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Eyes On Beginnings
A Works-In-Progress Series

November 2023 & April 2024

It is always an inspiring moment when a new creative idea sparks, and with our new Works-In-Progress Series, you can be in the studio where it happens. Occurring once in the fall and spring, Toronto artists have the chance to share 10 minutes of new material followed by a facilitated audience feedback session. Come to discover fresh choreographic propositions and play an important role in the development of artistic works in our community by offering your perspectives!


Call to Artists: Eyes On Beginnings – Spring 2024 Applications Now Open

Eyes on Beginnings is not a presentation platform in the traditional sense. It is designed for artists who are experimenting with something new and are in the beginning phases of development. Selected artists will have up to 10 minutes to share their explorations followed by a feedback session with the public, led by Artistic Director Andrew Tay.. Artists will be consulted before the presentation on the type of feedback that would best support the development of their work.

Eyes on Beginnings is meant to be casual and low tech. Each participant will be provided the same general lighting wash and basic access to the theatre’s sound system.  

To apply, please fill out this Google form for submission to our selection committee.

Selected artists will receive a $300 honorarium for their participation.

Please be advised that the Winchester Street Theatre is unfortunately not barrier-free. You can visit TDT’s accessibility webpage for further details.

  • If you require an alternative format to help complete the application process, please email meryem@tdt.org and we can provide the application questions in an email, Word document or PDF

Inquiries about Eyes on Beginnings or the application process? Please contact meryem@tdt.org

Fall 2023 Edition: Participants

Barbara Simms

Photo by Aidan Tooth

Barbara Simms

Mackenzie Mccallum-Mallory

Photo by Dahlia Katz

Mackenzie Mccallum-Mallory

Shivani Joshi

Photo by Abhav Photography

Shivani Joshi

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