APPLICATIONS NOW BEING SOUGHT FOR

THE 3RD ANNUAL TINY THEATER FESTIVAL

FESTIVAL DATES: May 16-24
APPLICATIONS DUE MARCH 25

 
Tiny Theater!


The Brick Theater, Inc. and the Ontological-Hysteric Incubator present


The 3rd Annual
TINY THEATER!
a tiny performance festival
 

 

Tiny Theater is a performance festival that aims to include theater, dance, multi-media, puppetry, etc. Works are no longer than 10 minutes and are presented festival style in a 6’ x 6’ x 6’ box constructed of PVC pipe—performers and scenic elements must not exist outside the box at any point during each piece. The festival is co-presented by the Ontological-Hysteric Incubator and The Brick Theater.

The festival is a two-week event designed to promote interest in experimentation and new forms of spatially challenged performance. The festival will feature short works by established and emerging artists.
In addition to works for adult audiences, The Brick will also be accepting applications for Tiny Theater Kids: Tiny Theater plays for kids of all ages. Please see the bottom of this application for instructions.

Applicants’ projects should be at a level of development or conception such that the artist/collaborators can begin working immediately. Proposals should demonstrate that resources - human and material- are secured to begin working.

Applications must be received or postmarked on or before March 25, 2008. If you plan to drop your application off in person, it is due in hand by 5p.m. on Tuesday, March 25. Please pay careful attention to the guidelines. You may direct questions to Incubator Executive Producer Shannon Sindelar at 212-420-1916. For more information about the Ontological and The Brick and each theater’s programming, please visit www.bricktheater.com or www.ontological.com.

APPLICATION FORM

1. COVER PAGE project title, your name, address, e-mail address, phone, and contact info for principal collaborators.

2. LIST OF COLLABORATORS, WITH TITLES


3. PROJECT DESCRIPTION
—limit to one page

What is the current title of the piece?

Description:
In 3 sentences or less please describe the piece.

Background:
Please briefly describe your artistic background / company’s production history.
Please briefly describe the background of the proposed project: i.e. where did it begin?

4. APPROACH AND IMPACT—limit to one page

Approach

Please briefly describe your usual process in terms of execution. Detail your development schedule (rehearsal/production). Please briefly describe how you hope to achieve your technical goals – what will the piece look like and how will you gain access to the materials and equipment you need? Do you have easy access to rehearsal space and building space?

Impact
What do you hope to achieve for your company and aesthetically by participating in Tiny Theater and in the Incubator in general?

Is there anything else you would like us to know about your piece?

5. RESUMES
for all principal collaborators. List three references for each of the principal collaborators. A principal collaborator is a lead designer, writer, director, integral performer, etc. Limit to one page per artist.

6 . SEED MATERIALS
: (optional) If you have them, please include drawings, renderings, text excerpts (10 pages max), sound samples, etc. for the work you are proposing.

7 . PORTFOLIO MATERIALS: Please include a DVD work sample of a past work. The DVD should consist of 10 minutes of unedited material that best represents the style of your work. The occasional cut is acceptable, but the sample should be 10 contiguous minutes of work. Videotapes will not be accepted.

8 . Are you planning on using members of Actors Equity Association? Project leaders are responsible for filing appropriate paperwork and covering expenses incurred.

When applying, please keep in mind these resources that will be provided:
--Basic sound system with speakers, a mixing board, a CD player, etc.
--Basic rep lighting plot with one special available per artist
--Board operators
--Projector
--Box office support and ticketing service
--Marketing in the form of flyers for the festival, website and email blast presence

Tiny Theater Kids
In addition to its regular Tiny Theater programming, The Brick will be adjudicating applications for one or two groupings of Tiny Theater works that are appropriate for kids of all ages. Application policies are identical to regular Tiny Theater policies. When mailing, please address envelopes to TINY THEATER KIDS instead of TINY THEATER. Please address questions about Tiny Theater Kids to info@bricktheater.com.

To submit an application:

Mailing—applications must be postmarked on or before March 25, 2008):

TINY THEATER (or TINY THEATER KIDS)
Ontological-Hysteric Theater
131 East 10th Street
NY, NY 10003
(please confirm receipt by calling the theater at 212-420-1916)

or

Dropping off—applications are due in hand by 5p.m. on Tuesday, March 25, 2008:

Drop off in person to the same address. We’re located inside St. Mark’s Church. To arrange this, please call the theater at 212-420-1916 prior to your visit.

EMAILED APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Applications are reviewed by Tiny Theater curators Michael Gardner from The Brick and Shannon Sindelar and Brendan Regimbal from the Ontological; notification will be made by April 1.

Once again, the deadline for fall/winter Residencies is March 25, 2008. Applications must either be postmarked on or before March 25, or dropped off in person, received at the theater no later than 5p.m. on March 25 (please call the theater to arrange your visit). Late applications will not be reviewed.