Presented by Rumble

CALL FOR SUBMISSION Harvest Moon: Untrue Stories Live

Submissions due Sept 11th, 2022

New Creations Cabaret Series

Application form found here
See below for more details.


Harvest Moon: Untrue Stories Live


Key Dates

Submission Deadline: September 11th 2022
Selection Announcement: September 23rd 2022
Full Company meeting:
October 3rd or 7th [date pending]
1st Draft Script Deadline: October 14th 2022
Rehearsal Dates: October 17th – 20th [Required minimum 4 hrs per piece]
Tech/Dress: October 19th & 20th [Evening]
Event Date: October 21st  & 22nd  [Evening]
Post Mortem: October 27th 

Artists must be available for at least 4 hours of rehearsal, tech/dress dates, and both event dates


Event Details

“Come a little bit closer, hear what I have to say.”

A night where we gather to share stories. 

It’s something like a storytelling night, only the stories don’t have to be true. But they can be, because there’s always a little truth in fiction. Following up on the success of last season’s triptych of seasonal celebrations (Liminal Magic, Lupercalia, Ostara) we are pleased to invite submissions on the theme of “Harvest Moon” for the New Creation Night of the 2022/2023 season. 

Harvest Moon – It’s the union of cosmic and earthly – heavenly bodies and mother earth – times for traditions honouring the dark and bidding farewell to the sun; the cull, the bounty – the end and the beginning. Also it’s a great Neil Young Song – so open for interpretation too!

Image above by Luz Adriana Villa.

Event Location: Progress Lab 1422 William Street


Call Details

We strongly encourage works including:

Creative Fiction
Futurism and Afrofuturism
Storytelling and Fable
Underrepresented and Experimental Forms of Storytelling
Multidisciplinary work
Multilingual work
Work fusing genres

Applicants whose project draws on or shares traditional knowledge must be able to verify adequate permissions to share this story in public. 

How it Works:

  1. We select story concepts submitted by you. We will select three pieces.
  2. Selected Artists write a piece (maximum 12 minutes). 
  3. Pieces will be performed by the writer or another artist as you see fit. 
  4. We will provide an additional fee/resources for a collaborative artist as needed.
  5. This all happens LIVE AND IN PERSON! 
  6. Everything gets recorded and broadcast out at a later date for access.
  7. We host pieces on our podcast platform. You maintain full creative rights to your piece!

Selected Applicants will receive:
Presentation Fee ($1000)
Collaborating Artist Fees as appropriate (up to $1000) 

Please Note: This format is ideally suited to direct address, monologues or lecture based work, but could support two-handers or dialogue based work.

We strive to make our events accessible to all artists, including D/deaf artists, artists with lived experiences of disability, neurodivergent artists and artists on the mental health spectrum; and are happy to make accommodations based on the access needs of our selected artists, including ASL interpretation and visual description. We especially encourage submissions from QTIBPOC. 


Submission Details

What to Submit:

  • Tell us who you are
  • Give us a short description of what you want to create/do
  • Let us know if there is a collaborating artist you will be working with and what their role is 
  • Send us something to get to know you a bit better. This could be:
    -Past writing
    -Video or audio of you performing/your work being performed
    -Phone Recording of you reading something you care about

How to Submit: 

Please fill out the following form:

Or submit ONE pdf with the “What to Submit” information to New Creation Night Artistic Producer Tricia Trinh at 

For further information email We will be in touch with selected applicants by September 23rd 2022.