***4/25/2020*** The 2020 application cycle is closed.
THE BRICK IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR SOUND LAB, ITS INAUGURAL WRITER’S GROUP, DESIGNED TO SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF ORIGINAL SHORT-FORM EPISODIC PROJECTS.
SOUND LAB will accept 4-6 writers for a one-year residency in which members will create new fiction podcasts. In addition to biweekly meetings where members will share new work and receive feedback from their peers, members will participate in master classes led by industry professionals and receive dramaturgical support from The Brick’s artistic staff. The Lab will culminate in presentations of the developed work as part of the Exponential Festival (https://www.theexponentialfestival.org/) in January 2021.
REQUIREMENTS FOR ELIGIBILITY
- Cannot be a full-time student at any point during the duration of the program.
- Must live within 90 minutes to Williamsburg via car or rail.
- Must be able to attend biweekly meetings in April, May, September, October and November, as well as additional events throughout the year such as Master Classes, observerships and other special Brick-associated events. The scheduling of the biweekly meetings will be set according to the schedules of the selected residents.
- Must be available for regular check-ins in person or via phone in June, July and August.
- Must be available for presentation prep in December and January.
- Regular attendance is mandatory and therefore applicants should view the program as a year-long commitment.
- Must be available for an in-person interview on Monday, March 16, 2020.
APPLICATION AND DEADLINE
COVER SHEET (maximum 1 page)
Should include Name (First, Last), Email, Phone Number and Permanent Address.
ARTIST STATEMENT (maximum 1 page)
Should respond to the prompt: Why are stories important to you?
RESUME (maximum 3 pages)
Please include relevant writing experience: Education, Residencies, Workshops, Productions, Publications, Awards, etc.
WRITING SAMPLE (maximum 10 pages)
Should highlight your command of dialogue.
Combine the above items, in that order (COVER SHEET, ARTIST STATEMENT, RESUME, WRITING SAMPLE), into a single PDF file. The file name should be your last name [underscore] first initial – i.e., SMITH_J.pdf.
EMAIL THE PDF FILE TO THERESA@BRICKTHEATER.COM BY 11:59PM ON FEBRUARY 29, 2020.
Application Deadline: 11:59pm February 29, 2020
Finalist interviews: March 16, 2020
Program start date: April/May, 2019
Program end date: January 2020
All applicants will be notified of their status by email by mid-March 2020. Please do not call or email to ask your status.
ABOUT THE BRICK
Founded in 2002 by Robert Honeywell and Michael Gardner, The Brick is Williamsburg, Brooklyn’s destination for cutting-edge theatrical experience. It has been home to many critically acclaimed premieres, including Bouffon Glass Menajoree (NY IT Award Winner—Outstanding Play), In a Strange Room (Time Out New York’s Top Ten Plays), Samuel & Alasdair: A Personal History of the Robot War (NY IT Award Winner—Outstanding Play), Suspicious Package (ITBA Award Winner—Best Unique Theatrical Experience), Craven Monkey and the Mountain of Fury (NY IT Award Nominee—Outstanding Performance Art Production), and Greed: a Musical Love $tory (NY IT Award Nominee—Outstanding Musical), The Brick has hosted some of downtown theater’s most innovative artists, including Annie Baker, Young Jean Lee, The Debate Society, Thomas Bradshaw and Nick Jones. Theresa Buchheister assumed the role of Artistic Director in January 2020.