The Civilians R&D
Notes: The Civilians R&D Group is comprised of theater artists from various disciplines (writers, directors, composers, performance, etc.) interested in exploring different strategies for making theater from their own creative investigations and being a part of The Civilians’ community of artists.
The R&D Group is organized around the idea of investigative theatre, which we broadly define as any creative process of inquiry that feeds the creation of a work of theater. Methods may include research, a community-based focus, interviews, or other experimental strategies of the artist’s design. The artists meet on a regular basis for nine months to share their methodologies and the resulting work with the group, facilitated by the leader of the R&D Program. The generative artists in the group (writers, composers, etc.) are expected to attend all of the sessions; regular attendance is critical and should be considered when applying.
Additionally, a group of directors are chosen to complete the group. Directors are invited to meetings, but not expected to attend all; the directors become more active at the end of the season, with the direction of the public readings.
The intention of the group is that each generative artist or team will finish a draft for public presentation by May 2018. Given the nature of the process, it is understood that these drafts will be in various stages of development when they are presented.
Preferred Genre: All genres Preferred Length: Full-length
Submission Materials: Online application. Bio, statement, full script, audio sample
Submission Fee: No Agent Only: No