The application for the 2012 Sundance Institute Theatre Stage Directors’ Workshop in Addis Ababa-Ethiopia is now open!
HOW CAN YOU PARTICIPATE
Sundance Institute East Africa is accepting open submissions from artists who live and work in East Africa and consider themselves Stage Directors. Sundance Institute East Africa welcomes applications from stage directors only. In order for Sundance Institute East Africa to fully evaluate your submission, please submit the following:
- A LETTER OF INTEREST that briefly gives your directing history, why you would like to be a part of this workshop, as well as stating what you think a director’s role is in the theatre.
- DESCRIBE A SHOW that you recently directed or a show that you were most happy directing. If you have any visuals (pictures/Images) to accompany your description, that would be great. But please note that the visuals are not a requirement. Your description does not have to be more than one page.
- Sundance often employs ‘dramaturgs’ who work alongside playwrights and directors. These artists help to guide the playwright and playwright/director relationship by assisting in clarification of the playwright’s intentions, assuring that the playwright’s vision is central. If you are familiar with the word “dramaturg”, in not more than a paragraph, please describe what you think is the ROLE OF A GOOD DRAMATURG.
In addition to the above, please send us your resume or C.V with at least two references. People who know and can speak to your work. Sundance Institute East Africa is interested in receiving submissions from both established and emerging Stage Directors, as well as directors making a transition from areas outside of theatre. Previous applicants may re-apply, even if you consider yourself primarily a playwright and or actor/actress. But, you must have directed at least one play or musical before applying.
Through an open submission process, Sundance Institute East Africa looks for originality, innovation, and a collaborative spirit in its artists – traits that reflect well-rounded and generous individuals.. We are interested in supporting a diverse and daring group of Stage Directors who approach the composition of space in a unique way, present material in a new form, or conceptualize existing material with an inventive spirit. We look for Stage Directors who are interested in genuinely exploring material they are presented with. The Sundance Institute East Africa staff will read all submissions. Every effort will be made to include the participation of representatives from each of the countries in the region.
WHAT SUNDANCE INSTITUTE PROVIDES
Each full-time participating artist will receive a $400 USD expense reimbursement. Sundance Institute will provide for round-trip travel expenses between all selected participants’ homes and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, including air and ground transportation if available. Participants will also be provided with accommodations (except for those who live in Addis Ababa) and all meals while at the workshop.
The deadline for all submissions is January 10th 2012.
Applicants will be notified by February 10th 2012.
For more info http://www.sundance.org/programs/east-africa/