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Deadline: 5pm on May 7 2021

Project: Humanity is pleased to announce the launch of Proximity Lab , a Verbatim Theatre research-creation project supported by the Ontario Arts Council through the OAC Arts Response Initiative. We are seeking 4 diverse theatremakers to imagine, discover, and test new “pandemic-proof” methods of presenting Verbatim Theatre to audiences while retaining the ethics of care, compassion, and multiplicity of voice which are central to our practices.

Under the mentorship of Verbatim Theatre artist and Project: Humanity Artistic Director Andrew Kushnir, participants will undergo a Verbatim Theatre intensive and engage with expert consultants Lisa Marie DiLiberto (artistic director of Theatre Direct, founding director of Fixt POINT Arts and Media , and co-creator of The Tale of A Town -- Canada ), Chris Altorf (director/editor/cinematographer, partner at ISTOICA, and technical director of On The Dot Studios ) and Camille Turner (founder of Outerregion , and explorer of race, space, home and belonging through media and performance). Proximity Lab participants will then undertake an independent research-creation process in order to stretch the bounds of Verbatim Theatre and explore new models of presentation (such as but not limited to podcasting, interactive online performance, land-based immersive theatre, and hybridizations of these and other forms).
This is a paid research-creation opportunity extended to equity-seeking artists in an effort to support diverse creative leadership.

Please read the full call for more details about this exciting project! The deadline to apply for this opportunity is 5pm on May 7 2021, and all applicants regardless of outcome will be notified by May 15 2021. Proximity Lab will take place between May and July 2021. Activities will take place primarily online, or possibly outdoors with proper public health protocols in place (and the consent of all participants) if circumstances allow.

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