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The CSA Performance Series

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The CSA Performance Series




The New Hazlett CSA, the first and only performance series of its kind, introduces you to the freshest, most original artists in the Pittsburgh area. On the surface, our CSA seems like a regular subscription series, but underneath it’s so much more. Your share in the CSA doesn’t just pay for a seat at a show. You’re providing the resources these artists need to create professional caliber work. Beyond that, you’re helping to support Pittsburgh’s next crop of groundbreaking artists.

Call for Proposals

The New Hazlett Theater invites emerging and mid-career performing artists and theatrical designers from the Western Pennsylvania region to submit proposals for inclusion in the upcoming CSA performance series. We are interested in proposals for performances of new work or work that is currently in development. Design Pool applications will focus on the merit of an existing body of work.
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 other 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 2016/2017 and 2017/2018 Performance Series may not apply. Designers chosen for the 2016/2017 or 2017/2018 technical design pool may reapply for the 2018/2019 season.

Please contact bill@newhazletttheater.org with particular questions.

All applications must adhere to the work sample guidelines found on page 5.

Selected performance artist applicants will receive

A $2,500 stipend (paid one month prior to the performance date)
One main stage performance date
Rehearsal dates on the main stage prior to the performance day
Two theater technicians (deck hand, lighting or sound operator, etc.)
Access to the rehearsal hall during agreed upon times in the month prior to your dates
Professional documentation of your performance (still photography and raw video footage)
Selected technical theater applicants will receive

Listing in the preferred designer network, from which CSA performance artists can hire for design services with funds allocated for exclusive use within the network
Promotion throughout the New Hazlett network
Opportunities to grow relationship with emerging professional artists

(Please note: the online submission form saves automatically, so we advise you to draft your responses ahead of time in a separate app using the files below.)

Application instructions and work sample guidelines (PDF, DOCX)

For more information about the application process please contact Bill Rodgers at bill@newhazletttheater.org.