Monday, August 10, 2009

Neo-Futurists seeking performers for new show "FEAR"

The Neo-Futurists are looking for 6–8 performers for their upcoming show, “Fear,” curated and directed by Noelle Krimm.

“Fear” is an environmentally-staged walking tour inspired by the works of Edgar Allen Poe. The audience will be led through the Neo-Futurarium, which will be transformed into “a thinking man’s haunted house” featuring local writer-performers, dancers, and visual artists.

“Fear” is looking for a group of 6–8 performers with multidisciplinary experience to collaborate on small-scale performative or visual installations that will take place in and around the Neo-Futurarium during the show. Led by Neo-Futurist Rachel Claff, these performers will create “ambient” pieces of work that will enhance the overall environment of the space. Some emphasis will be put on creating durational pieces that may not include the physical performer (visual installation, sound- or touch-based work).

Commitment dates are as follows:

August 29th – Performance/brainstorming workshop with Rachel Claff, 11-5pm
September 5 & 6, 12 & 13 – Build/install dates at the Neo-Futurarium (times TBA; located at 5153 N. Ashland Avenue. Performers will only be required to work short shifts during build/install.)
September 17th, 7:30pm – Dry run
September 18th & 19th, 7:30pm – Run-throughs with invited guests
September 24 – October 31 – performances on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30pm. NOTE: Nobody will be required to work every single performance; we will rotate different performers/installations in and out during the six-week run.

Applicants should send an inquiry to Rachel Claff at by August 15th, 2009. Please include:

1) Your first and last name, and contact information (email, phone)
2) A resume indicating your performance experience and other skills (see below)
3) Two work samples (brief descriptions and photos are acceptable) or website links
4) Why you feel you would be a good fit for this show

Experience in the fields of visual art, performance/art installation, movement, sound-based work, and/or carpentry and construction are a definite plus. All submissions will be considered.

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