Please read these directions carefully BEFORE completing the application. Note: this application cannot be saved.
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.
To apply for the 2017-2018 R&D Group all applicants must complete the online application below.
Additional Instructions for Writers/Composers/Generative Artists:
In the box for your CV or BIO: please upload a one paragraph bio.
In the box for your STATEMENT: please upload a one to two paragraph proposal for an investigative project to be developed in the group that includes some thoughts as to why you are interested in working on this project in this particular group. Please also very briefly describe how you plan to execute your investigation.
The project may already be in process or be completely new; however, it is important that the artist has the intention to be actively developing the work during the period of the group. A collaborative team of two people may apply together (writer and composer, for example), but in such cases, both artists must commit to full participation and must submit separate applications. Also please outline your expected availability from September to May.
In the box for your SAMPLE: Please upload a full-length script that you feel is representative of your work and three mp3s for musical submissions. If you are a performance artist and do not feel a script best represents your work, you may share a link to a video performance in addition to uploading text.
Additional Instructions for Directors:
In the box for your BIO or RESUME: please upload your resume.
In the box for your STATEMENT: please upload a one paragraph statement discussing what you hope to get out of being a member of the group. Also please outline your expected availability from September to May.
Please address all application questions to Megan McClain at firstname.lastname@example.org.