The 2020 New Masculinities Festival Call for Proposals
The Center, in collaboration with Man Question, is seeking performances that investigate how expectations of masculinity impact people’s lives. We seek pieces that have the potential to challenge audience members to experience the world, and in some cases the word “masculinity,” in a new way.
We are open (and eager!) to embrace proposals for performance works that explore masculinity from a wide variety of vantage points. Indeed, our definition of “performance” (as well as masculinity) is broad and open-minded, and we invite works grounded in many different creative practices and/or media. In the past, we have presented theatre works (short plays, scenes, monologues, devised and written work), poetry, dance, performance art, video work, music and more, by solo artists and groups.
The festival is open to people of all genders and sexual identities. We strongly encourage proposals from people traditionally underrepresented on stage: people of color; young people; seniors; HIV positive people; disabled people; trans, nonbinary, gender nonconforming people; lesbian, gay and bisexual people—come on out!
Applications consist of written material and supporting documentation. Feel free to review the application questions and requirements by clicking the “Submit a Proposal” link. Tip—don’t use the form to draft your responses. It will not save your progress as you go!
Pieces over 15-20 minutes are only very rarely accepted. We encourage you to limit your piece’s duration to 15 minutes or fewer.
Artists are responsible for casting, directing and other aspects of production. We run basic light and sound cues, which we’ll go over at tech rehearsal. Tech rehearsals are scheduled for Wednesday 10/14 and Thursday 10/15.
Banner Image: Daniel Diaz in Virgo Star, by the Pioneers Go East Collective, at the 2019 New Masculinities Festival. Photo: Michael Wilson.
Proposals accepted through July 26, 2020