Bedlam Theatre’s 10 x 10 Fest

10×10: The 10th Annual Bedlam Community Ten Minute Play Festival.

This year I am lucky to be participating in the 10×10 play festival as a core writer. I am completely excited to contribute to this exciting, daring and HIGHLY COLLABORATIVE process for theater and spectacle. This is a big step for me as far as collaboration and production are concerned. I am very excited to see an idea through to production with actors and get a theatrical moment that I had a hand in up on it’s feet.

And so can you! (Stephen Colbert?)

Here’s the Digs- @2speakease

In a nutshell: Ten minutes is strict. Play can mean anything. All interested parties – from first time theater makers through seasoned professionals – are encouraged to submit – either a script (in progress or finished)  or a proposal for a ten minute project.  Submissions are accepted March 1-15 – complete guidelines at bedlamtheatre.org. Auditions are April 2nd – and everyone who auditions will be cast. 21 scripts/projects will be performed at the Capri Theater in No. Mpls May 11th-15th 2011.

BUT FIRST THERE’S THE IDEA-THON!

The Idea-thon is a series of workshops designed to explore creative processes towards the generation and elaboration of scripts and projects for 1o x 10 fest. Bring yourself with a blank slate and a desire to create OR feel free to bring your in progress idea, proposal or script.
In addition to the following workshops, individualized project and script support will be available.
Idea-thon schedule (subject to change!! but no matter what something great will be happening):

Wed March 2nd  at Juxtaposition Arts
6:30-8pm: Community Building and Collaboration led by 10×10 Core Artists
8-10pm: Collaborative Speed Dating led by Maren Ward
Thu, March 3rd at Bedlam Community Design Center in the Ivy Building
6:30-7pm: Community Building
7-10pm: Playwriting Techniques with THE UNIT COLLECTIVE/Collaborative Creation with SUPERGROUP /Creating Original Performance and text using domestic objects and food with PAIGE COLLETTE
Wed. March 9th at Juxtaposition Arts
6:30-7pm: Community Building
7-10pm: Compositional Improv as Tool for creating Performance led by LELIS BRITO/Writing through the 4th Wall with MOLLY VAN AVERY
Thu: March 10th at Bedlam in Ivy Building
6:30-7: Community Building
7-10:  Creating with Wierdness and Magic led by GABRIELLE CIVIL AND ELLEN HINCHCLIFFE/ Creating Object-Based Theater with ALISON HEIMSTEAD (puppets!)/ Playwriting Techniques with THE UNIT COLLECTIVE
Sat 12th at Juxtaposition Arts
1-4pm: Space is a Function of Time: Using movement to generate visual scenography. led by LELIS BRITO
1-5pm Individualized consulting/workshopping of your project/script

Here’s the facebook invitation.

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