In its inaugural season of the Fringe Curated Series, the Fringe Festival commissioned three new plays derived from folklore or myth from non-western cultures. In exploring these narratives, we brought different perspectives to life. Always looking to grow, develop and take risks, in our second year we are choosing a different focus to commission from.
Capital Fringe is commissioning proposals for productions that explore forgiveness, time and trust through storytelling, text, movement, music, etc. Proposals can be contemporary, classical, whimsical or abstract; it does not need to be tied to any specific narrative, culture or story. Capital Fringe wants to continue to connect exploratory artists with adventurous audiences and we feel you can help us do so!
Final productions must be 30 - 75 minutes in length and are encouraged to be fluid, creative and innovative.
Up to four selected works ranging from theatre to dance will be fully developed and presented in repertory, receiving 5 - 7 performances during the Capital Fringe Festival, July 2019 in Washington, DC at Arena Stage, the Mead Center for American Theater.
October 19, 2018: Request for Proposals open
January 2, 2019 5PM EST: Proposal submissions close
Mid-January 2019: Finalists Selected
January 2019: Commissioned works selected, creative team contacted
March 1, 2019: 1st draft of scripts due
March – Early April 2019: Dramaturgy/Workshop Period
April 30, 2019: Performance script due
June 2019: Rehearsals
July 2019: Performances in Capital Fringe Festival 2019
You will need to submit the following:
Click HERE for a PDF printout of the 2019 RPF Application for your reference. Remember that proposals must be submitted online to be accepted.
Any artist based in the continental US are able to apply. Theatre artists (playwrights, devisers) choreographers, storytellers are all encouraged to submit proposals. DC Metro artists are especially encouraged to apply, but submissions from outside the DC Metro area will also be accepted.
This request is exclusively for projects that are not yet published or finalized. Playwrights must be open to exploring dramaturgical development with Fringe Curates Creative Team over the spring of 2019. This is your chance to work out unknown thoughts, explore an idea that you have been wanting to try out, and to dig into forgiveness, trust and time.
We are NOT LOOKING for concerts of pre-existing music or art installations. There must be a narrative arching component to the work.
There is no application fee.
Yes, this is a paid opportunity. All selected participants in the project are paid.
Please do not submit a previously created project or script, or one that does not directly address the theme of forgiveness, time and trust.
USE THE FOLLOWING LINK TO APPLY:
The deadline for submitting is Wednesday January 2, 2019 at 5pm EST.
No Applications will be accepted after this time.
If you have questions or challenges in submitting the application, please contact Lee Cromwell, Festival Producer by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone between 10am - 6pm M-F at 202.737.7230