We hope your summer is going well. While our youth programming is on hiatus for the summer, we wanted to let you know about a few upcoming opportunities and deadlines.
And don’t worry, we’ve got lots in the works for the Fall. We’ll have info sessions on September 13t and 20th where you can learn more about the programming, and stay tuned for our kick-off QueerCab on October 4th!
EMERGING CREATORS UNIT
Submissions Due Friday, August 11
The Emerging Creators Unit is now accepting proposals for original 25-minute performance projects from queer or trans artists age 30 and under.
Selected participants meet weekly as a group with Emerging Creators Unit Director Sunny Drake and Company Dramaturge Mel Hague to take projects from idea to a performance-ready draft. The projects will be staged at The 39th Rhubarb Festival.The Emerging Creators Unit is an artist-driven, mentor-supported creative model; we look for strongly motivated emerging queer and/or trans artists who can work independently and are ready to take their practice to the next level.
Click here for more information and the application form.
DEADLINE: August 11, 2017
THE 39TH RHUBARB FESTIVAL
Call for Submissions and Interns
We’re currently accepting submissions for programming for the 39th Rhubarb Festival, and also on the lookout for two artistic interns!
GENERAL CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
DEADLINE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2017 AT 5:00 PM
Rhubarb seeks proposals for new, not previously produced performance projects and theatrical experiments. Rhubarb is a space for imagination and for pushing boundaries: your own, your audiences’, and those of your artistic practice. We are looking for proposals by Artists who seek to explore and expand – Projects that fight the normative, projects that ask big questions, and forms that ask the impossible.
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: RHUBARB ARTISTIC INTERNS
DEADLINE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2017 AT MIDNIGHT
Buddies is seeking two individuals who would be interested in learning about curation, artistic direction, dramaturgy, and new work development to work with Festival Director Mel Hague in the time leading up to the 39th Rhubarb Festival. This is a volunteer position that is created to be malleable to your schedule and will provide invaluable insight into the festival process.
Get free tickets to buddies’ shows, see post-show talks with our artists, get on stage at an open-mic night, or learn how to create your own show. There’s something for everyone.
Buddies’ Queer Youth Arts Program is a queer space for you to express yourself and find a community. What do we mean by queer? We use queer as an inclusive word to encompass people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, two-spirited, queer, or questioning.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
Buddies in Bad Times’ Youth Program engages our youth community in queer cultural exchange. We support the development of early-in-craft artistic voices. We work with queer, trans, and gender variant youth who have an interest in theatre, performance, and the creative process. Our programs offer space for artistic risk where youth can develop their creative voices. We offer opportunities to access Buddies in Bad Times Theatre’s productions and professional theatre artists to nurture the next generation of artists, audiences, and community. We facilitate collaborative artistic exchange amongst and across our divergent individual identities. Together, we navigate the tensions that inevitably arise when our differences collide.