CONCRETE BOOM: volume 2
a mini-visual theatre festival
In its second season, Concrete Boom: volume 2, will support four artists/ companies by presenting 15 minutes of an advance stage work-in-progress at Dixon Place, June 11th & 12th. In addition, artists/companies will receive a $500 stipend to help defer their production costs.
Since 2004, Concrete Temple Theatre has created devised visual theatre that challenges the traditional relationship between text and design, striving to create theatrical works in which the visual elements have their own narrative or add layers of meaning to the textual narrative.
We have created Concrete Boom in response to our goal of increasing the quality and frequency of visual theatre works in NYC and nationally, by supporting visual theatre works in later stages of their developmental process.
Work that tells a story or communicates ideas and emotions through a primarily visual means: dance-theatre, puppetry, hybrid, multi-disciplinary, mask work, scenography, etc.
Your application must be received on or before February 15, 2019. Late applications are not accepted. A panel of industry professionals will review applications, and applicants will be notified of decisions by March 15, 2019.
Please read the application instructions carefully. All materials including photographs and other visuals must be submitted online. Materials that exceed page limits will not be reviewed.
Applications must include the following information:
1) Project Name
2) Project Summary (50 words)
3) Contact person: name, email, phone and mailing address
4) Who are the principal makers/designers of the piece?
5) Who are the principal performers? How many performers are anticipated for your piece?
6) Please include information regarding your work samples on this page as well. Please include dates, locations, etc.
7) How would you best describe your discipline?
7) Nominate a future panelist. Please provide name and contact info.
Describe the visual technique you will use and the concept of the piece, including content, dramatic arc, execution, and why you consider this project a visual theatre work.
If more than one artist is included in the application, all bios should be combined on to two pages.
Include only if substantially different from the artist bio.
Each application is required to submit visual examples of their work – a maximum of 10 images. Applicants must caption and describe each of the work samples. Images must be of the visual element(s) in the proposed project. If work samples from the current project are not available, work samples of past work are acceptable, but it should be made clear the relevance of the images.
If you are using previously published work that is not in the public domain, you need to have obtained the rights to this work and include proof of this in your application.
Video Footage is a requirement for all applicants. Please provide the link to the work sample. The sample should be 3-4 minutes, but no longer than 4 minutes. (Please provide cue point if the sample is from a longer sample.) Again, if work samples from the current project are not available, work samples of past work are acceptable, but it should be made clear the relevance of the video. Please provide passwords if password protected
If you have a question, you can also reach us at 212.598.9135 or support@ConcreteTempleTheatre.com.
It is best to contact us with any questions well in advance of the application deadline.