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Saturday, January 24, 2015

MTC Residency

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MTC wants to help you share your talent with the Miami community
Apply for the 2015–2016 SandBox Series

MTC’s SandBox Series offers theater artists a five-week residency in which to develop,
rehearse, and perform new work. A program of MTCperformance, the series nurtures theater artists by inviting them into an environment that prioritizes quality, rigor, and ample time to engage in a challenging and rewarding artistic process. The SandBox Series is supported by a generous Knight Arts Challenge Grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Who Is Eligible?
Artists from theater discipline are welcome to apply. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and eligible to work in the United States.

What’s Expected of the Artists?
Artists chosen for the series are expected to create a new performance lasting 50 — 120
minutes, which they will perform 6-9 times over the course of 3 consecutive weekends.

Selection Process
Applications will be reviewed by a panel of theater professionals, and finalists will be invited to present their project proposals in person at Miami Theater Center. The four artists selected for the 2015–16 series will be notified in March 2015, and the SandBox Series residencies will take place between October 2015 and June 2016.

Artist Package
Artists chosen for the series receive:
Commissioning fee of $5,000.00
75 hours of rehearsal in the SandBox during the 3 week period prior to the premier of the commissioned work
25 hours of load-in and rehearsal with technical director, stage manager, and stage
hands supplied by MTC during the week leading up to the premier
Marketing, publicity, production, and professional development support from MTC staff
60% of revenue from box office
10 complimentary tickets for the run of the performance

About MTC
Led by our Founder and Artistic Director Stephanie Ansin, the team at Miami Theater Center produces thought-provoking contemporary works and newly imagined adaptations of classics that bring the transformational power of theater to audiences of all ages and abilities. Our programs include: MTCperformance – innovative new works and fresh adaptations;
MTCeducation – learning opportunities for students, professionals, and the general public;
and MTCfilm – a partnership with O Cinema that screens the best in independent cinema
several nights a week.

Materials to be included with application:
Artist Bio (1000 characters maximum)
Resume (2 pages maximum)
Project narrative (5000 characters maximum)
1 video of the artist describing their project (2 minutes maximum)
2 work samples: short video clips not exceeding 5 minutes each.

Videos may be submitted in DVD format or via a Youtube or vimeo video link.

If submitting Vimeo or Youtube links, list them on a separate page.
Production Budget (1 page)
Optional: Enclosed self-addressed stamped envelope for returning work samples.
Limit mailing envelop to 9” x 12”. Materials will not be returned if self-addressed stamped envelope is not included.

Mail application and materials to:

Miami Theater Center
9806 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami Shores, FL 33138
Attn: Yolima De Avila


For more information visit www.mtcmiami.org/sandbox-series-past-productions
Applications are due Monday, February 2, 2015 by 4pm

Click to view the PDF application

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