Directors Call for IMPACT 2012’s
Directors’ Weekend: American Foreign Policy (apply by Aug 3)
Culture Project is seeking proposals from directors for its second IMPACT Directors’ Weekend, August 24-25 as part of Culture Project’s IMPACT 2012 Festival: A Festival of Political Art drawing attention to important issues leading up to the 2012 Election.
Beginning July 14 through August 25, Culture Project’s mainstage is being offered to artists, activists, musicians, directors, economists, provocateurs, filmmakers, occupiers, transformers, patriots and visionaries. The festival will consist of documentaries, satirical and political comedy, and new theater created by emerging and established artists along with provocative conversations focusing on subjects crucial to the decision making process and the preservation of our democracy and constitution. One of Culture Project’s oldest initiatives, the goal of the Directors’ Weekend is to create a laboratory for new ideas and inspiration, and to provide opportunities for directors to put their work in dialogue with one another and to participate in our national conversation.
For the final weekend of the festival, we are asking directors to consider the humane and inhumane aspects of American Foreign Policy, how our atrocities have been concealed from the American people and what level of atrocity is necessary to compel the American public into action. We’re interested in how you explore and address the following prompt in your own work and are inviting you to propose a 10-15 minute piece in response. Work can be completely original, an interpretation of a classic, or anything in between. Each selected director will be given a small production grant towards the piece, to be allocated as he or she sees fit, limited rehearsal time and tech time in the space.
DIRECTORS WEEKEND: AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY
What are the most egregious contemporary and historical uses of power engaged in by current and previous administrations? How has the media played a complicit role in these atrocities? What potential solutions should be explored?
Selected proposals will be presented in a festival format in Culture Project’s mainstage theater at 45 Bleecker St. on Friday August 24 at 7PM and Saturday August 25 at 7PM. Tech will take place between 10 and 6 on Thursday August 23 and Friday August 24. Please apply only if you are available on these days.
Please send your resume, two references and one page describing your proposed project to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday August 3 at 12:00PM. Accepted directors will be notified by Monday, August 6th.
Directors of all experiences and backgrounds are encouraged to apply.