OPEN CALL – Queer Artist Residency

CPH Queer TheatRE Festival
Copenhagen 2021 – WorldPride and Eurogames

12 – 22 August
HOT MEAT

Application deadline: 23 April 2021
CLICK HERE FOR:
APPLICATION LINK & CONSENT FORM

CPH Queer Theater Festival, of which HIT is co-organiser,  presents “HOT MEAT,” a new-play development and artist residency program, with a focus on the LGBTQ+ community. During this 10-day residency you will work together with other artists from around the world to create 1 of 4 new pop-up plays, that will premiere during Copenhagen 2021 – WorldPride and EuroGames.

Are you a professional theatre-maker who identifies as queer, and would you like to immerse yourself in, explore and challenge the fundamentals of queer performance, then “HOT MEAT” is an artist residency for you.

 

We are looking for 4 playwrights, 4 directors, 12 actors and 4 designers (light, sound, set and/or costumes) from all over the world.

 

HOT MEAT Residency

As an artist in residency, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with other artists from around the world. You will be able to share your own experiences of being a queer artist from your local community, but also engage with other queer artists to challenge and develop the framework of queer theatre.

 

In the period 12th – 22nd August we offer the artists in residence:

Workshops with renowned leaders in the LGBTQ+ performing arts scene from around the world. This is an exciting opportunity.

A variety of networking and industry events, where you can meet the professional Scandinavian Theatre Scene. A great way to mingle with the community.

Hotel stay from August 12th-22nd 2021

Meals will be provided.

And you will be in Copenhagen during Copenhagen 2021 – WorldPride and EuroGames, where there will be lots of official events to participate in.

 

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

We are looking for professional queer performing artists who are interested in developing performing arts for and about the queer community. If you can answer yes to 3 out of 5 questions below, you are what we are looking for.

  • Do you have a professionally recognized education as a performing artist?
  • Do you have experience participating in professionally paid theater productions?
  • Have you attended theater seminars, workshops and courses?
  • Have you already created professionally recognized performing arts and performances in collaboration with others?
  • Do you have a clear artistic vision and desire to tell the world about your reality?

 

We expect that:

You are involved and are available throughout the period 12 August – 22 August 2021.

You are comfortable working in English, as the working language of the festival is English.

You can cover costs in connection with transport to and from Copenhagen.

If you are unable to cover your own travel costs, you can apply separately for a subsidy to cover some or all of the costs related to your travel and visa application expenses.

We are also happy to help you apply for funding to cover travel expenses CLICK HERE

MOTIVATED APPLICATION

The selection process will focus on gathering participants who come from diverse backgrounds, and where sexual orientation, religious affiliation, and country of origin are richly represented, with approx. 50% from Scandinavia and 50% from the rest of the world. At the same time, it is important to choose the most talented performing artists that best suit this program. The selection will be made by Det Kolde Bord (The Cold Table) with their many years of experience in putting together artists for such projects.

 

In your application, we would like you to address the following:

  • What is your story and what is it like for you to be a queer artist in your local community.
  • What experience do you have as a queer artist in creating performing arts?
  • What do you dream the perfect future to be for queer performance.
  • What are your special areas of interest in queer performing arts?
  • What would you like to achieve through this artistic residency?

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hot meat Programme Description

INDUSTRY DAY OPPORTUNITY
Monday 16th August 2021

Every artist participating in HOT MEAT will have the opportunity to take part in the industry day on the 16th August 2021, where there will be speed dating, a possibility to present you as an artist and your work, and to create dialogue with the professional Danish theatre community.
And you will have the opportunity to see and partake in other Queer theatre performances and other social events during Copenhagen 2021 – WorldPride and EuroGames.

Playwrights
We are looking for 4 playwrights.
As a playwright you will be assigned a cast of 3 actors, a director and a designer on the meeting day and will be given a series of challenges to approach in your writing process. These challenges are aimed at sparking creativity and engaging you as the writer in the work.
One of these challenges will be location, as you will be assigned a specific pop-up location in the city from which to find your story. It could also be that you are given a specific person to interview or a prop from which to tell your story. You will have approximately 3 days to write your story, with a public table reading of your play at the Danish Royal Theatre. Afterwards, your director, actors and designer will work to stage the play for a public showing on the 19th and 20th of August.
Each play is a maximum of 20 minutes and will perform 3 times in a given location.
After you’ve turned in your text, there will be the opportunity to take part in a playwright workshop together with local scandinavian playwrights.

Directors
We are looking for 4 directors.
As a director you will be assigned a cast of 3 actors, a playwright and a designer. During the first 3 days of the residency, the playwright will work to develop a play out of the challenges given to them. In the meantime, you will have a 2 day workshop together invited guest artists Moira Finucane, read more about her here
https://www.finucaneandsmith.com, which will culminate in a cabaret performance on Saturday the 14th of August.
On Monday the 16th of August, you will receive the text from the playwright and you will have 1.5 hours to prepare a public table reading at the Danish Royal Theatre. Afterwards you will have approximately 3 days to prepare the stage the performance together with your actors and designer for a public performance on the 19th and 20th of August. Each play is a maximum of 20 minutes and will perform 3 times in a given location.

Actors
We are looking for 12 actors.
As an actor you will be assigned a cast of 2 other actors, a director, a playwright and a designer. During the first 3 days of the residency, the playwright will work to develop a play out of the challenges given to them. In the meantime, you will have a 2 day workshop together invited guest artists Moira Finucane, read more about her here
https://www.finucaneandsmith.com, which will culminate in a cabaret performance on Saturday the 14th of August.
On Monday 16th August, you will receive the text from the playwright and you will have 1.5 hours to prepare a public table reading at the Danish Royal Theatre.
Afterwards you will have approximately 3 days to prepare the final performance together with your actors and designer for a public performance on Thursday the 19th and Friday 20th of August. Each play is a maximum of 20 minutes and will perform 3 times in a given location.

Designers
We are looking for 4 designers, specifically we are looking for scenic designers, costumers, musicians/sound designers, and/or light designers, or a cross-over between these.

As a designer you will be assigned a playwright, director and cast of 3 actors. During the first 3 days of the residency, the playwright will work to develop a play out of the challenges given to them. You will also be given a series of challenges to discover through the process together with your creative team, and in these first 3 days you will be introduced to your workspace and the resources available to you.

You will also have the opportunity to take part in a 2 day workshop together invited guest artists Moira Finucane, read more about her here https://www.finucaneandsmith.com, which will culminate in a cabaret performance on the Saturday the 14th of August.
On Monday 16th August, your artistic team will receive the text from the playwright and the director and actors will have 1.5 hours to prepare a public table reading at the Danish Royal Theatre.
Afterwards you will have approximately 3 days to develop the final performance together with your actors and designer for a public performance on the 19th and 20th of August. Each play is a maximum of 20 minutes and will perform 3 times in a given location.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

APPLICATION & CONSENT FORM CLICK HERE
Application deadline: 23 April 2021

Response time:
No later than one week / 14 days before submission, a zoom information meeting will be held, where everyone can participate, hear a little about the project and ask questions.

 Read more about HOT MEAT here. 

If you have queries about HOT MEAT and our OPEN CALL contact:
hotmeat@houseofinternationaltheatre.dk

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HOT MEAT
INDUSTRY PROGRAMME

(m) = Mandatory
(0) = Optional

Thursday 12th August:
(m) 17-18.30: All participants in Hot Meat have a meet-and-greet

Friday 13th August:
(m) 10 -11: Intro event
(m) 16-18: All participants are put in to groups and given their specific artistic dogmas
After 18.00: The playwrites are working at their locations

Saturday 14th August:
(M) Playwrights work on locations all day
(o)10-18: Actor/director workshop with Moira Finucane
(o) 21-22.30: Hot meat cabaret show

Sunday 15th August:
(o) Playwrighters working on location

Monday 16th August:
(o) 10.00-12.30: Industry speed dating
(m) 13.00-14.00: Playwrights hand over scripts to the  group
(m) 15.00-17.00: Reading of the four scripts
(m) 17.30 – 20.00: Director and actors rehearsing

Tuesday 17th August:
(m) 10.00-13.00: Rehearsals
(m) 14.00-17.00: Rehearsals
(m) 18.30-21.00: Rehearsals
(o): Playwright workshop

Wednesday 18th August:
(m) 10.00-13.00: Rehearsals
(m) 14.00-17.00: Rehearsals
(m) 18.30-21.00: Rehearsals

Thursday 19th August:
(m) 09.00-12.00: rehearsals & performances
(m): World premieres

HOT MEAT WORLD PREMIERE PERFORMANCES

 

Thursday 19/ Friday 20th:  all day performances 

Friday 20th also (12.30 hrs – 15.30 hrs) Evaluation and lunch

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(Photo credit @Det Kolde Bord)