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Friday, April 22, 2016

The Enchanted Realm of Rene Magritte

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Exquisite Corpse Company is seeking to build a collaborative writing team for an original immersive experience to be presented as part of the company’s upcoming summer season. Inspired by the work of surrealist painter, Rene Magritte, The Enchanted Realm of Rene Magritte, will feature performance, installation, and dance set in an 8 room mansion on Governors Island. Six playwrights will come together to create a surreal story; one that will weave audiences in and out of these spectacular rooms. Magritte’s three panel mural, The Enchanted Realm, will serve as our beginning source material. Writers will collaborate June-July. The show will premiere August 6, 2016 and runs through September. Exquisite Corpse Company invites you to join the team for an unforgettable experience!

How to Submit:

1) Pick a section of the mural that inspires you! Writers will be challenged to create a 10 minute playlet from one of the listed sections of Rene Magritte’s mural, The Enchanted Realm. The word “playlet” is crucial in your understanding of your submission, as writers on this project will be asked to collaborate with fellow writers, make edits, etc. However, each submission should have a complete story arc, and able to stand alone as its own piece.

There are six sections noted as follows: A, B, C, D, E, F.

*In your submission you must note which section you are submitting for.*

2) Include at least one of the following characters in your playlet: Rene Magritte, Georgette Berger (his wife), Magritte’s Mother, Father, supposed lover Sheila Legge.

3) Consider the inspirations listed above in your writing especially those of perception, and identity. Magritte’s obsession with the “mystery of the ordinary”.

4) Send all submissions to : Submissions@exquisitecorpsecompany.com

Subject : Magritte Section ____ (insert section you are submitting for)


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