Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Musho Theatre Festival 2016 - Call For Proposals

MUSHO! FESTIVAL 2016 - get your proposals in now!

PANSA KZN will be hosting the Musho! International Theatre Festival from 13 January to 18 January 2016. 

The festival is dedicated to small works and the celebration of the skill of the solo or duo performer.

Proposals must be formatted as detailed below, and should be submitted to 
kzn@pansa.org.za before 12.00 (midday) on 2 October, 2015.

All proposals are read by a selection committee of local theatre professionals, and successful applicants will be contacted at the end of October 2015.

Selection criteria for the festival include:

·      The work must have only one or two persons only performing.

·      The work should be an innovative and interesting concept.

·      The work should have potential appeal for local audiences.

·      The work should be able to perform in festival conditions, with quick get-in and strike, and simple technical requirements.

·      The work should be classifiable as theatre (with a discernible narrative) – we do not stage poetry, dance or music – although these elements can be included in the work.

·      The company or individual should have a good track-record and reputation.

·      The work should not have played publicly in Durban in the past 12 months.

·      The work should be 50-70 minutes in length.

Participants are paid for their participation in the festival.  The amount paid per performance will be confirmed at a later date, and is subject to the funding that PANSA receives.

 Contracts will be drawn up between the artists and the festival once selection and confirmation procedures have been concluded, in October 2015.


Your proposal must contain the following information, with the correctly numbered order.


1.  Name of producer / contact person

2.  Contact address, telephone number and email

3.  Name of show

4.  Genre of show (e.g.:  drama, comedy, physical theatre, musical theatre etc)

5.  Appropriate audience and age-group

6.  Any potential age restrictions related to: sex, nudity, violence, strong language.

7.  Exciting description of the show (maximum ½ page) – no scripts please!

8.  Description of technical requirements for the show

9.  Names of performers / directors / writers of the show

10.  Background and experience of the group (maximum ½ page)


10.  Details on where show has been performed previously (if any)

11.  Press reviews from show (if any)

12.  Photographs of the production (maximum of two photos)

kzn@pansa.org.za BY 2 October, 2015