Application Deadline: November 15, 2018 at 5:00pm EST
The Sundance Institute Theatre Program provides a catalytic process of artistic development for independent theatre-makers in the U.S. and globally, using a range of artist-driven engagement opportunities that connect, support and sustain artists and their projects across their careers.
Led by Artistic Director Philip Himberg and Producing Director Christopher Hibma, the Sundance Institute Theatre Program emphasizes intensive short-term interactions with high-level artistic mentors, held within the context of retreat settings removed from commercial pressures and other demands of contemporary life. It is Sundance’s hope that Lab experiences are transformative on both personal-artistic and project-specific levels.
Size of Lab Up to 8 Projects
Location Sundance Resort, Utah, USA
- MENA Playwrights, Directors, Composers & Librettists
After the 2018 Theatre Lab in Morocco, the Theatre Program will return to its homebase in Utah. The 2019 Theatre Lab welcomes theatre artists from the United States and the Middle East & North Africa (MENA). Participants in the 21-Day residency 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. Sundance will provide an acting company (though applicants may suggest specific performers), a “day-on, day-off” rehearsal schedule, and rigorous dramaturgical support (in the language of creation), as well as underwrite all related expenses (including transportation costs, accommodations, visas, meals, stipends and support personnel). See below for Application Guidelines to the Theatre Lab.
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