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Author Topic: Seeking New Play Artists -- Theatre Battery's SLEEP IS FOR THE WEAK V  (Read 481 times)
Logan Ellis

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« on: June 08, 2018, 02:14:36 PM »

Theatre Battery is accepting artist applications for SLEEP IS FOR THE WEAK V: A 24-Hour New Play Festival, performing on July 14th, 2018. Local playwrights, actors, directors, composers, and choreographers are encouraged to apply. The project will present on Theatre Battery’s adapted stage at Kent Station.

SLEEP IS FOR THE WEAK identifies determined voices and builds networks among new play artists in the Puget Sound region, with a particular emphasis on introducing emerging playwrights to directors and actors. The time limit, production challenge scenarios, and randomized creative teams provide an instant canvas on which to take risks and build trust between otherwise unlikely collaborators. The resulting performance is a singular and sleep deprived expression of Theatre Battery's community.

Approximately 40 selected applicants will be grouped by drawing into 5 - 6 teams at the start of the festival. Each team will face a special challenge that will diversify their piece in structure from the rest of the program. Four to five short plays will be produced. Past challenges have included pieces performed without the use of spoken language, solo performances, and plays written without the use of stage directions. One group will create an original ten-minute musical, for which a composer, choreographer, and musicians will be provided. Other surprise challenge conditions will be introduced.


Monday, July 2nd:
5pm Application Deadline (All Disciplines)

Saturday, July 7th:
Selected Participants Announced

Friday, July 13th:
6:30pm Kick-off Reception and Selection of collaborative teams
8pm Playwrights/Composer commence writing

Saturday, July 14th:
7am Playwrights complete work and meet with Directors
8am Rehearsals begin with Directors and Actors
6pm Technical Rehearsal
8pm Performance & Closing Reception

Email submissions and inquiries to with the following:

ACTORS: Resume, Headshot, and link to a recent audition, taped monologue, or song. Please note if you have experience with drag performance, clown, puppetry, and/or musical theatre. Actors not listing Musical Theatre experience or providing a singing audition will not be considered available for casting in the musical.

PLAYWRIGHTS: Brief cover letter, resume, and representative script sample lasting no longer than 10 pages.

COMPOSERS: Brief cover letter, resume, and representative audio sample of one of your compositions. All styles and training backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

DIRECTORS/CHOREOGRAPHERS: Brief Cover letter and Resume.

Artists of all ages, types, gender identities, ethnicities, races, sexual orientations, religions, and disabilities are encouraged to apply for all positions.

All festival events hosted in downtown Kent. Travel stipends will be awarded as requested and based on need. Housing available in Kent for duration of the festival. Free parking; carpools arranged. Food provided throughout.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, July 2nd @ 5pm


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