Call for Entries: The Launch Pad Development Series of New Theatre
Beginning October 26th, 2013, DecadesOut will be accepting submissions for it's 2014 Launch Pad Development Series of New Theatre. DecadesOut has expanded the goals of the Launch Pad Series to include theatrical works by performances artists, choreographers and digital artists (inc film and video). DecadesOut will focus on the development of new work by emerging and established artists. There will be a focus on work that fit squarely within the company’s mission.
The Launch Pad Development Series of New Theatre was started in 2009 as part of DecadesOut's core mission. Through it, we have introduced many short and full length plays. The mission of the Series is to give theatre artists (including writers and directors) a place to explore a piece's themes, ideas, and theatrical structures in order to help it reach the next level which could include a workshop or an initial production. Some plays, most recently August Schulenburg's full-length play Deinde, have gone on to be fully realized in mainstage and festival productions.
The initial development process of the Series consists of readings and presentations. These will be done in coordination with production companies and exhibition spaces in the hopes of introducing the work to a greater audience that could help it achieve full realization.