Buddies in Bad Times Theatre announces a call for submissions for
THE 30th RHUBARB FESTIVAL
February 20 – March 2, 2008
Festival Director Erika Hennebury
RISK RIOT REJUVINATION
Buddies is seeking submissions for the 30th incarnation of the country’s oldest new works fest. Curated by Buddies’ Associate Producer, Erika Hennebury, Rhubarb is an annual festival of new, original, innovative contemporary performance.
DEADLINE: 5pm, Fri, Sept 14, 2007
Rhubarb is a partially curated, but primarily submission-driven festival. Submissions are reviewed by a selection committee composed of Erika Hennebury, Festival Director, David Oiye, Artistic Director, Jim LeFrancois, Producer and Associate Artists Ed Roy and Moynan King. Criteria for this year’s festival are strongly in the realm of experimental, devised, innovative contemporary performance. Although script-based submissions will be accepted, Buddies strongly encourages submissions which are more experimental in nature. Rhubarb seeks submissions from contemporary theatre, conceptual dance, performance art, new media, installation art and welcomes new hybrids of live performance as well as cross-disciplinary experiments and collaborations.
THE 2008 RHUBARB FESTIVAL STAGES
The 2008 Rhubarb Festival seeks proposals for the following stages:
The Cabaret: performances up to 25 minutes in length, for a fixed, raised proscenium stage
The Chamber: performances up to 25 minutes in length, for the Buddies Mainspace
The Mini-Stage: 1-5 minute performances or installations for a small audience in a
The Solo-Stage: 1-2 minute performances or installations for a single audience member, in a *very small space
Environmental & Late-Night: happenings, interactive installations and other ancillary performances and 5-minute late-night Cabaret performances
* for venue specifications or further clarification, contact Erika Hennebury
Submissions may include (but are not limited to):
Short plays, collective creations, conceptual dance, performance art, new media, installation art, opera, music theatre, new hybrids of live performance as well as cross-disciplinary experiments and collaborations.
Submissions must include:
∙ a copy of the completed application form
∙ a copy of your project description (1 page)
∙ a copy of your script or performance synopsis (25 min max)
∙ a copy of bios for your artistic team
∙ a copy of a brief history of your work or a company history (1 page)
∙ a copy of any support materials
The deadline for all submissions is:
5:00pm Friday, September 14th 2007
late submissions may not be considered
submissions post-marked up to Sept 14 will be accepted
2008 Rhubarb Festival Application is available on our website: www.buddiesinbadtimestheatre.com
Proposed performances may be no longer than 25 minutes in length.
Proposals submitted in a format longer than 25 minutes may not be considered.
Works submitted must be new, never previously produced and original.
Submissions must submitted in hard copy only and must be accompanied by and 2008 Rhubarb Festival Application form (available online).
Please keep a copy of your submission.
Fax or email submissions will not be accepted.
Please mail or drop off submissions to:
Erika Hennebury, Rhubarb! Festival Director
Buddies in Bad Times Theatre