Call for Proposals - Our 2018/2019 Season @ The Umbrella Community Arts Center, Concord [15 December]

Call for Proposals - Our 2018/2019 Season

14:00 - 17:00

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The Umbrella Community Arts Center
40 Stow Street, Concord, Massachusetts 01742
The Umbrella is proud to announce a call from Directors wishing to propose titles for their 2018/2019 season!

About the Umbrella
The Umbrella Performing Arts Program is:
Bold. We are committed to producing work that pushes boundaries and presents challenges; encourages the audience to think and feel.
Daring. Our programs tell stories and spark conversations. We believe that the stage provides a place for new ideas and voices to be heard.
Innovative. Whether you come to see a brand new play or a beloved, time-honored musical, we guarantee that you have never seen a production quite like ours.

About our venue
The Umbrella has recently begun a $20m renovation to our facility at 40 Stow St. For the 2018/19 season, we will perform in our temporary home at 57 Old Road to Nine Acre Corner (ORNAC), an 84 seat black box theater with fixed front-on seating, front lobby and concessions area, a full lighting grid and installed sound system. Our facility can support a cast up to 16 and a small music ensemble. A floorplan of the performance space, and history of previously produced works is available upon request.

About our season
We are seeking a 5 show season of plays and small musicals which directly address our mission as stated above with relevance and balance. Those wishing to propose a title should submit a resume along with answers to the following questions:

Which of the three core tenets of The Umbrella Performing Art’s mission does this title address and how does it do so?

How is this title relevant to today’s audience?

Why, specifically, do you wish to direct this title and why do you believe that The Umbrella is the right venue for it?

We are particularly interested in works proposed, performed, or written by underrepresented communities and are dedicated to highlighting strength through inclusion and diversity.

All submissions and inquiries should be sent to Brian Boruta, Director of Performing Arts, [email protected] no later than December 15th. Interviews will take place shortly after the New Year. The final slate will be announced in early February, and will be a blend of proposed and curated projects.
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