US & MENA playwriters, directors, composers and librettists are welcome to apply for the 2019 Sundance Theatre Lab – Call for Residency
Deadline: 15 November 2018
The Sundance Institute Theatre Program is now accepting applications for its 2019 Theatre Lab– a 21-Day residency for playwriters, directors, composers, ensembles, performance artists, or choreographers, taking place from July 8-28, 2019 at the Sundance Resort in Utah, USA.
After the 2018 Theatre Lab in Morocco, the Theatre Program will return to its home base in Utah. The 2019 Theatre Lab welcomes theatre artists from the United States and the Middle East & North Africa (MENA).
Participants will be selected through an open application process. For theatre artists applying from Arabic-speaking countries, projects may be submitted in Arabic, English or French. Up to eight projects will be selected, including one project plus one playwright-in-residence from the Middle East & North Africa.
Plays on any topic, musicals, dance theatre, performances and solo projects are all eligible. The Lab is not a production Lab, but offers a rare opportunity to focus on unfinished new work needing time and space in which to experiment, rewrite, re-conceive and take artistic risks.
The Sundance Institute looks for original, compelling human stories that reflect the independent vision of the theatre artist. They are interested in supporting a diverse and daring group of theatre artists who tell unique stories, present material in a new form, or conceptualize existing material with an innovative vision.
The Sundance Institute provides:
- Roundtrip economy airfare and airport transfers;
- Private accommodation and three meals/day;
- 520 USD/week stipend = $1560 USD total;
- Financial support to secure travel visas (if needed).
Additionally, the programme provides actors, dramaturgs, rehearsal space, and stage management for the collaborative team working on each project.
The deadline for submission is 15 November 2018 (5:00 pm EST).
To apply, please carefully read the application guidelines available here by clicking the “Application Guidelines” button. Applications are accepted in Arabic, English and French.
Please note that the online application is reserved for US-based artists only. Artists from outside the U.S. must submit all materials directly to MENAtheatre@sundance.org
For more information about this call, please click here and see “Labs and Retreats”
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