Apply Now for the CSA 2022/2023 Performance Series

The New Hazlett theater invites emerging and mid-career performing artists from the Western Pennsylvania region to submit project proposals in theater, dance, music, spoken word, or multi-disciplinary performance for inclusion in the upcoming CSA performance series.

Welcome Artists!

Thank you for your interest in applying to the CSA 2022/2023 Season! The New Hazlett theater invites emerging and mid-career performing artists from the Western Pennsylvania region to submit project proposals in theater, dance, music, spoken word, or multi-disciplinary performance for inclusion in the upcoming CSA performance series. We are interested in proposals for new work or work that is currently in development.

Selected artists will receive:

  • 5 days in the theater for rehearsals and performances
  • 40 hours of rehearsal time in the rehearsal room
  • 2 technicians for 40 hours of tech week
  • 1 stage manager for 80 hours
  • complete show marketing
  • film and video project documentation
  • independent reviews
  • a $3,500 artist stipend
  • a $1,500 design stipend
  • a $850 material and supplies budget

To complete the application, you will need to:

  • provide general information about yourself
  • answer questions about the project
  • answer questions about yourself
  • upload a project budget proposal
  • upload 1-4 work samples

Project Budget Explained:
As part of the residency, New Hazlett Theater will provide:

  • a $3,500 artist stipend
  • a $1,500 design stipend
  • a $850 materials budget

Show us how you would use this money to fund your project. Allocate a dollar amount to each aspect of your project. Your total budget should not exceed $5,850 unless you indicate that you are receiving more funding from an outside source.

Below is a template of a project budget that you may use as a resource for building your budget.

Eligibility

Take the CSA 2022/2023 Season Eligibility Survey

This project is designed for emerging and mid-career artists in pursuit of professional performance opportunities. Applicants must be actively engaged in the process of creating new work and be able to provide examples of original work performed within the last 2 years.

Artists working on the project must reside in the Western Pennsylvania counties of Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington, or Westmoreland and have intentions of remaining in the area.

Artists with commercial representation or label affiliation are not eligible to apply.  Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.

Applicants will not be ruled ineligible if they are enrolled in a post-secondary education program; however, participation in the program will require specific time commitments, which should be considered when applying.

Only proposals submitted through the online form will be reviewed.

Proposals for performance work should be in the range of 45-60 minutes. Proposals for 20-30 minute works will be accepted but may be paired with others to create a full evening-length performance. Please do not submit multiple short works on the same application.

In order to allow as many performers as possible access to the program, lead artists selected for the 2020/2021 and 2021/20222 Performance Series may not apply. Designers chosen for the 2020/2021 or 2021/2022 technical design pool may reapply for the 2022/2023 season.

Please contact kristin@newhazletttheater.org with particular questions.

Work Samples Explained

You are required to submit one, but may submit as many as four work samples.

The following item are each considered one work sample:

  • a PDF portfolio not to exceed 20 pages with images or links to video
  • an audio file not to exceed 10 minutes
  • a video file not to exceed 5 minutes
  • a PDF of a full script or libretto that you have completed in the last five years

Files may not exceed 25MB. To accomplish this, please do the following:

For video files, please upload to a video sharing platform such as Vimeo or YouTube. Put the link into a document and PDF the document with any required passwords for viewing.

For audio files,  please upload to an audio sharing platform such as Soundcloud or Bandcamp. Put the link into a document and PDF the document with any required passwords for listening.

If your PDF portfolio files are too big, the platform accepts compressed (.zip) files.

  • To zip a file on a PC right click on the file name or icon and go to [Send To] in the drop down menu. Then select [Compressed].
  • To zip a file on a MAC, right click on the file name or icon and go to [Compress “File Name”] in the drop down menu.

Additional Materials

You may choose to upload two items that further support your application. It is not required. Examples include:

  • A resume or CV
  • Letters of Support
  • Published Reviews

Complete the Eligibility Survey

Submissions Open

Friday, October 1, 2021

Deadline for Early Application Review

Monday, November 1, 2021

(Submit your application by this date and receive feedback by November 30th. You may then resubmit your application until the final deadline.)

Final Deadline

Thursday, December 30, 2021

For additional questions please email:

Kristin Helfrich
Director of Programming
kristin@newhazletttheater.org

Once you begin your application you can save and return to the application for up to 30 days.

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