Call for Submissions: The Young Creators Unit
The Young Creators Unit (YCU) provides a supportive and artistically rigorous space for four queer-identified artists (age 25 and under) to develop and perform their own original, 25-minute, solo performance piece. Under the creative mentorship of YCU Director Evalyn Parry, members of the YCU workshop their material through weekly Unit meetings, and present their final works at The 34th Rhubarb Festival.
The YCU is dedicated to developing the voices of emerging queer creator/performers. We are interested in work that pushes the boundaries of theatrical creation, and in keeping with Buddies' mandate, have a particular interest in work that reflects "queerness" either in terms of LGBT identity, and/or in terms of difference, being outside the mainstream, challenging in both content and form.
Application details and submission form are available at www.buddiesinbadtimes.com/careers
The 2012/13 YCU will run OCTOBER 22, 2012 to March 3, 2013
The 2012/13 Unit will meet on Monday afternoons from 12-4 pm, beginning October 22nd, 2012, thru Jan 28th 2013. Each YCU artist is then paired with a professional director to work toward the final presentation at The 34th Rhubarb Festival in February. To participate, you MUST be available for all YCU meetings, plus be available for additional rehearsal time in January and February.
Participants receive an honorarium of $700 for their participation.
The YCU supports a wide definition of "performance", and sets no particular limitations or guidelines as to the nature of the proposed projects (aside from the time limitation, which is 25 minutes). However, we do ask that the requested writing sample / support materials be original, and closely related to the proposed project, so we can fairly evaluate the project's feasibility.
APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR THE 2012/13 YCU is Friday September 21, 2012 at 5 pm. Submissions must be received (by email, post or in person) at the theatre by 5 pm, Friday September 21.
Questions? Please contact Evalyn Parry email@example.com
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