7 July 2021, Fredericton, NB – The Fredericton Playhouse will continue to offer New Brunswick artists the opportunity to use its professional facilities and services in a series of creative artist residencies. Applications are now being accepted for available residency time during the summer of 2022 and winter of 2023.


The artist residency program called InterMISSION, established during the pandemic, will continue to expand the capacity and activities in the theatre during otherwise quiet periods in the annual rental and programming cycle. Designed for local artists to nurture and support creativity and innovative practices in their craft, the InterMISSION residency program offers artists mentorship, space and support.

During the inaugural season, the Playhouse welcomed 71 local artists for 11 multi-disciplinary residencies while the stage was not being used for regular programming. This time was used for artistic activities including script development, preparing for concerts, movement exploration, filming music videos, and more.

Based on the success of the pilot program, the Fredericton Playhouse will continue InterMISSION residencies while returning to a fully scheduled season in 2021 and seeks proposals for the 22-23 season.

Residencies are open to theatre artists, musicians, choreographers, composers, dancers, visual artists, designers, etc. Individual artists, artistic companies, collectives, or any combination thereof working collaboratively are eligible to apply. Artists must be professional artists as defined by ArtsNB and may be at any stage of their career. Priority will be given to applications that include artists residing in the greater Fredericton region.


For full eligibility and application details, please visit https://bit.ly/3jPYdhsor contact Lesandra Dodson, Director of Programming, at lesandra@theplayhouse.ca. Playhouse technical staff, specializing in theatrical lighting, sound, and multi-media arts, are available to the artists to work on individually designed proposals of development and exploration. The Playhouse staff is also available to assist with designing proposals, grant writing, production tutorials or other educational components involved in an artist’s creative project.


Application deadline: August 31, 2021.



Media contact: Meghan Callaghan, Marketing and Communications Director, The Fredericton Playhouse, 506.459.6210 | meghan.callaghan@theplayhouse.ca


InterMISSION program contact: Lesandra Dodson, Director of Programming, The Fredericton Playhouse, 506.459.6209 | lesandra@theplayhouse.ca

Fredericton Playhouse Inc. is a charitable non-profit organization that manages a 709-seat live performance venue in downtown Fredericton. It provides facilities and services to local, regional, national and international clients to stage live performance events for the benefit of the greater Fredericton region. It provides these services on behalf of the City of Fredericton, who is responsible for the Playhouse as a community asset.