GAN-e-meed Theatre Project announces a revolutionary new process, soliciting proposals from female theatre artists;selected project(s) will be produced in their 2011 season, Generational Collision
(SOMERVILLE)- GAN-e-meed Theatre Project is now accepting mini-proposals from female theatre artists for projects to be produced in their 2011 season, on the theme of Generational Collision. Mini-proposals of 500 words are now being accepted anonymously online at www.ganemeed.org/proposal for three weeks, until October 25.
“This initiative opens the doors not only to under-represented directors and playwrights, but also actresses, designers, and stage managers. Any woman with a vision and the power to express her vision can put forth an idea and expect a fair review process,” says GAN-e-meed’s Producing Artistic Director, SerahRose Roth. “This is just one step to fulfilling our mission to close the gender gap in the theatre community. There is a lot of untapped talent out there, and we are excited to see what new ideas come our way.”
With a nod to the wide spread enthusiasm towards GAN-e-meed’s inaugural production of Hamlet, projects are being accepted in two categories: (1) All-female productions of Shakespeare; and (2) Everything Else, from a traditional full-length to a one-person play to an unexpected installation. It must simply suit the season’s theme of Generational Collision; fulfill GAN-e-meed’s mission of advancing the role of women in theatre; and advance the career of the proposer, known as the Project Artist. Submissions are being accepted from any Director, Actress, Designer, or Stage Manager who self-identifies as female and is a full-time New England resident. Priority will be given to Boston-area artists.
GAN-e-meed’s inaugural 2010 season, on the theme of Gender in Leadership, has been proposed by Roth (May’s all-female Hamlet) and Board President Erin Scanlon (the up-coming Silence by Moira Buffini in December), but accepting anonymous submissions from female artists has always been their plan. “We started this company because I wanted to play Hamlet but lacked the opportunity to do so without producing myself. In talking with other women, I found that many of them had similar dreams. Erin and I decided right away to make the same opportunities for other women that we made for ourselves by reaching out to women with a driving goal and help them reach that goal.”
Mini-proposals will be accepted online for three weeks. The top ten mini-proposals will be invited to submit a (non-anonymous) full proposal by December 6. The choicest of these will be invited to interview for inclusion in the 2011 season. One or two proposals will be selected for full production in GAN-e-meed’s 2011 season. Full guidelines are available at www.ganemeed.org/proposal.