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Miami Theater Center, City Theatre seeking new work

Two South Florida companies, the Miami Theater Center and City Theatre, are putting out the call for new projects (MTC) and plays (City).

Octavio campos headshot 2013_photo_Mitchell Zachs

The Miami Shores-based MTC is asking artists from varied performance disciplines to submit project ideas for its 2014-2015 SandBox Series.  Funded by a $100,000 Knight Arts Challenge grant, the series will allow artists to develop and present new, sometimes experimental work.

Those with ideas should submit a biography, an artist's statement, a written project narrative, a two-minute video of themselves describing the project and two brief video clips of prior work.  All projects must be new, and applicants have to be at least 18 and eligible to work in the United States.

Applications are due by 6 p.m. Feb. 14.  To complete an online application, visit MTC's web site. Applications and supporting materials must be sent to the Miami Theater Center SandBox Series, 9806 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33138.  Questions should be directed to series producer Octavio Campos at octavio@mtc.org.  The five artists chosen by a panel of theater professionals will be announced in July, and residencies/performances will take place from October 2014 to June 2015.  All selected artists receive a commissioning fee, three weeks to rehearse and the opportunity to present six performances over two weekends.

Miami's City Theatre is reprising its successful LBGT-themed Shorts Gone Wild project and is seeking new 10-minute plays for Shorts Gone Wild 2.  The rules:  The plays must be new works never produced in South Florida.  Each writer is limited to one submission of a play running 10 minutes or less (10 pages maximum), with no more than six actors required.

Scripts must have a title page with the title, writer's name, email address, mailing address and phone number.  A cast listing, set requirements, synopsis, short playwright biography and information on any productions outside of South Florida are also required.  Submissions can be made online as a single PDF document, and the deadline is Jan. 24.  No materials will be returned, but those whose work is being considered will be contacted by City Theatre and Island City Stage.  For City Theatre info, call 305-755-9401; for Shorts Gone Wild 2 questions, email Susan Westfall at susan@citytheatre.com

 (Photo of Octavio Campos by Mitchell Zachs)

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