Cal Shakes and Intersection for the Arts Announce Selections for Triangle Lab's Artist-Investigator Project
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by BWW News Desk
California Shakespeare Theater and Intersection for the Arts today announced the Triangle Lab's selections for its Artist-Investigator project, a series of ten experiments to develop new models of theater making. The Artist-Investigator project seeks to support artists from a variety of disciplines-theater, dance, performance and visual art, multidisciplinary artists, and those exploring social practice-who are curious to invent, discover, or refine a particular way of working.
The request for proposals generated a total of 140 submissions covering a remarkable array of undertakings by diverse Bay Area artists from many fields. The ten selected projects present a wide range of topics explored in various medium, from a QR-code based, choose-your-own adventure play, to multiple responses to the ongoing problem of violence in Bay Area cities, to a crowd-sourced video of hundreds of people performing the balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet. Each Artist-Investigator will receive a $3,000 stipend, plus $1,000 for project expenses.
"The goal of this project is to support experiments that will yield models that can be replicated by other artists," says Triangle Lab Director Rebecca Novick. "These ten projects, delving deeply into thorny community issues, new technologies, and new ways to involve a wide range of voices in the creation of new performance, are exactly the inspiring models that we think represent the future of what artists can bring to our changing culture."
Those selected as Artist-Investigators are:
Arielle Julia Brown
Debby Kajiyama and José Navarrete
The ten selected Artist-Investigators will be introduced at a private reception on February 28, from 5-7pm at Intersection for the Arts' 5M space, 925 Mission St. The honorees will begin with a short presentation of their proposed projects, followed by a facilitated conversation about the investigations revealed in the applications, and an informal reception. Please note, this event is not open to the public; members of the media interested in covering the event should contact Cal Shakes Marketing and PR Manager Marilyn Langbehn at email@example.com