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Opportunities: The Orchard Project 2022 Lab Programs – Deadline January 14, 2022 (online)

The Orchard Project 2022 Lab Programs
Deadline: January 14, 2022.

[From the Orchard Project] The Orchard Project is proud to announce its 2022 lab programs, which continue to expand and shift in response to the ongoing challenges facing performing artists nationally and worldwide. As we support the most innovative artists and diverse voices, helping creators to explore, create, and share their work in new ways, our 2022 programming reflects a moment of transition within the organization and in the arts ecosystem at large. While we welcome the return of some in-person events and collaborations, we also seek to honor the new discoveries that took place in our 2020/2021 virtual Labs.

In our summer Episodic and Audio Labs, we will continue to build on the success of our virtual Lab settings – in particular, the virtual setting’s ability to unite an international and diverse cohort of high-caliber voices, while providing each artist the autonomy to write freely from their own corners of the world. Our year-round Greenhouse Program will similarly begin mainly with virtual meetings, but with a sincere hope to transition regular meetings into the physical realm as the health crisis evolves throughout the year, and as physical resources allow. 

In addition to our annual Episodic, Audio, and Greenhouse Labs, we’re excited to pilot a new online Adaptation Lab, thematically geared toward supporting ambitious Adaptation work across a variety of mediums. 

And lastly, we’ve made the difficult decision to keep applications closed for our 2022 Performance Lab, with the intention of focusing the majority of our resources toward performing artists who collaborated with us remotely, under less-than-ideal circumstances, in 2020 and 2021. 

In 2022, the Orchard Project is accepting applications for the following programs:

  • The Orchard Project Greenhouse Program (link), for collaborators generating new works and collaborations in a multitude of forms;
  • The Orchard Project Episodic Lab (link), for writers working on the advancement of original TV scripts;
  • The Orchard Project Audio Lab (link), for early development of scripts and ideas in the audio storytelling form; and
  • The Orchard Project Adaptation Lab (link), for development of dramatic work that adapts source material in one form into another.

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