Fool Festival

(Festival Of Oral Literature) - Canada

Canada, Toronto
October 21 to October 24 (in 2010)
Organizated by:
Dan Yashinsky and Lisa Pijuan-Nomura
Kind of public:
Family (all)
More information:

The Second Fool Festival - Call for Submissions

F.O.O.L. - Festival of Oral Literatures Call for Submissions!

F.O.O.L. - Festival of Oral Literatures is a celebration of the mouth almighty, from storytelling to spoken word.  F.O.O.L features experiments in oral narrative, traditional folktelling, collaborative performances, solo word-dancers, and a myth remix.  FOOL welcomes listeners and performers into spaces where the performance of oral stories opens an intimate connection between artist and audience.
F.O.O.L. is being co-produced by GirlCanCreate and The Tellery , under the artistic direction of Lisa Pijuan-Nomura and Dan Yashinsky .  It takes place October 21 to October 24 , 2010  at various locations in Toronto.  F.O.O.L. features a wide range of storytellers, spoken word artists, and performers who use voice, movement, music, and story to create mind-movies for their audiences.  Performances take place in house concerts, at the Artscape Wychwood Barns, and in Kensington Market. 
For the second year of the festival we are seeking both emerging and established artists of all disciplines who are creating exciting work with stories. We are currently accepting submissions for a variety of different venues. We are especially interested in Sassy, Interdisciplinary, Bright, Innovative, Experimental, Edgy, Sexy Brilliant Story Pieces that are from 10 to 25 minutes in length.
F.O.O.L. will offer all artists honorariums.
Please send:

  • Description of the piece
  • Length of the piece
  • Artist Bio
  • Support Material " Scripts, Video, CD, press clippings, etc. Please include links to websites where applicable.
  • Contact Person and Information

Deadline for submissions is August 25, 2009.
All applicants will be notified by September 3, 2009 via email.
Please send submissions to: F.O.O.L. c/o Lisa Pijuan-Nomura to lisa@girlcancreate.com
We also accept snail mail applications at F.O.O.L. 88 Hallam St. Toronto. ON M6H 1W8
We look forward to hearing about your ideas and projects! If you have any questions please contact Lisa at lisa@girlcancreate.com or call 416-516-4925


FOOL " festival of oral literatures is a place where listeners and performers can explore the art of making mind-movies with voice, music, body, and story.

We believe storytelling is an ancient and an avant-garde art, with branches in dance, puppetry, spoken word, dub, recitation, hip hop, and theatre.

Intimate and direct, the storyteller conjures reverie by giving voice to our collective dreads, dilemmas, and dreams.

Thank you for joining us for our first-ever FOOL!

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