Woyzeck Project is Seeking Proposals, Deadline February 14

Woyzeck Project is Seeking Proposals
About Face Theatre, The Hypocrites, and Collaboraction announce The Woyzeck Project

Submission Deadline: February 14th, 2011

Woyzeck Project Description
Woyzeck Project is seeking proposals for artistic projects based on Georg Buchner’s Woyzeck, to be a part of the Woyzeck festival at the Chopin Theatre and Collaboraction space in May 2011. Woyzek was left unfinished by Buchner who died in 1837 prior to completing it. Since
then its fragments have fascinated avant-garde artists with a violent examination of what it means to be human. All pieces must be inspired in some way by Woyzeck, but in no way need to be straight adaptations.

For all categories, Woyzeck Project encourages applicants to be as creative as possible. Projects should run the gamut of creative expression in relationship to Woyzeck. Multi-media, video, dance, movement, devised pieces, panel discussions, play readings, street performances, one-person shows are all acceptable forms of expression for Woyzeck Project. Please do not hesitate to propose something, even if it stretches the limits of “traditional” theatre.

The Festival will consist of three types of projects:
1) Very short projects between 5-20 minutes. These will be performed as part of a performance party at Collaboraction. Some pieces may also be selected as curtain-raisers or lobby performances during the festival, leading up to the performance party.

You will be provided a performance space, a short tech rehearsal, rep stage lights, sound equipment and an operator. We will also provide the party. You provide all other production needs for your piece. You will receive no box office revenue.

2) Installation Art and/or Photography. A small group of artists will be selected for a curated gallery show in the Chopin’s lobby. We also encourage visual artists to collaborate with performance artists in the other categories.

3) Full length performance events based on Woyzeck. Events shall be between 60 and 90 minutes. These will have one featured slot in the festival, and will be performed on stage at the Chopin Theater. We will provide performance space, a technical rehearsal, sound, lights
and an operator. You provide all other production needs.

To submit: One Page Project Proposal. In one page please provide a detailed description of your proposed project.

One-Page Bio/Production History
On a second page, please provide bio of lead artists and history of producing organization. Be sure to include specifics regarding any extraordinary technical requirements.

Submission Details: Email literary@aboutfacetheatre.com with all submission materials. Put Woyzeck festival in the subject line. Be sure to include a primary contact person for your company in both the body of the email and in the attached documents.

Applicants will be notified of their acceptance to the Festival by Feb 21, 2011.

Submission Deadline: Feb 14, 2011

Submit all materials to literary@aboutfacetheatre.com. Please email literary@aboutfacetheatre.com with any questions.

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