New performance-art series folkLAB: In Our Voice seeks artists who publicly identify as queer for its April/May production.
aims to create a new American folklore through the voices of the oppressed. The troupe debuted in Decembe
r with a show by women artists.
folkLAB organizes small ensembles who identify with a specific public identity and work intensively for 3.5 weeks to create a brand-new performance piece inspired by any folklore they choose. (The December show, Femme
, drew on sources including the story of Jack and the Beanstalk, for instance.)
Ensemble members are paid 65 percent of net ticket sales and a small stipend. The forthcoming show's working title is "Prodigalis."
Applicants must be available for all rehearsals (mostly on weekday evenings), tech rehearsals and performance dates. Applications must include a letter of intent stating the applicant's interest in the project, and two artist "or tangentially artistic" professional references. Recommended but not required are performance experience, devising experience, and interdisciplinary art experience.
with entries, statements of interest or questions.