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Extended Deadline: Gateway Theatre Masterclass Series- Call for Submission (June 6th)

AdjustedTheatreColour crop SEDear Theatre, Dance and Film folks,

This is Iris Lau, Professional Development Coordinator at the Gateway Theatre in Richmond, BC.

We understand that some of you are still pondering what the inaugural Gateway Pacific Theatre Festival and the Gateway Pacific Masterclass series are. You now have untilMidnight June 6th (Sunday) to get your submissions in for the Masterclass Series.

Please spread widely the attached application form and the details of the Call for Submission. The Masterclass series will be instructed in Cantonese by professional artists from Hong Kong. The Gateway Theatre will provide airfare and accommodation, as required, for all selected candidates.

Applicants can also apply online:

We appreciate your help.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
Thank you so much.

Q & A about the Masterclass series:
Q: I am a dancer/ movement artist. But I am interested in the Masterclass series. Can I apply for it?
A: Sure! We appreciate youre challenging yourself and pushing your boundary.  Let us know why youre interested in the festival and your goal.

Q: If I’m in the Masterclass Series, do I need to pay for the Masterclass Series, as well as the performances tickets?
A: No. To support our artists in Canadian Cantonese/ Chinese theatre society, we will provide airfare and accommodation, as required, for all selected candidates from outside of Greatest Vancouver. We also provide you 3 (free too!) tickets for those 3 performances during the Festival.

Q: I can speak Cantonese. But I cant read Chinese. Is it ok if I join the Masterclass series?
Q: I can barely speak/ understand Cantonese. Can I still apply for the Festival?
A: Yes, please. We appreciate and fully support our artists if theyre going to step out their comfort zone. Let us know more about you and the reason why you want to join the masterclass series in your letter of intention.


Iris Lau
Professional Development Coordinator- Gateway Theatre<>
6500 Gilbert Road,
Richmond BC,
Canada V7C 3V4