Deadline for submissions: April 20, 2019
Three adventurous new plays by young women playwrights
To apply to direct: please check the descriptions of the plays below, choose which play(s) you’re interested in pitching for. Send your resume and a short (2-3 sentences) statement about which play(s) and why. If you are chosen for an interview, you will be given access to the scripts and asked to prepare a detailed outline of your vision for the production. Note: FireWorks is a development festival, dramaturgy will continue right through production, and the writer will be part of the process. Casting/rehearsals begin September. Alumnae is a non-professional theatre, committed to the highest standards of performance and production and diversity among artists.
To apply: send your resume and statement by 20 April to: fireworksATC@gmail.com. In the subject heading put: 2019 call for directors
GRIEF CIRCUS by Natalie Frijia
A rowdy singing-and-dancing cabaret set in the Gold Rush. It's 1898. A young Vaudevillian steps off at the port of Skagway and sets her sights on the Chilkoot Pass, a gruelling hike through Alaskan wilderness to the Dawson River, and then... GOLD. But the Mounties aren't letting women into the Klondike, not now and not ever, so Kate pinches a pair of slacks and leaps onto a barge barrelling north! By the time they catch her, she's already a legend. But, that's just the beginning.
GRIEF CIRCUS by Crystal Wood
A multimedia play about overcoming tragedy in the age of social media. Leah is a young woman trying to cope with the death of her sister Jessie, but she finds it hard to grieve with the constant internet attention bombarding her and her family. Grieving is a private act, but in today’s world of Twitter and Instagram, nothing is really private anymore.
IF THE SHOE FITS by Genevieve Adam
Once upon time, there lived a brave knight who wasn’t aging well. Bored with domestic drudgery, he accepts an impossible commission from his Prince: find the mysterious woman who fits into the glass slipper. In his search for this reluctant Cinderella, he faces pig farmers, Molière, and his own marital breakdown, as he learns the difference between fitting into a shoe, and actually consenting to wear it. A deconstructed Cinderella farce with a decidedly feminist bent.
Experience with physical theatre an asset.
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