Want to Play the Fool with us? Here’s some stuff you should know.
The Film Festival
The Play the Fool Film Festival launches annually on April 1st.
The Theatre Festival
The Play the Fool live theatre festival is held annually in September.
- Applications for MainStage artists usually open in January, and close in March.
- The Rookie Cabaret and mentorship program applications usually open in April, and close in May.
All our programming timelines and decisions will be made with an abundance of caution, will depend on the latest and health & travel recommendations.
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Past live festivals have served as a scouting ground for Cirque de Soleil, and have featured performances by; Mump & Smoot (Michael Kennard & John Turner); Karen Hines (Pochsy); Deanna Fleysher (Butt Kapinski); Candace Roberts (LARRY); S.E. Grummett; Iman Lizarazu; Jesse Buck; Jed Tomlinson & Jacqueline Russell (Sizzle & Spark); Pratik Motwani, James Peck & Sarah Peters (Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre); Amelia Van Brunt, Hercienda Arts Collective, Adam Keefe, Rebecca Merkely (Merk de Soleil), Jake Tkaczyk, Alex Dawkins, Christine Lesiak, Allan Turner (Mullet), Chris Ross & Travis Bernhardt, Aytahn Ross (The Great Balanzo), The Grand Salto Theatre, and dozens of other professional performers.