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Call for Proposals: HB Studio Rehearsal Space Residency & Playwrights Reading Series

HB Studio invites theater artists and playwrights to submit a project for either or both of two opportunities for the development of new work in 2020: the HB Rehearsal Space Residency, and the HB Playwrights Reading Series. One application serves both programs. (Selected projects will receive one of the two opportunities.) Before applying, please read the details about each program below.

Application deadline: November 8, 2019

HB Rehearsal Space Residencies

HB Studio is dedicated to training and practice for the theater, and seeks to provide a commerce-free environment for the nurturing and growth of theater artists. In pursuit of this goal, HB offers six two-month Rehearsal Space Residencies each year for the development of creative projects. The HB Rehearsal Space Residency is an opportunity for practicing theater artists to collaborate on experimental projects, develop new work, and share workshop presentations among peers and colleagues, for constructive critical feedback and mutual growth. (Please note, the residency’s focus is on rehearsal and development, not production, and we are unlikely to select projects which are primarily intended to “showcase” work). The Rehearsal Space Residency is an open opportunity; you do not have to be affiliated with HB Studio to apply. However we do ask that our resident artists work with us to engage with our community of students and faculty while in residence at HB.

ELIGIBLE RESIDENCY PROJECTS MAY INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, THE FOLLOWING:

  • Rehearsed workshops or readings of new plays
  • New/exploratory staging or adaptation of existing works
  • Devised or improvised work
  • Musical theater works and theater works incorporating music
  • Movement-based theater work

IF SELECTED FOR A RESIDENCY, YOU RECEIVE:

  • Free rehearsal space, up to 9 hours each week, for two months.
  • During the second month, free presentation space over four weekends (Saturday & Sunday evenings) in the First Floor Studio, which may be used for public presentations, rehearsals, or both.
  • Limited temporary storage during the second month of each residency.
  • An orientation to the space and technical equipment.
  • Announcements of public presentations via HB Studio’s weekly notice and social media postings.
  • An eventbrite.com page created by HB staff for taking ticket reservations.
  • The opportunity to audit classes at HB Studio free of charge (one session per class only).

IF SELECTED FOR A RESIDENCY, YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR:

  • Sharing at least two public presentations at 8pm on the final Saturday & Sunday of the residency. Additional presentations on the prior weekends may be added if desired.
  • Crafting and running all elements of your public presentations, including tech, set up, break down, stage management and front of house.
  • Providing your own technicians to design and run the show, if using tech elements.
  • Providing your own costume, props or set pieces, as needed. Limited props and set pieces are available for use in the First Floor Studio. (Ideal projects will be those that cultivate a “no budget” aesthetic – self-produced, bare bones, etc.)
  • Creating your own publicity materials and promoting your presentations.
  • Gathering and sharing feedback on your work-in-progress from colleagues and audience is encouraged.
  • Completing a survey for HB about your experience at the end of the project period.

Note: The format of our residency program does not allow for AEA members to participate under the Showcase Code as the Code now requires performance dates during the week as well as weekends. Please contact the Actors Equity Association for any exceptions.

HB Playwrights Reading Series

Each year, HB Studio produces one week of staged readings of new full-length plays. Six plays each receive one evening for a staged reading in the HB Playwrights Theatre, followed by a talk-back with the audience. The goal is to nurture the development of new plays, and provide a crucial step in the life of a new play that may not yet be ready for full production or performance. It is an opportunity for playwrights to see their work on its feet, collaborate with actors and directors, and share the work among peers and colleagues for feedback, mutual growth, and dialogue. This is an open opportunity; you do not have to be affiliated with HB Studio to apply. All original full-length plays are eligible, with preference given to works that have not received previous opportunities for readings or performance.

IF SELECTED FOR THE READING SERIES, HB STUDIO WILL PROVIDE:

  • Two days of free rehearsal space: a table read the day prior to your reading, and a rehearsal in the theater the day of your reading.
  • An AEA Staged Readings Agreement.
  • Technical and Production support.
  • Marketing, promotion, and ticketing.
  • If needed, help with finding actors, director, and moderator for the talk-back.

IF SELECTED FOR THE READING SERIES, YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR:

  • Creating your own mini-production company: You will be responsible for finding a director and casting your own play. (We’re here to help if needed.)
  • Following the AEA Staged Readings Guidelines
  • Keeping presentations as technically simple as possible: no props, no interior sound cues, no interior light cues.
  • Providing pre- and post-show music
  • Participating in a brief (10 min) talkback after the presentation of your play, and finding a moderator for the talk back.
  • Writing a logline for the play for HB to use in promo and marketing.

Project Dates

2020 REHEARSAL SPACE RESIDENCY PROJECT PERIODS:

 

Residency Start & End Dates

Optional Public Presentations (8PM)

Required Public Presentations (8PM)

Proj #1 March 30-May 31, 2020

May 9/10, May 16/17, May 23/24

May 30 & 31
Proj #2 May 18-July 19, 2020 Jun 20/21, Jun 27/28, Jul 11/12
(skips July 4/5)
July 18 & 19
Proj #3 June 29-Aug 23, 2020

Aug 1/2, Aug 8/9, Aug 15/16

 

Aug 22 & 23

Proj #4

Aug 10-Oct 4, 2020

Sep 12/13, Sep 19/20, Sep 26/27

Oct 3 & 4

Proj #5

Sept 14-Nov 8, 2020

Oct 17/18, Oct 24/25, Oct 31/Nov 1

Nov 7 & 8

Proj #6

Oct 12-Dec 13, 2020

Nov 14/15, Nov 21/22, Dec 5/6
(skips Nov 28/29)

Dec 12, 13

2020 HB PLAYWRIGHTS READING SERIES SCHEDULE:

  READING DATE (7pm) Rehearsal 1 – Table read (10am-2pm) Rehearsal 2 – in the theater, day of reading (2pm-6pm)

Play #1

Tue, June 23, 2020

 

Mon, June 22, 2020

Tue, June 23, 2020

Play #2

Wed, June 24, 2020

Tue, June 23, 2020

Wed, June 24, 2020

Play #3

 

Thu, June 25, 2020

Wed, June 24, 2020

Thu, June 25, 2020

Play #4

Fri, June 26, 2020

Thu, June 25, 2020

Fri, June 26, 2020

Play #5

Sat, June 27, 2020

Fri, June 26, 2020

Sat, June 27, 2020

Play #6

Sun, June 28, 2020

Sat, June 27, 2020

Sun, June 28, 2020

 

Deadline: 
11/08/2019
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Weeklong Residency in Philadelphia

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The Iron Factory is offering free weeklong residencies for individual artists or companies – local or visiting – for up to four people. Both residency options include accommodations in our 2nd floor loft and access to our 3rd floor studio from 8am-5pm.

PLEASE NOTE: 

These applications are for artists applying for a free "Visiting Artist Residency." Artists can also book a residency or nightly stays. See our residency rates for more information. 

For those who do not receive a residency, the application fee can be used toward a future rental at The Iron Factory.

​Who should apply?

Our residencies have been developed for artists in the initial creation of new work. We encourage applications from artists at various stages of their career, and welcome individual artists, companies, and collaboratives both local and visiting to apply. 

What's Included?

Weeklong residencies include daily studio access from 8am-5pm, as well as evening studio hours if schedule permits. Micro residencies include all-day studio access from 8am on Friday until 5pm on Sunday. The 2nd floor loft (located in the same building) is a spacious and comfy shared living space with a full kitchen (coffee maker included), living room area with TV, bathroom and shower, washer and dryer, and a small friendly dog. We provide two beds (one queen and one full) and two aero beds if needed. 

 

Rehearsals Only

We do not allow performances, classes, or showings during the residency. If you are interested performing, filming, or holding an event during a residency please email us at theironfactory@gmail.com to arrange.

 

Applications for our free weeklong Visiting Artist residencies NOW OPEN for the weeks of October 4-11, 2019 and December 6-13, 2019. The deadline to apply is July 7th!

There is a $40 application fee. Payment can be made via PayPal.

*If application is not chosen, this fee can be used toward a future rental at The Iron Factory.

Deadline: 
07/07/2019
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Istanbul Fringe Festival

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Istanbul Fringe Festival is looking for new and experimental works by local and international artists. The festival will bring together art works and workshops produced in the disciplines of theater, dance and performance during 5 days in September 2019. This first edition offers both local and international artists a platform to showcase their work in several stages located on European and Asian side of Istanbul. This is a great opportunity for artists to meet and interact between themselves and the audience, exchange ideas while discovering a new artistic network.

The 1st edition of Istanbul Fringe Festival will also host a “Nordic Day” where artists from nordic countries will perform their shows. 

What we offer:

Accommodation in volunteer houses during the festival

Meal on the day of your performance

Public transportation on the day of your performance

Venue, technical support and promotion

50% of the box-office 

Free access to all the events in the festival (requires reservation)

Unfortunately we can't offer you a round trip ticket between your hometown and Istanbul in our first edition, but we would be happy to help you contact the embassy of your country in Istanbul.  

Deadline: 
03/31/2019
Fee Detail: 
25€
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Scenic Artist Practicum

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Overview

Under the direction and mentorship of Banff Centre’s head scenic artist, practicum participants will learn classic and modern scenic art ideas, processes, tools, and techniques. 

Participants will interpret designer information and translate it into high quality finished surfaces as required for each production, in communication and collaboration with other Banff Centre departments. 

The techniques, styles, materials, and finishes explored will vary due to the nature of the designs. Practicums will also be responsible in part for the organization and maintenance of the Paint department’s tools, materials, and spaces (office, workshop, and studio). 

What does the program offer?

Practicums will gain the confidence, knowledge, and practical skills required to work as professional scenic artists. Training may include techniques for coating and painting a variety of hard, soft, and three-dimensional scenery. 

The program may delve into colour matching, texture and pattern reproduction, lettering, layout, distressing, specialty paint tools use, and custom tool creation. We will prioritize health and safety as well as skills for managing scenic art spaces, resources, and timelines.

Work and learning will be well documented and participants will contribute to their portfolios. There is also often flexibility to focus on a practicum’s particular topics of interest outside of production based work.

Who should apply?

Ideal applicants will have completed technical theatre or fine art training that included hands-on scenic art practice, or have equivalent work experience. They should have an enthusiasm for scenic art and a curiosity to learn. Demonstrated painting ability, good hand-eye coordination, attention to detail, stamina, excellent colour perception, flexibility, and a positive attitude are all desired attributes.

Accepted applicants must provide steel toed boots, paint appropriate work clothes, and prescription eye wear that will fit under safety goggles (if required). Participants are welcome to bring their own personal tools if desired. 

Dates: May 07 - August 06, 2019

Deadline: 
01/30/2019
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BRIClab Residency Open Call 2019-20

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BRIClab is a commissioning and residency development program for New York City-based artists to explore and expand the possibilities of their work in music, dance, theater, and multidisciplinary performance. Free and open exploration and intentional commitment to process—with the support of the staff and resources that BRIC offers—are at the heart of the BRIClab program. Artists receive stipends and an intensive residency in BRIC's Artist Studio with development time, opportunities for artistic mentoring, and work-in-process performances. 

Deadline to apply is February 7, 2019. See below for requirements and information about the application process. Details subject to change.

Artists receive:

  • Exclusive use of the BRIC House Artist Studio for 10-12 days (10am – 10pm)
  • Artist stipend of $1750
  • Additional $200 for Creative Advisor honorarium
  • Technical support from BRIC’s production staff
  • Two work-in-progress showings, determined by BRIC (usually Thursday & Friday evening in the 2nd week of the residency), followed by artist/audience dialogues
  • Photographic and video documentation of showings

INFORMATION SESSIONS
Information sessions are not required, but are an opportunity to speak directly with program staff and to see the Artist Studio space.

Upcoming information session dates are included below:

  • MON, JAN 7, 3–4:30PM
  • MON, JAN 14, 6:30–8PM
  • THU, JAN 17, 10:30AM–12PM

Please RSVP to these sessions HERE. All information sessions will be held at BRIC House, 647 Fulton St., Downtown Brooklyn.

SELECTION CRITERIA
BRIClab is for Brooklyn or New York City based artists who:

  • Are developing new work that is relevant to diverse Brooklyn audiences
  • Are exploring their interests and questions with thoughtful processes and can articulate a context for their work
  • Are excited by the opportunity to share their work with the public and who embrace dialogue with audiences as a meaningful part of their process
  • Can articulate (for multi-disciplinary work) an understanding or purposeful examination of how the various disciplines will interact and serve the whole

Across the season of BRIClab residencies we look for diversity and/or resonance in:  

  • racial and cultural perspective
  • discipline (dance, theater, music, multi-discipline)
  • method/practice (collaboratively developed, solo work, heavily researched, more or less embodied, etc.)
  • place in career (emerging, mid-career, and established)

Projects will be chosen through an internal curatorial review.

Past BRIClab artists include:  Built for Collapse, Stephanie Fleischmann & Saskia Lane, James Harrison Monaco & Jerome Ellis, Liza Jessie Peterson, Kyoung Park, Emily Chadick Weiss, Mario Correa, Phillip Howze, a canary torsi, Same As Sister, Amy Evans, Cori Olinghouse, Okwui Okpokwasili, Dean Moss, Anna Moench, Tectonic Theater Project, Nora York, Jacinta Vlach, Roy Nathanson & The Jazz Passengers, David Neumann/advanced beginner group, Yara Travieso, The Debate Society, Samita Sinha, Stew.

Recent projects developed with BRIClab support have gone on to presentations at venues including: BAM, NYTW, The Invisible Dog, Abrons Art Center, The Kitchen, REDCAT (LA), Portland Institute of Contemporary Art’s TBA Festival, Theater Alliance, FABNYC, New York Live Arts, PS122.

HOW TO APPLY

  • To apply for a BRIClab residency, please fill out and submit the Application Form online at SlideRoom 
  • Applications require a project description, artist bio(s), and work samples
  • Applicants will be required to cover online application fees. A completed submission including work samples is $5.

 

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