Washington’s Source For New Work

Opportunities

Each summer Source Festival employs more than 200 artists to present 25 new works over 3 weeks in June. The Festival incorporates theatre artists, visual artists, dancers, musicians and more. Current opportunities are below.

OPPORTUNITY FOR DIRECTORS

Full-Length Plays
Source Festival is looking for theatre directors for the 2017 Festival! Apply online. DEADLINE: THURSDAY OCTOBER 3rd, 5PM EST

10-Minute Plays
Source Festival is looking for theatre directors for the 2017 Festival! Apply online. DEADLINE: THURSDAY OCTOBER 3rd, 5PM EST


OPPORTUNITY FOR THEATRE ARTISTS, PLAYWRIGHTS, DEVISERS, VISUAL ARTISTS, DANCERS & MUSICIANS

Artistic Blind Dates
Source Festival is looking for artists of all disciplines for the 2017 Festival! Artistic Blind Date artists work collaboratively with other artists of different genres to create a collectively devised piece for the festival. Applications are submitted online. The application is due October 3rd at 5pm EST. Information about the application timeline to your materials is available when you apply online. DEADLINE: THURSDAY OCTOBER 3rd, 5PM EST


OPPORTUNITIES FOR ACTORS

Source Festival primarily casts non-AEA actors via an Open Call each January. Please go to culturaldc.org and sign up for the mailing list to be notified about auditions for the 2017 Festival.


OPPORTUNITIES FOR DESIGNERS, STAGE MANAGERS & RUN CREW

To be considered for a position in the 2017 Source Festival, please email your cover letter and resume (PDF-format only) to sourcefestival@culturaldc.org.


INTERNSHIPS & VOLUNTEERS

OPPORTUNITIES FOR DESIGN & PRODUCTION INTERNS
CulturalDC's Source Festival is offering unique design internships in Set, Lighting, Props, Sound, and Costume Design!  Interns will have the opportunity to…

  • Assist a professional DC designer on three full-length productions
  • Design projects within the Festival
  • Attend production meetings and rehearsals
  • Play an essential role in tech week
  • Attend intern meetings and events aimed to enhance the intern experience
  • Learn about the new play process by attending Source Festival Workshop Weekend (a play development weekend for the playwright and production team)
  • Props and Costumes Design Interns may also have the opportunity to design for the Source Festival Ten-Minute Plays

Interns will be selected in early 2017 and begin assisting duties in the spring and early summer. Candidates may be enrolled in university programs while completing this internship. To apply, please send cover letter and resume to sourcefestival@culturaldc.org.

VOLUNTEERS
CulturalDC offers opportunities to volunteer at Source Festival and at other program events, including Flashpoint's Gallery and Mead Theatre Lab openings. Sign up for our mailing list and check the "Volunteer Opportunities" box.


OPPORTUNITIES FOR PLAYWRIGHTS

Full-Length Plays
Source Festival accepts Full-Length Play submissions by invitation only. Read about the 22 Finalists chosen for the 2016 Festival.

10-Minute Plays
Each year, Source Festival produces 18 new 10-Minute Plays. Scripts are staged by a wide cross-section Washington theatre directors, from early career to seasoned veterans. The 18 selected playwrights receive a $100 stipend and 5 performances of their play in Source’s 100-seat black box theatre in DC’s buzzing Mid-City District. The Source Festival is driven by creativity, collaboration and invention. The most successful scripts tell an original story in a fresh distinctive voice. Other requirements are as follows:

  • Plays may not have been previously produced or published and no upcoming productions are scheduled
  • Playwrights may submit only one 10-Minute Play
  • Plays may be no longer than 10 pages and must be submitted as a PDF
  • Playwrights must be based in the United States. We are not currently accepting international submissions.

Watch this space for the Open Call for submissions to the 2017 Festival.


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