In support of our next theatre production 'Who is Moloch?' by Pamela Carralero we're creating a brand new exciting event, and we want all of you to get involved!
We're throwing down the gauntlet to our fellow emerging artists and asking them to challenge themselves (but don't worry, we will be too!). So what's the challenge? We're asking artists and companies to send us their ideas for a short piece/extract (no longer than 15 minutes) to be performed live at our event. The work can be from ANY genre of theatrical performance e.g. comedy, drama, physical theatre, performance poetry, interactive...you name it! It can be from a project you are working on OR a completely stand-alone piece. We want this evening to be an exciting, polished showcase of artistic work...and show that even the most bare bones performance can be utterly gripping - all you need is a room and an audience!
Submissions are expected to be technically minimal (i.e. on/off lighting) with basic props and set - there will be a full PA system for sound/music with two microphones and stands supplied. The performance space is expected to be small - medium sized.
The event will take place around late July in London. We hope to invite bloggers and select members of the press to review the event as a whole. Encompass will also record each piece and artists will have the option to have their performance published and publicised online. This'll be a great chance to show what you're made of, to meet fellow up-and-coming artists and have a cracking night. We'll even have some post-show live music and DJs to round off the evening!
Groups/companies and solo artists all welcome. If you have a piece but no-one to perform/stage it, send it along anyway! If chosen, Encompass will help you find a team...or may even take it on ourselves!
THINK YOU'RE UP FOR THE CHALLENGE?
Send your ideas and scripts to firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of your piece in the subject heading and please state the following:
'SOLO' - a solo submission which will need assistance in finding cast and creative team
'GROUP/COMPANY' - a submission which will be performed by a group/company of artists that you are affiliated with
DEADLINE FOR ENTRY: SUNDAY 1ST JULY
WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU!