Project Overview

Rewilding: A Micro Festival of Works by Romina Paula in Two Parts: Laboratory #1 & #2

Faculty Sponsor

April Sweeney (sasweeney@colgate.edu)

Department(s)

Theater

Abstract

Rewilding: A Micro Festival of Works by Romina Paula: LABORATORY #1 
An opportunity for cultural exchange through a series of screenings, talks, and productions of works by Argentine playwright Romina Paula in New York City.  Paula is one of the strongest voices of her generation. Her original, carefully crafted, and textually sophisticated plays offer nuanced explorations of gender, sexuality, feminism, family, and fictional modes of performance. Her plays challenge traditional boundaries between the arts by engaging varying modes of production and the languages of theatre, film, and the visual arts. As a playwright, theatre director, film actor, filmmaker, and novelist, Paula’s work across genres has inspired new dramaturgy. 
 
LABORATORY #1 will be the developmental workshop phase of building the festival. It will include both pre and post production work for LAB#1 and the festival in winter of 2022/23 along with onsite support and involvement during the residency period in NYC.  Students will need to arrange for their own housing in NYC.*
 
Positions:  2.  Assistant to the Director/Producer, Production/Stage Management, -The student will be working closely with director April Sweeney, Argentine playwright and director Romina Paula, and producers April Sweeney, Brenda Werth, to assist with rehearsals, presentations of the works in progress, and oversee production aspects. This will include dramaturgical research, festival research and production of materials (web/print), rehearsal organization and assistance in creation, technical rehearsals and presentation. 
 
* Students may apply for summer funding to cover housing, per-diem, transportation expenses through career services. Deadline 2.24.22
 
https://www.colgate.edu/success-after-colgate/career-development/internships-fellowships/summer-funding
 

Student Qualifications

Strong interest in theater, performance, producing, and play/creative writing. Course work in these areas is strongly preferred. Knowledge of Spanish (intermediate level or above) is welcomed but not required. Excellent follow through, attention to detail, the ability to bring forth new ideas to move the project forward, and the agency and maturity in taking on those responsibilities and working collaboratively on a team. Familiarity with social media, web presence and site creation, and interest in press/dramaturgical publication materials a plus. Overall, a generative, collaborative, respectful and open work ethic required. In other words, a someone familiar with what the theater requires and provides for those who take part.

 
 

Number of Student Researchers

2 students

Project Length

6-8 weeks


Applications open on 01/03/2022 and close on 02/04/2022


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