MRDS Newsletter: Call for Submissions: Poculi Ludique Societas - Jan. 3, 2005
Call for Submissions: Poculi Ludique Societas - Jan. 3, 2005
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS:
Deadline: January 3, 2005
2005-2006 SEASON, POCULI LUDIQUE SOCIETAS (PLS)
The PLS, Toronto's Medieval and Renaissance Theatre Company, invites project submissions for its 2005-2006 season. PLS offers small honoraria to non-union creative team leaders (director, principal researcher and designers). The successful submission will be granted a modest budget and production support for a three-week run in March, 2006. Successful applicants will be expected to contribute to an online publication of the production history and research findings of their project.
The PLS produces an annual season of three or four theatrical or musical-theatrical performances of Medieval and Renaissance plays (1000 to 1640 AD) for Toronto audiences. We produce a major festival in conjunction with an academic conference every two or three years and we tour one production internationally approximately every second year. All of our productions are informed by and make a specific contribution to scholarly research in the theatre history of the Medieval and Renaissance periods. Our members are students, scholars, professional theatre artists and community volunteers.
OUR 2005-2006 SEASON
2005-2006 will be the first season of the PLS' renewed research mandate. The season will consist of three in-house productions contributing to a common theme; our Early Theatre Lab, which will experiment with the repertory casting of the Queen's Men company in the 1590s; and one guest production, for which we are now seeking submissions. We will produce an educational video of each of our productions and publish performance texts, production notes and production photographs on our website.
Applications will be accepted from individual artist-researchers or teams of artists and researchers for theatrical or musical-theatrical plays or performance pieces dating from 10001640 AD. PLS usually presents English translations or modernisations of original texts; original texts are presented if a good argument can be made for the accessibility and research interest of the original. Performances are normally expected to run for between 90 minutes and 3 hours. PLS cannot negotiate releases for members of artistic unions.
Please include the following in your application:
you will be using, and the research question you propose to investigate. Articulate your production or directorial concept as concretely and in as much detail as possible. Show how the concrete details of your production will serve your research mandate.
Submissions will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
- A clearly articulated, well-supported research mandate.
- A practical production plan and budget proposal, within the capabilities of your research team.
- The ability of PLS to provide adequate funding and production support for the project.
PLS will provide the successful applicant(s) with:
- Research and creative guidance from the Artistic Director and professional theatre artists and senior academics on the board of directors.
- Assistance in casting and assembling the creative team for the project from the Artistic Director and Office Manager.
- Production, administrative and publicity support from the Office Manager.
- Rehearsal and performance space.
- Access to our large stock of historically appropriate props, costumes and sets.
- A budget of approximately $2000 for production expenses (including publicity) and honoraria.
- Technical and administrative support for publishing production records on the PLS website.
Please send your proposal to:
Poculi Ludique Societas
39 Queen's Park Cres. E.
Toronto ON M5S 2C3
Applications may also be submitted by e-mail in MSWord or Rich Text Format, to the attention of the Production Committee at email@example.com.
For further information, please visit the PLS website
http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~plspls or contact us by
telephone at (416) 978-5096 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org