Teatro Vivo Announces Austin Latino New Play Festival 2015
Call for Entries
AUSTIN, Texas, September 2, 2014 – Teatro Vivo is pleased to announce a call for applicants for their annual Austin Latino New Play Festival (ALNPF) presented in collaboration with Austin ScriptWorks to run May 14-16 2015. Participants are invited to submit original bilingual scripts that provide a window into the Latino/a community by the deadline of midnight Monday December 15, 2014. Three scripts will be chosen for festival production.
Now in its fifth year, the ALNPF provides an opportunity for playwrights to hear, see, and receive feedback on their original works. The festival format brings playwrights together to work with a dramaturg, director, and actors to bring a play to life as a staged reading in front of an audience. The rehearsal process for each stages reading is approximately one week.
Selected playwrights will be available and willing to collaborate with a dramaturg and director chosen by Teatro Vivo. Additionally, playwrights will be available to attend the reading of their play and participate in a facilitated talk aback with the audience immediately after the reading. The staged readings are workshop-style presentations. After each reading, the playwright and director participate in talkback sessions with the audience. Visit teatrovivo.org for information.
Austin Latino New Play Festival 2015 Call for Scripts
Submission Deadline Friday December 15, 2014
The 2015 Austin Latino New Play Festival (ALNPF)
May 14-16, 2015 8 pm 3 nights, 3 new plays
Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Culture Center, Austin, TX
The Austin Latino New Play Festival, produced annually by Teatro Vivo, brings together playwrights and audience members for staged readings of new works and rich conversation, each running just one night. After each reading, the playwright, director and actors participate in moderated talkback sessions with the audience.
What is the process for Austin Latino New Play Festival (ALNPF)? The ALNPF provides an opportunity for playwrights to hear, see, and receive feedback on their original works. The festival format brings together the playwright to work with a dramaturg, director, and actors to bring their play to life as a staged reading in front of an audience. The rehearsal process for each staged reading is approximately one week.
Teatro Mission Statement: Inspired by the power of theater to educate and entertain, Teatro Vivo produces and promotes Latino theater that provides a window into the Latino community and makes theater accessible to all audiences, especially those underserved in the arts.
ALPNF Script Guidelines:
* The script is in line with the Teatro Vivo mission statement.
* The script is a work by a Latino(a) playwright or focused on the lives of Latino(a)s.
* The script is an original work.
*The script utilizes both the English and Spanish language.
* Scripts cannot have been produced or scheduled for full production before or during 2015.
Selected Playwrights will …
*be available and willing to collaborate with the dramaturg and the director selected by Teatro Vivo.
*be available to attend the reading of their play, and participate in a facilitated talk back with the audience immediately after the reading. Playwrights are encouraged to attend all three readings.
*Playwrights will submit their script in a pdf file via email by Monday December 15, 2014, by midnight, with the submission information requested below. Playwright information, including name, should not extend beyond the cover page of the script.
*Teatro Vivo will select scripts to be read in the play festival.
*No payment, fee, stipend, actual or implied will be paid to the playwrights. Selected playwrights incur their own travel expenses. Housing with Teatro Vivo company members is available.
*Plays will be announced on or before midnight Friday February 20, 2014.
In addition to script, please submit (in a separate MSWord doc): A brief biographical sketch and playwright background, email address, phone number, and home address. Include a brief response to two questions in 200 words or less: What areas of your script are you still eager to explore and develop? What are your goals for this play festival process?
Submit to both: AustinLNPF@gmail.com CC: firstname.lastname@example.org
More info at http://www.teatrovivo.org
About Teatro Vivo:
Teatro Vivo has produced more than 25 bilingual plays since JoAnn Reyes and Rupert Reyes founded the company in 2000. Teatro Vivo is proud to be a resident company with the Latino Arts Residency Program at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center. Contact Dolores Díaz at AustinLNPF@gmail.com for more information.
This project is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Growth & Redevelopment Services Office/Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future. Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com.