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Station Hope 2018 RFP, Cleveland Public Theatre

Award: Inclusion in Station Hope, multi-venue performance event

Deadline: 12/11/2017

Guidelines link: Click here for guidelines

Guidelines: CPT-Station-Hope-RFP-2018.pdf 729.14 kB

Disciplines: Theatre

Location: Local (Cleveland Area)

Cleveland Public Theatre is planning the fifth annual STATION HOPE, a one night event of entertainment and art inspired by the history of St. John’s Church and the Underground Railroad, the repercussions of oppression and contemporary struggles for social justice, on Saturday, May 5th, 2018. Deadline to submit a proposal is December 11, 2017

Audiences explore St. John’s campus on the corner of W 26th St and Church Ave. With 30+ performances to choose from, attendees will encounter choirs, dance, theatre, intimate solo performance and interactive art – all happening at the same time in multiple indoor and outdoor venues.

Station Hope performances are 10 – 15 minutes in length and presented multiple times throughout the evening. Art installations will range from large to small, depending on the individual needs and space availability.

Station Hope is a large and complex project, and we need a lot of support to ensure its success. There are many opportunities to be involved, ranging from creative to technical assistance. See the GUIDELINES LINK above for full details on ways to participate in the event.

Proposals should be bold, inventive and thought-provoking. Proposals can range from choirs, dance, short plays, art installations, poetry, performance art, wandering characters, solo pieces, etc.

In selecting works for this event we will be looking at a number of factors.

Has the artist/organization demonstrated the ability to produce the proposed work? We are not looking for expert producers, but we want to feel confident that the artist/group has a clear understanding of what it takes to pull off a show and the ability assess their own capacity.
How is the proposed art inspired by contemporary issues of social justice or the Underground Railroad? We are open to all kinds of work, but are most interested in contemporary theatre work that is inspired by the UGRR and its current parallels.
Can the work be fully accomplished in the time limitations? How will it fit in the spaces available?
We want to curate an aesthetically diverse range of work and are open to educational, community, amateur and professional groups.

We have a special need for interactive performance and visual art, especially pieces that could engage audiences while waiting in line outside and works that could take over a large outdoor area.

PLEASE SEE THE GUIDELINES LINK ABOVE for full details and participation information and the GUIDELINES DOCUMENT for the full application.