and homelessness
When existing systems fail, what replaces them? Inequality of power, resulting apathy; and how to halt community fragmentation. Loss of life, voice and possessions; tent cities, ‘fentanyl’ deaths.
Voices in the Rain
Voice – expression, silencing and appropriation
Listening to suppressed voices. Moving away from violence, and into holistic harmony. Indigenous, people of color, LGBTQ, welfare recipients, people with disabilities, women, refugees, seniors, youth.

Themes overlap and inter-sect. See how well any or all of them reflect in your performance.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions are open from December 1, 2017 to March 1, 2018.

Residents of Metro Vancouver, specifically South and North Surrey, are eligible.

Include a title page with your submission containing: your name, address, phone, email; and, most important, indicate the theme/s that your work relates to.

Add your name and contact information only in your email message or title page. Do not enter your name or contact information in your submission; it’ll disqualify it from entering the selection process

We prefer unpublished audios and videos but if there is previously published/presented material that you think would add to the project themes, feel free to submit, and make sure the previously published credit is included in the title page of your submission.

A small honorarium will be offered for selected work.

Your work remains your property.

Submit online

Attach acceptable file formats to your email message with
‘AFAC Festival Submissions/Drama Audio Collection’
and/or
‘AFAC Festival Submissions/Drama Video Collection’
in the subject line, and send it to:
afac@alexhouse.net

By mail or in-person submissions are not acceptable.

Send inquiries regarding AFAC Drama audio/video Collection to
afac@alexhouse.net

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