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Monday, March 5, 2012

Call for Play Proposals on Indiana Artist Sidney D. Crosier

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Harrison County Arts! seeks proposals for a commissioned theatre work on the life and  artistic accomplishment of artist Sidney D. Crosier (1857-1930), a pioneer of the American Impressionist school.

Proposals should include:

a scenario of no more than 1,000 words offering the writer’s vision of the play or theatre piece; a script sample of the proposed work of no more than ten pages; the writer’s resume, including contact information and indications of previous writing or training.

The Proposed Work

The proposed work should be practical enough to be staged annually by a small community theatre group and should be at least 90 minutes in length and performed by multiple performers (no one-person shows, please). We seek a theatre work that is (1) entertaining, (2) truthful and informative, and (3) sympathetic to the artist, kind in its attitude if presenting unhappy aspects of Crosier’s later years. (Reproductions of Crosier’s works as required by selectee will be produced by Harrison County Arts! Inc.)


A commission of $2500 (plus up to $500 per diem/travel expenses) is offered to the winning proposal, with $1,000 awarded upon acceptance and the balance upon receipt of a satisfactory completed work, as evaluated by the selection committee.


Proposals must be  received by midnight, March 31, 2012. Final product is due May 26, 2012


Proposals must be submitted as attachments to email in the form of MS Word documents or PDFs to: crosierplay@gmail.com

Details on the Life and Work of Sidney D. Crosier

The following sources of information are invaluable in crafting this product:
"Sidney D. Crosier – Hoosier Art Pioneer"
This is the essential document for use in writing this piece. The e-document is available from Larry Morgan at crosierplay@gmail.com. A free e-mail copy will be sent to your e-mail address. (If desired, hard copies are also available for $20 plus shipping.)

Additional Crosier related information (exhibits, and the Crosier Cultural Award) is available at www.harrison-county-arts-corydon.net  and  www.facebook.com/harrisoncountyarts

Information relating to the historical background of Crosier's time in Harrison County can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harrison_County,_Indiana and other web sites.

Several of Crosier's original paintings can be viewed at  the Fredrick Porter Griffin Center for Local History and Geneology, 117 W. Beaver St. Corydon, IN.

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