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Devised Artist Residency for new work in Miami

Calling All Artists

The SandBox Series, a program of MTCperformance, nurtures innovative performing artists by inviting them into an environment that prioritizes quality, rigor, and ample time to engage in a challenging and rewarding artistic process.

Who is eligible?

Artists from all performance disciplines are welcome to apply. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and eligible to work in the United States. Looking for one National artist (US) and one International artist (elgible to work in the US) for 2014-15 season.

What’s expected of the artists?

Artists chosen for the series are expected to create a new performance lasting 50 – 120 minutes, which they will perform 6-9 times over the course of 3 consecutive weekends. In addition, each artist must teach a minimum of 5 classes, open to the public, during their residency period.

Selection Process

Applications will be reviewed by a panel of theater professionals, and finalists will be invited to present their project proposals in person at Miami Theater Center. The five artists selected for the 2014-15 series will be announced in July, and the SandBox Series residencies will take place between October 2014 and June 2015.

Artist Package

Artists chosen for the series receive:
• Commissioning fee of up to$5,000.00
• 75 hours of rehearsal in the SandBox during the 21-day period prior to the premier of the

commissioned work
• 25 hours of load-in and rehearsal with technical director, stage manager, and stage hands

supplied by MTC during the week leading up to the premier
• Marketing,publicity,production,and professional development support from MTCstaff
• 60% of revenue from boxoffice
• 60% of revenue from classes
• 30comps for the run of the performance

About MTC

Under the Artistic leadership of Stephanie Ansin, Miami Theater Center (MTC) entertains and educates audiences and artists of all ages and abilities. MTC programs include MTCperformance, innovative theater, dance, and music; MTCeducation, which offers camps and workshops for children and learning opportunities for performers, theater technicians, arts administrators, and members of the general public; and MTCfilm, independent, foreign, family, and art films presented in partnership with O Cinema.

For further information contact:

Octavio Campos
Producer, SandBox Series (305) 751-9550 x260

email: [email protected]

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Caden Manson is a director, media artist, and teacher. He is co-founder of the media ensemble and network, blog, and publisher, 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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