Production proposals are currently being accepted for Metropolitan Playhouse’s 10th Living Literature Festival The TranscendentalFest New works for co-production inspired by Leading Lights of the Transcendental Movement.
Scheduled for January 11th through 24th, 2016, The TranscendentalFest is a collection of new plays celebrating the work and spirit of the American Transcendentalists. Works adapted from, inspired by, or relating to prominent authors’ and leaders’ work, life, and obsessions are all welcome.
Deadline: September 30, 2015
No submission fee.
The theater seeks submissions for CO-PRODUCTION and submissions are welcome from individual artists and performance companies alike. Co-producers will take full responsibility for conceiving and creating their contribution to the festival, with use of Metropolitan’s space and physical resources. Metropolitan will coordinate and promote the festival as a part of its 24th Season: “Hope.” Proceeds will be shared.
Submissions may be for works of any length, up to and no longer than 1 hour and 30 minutes. There are NO RESTRICTIONS CONCERNING STYLE. Adaptations, biographies, fantasies, lectures, dialogues will all be considered. Selection by Metropolitan Playhouse will be based on relevance to the theme, artistic quality, feasibility of production, and suitability for the venue.
The Transcendentalists, for the festival’s purposes, are those American writers, idealists, and cultural leaders of the early 19th century, and submissions may relate to any prominent thinkers, diarists, poets, dramatists, novelists, preachers, and artists who influenced the character of the age. Those who responded to the transcendental movement, favorably or not, are also welcome, and so the pool of potential inspirations is broad and deep, including obvious figures such as Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau, but also Bronson Alcott, Louisa May Alcott, Charles Lane, Walt Whitman, Margaret Fuller, William Henry Furness, Elizabeth Palmer Peabody. Even Mark Twain, who satirized his more metaphysical contemporaries could fit.
Proposers should feel FREE TO MAKE THE CASE for any writer—even the less well known—for being an influential voice.
Inquiries: Alex Roe 212 995 8410 firstname.lastname@example.org