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THEATRE LAB IN MENA (Middle East/North Africa)

Application

Round One Deadline: October 15, 2015 at 5:00pm EST
Round Two Deadline:  December 115, 2015 at 5:00pm EST

Dates

May 8-29, 2016

Size of Lab

Up to 8 Projects

Location

Fellah Hotel/Dar Al-Ma'mûn, Marrakech, Morocco

Eligibility

US & MENA Playwrights, Directors, Composers & Librettists

Description

The annual Theatre Lab, traditionally held in Utah each summer, will be moving to Fellah Hotel in partnership with Dar al-Ma'mûn, an artist residency outside of Marrakech, Morocco in May 2016. Projects will be selected from both US and MENA theatre artists. This is an innovation of our centerpiece Theatre Lab that directly champions our notion of community. We are now offering a single Lab that brings together artists from the United States and the MENA region. In our international exchange - particularly when we are on foreign soil - we learn a powerful lesson: that real-time, in-person interaction with artists from disparate cultures touches us to our very core. This new Lab offers our community the possibility to re-discover, re-imagine, re-contextualize theatre in a global way. See below for Guidelines to apply to the Theatre Lab in MENA.

Acting Company

If you are an actor and would like to be considered for the acting company during the Theatre Lab, you are invited to send your headshot and resume; to theatre@sundance.org. We will review all submissions with the Theatre Program casting directors. The Theatre Program holds Equity Principal Auditions once per year in New York for US actors. Please refer to the Actors' Equity website for scheduling information. All actors from the MENA region will be invited to participate directly by members of the Theatre Program. MENA actors who would like to be considered for the acting company are also invited to send us their headshots and resumes to MENAtheatre@sundance.org.

Questions

US Inquiries: theatre@sundance.org

MENA Inquiries: MENAtheatre@sundance.org

 

THEATRE-MAKERS RESIDENCY


Application

Round One Deadline: October 15, 2015 at 5:00pm EST
Round Two Deadline:  December 115, 2015 at 5:00pm EST

Dates

June 23-July 2, 2016

Size of Lab

6 artists

Location

Sundance Resort, Sundance, Utah

Eligibility

US-based playwrights or two-person collaborative teams

Description

We also introduce a new second Lab for US-based artists, for artists with projects not yet ready for actors, but who need time and space away to think and plan & collaborate on nascent ideas. We welcome applications from either playwrights writing alone and/or two-person collaborative teams. In total, six artists will be selected for this 10-day residency at our home in Utah. We are excited to announce that this residency will take place alongside the renowned Sundance Institute Screenwriters and Documentary Edit Labs. This affords theatre-makers the opportunity to interface with some activities of each of those Labs – a cross pollination of artistic genres.