Tiger’s Hearts Collective Script Workshop
Call for Indigenous Artists, Black Artists, and Artists of Colour
The Tiger’s Hearts Collective are looking to engage 2-3 actors to join our team for a 3-day script workshop at the end of May. This is a paid position for Indigenous Artists, Black Artists, and Artists of Colour who identify as women, or non-binary folks who want to create in a space that centres female experiences. The script workshop will be held over Zoom and all actors will be paid a $300.00 fee for participation in this stage of the project.
Exact dates are TBA, depending on availability, but will occur over three 5-hour days in the last week of May (Monday May 24th to Friday May 28th). Workshop days will be either 2 hours morning-1 hour break-2 hours afternoon, OR 2 hours afternoon-1 hour break-2 hours evening. Please indicate your availability when you get in touch.
WHO WE ARE
The Tiger’s Hearts Collective is a group of artists who work to reclaim space for women in “the classics” and reinvent the classical tradition to be more inclusive, equitable, and accessible. We are passionate about confronting the harmful structures that have hitherto dominated the genre, and we believe that everyone deserves to participate and see themselves represented in the classical canon.
We acknowledge and offer deep gratitude to the many generations of Indigenous peoples of Treaty 6 and Treaty 7 territories. We are honoured to be creating this project together on these lands in service of our community.
We are also grateful for the support of the Edmonton Arts Council and the Alberta Playwrights’ Network who have made this project possible.
You can learn more about us at www.tigershearts.com.
We are currently developing a NEW classical play which aims to reinvent classical theatre that is by women for women. The Amazonomachy follows the epic story of an intersectional matriarchy; a society of warrior women inspired by the Amazons of myth, the real-live warrior women of ancient history, and the incredible matriarchs in our own communities.
We’re eager to connect with artists of all ages and experience levels, and there is no requirement for applicants to have any “classical training!” We recognize that gatekeeping, racism, and misogyny have purposefully made classical materials extremely unwelcoming and actively harmful for so many people. We hope to confront that harm by creating new inclusive content and investing in a creative process that is supportive and exciting!
If you’re up for connecting with other diverse women artists, delving into some beautiful NEW classical text, and exploring some bad-ass female characters, we’d love to hear from you.
HOW TO SUBMIT
Please email your submission to [email protected] before MIDNIGHT on Thursday May 13th with subject title YOUR NAME- AMAZONOMACHY ACTOR SUBMISSION, and include the following:
- Brief Expression of Interest: This could be in the form of a letter (1-2 pages), video, audio file, or any creative means through which you’d like us to encounter you and your work.
- Artist Resumé if available;
- Availability for the week beginning May 24th.
We’re happy to answer any questions you may have about our work or the project, so don’t hesitate to get in touch! We look forward to getting to know you.