Robert Redford at the helm of the brain trust/idea incubator known as Sundance has a dazzling offer for cultural creatives...
If I were any one of these theater people I'd jump on this ASAP!
This looks so good I just had to share:
Sundance Institute’s Theatre Program announced an open call for submissions to the 2019 Theatre Lab, which will convene in Utah for most of July 2019.
WHAT: The Program will select and support up to eight projects for the 2019 Theatre Lab, including one project and an additional playwright-in-residence from the Middle East & North Africa. Sundance will provide an acting company, a “day-on, day-off” rehearsal schedule, and rigorous dramaturgical support, as well as underwrite all related expenses (including transportation costs, accommodations, visas, meals, stipends and support personnel).
WHEN & WHERE: The Lab takes place July 8-28, 2019 at Sundance Mountain Resort in Utah. The deadline to apply, via LINK, is November 15, 2018 at 5pm ET.
WHO SHOULD APPLY: Playwrights, directors, composers, ensembles, performance artists, or choreographers from the United States and the Middle East & North Africa are welcome to apply. Theatre-makers creating in English and Arabic are encouraged to apply, but artists from Arabic-speaking countries creating in English or French can be considered too. Plays about all topics and in any genre are eligible for consideration.
Participants who yearn to reflect on their work, and those who are eager to embrace an international community of artists are taken seriously. The Lab is not a place to simply rehearse your text, or to polish what you feel is a nearly completed draft. The Lab serves as “the space-in-between” the conception of a new work and its eventual production, by offering a rare opportunity to experiment, rewrite, re-conceive and take artistic risks, within the context of an intimate peer-level artistic community. More eligibility details and application guidelines are available HERE.
FURTHER PROCESS QUESTIONS: See the Theatre Lab guidelines above, or email [email protected]
MORE ABOUT THE THEATRE PROGRAM: The Sundance Institute Theatre Program has a long history of supporting the development of U.S. and international new work for the stage, including projects such as Appropriate, Fun Home, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, Taha, Circle Mirror Transformation, An Iliad, The Lily's Revenge, Happy New Fear, The Good Negro, A 24-Decade History of Popular Music, The Light in the Piazza, Passing Strange, Spring Awakening, Boredom, The Laramie Project, 36 Abbas Street and I Am My Own Wife. The Theatre Program’s international activity supports mentorship and cross-cultural exchange, focusing now on artists from the Middle East and North Africa creating new works in Arabic, and has included Labs, workshops and retreats in Morocco, East Africa, France, Germany and the US.
The mailing address is:
P.O. Box 684429
Park City, UT 84068
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