ON THE PSYCH WARD
Created by Emma Kingsvine, MFA
In search of an Atlanta-based artist to act as a Devising Consultant for a devised solo project currently in workshop, supported by the 360 Arts Blvd BOOST development grant program in conjunction with Synchronicity Theatre.
ABOUT THE PROJECT:
Devised, choreographed, and created by Emma Kingsvine, “Lady Macbeth on the Psych Ward” is a solo performance piece exploring what happens after waking up in the void of obsolescence. Through a weaving of movement and sound, the audience accompanies The Body on a sojourn through recovering identity - if any is left to be found.
This piece explores themes of socialized femininity, disability, trauma and chronic pain, humor and grief, and what is left after the mind is lost. Inspired by the poetry of Kelly Cherry, this piece is a love letter to anyone feeling trapped in their own skin.
Originally created in 2014, “Lady Macbeth on the Psych Ward” is receiving new life through the support of a 360 Arts Blvd BOOST development grant in conjunction with Synchronicity Theatre.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Emma Kingsvine (she/her, xe/xyr) is a queer disabled creative artist, theatrical storyteller, and consent-based practitioner. Emma is a disability and accessibility advocate, and her current research focus is exploring the relationship of trauma and performance. Learn more about Emma’s work at www.EmmaCreatively.com.
WHAT YOU (POTENTIALLY) BRING TO THE TABLE:
Artists who are disabled, live with chronic conditions, or other related lived experiences are HIGHLY encouraged to apply.
Artists of the global majority, artists who identify as women, trans, non-binary, and gender-nonconforming are HIGHLY encouraged to apply.
Experience in devising theatrical works through physical theatre, found texts, sound exploration, etc.
Experience as a movement specialist or dance choreographer, particularly experience working with disabled actors or actors with physical movement boundaries
Theatrical directing (directorial experience may replace choreographical experience)
Willingness to provide constructive feedback on the project
Willingness to attend 1-4 in-person rehearsals at the Synchronicity Annex, following all Covid safety guidelines (*number of rehearsals up for discussion based on Consultant’s needs & boundaries)
Must be fully vaccinated/boosted against Covid-19
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES AND PROJECT TIMELINE:
TIME COMMITMENT: 2 - 4 rehearsal sessions during the month of March based on Consultant’s availability; invitation to the project showcase on April 3rd at the Synchronicity Annex.
***Rehearsals held in person will be subject to all Covid safety guidelines.***
COMPENSATION: $50.00 per hour of rehearsal, up to $200 total. Payment will be rendered at the end of each rehearsal attended, or otherwise scheduled by Emma and the Consultant.
Please email relevant CV and statement of interest to TheEmmaCreatively@gmail.com by 11:59 pm EST on Monday, February 28th, 2022. Please use "Devising Consultant" in your subject line.
Your statement of interest may be written/typed, or you may instead submit a video introducing yourself and sharing your statement vocally, based on what suits your boundaries and communication style best.
If possible, please include your availability for March.
Those artists chosen for a call back interview will be contacted during the first week of March. The artist chosen for the position will be presented with a contract at the end of the interview week. All rehearsals will be scheduled during the last three weeks of March, based on availability. The hired Consultant will be invited to the project showcase at the Synchronicity Annex on April 3rd.
Please reach out to Emma directly with any questions, and happy collaborating!