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.

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 2016 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 2016 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.


OPPORTUNITY FOR DIRECTORS

Full-Length Plays
The Full-Length Plays Director Application Deadline for Source Festival 2016 has passed. Please join our mailing list to be notified about other opportunities for Source Festival 2017.

10-Minute Plays
The 10-Minute Plays Director Application Deadline for Source Festival 2016 has passed. Please join our mailing list to be notified about other opportunities for Source Festival 2017.


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

Artistic Blind Dates
The Artistic Blind Date Application Deadline for Source Festival 2016 has passed. Please join our mailing list to be notified about other opportunities for Source Festival 2017.


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.

Playwrights were invited to submit 10-Minute scripts specifically related to the major themes in the selected Full-Length Plays for 2016. Those themes are:

DREAMS & DISCORD
Seeking plays that address the juxtaposition between the lives we lead and the lives we wish for. We urge the exploration of the potential tension/energy between commitment and desire. We want scripts that explore how these forces interact between dynamic characters (couples of all permutations, families, strangers in a specific environment, etc). [Inspired by BALLAST]

HEROES & HOME
Seeking plays that address our modern sense of belonging while contending with an aspect of bravery. Courage can take many different forms, and we are looking for scripts that reveal this contemporary perspective within a domestic environment. Updated twists on myths & legends might serve as one potential starting point, but we encourage you to branch out into other ideas. [Inspired by BURIED CITIES]

SECRETS & SOUND
seeking plays that explore a hidden truth or discovery. Your play must include a specific sound landscape or idea (such as cassette tapes, voicemail messages, vinyl, Siri, 8-track, etc), and be an active component of the play (as opposed to characters that happen to be musicians and play a drum on stage). [Inspired by STATIC]

The deadline for Ten-Minute Play submissions for the 2016 Source Festival has passed. Please join our mailing list to be notified about other opportunities for Source Festival 2017.


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