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Contemporary Performance TXTS Call for Proposals (Deadline Midnight EST March 4, 2011)

Call for proposals to be included in the network’s first publication titled Contemporary Performance TXTS. This will be a network produced book about how we as contemporary performance makers prepare, road map, document, and archive our work. In essence, what does the contemporary script look like? The book will have bios, interviews and examples of performance creators and their performance TXTS. To propose your work, please log in to the network and post a blog. Instructions Below.

1. Make a blog post and title it “Contemporary Performance TXTS – Your Name”

2. Write a very brief introduction to you and your work (i.e. where are you from, what kind of media do you work in, what are some of your performative concerns)

3. What are some of the mediums you use to prepare, road map, document, and archive your work. Why do you choose these mediums and what are their benefits to you and your work.

4. Copy/past an example of your performance txt. This can be text, images, embedded video or anything of your choosing.(Please try to limit it to 3 pages long)

5. !VERY IMPORTANT! In the TAGS section under the blog post type in “TXTS01”. This is so we can find your blog using the search function.

6. Feel free to look around at the other proposals and comment.

DEADLINE for proposals is midnight EST March 4, 2011

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Caden Manson is a director, media artist, and teacher. He is co-founder of the media ensemble bigartgroup.com and network, blog, and publisher, contemporaryperformance.com. He has co-created, directed, video- and set designed 18 Big Art Group productions. Manson has shown video installations in Austria, Germany, NYC, and Portland; performed PAIN KILLER in Berlin, Singapore and Vietnam; Taught in Berlin, Rome, Paris, Montreal, NYC, and Bern; the ensemble has been co-produced by the Vienna Festival, Festival d’Automne a Paris, Hebbel Am Ufer, Rome’s La Vie de Festival, PS122, and Wexner Center for The Arts. Caden is a 2001 Foundation For Contemporary Art Fellow, is a 2002 Pew Fellow and a 2011 MacDowell Fellow. Writing has been published in PAJ, Theater Magazine, and Theater der Zeit. Caden is currently an associate professor and graduate directing option coordinator of The John Wells Directing Program at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama.

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