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Friday, July 30, 2021

Ensemble Playwright Lab (EPL) is a residency program for NYC-based playwrights

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Deadline: August 23rd, 2021

The Ensemble Playwright Lab (EPL) is a residency program for NYC-based playwrights to engage with Letter of Marque's (LOM) ensemble of actors, musicians, dancers, designers, and dramaturgs to create, develop, or reimagine a piece of work. This experimental process of creation and development is designed to welcome the playwright into the rehearsal room through active participation in devised and improvisational explorations. The goals and outcomes of each residency are mutually determined by both LOM and the playwright.

Playwrights are chosen using an anonymous submission process. Each entrant is asked to create an alias so as to mask their identity. Entrants are also required to omit all mentions of names of previous collaborators and the titles of their previous work. The anonymized submissions are then read by a panel consisting of Lynde Rosario (Literary Manager of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts), Lea Marie Heller (Resident LOM Dramaturg), LOM Co-Artistic Directors Nolan Kennedy and Scarlet Maressa Rivera, and Guest Dramaturg, Myjoycia Cezar. Finalists are scheduled for interviews to determine the participants in this year’s Ensemble Playwright Lab.
This season, LOM will be exploring the theme of ADAPTING.

For the second season, LOM will proudly offer a $500 honorarium to each playwright chosen for a residency.

There will be two residencies: Fall (Oct.-Nov.) and Winter (Feb-March). Each residency will consist of 7 consecutive sessions to develop a work with the LOM ensemble. At the end of each residency, there will be a public showing and a facilitated post-showing talkback with the audience, playwright, and cast.

All meetings, rehearsals, and showings will take place in person in Brooklyn, NYC unless otherwise arranged.

LOM is striving to amplify more BIPoC and LGBTQA+ voices. Playwrights from these communities are encouraged to apply.

NOTE: This is an annonymous submission process.
Do not mention your real name, the names of companies or artists you've worked with, or titles of plays you've written in your submission. Doing so will get you disqualified!

If you have any questions, please email: lomsubmissions@gmail.com to contact a non-adjudicating member of the team.

Eligibilty

The EPL is open to playwrights...

-who currently live in NYC
who are able to attend all required sessions
-at any stage of their career
-wishing to work on a previously written piece OR wanting to create something new with the LOM ensemble
-age 21 or older

If you have submitted to the EPL in the past, please feel free to submit again!


What we are looking for:
The purpose of the Ensemble Playwright Lab is to build a relationship between a playwright and the LOM ensemble, and to explore/allow for/create new ways of collaboration. This program is intended for artists who identify as playwrights and want to improve their craft as well as their work. Yes, there will be public presentations at the end of the residency. However, what gets presented will be based on the interest and goals of the playwright. Letter of Marque’s mission is to spread ensemble culture, through responsive, inclusive, and accessible theater, and to engage individuals in collective success and meaningful dialogue.

What Does It Cost the Playwright:
There is no monetary charge or fee to participate in the Ensemble Playwrights Lab. We ask for their time, dedication, talent, and energy!

Important Dates
Due to the intensive nature of this program, only applicants who are able to attend all required dates will be considered. 

Monday, July 26, 2021

2022 Object Movement Puppetry Residency Program

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Deadline: August 1, 2021 11:59 PM EDT

Object Movement is a CWP Residency Program for the development of new works by puppeteers and object theater artists. Curated by Maiko Kikuchi, Rowan Magee, and Justin Perkins, Object Movement supports the development of new work that addresses eternal human questions and the urgent challenges of our society today through puppetry and object theater, culminating in an annual festival of short performances.

We are delighted to be returning to the theater for the 2021-2022 Object Movement Residency & Festival! Residency meetings will be held on Tuesday evenings with a hybrid of in-person and virtual sessions, and the festival will be entirely in-person with live audiences if COVID safety conditions permit.

The Spring 2022 Object Movement Puppetry Festival is made possible in part by a grant from the Jim Henson Foundation and generous donations from people like you. Thank you for your support!

ABOUT THE RESIDENCY

For eleven weeks in Fall 2021 and eleven weeks in Spring 2022, a cohort of eight puppetry and object theater artists (or pairs or teams of artists) will meet to share progress on developing new work. Meetings will be on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:30pm and will be a mix of in-person and virtual sessions. In-person meetings will be held at the Center at West Park and virtual meetings will be held on Zoom. Meetings will be facilitated by the curatorial team, which includes Maiko Kikuchi, Rowan Magee, and Justin Perkins. The goal of these meetings is to provide supportive feedback for the artists and a useful but flexible structure for making and sharing work.

Each resident artist will develop a single piece over the course of the residency. There will be a work-in-progress showing for invited audiences at the second-to-last fall meeting on December 7. Completed pieces will be presented in a festival in the Center at West Park’s Sanctuary Theater March 28 through April 9, 2022. 

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The Spring 2022 Object Movement Puppetry Festival will take place over two weeks from March 28 through April 9, 2022 in the Center at West Park’s Sanctuary Theater. Each week will feature a different program of four original short pieces 10 to 15 minutes long. Each week will include a dedicated tech day for each of the four pieces, a dress rehearsal, and three performances.

The festival will provide a stage manager and technical director, a rep lighting plot, basic sound system, and marketing and box office services. Each lead artist or team will be paid 1/16 of the net box office proceeds or $100 (whichever is greater) at the end of the festival. 

IMPORTANT DATES

Applications open: July 1, 2021
Applications due: Sunday, August 1, 2021 at 11:59pm
Applicants notified: Monday, August 30
Fall residency meetings: Tuesdays 6:30-8:30pm from September 28 through December 14 (off Nov 23 for Thanksgiving)


Work-in-progress showing: Monday, December 7 at 7:30pm

Winter break: December 15—January 31

Spring residency meetings: Tuesdays 6:30-8:30pm from February 1 through April 12, 2022

Spring festival: March 28—April 9, 2022

Program A performances: Friday, April 1 at 7:30 and Saturday, April 2 at 2:30pm and 7:30pm

Program B performances: Friday, April 8 at 7:30 and Saturday, April 9 at 2:30pm and 7:30pm.

HOW TO APPLY

Online applications open on July 1 and are due by Sunday, August 1 at 11:59pm. Applications are open to all artists over 18 who live in the New York City metro area. Both experienced puppetry artists and puppetry beginners with experience in other disciplines are welcome. We are not able to accept applications from full-time students. You may apply as an individual artist, a duo, or a collective/company. Please submit only one application per artist.

We are seeking a diverse cohort of artists of different backgrounds and with different interests and experience levels within the realm of puppetry and object theater. BIPOC artists, LGBTQIA artists, and artists with disabilities are heartily encouraged to apply!

https://www.centeratwestpark.org/object-movement

Friday, July 9, 2021

2022 Lanesboro Artist Residency Program

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Deadline: July 30, 2021 at 12 p.m. (noon) CST 

The Lanesboro Artist Residency Program offers two or four week residencies to emerging artists driven to explore ways in which their work can be applied to the community and how Lanesboro’s rural community can inform their work. The Lanesboro Artist Residency Program, located in Lanesboro, MN (pop. 754), is supported by the Jerome Foundation and aims to provide an immersive, meaningful experience for emerging artists from Minnesota and the five boroughs of New York City. The program is unique in that it provides an entire rural community and its myriad assets as a catalytic vehicle for engagement and artistic experimentation, with staff working with each resident to create a fully-customized residency experience.

Lanesboro Arts’ goal is to be flexible and accommodating to artists, allowing them access to local resources needed for conceptualizing and realizing their place-based work. Lanesboro Arts recognizes “place-based work” as work that is specifically inspired by and designed for the place in which the work takes place; it can be a new project, or an interpretation of the artist’s current work tailored to engage the community of Lanesboro. The residency program was designed to align with and amplify Lanesboro Arts’ vision for communities–especially rural communities–to embrace artists as economic drivers, culture bearers, community builders, and problem solvers. Follow these links for reflective audio interviews with 2018 artists in residence: Erin Lavelle and Rini Yun Keagy.

TO APPLY

The application deadline for the 2022 Lanesboro Artist Residency Program is Friday, July 30, 2021 at 12 p.m. (noon) CST. The application is now open, and can be found here.

Jury review will take place in August and applicants will be notified by September 17, 2021 at the latest as to the status of their application. A phone interview process with finalists will take place in late September and selected artist residents and runners-up will be notified by October 4, 2021.

Artists must be legal residents of Minnesota or one of the five boroughs of New York City to be eligible to apply. To be considered, eligible artists must submit their application through the online webform on Lanesboro Arts website. Complete program details are below. Please contact Kara Maloney at 507-467-2446 or kara@lanesboroarts.org with any questions.

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Ragdale Residency

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Deadline: May 15, 2021 11:59 PM CST

SUBMIT THROUGH SUBMITTABLE

18- or 25- day fee- waived residency. Stipend of at least $500 to participate in the Ragdale In Schools educational outreach program. Ragdale awards fellowships based on merit and suitability of practice for public programming and Ragdale in Schools Initiative (1/2 day program within 18- months of the residency). Some fellowships have additional eligibility requirements which are listed in the application. Fellowship recipients are responsible for their own travel.

APPLICATION DEADLINES For an 11-, 18- or 25-day fellowship in 2021-2022, apply by 11:59 PM CST May 15, 2021. 

ELIGIBILITY Nearly 200 residencies and fellowships are now offered annually. Ragdale encourages applications from artists representing the widest possible range of perspectives and demographics, and to that end, emerging as well as established artists are invited to apply. 

While there are no publication, exhibition or performance requirements for application, applicants should be working at the professional level in their fields. 

 Ragdale encourages artists of all backgrounds to apply, and does not discriminate against anyone on the basis of age, disability, gender, origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation.

GUIDELINES All applicants submit electronic materials through the Submittable application portal. Please note the following requirements to complete your application: 
 
A completed online application form.

Two current letters of reference OR surveys completed by people who know you personally and can address your professional capacity and suitability for a residency in a working community with other artists. Reference letters and survey responses are confidential and are submitted electronically through Submittable when you submit your application. Letters of reference/ Reference Surveys are due 11:59 PM CST June 1, 2021. *A 10-15 minute survey option has been added to residency applications. Instructions for completing the survey or letter of recommendation will be automatically sent to your references when you submit your application.

A one-page artist’s statement and work plan explaining your work and what you plan to do while in residence. 

A one-page CV or resumé that summarizes your professional background.
Work samples that show previous work from the past 2-3 years. All media is acceptable. Most electronic file types and sizes are accepted.


EVALUATION Applications are reviewed by Ragdale’s Curatorial Board and staff. Evaluations of work are based on the following criteria:
Work sample and statement show evidence of original, inventive and exciting new work.
Work sample demonstrates quality, technical proficiency, and is professionally presented.
Artist’s statement and resumé show evidence that the applicant’s work is reflective of continued, serious, and exceptional aesthetic investigation in the chosen medium.
Work plan demonstrates that the artist will maximize the benefits of a residency at Ragdale.
References reflect the artist’s ability to work well in an artist community.


NOTIFICATION You will be notified of your admission status via email three months after the application deadline, approximately September.

FELLOWSHIPS Ragdale awards fellowships to admitted residents based on merit and suitability of practice for public programming and Ragdale in Schools Initiative. Specific instructions to be considered for available fellowships are within this application.

COLLABORATIONS Artists collaborating on a project must submit individual application forms and appropriate work samples, along with a joint description of the work they intend to do at Ragdale. Clearly specify your work and living space needs i.e. how many private studio and/or sleeping quarters are needed. You may also submit an example of a previous collaborative work (either completed or in progress). Any specific concerns can be directed to Amy Sinclair, Grants and Admissions Manager, before applying.

TIMELINE
May 15, 2021: Application Deadline
June 1, 2021: Reference Deadline

July 2021: Notification of 2021 fellowships
September 2021: Notification of 2022 fellowships


QUESTIONS? For further assistance, please email Amy Sinclair or phone 847.234.1063, ext. 28.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Between the Seas residency

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Deadline: March 30, 2021

A space for research and experimentation in Southern Greece
LOCATED IN THE GORGEOUS MEDIEVAL TOWN OF MONEMVASIA, IN SOUTHERN GREECE, THE BTS RESIDENCY OFFERS REHEARSAL SPACE AND ACCOMMODATION TO MEDITERRANEAN PERFORMING ARTISTS TO DEVELOP NEW WORK. 

OUR GOAL IS TO PROMOTE MONEMVASIA AND ITS UNIQUE LANDSCAPE AS A MEDITERRANEAN HUB FOR INTERCULTURAL EXCHANGES, ENGAGE WITH THE LOCAL COMMUNITY AND INVITE MEDITERRANEAN ARTISTS TO WORK, INTERACT AND GET INSPIRED BY THE HISTORY AND BEAUTY OF THE PLACE. 

THE RESIDENCY TAKES PLACE EVERY SEPTEMBER IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CULTURE SPACE KIMOTHOI. 

ARTISTS WHO ARE INTERESTED TO SUBMIT THEIR WORK FOR CONSIDERATION MAY EMAIL US AT BETWEENTHESEASFESTIVAL@GMAIL.COM

HOW TO APPLY:

The average length of a residency is 8 days and should occur between Aug 23-Sept 13 2021. Selected artists will receive accommodation for 7 nights and rehearsal space for 7-8 days. Artists are responsible for covering their transportation and daily expenses. Artists are expected to offer a workshop and/or performance, free of charge to the local community.

Interested artists may apply by sending us:
1. a short description of the project they want to work on during the residency, explaining why is a residency useful to the current stage of the project and what are they hoping to achieve during the residency.
2. bios of main artists involved in the project
3. samples of previous work
4. a short description of a workshop or performance they will share with the local community at the end of their residency.

Applications should be sent to betweentheseasfestival@gmail.com. Only selected applicants will be contacted. Deadline to submit: March 30th.

Thursday, March 18, 2021

The Center at West Park Residencies

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Deadline: APRIL 9, 2021 AT 11:59 PM

In Fall 2021, six individual artists or companies will be offered residencies at CWP to produce and perform original works of theater, dance, music, and interdisciplinary performance as part of THE INTERRUPTION: A Curated Performance Series. Each Residency will culminate in a weekend of three ticketed public performances of an evening-length work at CWP. Fall 2021 Residencies are available between August 30 and December 19, 2021.

THE INTERRUPTION is curated by CWP Guest Curators Debra Ann Byrd, Melanie Greene, and Elliot Reed. Three residencies will be offered by invitation from the curators, and three will be offered to artists who apply through our open call below. Applications are due by Friday, April 9 at 11:59 PM. Applicants will be notified by the end of the day on Monday, May 10.

Our goal is to make it easier for New York City performing artists to safely make and share their work. All public health and safety guidelines must be followed during the residency. If public health conditions permit, performances will include live, in-person audiences with up to 99 attendees per performance. If live, in-person audiences are not possible, performances will be recorded and presented to virtual audiences online.

Each residency includes two weeks in our Sanctuary Space for rehearsals and performances, plus an additional 40 hours of free rehearsal space on site at CWP. The Sanctuary Space comes equipped with a repertory lighting plot and PA sound system. Resident Artists are responsible for all production costs for their projects, including personnel, materials, equipment (other than that supplied by CWP), and insurance. Artists must provide their own general liability insurance to cover their activities during the residency.

The box office for Resident Artists performances will be run by CWP. Performances will be ticketed at $10-$30 per person. Artists will receive a guaranteed fee of $500 or a 50% split of the net box office proceeds, whichever is greater, at the end of the residency.

While in residence at CWP, artists receive professional marketing support, including listing on our website, in our email newsletter, and on our social media platforms.
HOW TO APPLY

Applications for Fall 2021 Virtual Performance residencies are due by Friday, April 9 at 11:59 PM.

Applicants will be notified by end of day on Monday, May 10.

All artists working in the performing arts, including theater, dance, music, opera, puppetry, performance art, and multi- and interdisciplinary performance are eligible to apply.

Resident Artists are responsible for their own housing in the New York City area during the residency and any travel expenses related to the residency.

To apply, please submit an application through our online application form. The online form includes the following fields. Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.


Project Title *


Artist Name * (May be a group/company name or an individual)


Contact Person (If other than above)


Contact Email *


Contact Phone *


Website


Team members * Please list all creative, technical, and administrative team members committed to this project, including names and roles. Be sure to let us know if you have any team members in a production support role, such as a producer, production manager, or stage manager.


Residency Dates: * Residencies will be offered in two-week slots from August 30 through December 19, 2021.


Slot 1: Aug 30 - Sep 12


Slot 2: Sep 20 - Oct 3


Slot 3: Oct 4-17


Slot 4: Oct 25 - Nov 7


Slot 5: Nov 8-21


Slot 6: Dec 6-19


Artist Statement: * Please tell us about your mission, vision, goals, purpose, and/or artistic intent as an individual artist or company. Describe your existing body of work and how it reflects that mission. What work do you make and why do you make it? What questions, subjects, or themes are you engaged in? How does your style, subject matter, and/or process make a unique contribution to the performing arts in New York? Who is the core audience for your work? (max 300 words)


Project Description: * Please describe the project you will develop and perform during this residency. What discipline(s), subject matter, story, themes, and/or questions will you explore with this project? How will you engage the audience through your piece? How does this project relate to your mission/goals, prior work, and core audience? What is uniquely compelling and exciting about this project for you? How far are you in the creative process, and what progress do you intend to make during the residency? How will this residency make it possible for you to do this project? (max 300 words)


Overcoming Obstacles: * Please describe any obstacles, challenges, or barriers you experience or have experienced in making your work. Would a residency at The Center at West Park make a difference for you in overcoming any of these obstacles? If so, how? (max 150 words)


Technical Needs: * What will your project need with respect to set, costumes, lighting, sound, projections, materials, and other technical equipment? The Center provides a repertory lighting plot with 32 instruments and a PA sound system. You would be responsible for all other production elements of the project. (max 150 words)


Paying People * Will you pay the people who work on your project during your residency (including yourself)? If so, how much do you plan to pay each person and what is your total budget for paying people? (max 150 words)


Production Expenses * Will you spend money on non-personnel production expenses, such as materials and equipment for the set, lights, costumes, audio, and video? Will you rent additional rehearsal space in advance of your residency? Will you spend money on other expenses such as advertising and insurance? If so, please let us know how much you plan to spend on these items and what your total non-personnel production budget is. (max 150 words)


Engaging Audiences * This residency includes three live performances with a maximum capacity of 99 audience members per performance. How do you plan on engaging audiences before, during, and after your performances? What is your strategy for outreach to potential audience members? How many people attended your last live performance? How many people do you expect will attend this one? (max 150 words)


Raising Funds * This residency includes a guaranteed artist fee ("earned income") of $500 or 50% of the box office, whichever is greater. Based on an average ticket price of $20, what is your expected earned income for this residency? If this is less than your total residency project budget (personnel + non-personnel expenses), how do you plan to make up the difference? Will you raise funds through grants or individual donations ("contributed income")? If so, how much do you expect to raise, and who do you expect to raise it from? Have you received or been promised any of these donations already? If so, how much? (max 150 words)


Project Budget (optional) You can upload a one page budget for your project. Use the budget template provided and fill in the numbers in the highlighted fields only. Please do not make any other changes to the template. Save as a PDF and upload here. This budget template is based on the budget template required for the 2019 NYSCA-A.R.T.-New York Creative Opportunity Fund application.


Photo or Text Work Sample Upload: * Upload a work sample from this project or another project that best represents your work. Up to 10 pages of text or 10 images, one image per page. PDF format only.


Photo or Text Work Sample Upload Description: Describe this sample of your work. Put it in context for us.


Video Work Sample (optional): Link to a video sample of your work. YouTube or Vimeo preferred. If the video is protected by a password, please but it in the description below.


Video Work Sample Description (optional): Describe this sample of your work. Put it in context for us. Please provide the password for the video if one is required.


THE INTERRUPTION * The title of our Fall 2021 season is THE INTERRUPTION. What does this mean to you? (max 100 words)
APPLICATIONS FOR FALL 2021 RESIDENCIES ARE DUE FRIDAY, APRIL 9 AT 11:59 PM

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

The National Young Playwrights in Residence Program 2021

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Deadline: March 15, 2021

The National Young Playwrights in Residence Program is designed to nurture the next generation of playwrights through professional mentorship, staged readings, and the sharing of their work through digital platforms.

Starting in April, the participants will engage in monthly digital conferences with their mentor. In this way, the program will transcend any geographical limitations, enabling The Echo to discover and nourish young playwrights in the United States.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

Applicants must be at early stages of their career- may not have had previous professional productions.
Writers must submit the following by March 15th.
-Two writing samples (full length-plays, one-acts, ten-minute plays are all acceptable. They must be in .pdf format. No name, or any other writer contact information can be on the writing samples themselves)
-Cover letter describing your background, experience, what you hope to gain from this program, and the type of work you would like to create.
– A resume including creative/educational background

Please e-mail all submissions to andrew@echotheatercompany.com with the subject line National Young Playwright in Residence. We will schedule a phone interview with the final candidates the early part of April.

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Stochastic Labs Residencies

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Stochastic Labs awards fully sponsored residencies to exceptional engineers, artists, scientists, and entrepreneurs from around the world. Residencies are of variable length and include a private apartment at the mansion, co-working and/or dedicated work space, shop access (laser cutter, 3D printer etc), a $1k monthly stipend and a budget for materials. Residents become part of Stochastic’s creative community, participating in weekly dinners and invitation events. Residents may apply as individuals or as teams. While applicants may be at any stage in their career, the selection is highly competitive.

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Fosters' Spring Residency

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Deadline: February 28, 2021 9PM EST

ZOOM FORM

Fosters is thrilled to announce our inaugural FREE Spring Residency! This virtual week will provide space for exploration of new theatrical work that is yearning for a deeper dive into development and artists that are yearning to find their creative voice within new work.

The Spring Residency will support one playwright and their existing theatrical work, one director, and up to six actors.

Each participant will be mailed a “Creative Context” box filled with tools to give dramaturgical grounding to the specific playwrights work as well as other unique items geared for the care of each individual artist. As with every Fosters event, daily meditation will also be provided.
Fosters Spring Residency strives to:
  • Create a space where artistic process is given priority over any product.
  • Remove judgement and focus on communication.
  • Empower every artist participating to contribute from their own unique artistic POV. 
  • Care for the artists by providing an empowering, uplifting, safe space to create.
  • Provide Playwrights space to explore every avenue their theatrical piece can go down
  • Provide Directors creative space to explore new work and new ways of working
  • Provide Actors space to reconnect with their artistic voice and unique POV
How to Apply:

All applicants must be over the age of 18 and have flexible availability the week of April 18th-24th.

All applicants must fill out the Google form by Feb 28th, 2021 9pm EST. The selection committee, comprised of four Fosters Board Members will review all the applicants and make selections who will move onto Zoom interview March 3rd -12th

Playwrights: After filling out the application, please make sure to email the proposed piece you would wish to work on in the residency, as well as any other sample material you find would give the selection committee a clearer idea of who you are as an artist to jasonasparks@fostersresidency.org

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

NEW VISIONS FELLOWSHIP - A YEARLONG RESIDENCY FOR BLACK TRANS AND GENDER NONCONFORMING PLAYWRIGHTS

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Deadline: March 5, 2021 6pm EST

This Spring, National Queer Theater and the Dramatists Guild are launching the New Visions Fellowship, an innovative new program for Black trans and gender nonconforming playwrights. The New Visions Fellowship will select two playwrights for a rigorous year-long professional development initiative aimed at celebrating the brilliance of and uplifting Black TGNC writers in the face of the systemic exclusion that Black TGNC writers have endured within American theater.

We believe the New Visions Fellowship is essential because of its opportunity to create space for the Black and queer imagination, a perspective long and consistently forced to take a backseat to “safer” LGBT stories in American culture, and even American queer culture.

The curriculum of traditional artistic conservatory programs is heavily influenced by a white, cisgender male patriarchal perspective, particularly centering on male-identifying writers from both the classical and modern eras. Our program seeks to help remedy the exclusionary bias that riddles traditional channels of training and mentorship.


ABOUT THIS PROGRAM

The fellows will be paired with a primary mentor and supplemental mentor figures who will guide writers through the development of a play, musical, or performance experience of their design and choosing. Roger Q. Mason, pictured above, will serve as one of the primary mentors. In addition, writers will have the opportunity to participate in professional development sessions covering a wide range of artistic topics. The fellows will also receive access to Dramatists Guild contracts, business advice and career services for the purpose of aiding fellows in protecting both the artistic and economic integrity of their work. These workshops will help writers broker relationships with Off-Broadway or regional theaters. A theater will host a professionally cast and directed reading of their play at the end of the program. Selected fellows will receive $5,000 and a three-year complimentary Guild membership.

APPLY TO THIS PROGRAM

Applications are due on March 5th at 6pm EST. 


This program is specifically for Black playwrights who identify as trans or gender nonconforming.

Friday, February 5, 2021

2021 JEROME EMERGING ARTIST RESIDENCY

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Deadline: February 15, 2021 at 11:59 PM CST
Red Wing Minnesota

Application via Submittable

The Anderson Center’s Jerome Emerging Artist Residency Program offers month-long residency-fellowships at Tower View to a cohort of early-career artists from Minnesota or one of the five boroughs of New York City for concentrated, uninterrupted creative time to advance their personal artistic goals and projects.

The program aims to meet the specific needs of emerging artists while welcoming them into a supportive and inspiring residency environment that empowers them to take risks, embrace challenges, and utilize unconventional approaches to problem-solving.

Thanks to support from the Jerome Foundation, selected emerging artists receive $625/week in honoraria, documentation support, art-making resources, facilitation of community connections, lodging & studio space, a travel stipend, groceries, and chef-prepared communal dinners.

Located at the historic Tower View estate, a venerable research-and-development lab for the arts rooted in an expansive natural setting, the program is an ideal fit for early-career artists whose work reveals a significant potential for cultural and community impact, is technically accomplished, engages diverse communities.

The Anderson Center’s goal is for connections participating artists make with one another, as well as connections made with other creatives and community members, to outlast the duration of their residency visit. The organization believes that the environment and resources of Tower View, along with an exchange of ideas across disciplines, can serve as a catalyst for new inspiration and innovative directions for the work emerging artists create while in residence.


TO APPLY

The application deadline for the 2021 Jerome Emerging Artist Residency Program is Monday, February 15, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. CST. Applications must be submitted on or before the deadline in order to be considered in the jury review period. There is no fee for applying to this residency program.

Jury review will take place in late February and early March. Applicants will be notified by March 4 at the latest as to the status of their application. A phone interview process with finalists will take place in late March following a second round of jury review. Selected artist residents, wait-list and runners-up will be notified by April 5, 2021.

Artists must be legal residents of Minnesota or one of the five boroughs of New York City to be eligible to apply. To be considered, eligible artists must submit an application through the Anderson Center’s online form via Submittable. Complete program details are below. Please contact Adam Wiltgen at 651-388-2009 x4 or adam@andersoncenter.org for any questions.

Monday, February 1, 2021

NOOSPHERE ARTIST RESIDENCY

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Deadline: February 4, 2021

Dedicated to bringing art from elsewhere to New York, NOoSPHERE Arts’ all-volunteer team of artists & curators keeps seeking new ways to accomplish our goal: to offer the U.S. audience access to current art from other countries and to bring creative people together for artistic cross-pollination and transnational collaborations.

NOoSPHERE Arts’ current presentation platforms include Mothership NYC, a live-work space with a huge outdoor stage in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Also founded and run by NOoSPHERE Arts’ director, this community of international creatives has a complementary mission: “to support and promote artists across multiple disciplines through residencies, public shows and collaborative opportunities; build sustainable transnational artist networks; and help retain creative forces in New York City.”

In collaboration with the Mothership Crew, we are pleased to offer the annual grant program NOoSPHERE Arts Residency Award: Once a year, we provide a month-long residency free of charge to one talented artist or curator of any nationality. Selected by a committee of peers, the award winner will spend their time on board Mothership NYC developing a creative project for presentation to the NYC audience under the aegis of NOoSPHERE Arts.

Disciplines:
The residency program is open to all media, but the private workspace is most suitable for the following disciplines: visual art, painting, drawing, writing, film, theater, dance, performing arts, filmmaking, animation, new media, and curatorial.

Accommodation:

The resident stays in private living quarters in the Mothership NYC live-work community housing 5-6 artists total.

The private workspace comes with a desk, easel, bare walls to work on and WiFi. Kitchen, lounge, and bathrooms are shared. 

As Mothership NYC is a small community with limited communal indoor space, the residency award is for one person only.

For pictures of the space, please see www.mothership.nyc/artist-residency.

Financial Support:
The award winner receives one month’s free accommodation in private live-work space. We will also cover the reception costs and assistance with logistics for awardee’s final show. Travel costs, art supplies and living expenses are award winner’s own responsibility.

Artist Contribution:
We expect the awardee to give a slide talk about their work at Mothership’s monthly artists’ salon and to present their residency project at a public event towards the end of their month-long stay.

Residency Period:
One month in the year after submission.

Residency Programming:
· For the monthly Mothership salons, we invite fellow artists and other creatives/cultural workers for an open-air art party/intimate indoor
gathering where residents present their work to a very receptive audience of local artist peers and other arts professionals and appreciators.
· We occasionally host artists' dinners for our international and NYC-based creative colleagues
· During the warm months, Mothership’s roof deck serves as a stage for creative productions across several disciplines
· Collaborative productions can potentially also be hosted on Mothership’s sister platform, Last Frontier NYC and/or the KWBS rooftop stage·
· Open studio events may be organized during your stay, including participation in the neighborhood-wide Greenpoint Open Studios weekend



SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
1) Work Samples:
Choose 7 digital images of your best work from the past three years.
Your files must be in jpg format, max 1MB in size, and named as follows:
Your Last Name_Your First Name_Entry Number_Title of Work_Medium_Year of Production, e.g. Picasso_Pablo_1_Guernica_Painting_1937
For applicants submitting video and/or sound works, please provide URL(s). Max 7 min. If longer, we’ll only look at the initial 7 minutes. Hence, trailers are preferred to full-length films.

2) Cover Letter:
In a SINGLE-PAGE PDF-document named Your Last Name_Your First Name_2021/22, please provide the following information:
a) Personal Details:
(Your name; email; nationality; current place of residence; artistic field and website)
b) List of Works:
In the same order as your jpegs, list your 7 works with title, medium, and year.
For applicants submitting video and/or sound works, indicate the relevant URL(s) here.
c) Artist Statement:
In no more than 200 words, explain what your work is about. Please use plain language.
d) Residency Project:
Briefly describe what kind of public presentation you would like to make to the NYC audience at the end of your residency — e.g. performance, exhibition, film screening, reading, concert, etc. Specify which one of the following platforms you believe would be most suited for your project: outdoor deck at Mothership NYC; indoors at Last Frontier NYC and/or on one of the rooftops above. Max. 200 words.
e) Artist Bio:
In one paragraph, please provide a concise summary of your artistic career to date. Max 200 words.
ALL OF THE ABOVE MUST FIT ON ONE SINGLE, LETTER-SIZE PAGE WITHOUT IMAGES — Any content beyond that limit will not be read!

3) Submission:
In an email with the subject line: RA Application 2021/22, attach a Zip folder named Your Last Name_Your First Name_2020-21 containing your 7 jpgs and 1-pg PDF. Your complete Zip folder — no other compression format will be accepted — must be sent as an attachment; we will not open download links. In the body of your message, please copy and paste the same Personal Details appearing in your cover letter, i.e. the data listed under item 2a) above — nothing more, nothing less.

Send your application to residency-award@no-in-nyc.org by February 4.

PLEASE NOTE: ENTRIES THAT ARE NOT IN COMPLIANCE WITH GUIDELINES ABOVE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED!

Please note that the above email account is exclusively for complete submissions and not monitored for inquiries.
If you have questions, please contact Captain Sol .

Feel free to spread the word among your artist colleagues.
We are looking forward to receiving your submissions!

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Bucharest Beltway Virtual Playwriting Residency

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Deadline: January 31, 2021

Bucharest Inside the Beltway (BiB) is a Denver-based creative arts platform for local and international artists to promote their work and collaborate on a myriad of projects, all inspired by the fearless spirit of artists in Bucharest, Romania.

We are thrilled to announce the launch of Radiance: A Virtual Playwriting Residency hosted by Bucharest Inside the Beltway. For 2021, we are focusing on the theme of Radiance.

What makes you glow? What makes you rise? Where is the positivity, the heat, the warmth, the sunshine and starshine in your body and environment? Or, what makes you diverge? What emanates from a core, seen or unseen? Where are the shadows, the chemicals, the rays of energy in your life? How do you experience radiance?

We are looking to create a tight-knit, dynamic group of 5-6 writers looking to develop new plays with each other in a collaborative environment. You do not need to have written a play before to apply to this residency. The final plays can range from a short play to one full-length play, as long as it is new work.

We invite artists and writers of all backgrounds to apply, especially BIPOC, LGBTQIA, and individuals who identify with other marginalized groups. In honor of BiB’s home cities, we are reserving one spot for a playwright from Bucharest, one from Washington D.C., and one from Denver.

The structure of the residency will consist of 8 virtual facilitated writers workshops (approx. 2 hours long) over the summer where we will share each other’s works-in-progress. Writers must commit to attending 7 out of the 8 workshops.

Workshops will be conducted in English. However, we welcome and support work in all languages, so if you are writing a play in different languages, we will find ways to translate it!

The workshops will take place between May-Aug 2021. Exact dates and times TBD based on participants’ schedules.

The final culmination will be a virtual showcase of the works from the residency, hosted by Bucharest Inside the Beltway. We also hope to have a Denver-based celebration of the plays, depending on local rules and guidance per the COVID-19 pandemic.

Applications are due Sunday, January 31, 2021.

Questions? Reach out to bucharestinsidethebeltway@gmail.com

Monday, January 11, 2021

The Strides Collective Emerging Playwrights Virtual Residency

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Deadline: January 21st, 2021 11:59pm EST

As a Philadelphia-based theatre company, we produce and develop work by emerging playwrights that embraces the queer experience through authentic, modern, and innovative storytelling.

Our full website will be coming soon!

2021 Submission Opportunity 

The Strides Collective Emerging Playwrights Virtual Residency

We are seeking playwrights to participate in a Virtual Residency over the course of 3-5 months, beginning in March 2021. This is a remote play development opportunity that will be conducted via Zoom. The deadline for submissions is January 21st, 2021, with notifications of advancement sent out in early February. We will be selecting between three to five playwrights to participate in The Virtual Residency.

Submissions are open to emerging, queer-identifying playwrights in PA, NJ, DE, and NY. You must be 18+ to apply. This is an unpaid opportunity.

The Virtual Residency looks to serve finished (but not final) drafts through several monthly meetings, culminating in a public virtual presentation of the play. Selected playwrights will receive personalized dramaturgical feedback on drafts; an intimate community space of playwrights; the opportunity to hear their work read aloud by local actors; and the possibility of further development beyond the Residency’s timeline with The Strides Collective.

Questions? Reach out to us at TheStridesCollective@gmail.com

Script Criteria:

Scripts should be full-length plays of at least 50 pages.

Plays submitted should not have had a full production; workshops and other readings are okay.

Plays should call for no more than 7 actors (doubling of parts is fine).

Plays must be aligned with The Strides Collective mission. (I.e. Plays that embraces the queer experience through authentic, modern, and innovative storytelling.)

How to Apply:

Please submit separate PDFs of a 20 page selection of your full script, the full draft of the same script, and a short Artistic Statement about yourself and your play to thestridescollective@gmail.com

Please include your last name and the title of your piece in the file name (I.e. Casey_PlayTitle.pdf)

Deadline for submissions is 11:59pm EST on Thursday, January 21st, 2021.

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Performance AIRspace Residency: 2021-2022

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Deadline: December 13, 2020 1159 PM EST

With support from The Jerome Foundation, a cohort of 4 early career movement-based performing artists are annually invited to participate in our Performance AIRspace Residency.

For this annual residency, Performance AIRspace Residents Receive:
  • $5,000 Commission for a new work to be presented at Abrons as part of our 2021-2022 Presenting Season. Performances must be programmed to occur before June 30, 2022 
  • 200 hours of full subsidized studio space in any of our performance studios (excluding Studio G-05) and theaters. Please visit our Rental page to learn more about our studio and theater spaces, as well as our COVID-19 health and safety protocols
  • 1 week Production Residency in the theater prior to premiere
  • Studio visits with curators, artists, and cultural workers
  • Cohort meetings with resident artists
Eligibility Requirements:
  • Applicant must be based in New York City and living within 5 boroughs at the time of application submission and during the residency period. 
  • Applicants working in movement-based practices that are interdisciplinary in nature are encouraged to apply. Collaborative groups are invited to apply but will receive the same commission fee as an individual artist. Collaboratives can only submit 1 application; Collaboratives that submit more than 1 application for the same project will be disqualified from the review process.
  • Applicants must identify as early career artists. (Please see below for Abrons’ and Jerome Foundation’s criteria for “early career artist.”)
  • Applicants must apply with a project proposal that has not yet premiered in its final form in New York City. Applicants who prefer a Fall 2021 presentation date must apply with a project that is in its final stages of development. Applicants who prefer a Spring 2022 presentation date may apply with a project that is in its earlier stages of development.
  • Applicants who are enrolled in degree-granting programs or be students during the grant period are not eligible to apply. 
  • As a program of the historic Henry Street Settlement, Abrons Arts Center is committed to the belief that artistic practice is key to a socio-politically engaged and healthy society. Applicants should closely review the Abrons Arts Center Mission Statement and Declaration of Inclusion before applying for the Residency. 
“Early Career” Artist according to the Jerome Foundation and Abrons Arts Center:
According to the Jerome Foundation, an early career artist “typically has a track record of generating and publicly presenting full work over which they have ultimate creative control in the discipline in which they are applying, but are not yet at a point in their careers where they receive consistent development and production opportunities and significant recognition, awards, and acclaim.” Please note that this category is not contingent on the age of the artist.

Since our founding, Abrons Arts Center has proudly supported artists at all stages of their professional development. Through our partnership with the Jerome Foundation, we are able to provide dedicated monetary and production support to early-career artists who are making ambitious performance works.


Important Dates
November 12, 2020, 12:00PM ET: Applications go live

December 13, 2020 at 11:59PM ET: Applications close

Week of January 18, 2021: Finalist Interviews

February 8, 2021: All Applicants notified

Questions?: Email abronsairspace@henrystreet.org

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

The Center at West Park residency

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Deadline: December 6, 2020 11:59 PM

The Center at West Park nurtures exemplary and boundary-pushing theater, dance, puppetry, opera, multi-, and inter-disciplinary performance artists and companies by providing free rehearsal and performance space with a guaranteed artist fee. We support the creation of new works and the re-working of classic texts (and other source materials) in contemporary contexts in order to diversify and enrich the performing arts community of New York and to attract and challenge enthusiastic and adventurous audiences.

Since 2017, the Center at West Park has provided over 60 residencies serving over 500 individual artists and presented over 200 performances to over 10,000 audience members. 

This year, we have re-imagined our artist residency program to meet the needs of artists and audiences in the time of COVID-19. With our new Virtual Performance Residencies, we are opening our Sanctuary Space to our resident artists to develop and record works of theater, dance, music, opera, and interdisciplinary performance to share with viewers at home, all in accordance with New York State safety guidelines. Check out our Fall 2020 Season of Virtual Performance Residencies here.

SPRING 2021 VIRTUAL PERFORMANCE RESIDENCIES

In Spring 2021, eight Resident Artists will be offered two weeks in our unique Sanctuary Space to produce and perform their shows. Residencies are available between February 1 and June 6, 2021. Each Resident Artist may perform a work in progress or mount a full production during the residency, including set, costume, and theatrical lighting. The Sanctuary Space comes equipped with a repertory lighting plot and PA sound system.

All residencies will culminate in at least one and up to ten streaming performances for virtual audiences. Performances will be ticketed at $10 each. Artists will receive a 50% split of the next box office proceeds, with the first $500 as a guaranteed artist fee. The Center will provide professional photography and filming services, including a two-camera film of a complete performance, and technical services for streaming the performance video.

While in residence at the Center, artists receive free space and professional marketing and fundraising support, including a dedicated fundraising page for processing tax-deductible donations toward residency project expenses. (The Center at West Park is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation. All donations to the Center at West Park for the purposes of supporting artist residency project expenses are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.)

Our goal is to make it easier for diverse, exemplary, and essential artists to make their work and share it with audiences in this extraordinarily difficult and isolating time.

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS

As part of the Virtual Performance Residency, participants will be required to:

  • Attend a virtual and on-site orientation process.

  • Provide a certificate of Volunteer or Participant Accident Insurance or General Liability Insurance covering all residency participants, with The Center at West Park as additionally insured.

  • Follow New York State's media production guidelines, including but not limited to:

    • Completing and submitting Daily Health Screening Forms

    • Providing a contact list including, names,pronouns, titles, emails and direct lines to everyone entering the building

    • Completing and submitting liability waivers

    • Appointing a safety monitor

  • Hold at least one public performance or presentation for a ticketed audience which may be live-streamed, a streaming pre-recorded video, or other time-specific, ticketed experience.

    • Resident artists are responsible for providing technical production for live-streaming performances.

    • The Center can support up to 10 streaming performances per residency using the Center’s box office (Eventbrite) and viewing platforms (Vimeo, YouTube, Zoom, etc). We are also happy to support auxiliary content for audience engagement, such as public conversations and talkbacks with the artists.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications for Spring 2021 Virtual Performance residencies are now open and are due by Sunday, December 6 at 11:59 PM.

Applicants will be notified by end of day on Monday, December 21.

All artists working in the performing arts, including theater, dance, music, opera, puppetry, performance art, and multi- and interdisciplinary performance are eligible to apply. Resident Artists are responsible for their own housing in the New York City area during the residency and any travel expenses related to the residency.

To apply, please submit an application through our online application form. The online form includes the following fields. Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.

  • Project Title *

  • Artist Name * (May be a group/company name or an individual)

  • Contact Person (If other than above)

  • Contact Email *

  • Contact Phone *

  • Website

  • Team members * (List all creative, technical, and administrative team members committed to this project, including names and roles.)

  • Artist Statement: * Please describe your mission, vision, goals, purpose, and/or artistic intent as an individual artist or company. Why do you make your work? What questions, subjects, or themes are you engaged in? How does your style, subject matter, and/or process make a unique contribution to the performing arts in New York? (max 300 words) *

  • Overcoming Obstacles: * Please describe any obstacles, challenges, or barriers you have overcome and/or are still facing in making your work. Would a residency at The Center at West Park make a difference for you in overcoming any of these obstacles? If so, how? (max 300 words)

  • Body of Work: * Please describe your existing body of work and your creative process. What work have you made and how do you make it? How does the work you make further your mission or artistic goals? (max 300 words)

  • Core Audience: * Please describe your core audience. For whom do you make your work? Why do you make work for this audience and how do you connect with them? What specific marketing and outreach strategies do you employ? How do you judge if you are successfully reaching this audience? Do you work with any under-served or under-represented communities in the way you make and share your work? If so, how does this community engagement inform the work you make? (max 300 words)

  • Project Description: * Please describe the project you will develop and perform during this residency. What discipline(s), subject matter, story, themes, and/or questions will you explore with this project? How will you engage a virtual audience through your piece? How does this project relate to your mission/goals, prior work, and core audience? What is uniquely compelling and exciting about this project for you? How far are you in the creative process, and what progress do you intend to make during the residency? How will this residency make it possible for you to do this project? (max 500 words)

  • Technical Needs: * What will your project need with respect to set, costumes, lighting, sound, projections, materials, and other technical equipment? The Center provides a repertory lighting plot with 32 instruments and a PA sound system, and photography and 2-camera filming services for a single performance. You would be responsible for all other production elements of the project. (max 300 words)

  • Residency Dates: * Residencies will be offered in two-week slots from February 1 through June 6, 2021.

    • Slot 1: Feb 1-14

    • Slot 2: Feb 15-28

    • Slot 3: Mar 1-14

    • Slot 4: Mar 15-28

    • Slot 5: Apr 5-18

    • Slot 6: Apr 19-May 2

    • Slot 7: May 10-23

    • Slot 8: May 24-June 6

  • Project Budget: * Upload a one page budget for your project. Use the budget template provided and fill in the numbers in the highlighted fields only. Please do not make any other changes to the template.

  • Resume / Production History Upload *

    • If applying as an individual artist, upload a PDF copy of your professional resume listing performances and productions to date (2 pages maximum).

    • If applying as a company or ensemble, upload a PDF document listing all productions and public events to date. Include title, author/playwright, venue/location, date(s), number of performance, and total attendance for each production and public events (2 pages maximum).

  • Photo or Text Work Sample Upload: * Upload a work sample from this project or another project that best represents your work. Up to 10 pages of text or 10 images, one image per page. PDF format only.

    • Photo or Text Work Sample Upload Description: Describe this sample of your work. Put it in context for us.

  • Video Work Sample (optional): Link to a video sample of your work. YouTube or Vimeo preferred. If the video is protected by a password, please but it in the description below.

    • Video Work Sample Description: Describe this sample of your work. Put it in context for us. Please provide the password for the video if one is required.

APPLICATIONS FOR SPRING 2021 RESIDENCIES ARE DUE SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6 AT 11:59 PM

Friday, November 20, 2020

Maison Baldwin Residency

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Deadline: December 1, 2020
Saint-Paul de Vence, France

Shortly before James Baldwin passed away, he told close friends in Saint-Paul de Vence that he dreamed of seeing his beloved house made into a writers' colony. This medieval village, with its uncommon light, its majestic mountaintop placement and surrounding countryside, has for centuries attracted artists, architects, alchemists and thinkers, great minds intent on changing the world. Here is where Baldwin wrote some of his most enduring books, including If Beale Street Could Talk, Just Above my Head, and his sole book of poetry, Jimmy's Blues.

Writers in residence are offered a room in the village center to pursue their current creative project. While in residence, they will contribute to the literary culture of Saint Paul de Vence by offering a community event or creative public program.

They are hosted at La Maison Baldwin Residence for Writers, a house in the historic center of St. Paul de Vence located directly across the street from the village church. The home features a 3rd-floor bedroom suite with a sunny terrace overlooking the tiled roofs of the village and the valley beyond.

Residents might also be assigned a charming artist cottage inside a private sculpture garden, made available to the program through a partnership with the city of St. Paul de Vence.

Breakfast and dinner every day is included in the fellowship, as is a $700 travel stipend.


Eligibility and How to Apply

This fellowship is open to emerging writers working in the spirit of James Baldwin. Eligible to apply are poets, playwrights, essayists and fiction writers with no more than one full-length published book, produced film, or professionally staged production (in other words: short films, staged readings, chapbooks and one-act plays don't count).

To apply, send a cover letter, a brief bio and writing sample of ten pages after September 1, 2020 to residency@lamaisonbaldwin.fr with the subject line "2021 Residency Application." In your cover letter, please affirm your status as an emerging writer.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Out of the Box Theatrics Residency

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Out of the Box Theatrics (OOTB) is an Off Broadway Non-For-Profit committed to lifting the voices of marginalized communities through the stories we tell. OOTB also produces site specific theatre in order to provide a more intimate and challenging experience to our audiences’ expectation of theater.

OOTB is seeking submissions of new work for its 2021 Summer Residency.

In 2021, OOTB and Weathervane Theatre will collaborate on a week-long residency program with stipend, transportation, and lodging provided. We are seeking submissions of works in the developmental stage to receive rehearsals and a full staged reading.

About the Weathervane – The Weathervane promotes a message of acceptance, diversity, and inquiry through varied programming designed to reach the diverse, and often underserved, population of the region. 

Location- Whitefield, NH

Dates- June 6th-13th, 2021

If you would like to be considered for the RESIDENCY  please send the the following information by December 31st, 2020:
  • Work Sample - No more than 15 pages. (maximum of 2 separate works)
  • Artist Statement- (Please provide your personal mission statement- what inspires you to tell the stories you tell?)
  • Resumé 
  • Summary of production history (if applicable)
  • Website (if applicable)
  • For residency: any relevant videos related to your submission (optional

Please send all submissions to Producing Artistic Director- Liz Flemming liz@ootbtheatrics.com and cc Director of New Works- Jorge Donoso jorge@ootbtheatrics.com.

For more information please visit- www.ootbtheatrics.com. For information on Weathervane Theatre Players please visit- www.weathervanetheatrenh.org.

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Exiled Tongues Artist-in-Residence

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APPLY FOR EXILED TONGUES 2020 ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCY PROGRAM


In order to support emerging artists of color, Exiled Tongues is providing $200 microgrants to artists of color who articulate a new, inclusive path forward for American theater in 2021 and beyond. Grants are unrestricted and can be used for anything. Artists must only comply with residency goals.

ABOUT US

Exiled Tongues is a theater collective that provides financial, artistic, and collaborative support to artists who center diasporic consciousness. We realize that mainstream American theater suffers from a severe lack of representation and deserves serious discussion on colonization and the legacy of post-colonialism especially within the American context. Our productions showcase the complex stories of BIPOC and acknowledge intersectional identities. We use our intersectional identities as a form of theatrical empowerment and seek to make change beyond theater and into our communities.

Saturday, August 22, 2020

The Ensemble Playwright Lab Residency

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Deadline: August 24, 2020


The Ensemble Playwright Lab (EPL) is a residency program in which the playwright engages with Letter of Marque's (LOM) ensemble to create, develop, or reimagine a piece of work; which will be presented to the public at the end of the residency.

There will be two residencies: Fall & Winter. Two playwrights, one for each residency, will be selected to work with our ensemble once a week, for a total of 21 hours of collaboration and discovery.

And the best part? The EPL is FREE to the playwrights!

Each residency is uniquely tailored to provide playwrights with the opportunity to collaborate closely with LOM’s artistic directors and professional multi-disciplinary ensemble.

This experimental process of creation and development is designed to welcome the playwright into the rehearsal room through active participation in devised and improvisational explorations.
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The goals and outcomes of each residency are mutually determined by both LOM and the playwright

Submission Guidelines
The Ensemble Playwright Lab (EPL) is a residency program for NYC-based playwrights to engage with Letter of Marque's (LOM) ensemble of actors, musicians, dancers, designers, and dramaturgs to create, develop, or reimagine a piece of work. This experimental process of creation and development is designed to welcome the playwright into the rehearsal room through active participation in devised and improvisational explorations. The goals and outcomes of each residency are mutually determined by both LOM and the playwright.

Playwrights are chosen using an anonymous submission process. Each entrant is asked to create an alias so as to mask their identity. Entrants are also required to omit all mentions of names of previous collaborators and the titles of their previous work. The anonymized submissions are then read by a panel consisting of Lynde Rosario (Literary Manager of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts), Lea Marie Heller (Resident LOM Dramaturg), LOM Co-Artistic Directors Nolan Kennedy and Scarlet Maressa Rivera, and Guest Dramaturg, Myjoycia Cezar. Finalists are scheduled for interviews to determine the participants in this year’s Ensemble Playwright Lab.
This season, LOM will be exploring the theme of action.

This season, for the first time ever, LOM will proudly offer a $500 honorarium to each playwright chosen for a residency.

There will be two residencies: Fall (Oct.-Nov.) and Winter (Feb-March). Each residency will consist of 7 consecutive sessions to develop a work with the LOM ensemble. At the end of each residency, there will be 2 public Zoom showings and a facilitated post-showing talkback with the audience, playwright, and cast.

All meetings, rehearsals, and showings will take place on Zoom. Therefore, playwrights should have a strong interest in working on pieces within this format.

LOM is striving to amplify more BIPoC and LGBTQA+ voices. Playwrights from these communities are encouraged to apply.

NOTE: This is an annonymous submission process.
Do not mention your real name, the names of companies or artists you've worked with, or titles of plays you've written in your submission. Doing so will get you disqualified!

If you have any questions, please email: lomsubmissions@gmail.com to contact a non-adjudicating member of the team.

Eligibilty

The EPL is open to playwrights...
  • -who currently live or have lived in NYC in the past 12 months,
  • who are able to attend all required sessions on Zoom
  • -at any stage of their career
  • -wishing to work on a previously written piece OR wanting to create something new with the LOM ensemble
  • -age 21 or older

If you have submitted to the EPL in the past, please feel free to submit again!

What we are looking for:
The purpose of the Ensemble Playwright Lab is to build a relationship between a playwright and the LOM ensemble, and to explore/allow for/create new ways of collaboration. This program is intended for artists who identify as playwrights and want to improve their craft as well as their work. Yes, there will be public presentations at the end of the residency. However, what gets presented will be based on the interest and goals of the playwright. Letter of Marque’s mission is to spread ensemble culture, through responsive, inclusive, and accessible theater, and to engage individuals in collective success and meaningful dialogue.

What Does It Cost the Playwright:
There is no monetary charge or fee to participate in the Ensemble Playwrights Lab. We ask for their time, dedication, talent, and energy!

Important Dates
Submissions Open: Friday, July 24th, 2020
Submissions Close: Monday, August 24th, 2020
Interviews: September 8th - September 18th, 2020
Finalists Notified: September 25th, 2020

Fall 2020 Section Dates
***Playwrights must be available for all the dates!***
​October 12, 2020, (Indigenous Peoples Day) Mon 1:30pm-5:00pm
Monday, October 19, 2020 1:30pm-5:00pm
Monday, October 26, 2020 1:30pm-5:00pm
Monday, November 2, 2020 1:30pm-5:00pm
Monday, November 9, 2020 1:30pm-5:00pm
Monday, November 16, 2020 1:30pm-5:00pm
Thursday, November 19, 2020 1:30pm-5:00pm & 6:00pm-9:30pm (showing #1)
Friday, November 20, 2020 6:00pm-9:30pm (showing #2 & talkback)
Monday, November 23,2020 1:30pm-4:30pm (wrap session)

Winter 2021 Section Dates
***Playwrights must be available for all the dates!***
Monday, February 1, 2021 1:30pm-5:00pm
Monday, February 8, 2021 1:30pm-5:00pm
Monday, February 15, 2021 1:30pm-5:00pm
Monday, February 22, 2021 1:30pm-5:00pm
Monday, March 1, 2021 1:30pm-5:00pm
Monday, March 8, 2021 1:30pm-5:00pm
Thursday, March 11, 2021 1:30pm-5:00pm & 6:00pm-9:30pm (showing #1)
Friday, March 12, 2021 1:30pm-5:00pm & 6:00pm-9:30pm (showing #2 & talkback)
Monday, March 15, 2021 1:30pm-4:30pm (wrap session)

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