EarthQuake: Moving Latin America with Our Voices
A Global Zoom Festival
Same Boat Theater Collective is soliciting short plays and theatrical pieces for EarthQuake: Moving Latin America with our Voices, a global Zoom festival of performances to further the cause of environmental justice. We are looking for theater pieces that raise the awareness of how specific environmental issues affect the lives and communities of the underrepresented and underprivileged among us. The festival intends to produce work that gives an opportunity for a diversity of Latin American and Latinx voices to be heard, with an emphasis on underrepresented and underprivileged artists. Same Boat will cast and direct the zoom performances.
Submissions: 15-20 minute scripts, and 2-5 minute songs, monologues and other theatrical works (movement, puppetry, etc.) that can be performed live on Zoom and give thoughtful, engaging responses to one (or more) of the following questions
1. If nature is integral to the cultural identity of [a group you identify with, e.g., African
Brazillian], how has the destruction or altering of nature affected the people’s identity or ability to thrive?
2.What obstacles does your community face in preserving ancestral, sustainable ways of living within nature?
What does a Latin American Solution look like?
3. Consider an element: Fire, Air, Earth, Water, Tech or Waste
-How does one of these elements give life to your world? (For example, how is water a
stream of life in your city/community?)
-How can one of these elements destroy - your world?
Guidelines for Submission:
Performances: Livestream Zoom performances will take place in March, 2021. The Livestream performance will consist of several pieces by writers from Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and the United States, with performers from these countries and the United Kingdom.
Submission Deadline: Please send short piece submissions (written pieces, video or sound recordings) by January 21 to SameBoatTheater@gmail.com. We will make final decisions by
February 1. Final Scripts must be completed by February 22.
EarthQuake: Moving the Earth with Our Voices
Please supply the following information with your submission.
Where/from whom you learned about EarthQuake:
Title of Work Submitted:
One-sentence description of work:
Any special instructions and names of collaborators:
Please also include a 100- 200 word biography and/or resume (of all co-creators, if applicable) with your submission. If your work is selected, this will be edited into our online program to accompany the production.
This work is offered with the full permission of all participants.
Same Boat Theater Collective
Same Boat Theater Collective is accepting 10-20 minute scripts and theatrical pieces for EarthQuake: Moving the Earth with Our Voices, a global Zoom festival of performances to further the cause of environmental justice. We are looking for theater pieces that raise the awareness of how specific environmental issues affect the lives and communities of the underrepresented and underprivileged among us. The festival intends to produce work that gives an opportunity for a diversity of voices to be heard, with an emphasis on underrepresented and underprivileged artists. Same Boat will cast and direct the zoom performances. See below for more information and application.
Same Boat Theater Collective is delighted to be one of the six teams of Bay Area artists selected as finalists for the inaugural PlayGround Innovator Incubator. The new year-long initiative of Playground SF, the Bay Area's leading incubator of new plays, will provide a comprehensive and integrated suite of more than $50,000 in tools and resources — including fiscal sponsorship, one-on-one mentoring, free and discounted performance and rehearsal space, and co-marketing — in support of the development of six new innovative theatre companies and the launch of their first season.
PlayGround will share the initial results of its incubator at the first annual Innovators Showcase, taking place August 1-25, 2019 at Potrero Stage, PlayGround’s state-of-the-art center for new plays. The showcase will feature two back-to-back world premieres as well as developmental staged readings and other public offerings by the Innovator Incubator teams over the course of the four-week program.
PlayGround Board Member and successful entrepreneur David Steele said, “As Playground marks its 25th anniversary and recognized role as an established incubator for new voices for the stage, we’ve created the Innovator Incubator to foster a new generation of innovative theatre companies and artists. In this way, PlayGround is paying it forward, ensuring the vitality and vibrancy of our field.”
The complete lineup and plans for additional Incubator public programming will be announced in May. PlayGround will open up applications for 2020 participants in September. For more information, visit http://playground-sf.org/incubator.
2019 THEATRE COMPANIES AND TEAMS
Moonrisers Theater Company (Christopher Magee, Michael Magee, Angel Hertslet)
Poltergeist Theatre Project (Brit Lauer, Chris Steele)
Queer Cat Productions (Carson Beker, Nara Dahlbacka, Nicole Jost)
Same Boat Theatre Collective (Lisa Kang, Ellen Koivisto, Bridgette Dutta Portman; additional collective members: Linda Amayo-Hassan, Lynn Aylward, Jerome Joseph Gentes, Scott Munson)
Theatre Cultura (Linda Amayo-Hassan, Janelle Aguirre, Dov Hassan)
The Epic Party Theatre (Richard A. Mosqueda, Nikki Meñez, Alejandro Emmanuel Torres)