A new stage for actors to stand on and re-engage with audiences during this digital hiatus provided by Water People Theater.
We want to create new opportunities for Latin talent to be showcased and for them to be able to entertain, move, and transform audiences through the powerful force of theater. It is also a new stage for the public to reconnect; providing audiences the opportunity to be another member of the judging panel at the festival.
Applications are now available for the 1st edition of FIT Monologues. The event will take place from July 24-31, 2020.
First Place $1,000
Second Place $600
Third Place $400
● NEXT GENERATION:
One Prize $500
● Category description:
○ Professionals: actors and directors with 5 or more years of experience in the field of theater. Minimum monologue duration of 20 – 60 mins max.
○ Next Generation: recent college graduated actors and/or directors with a degree in theater. Minimum monologue duration of 15 – 30 mins max.
● Must be an actor and/or director in the field of a theater of Hispanic descent. Can reside anywhere in the world.
● Preferably monologues were written by but not limited to Latin and/or Hispanic playwrights. (Must have rights to the text and music used in your production.)
● Stand ups and scenes from plays will not be accepted.
● In-video subtitles in English and/or Spanish must be provided were you to become a finalist.
DEADLINES and FESTIVAL SCHEDULE:
● Applications open June 11th, 4:00 PM (CDT)
● Application window ends June 30th 11:59 PM (CDT)
● Selected applicants announced on July 5th.
● Festival performance dates from July 24-31 through www.waterpeople.org
● Two showcased monologues per day broadcast-live at 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM (CDT) respectively.
● Live award ceremony on August 1st at 2:00 PM (CDT) through Zoom.
PANEL OF JUDGES:
● Integrated by renowned figures in the Latin Theater: Jorge Alí Triana, Ana María Simón, Miguel Ferrari, Henry Godinez, Diana Peñalver, Juan José Martín, Teresa Hernando, Juan Sebastián Aragón, Ramón Camín.
● Audience participation will be used and considered for winner selection.
● Water People Theater will announce a voting period after each showing.
● Application fee:
○ PROFESSIONALS: $25 (USD)
○ NEXT GENERATION: $15 (USD)
All applicants are to meet these requirements and deadlines in order for consideration into the festival.
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