Thursday, May 21, 2009


The Looking Glass Theatre
May 21, 2009
Please note: New SUMMER ONLY profit sharing!

Seeking proposals from theatre companies.

Grantee(s) will receive performance space (anytime between August 10- 23, 2009) including one technical rehearsal, and marketing and publicity (text provided by you) to our email press and audience lists and a listing or link on our website.

For Summer month Space Grants; 70% of ticket sales go to Looking Glass with 30% going to the Grant Recipient.

Grantee shows will be credited as COMPANY NAME, in conjunction with The Looking Glass Space Grant Program, presents SHOW TITLE
Additional rehearsal time will be made available at a deep discount when available.

DEADLINE: Applications accepted beginning Tuesday, May 26 through Tuesday, June 9 at 6pm.
Final Deadline Tuesday, June 9 at 6pm.
Proposals must be submitted via email to Artistic Director Justine Lambert at as one (1) attachment.
Companies are encouraged to make contact (via the above email address) in advance indicating their intent to apply and/or with any questions.
Applicants will be contacted with the final decision no later than Friday, June 12, 2009.

What you provide: A production(s) that reflects our mission statement.

OUR MISSION-Reflecting life on the stage with truth and theatricality while exploring a female vision. See web site for more!
Bottom line-Either playwright or Director must be female (both is great but not required). Cast must be half or more female (for classics gender bending casts are accepted to meet this requirement). Female subject matter not required.

1) The Proposal-A one page description of the project including story, concept, and tone. Include running time. Include technical requirements and keep them MINIMAL, shows will be sharing the space.
2) Creative Team-List of all creative team members already on board with short bios. (Director or Playwright must already be chosen)
3) Space Request- Your ideal opening date and the number of performances requested between August 10- 23, 2009 (Maximum of 8 performances).
4) Marketing Description-A description of how you will attract a crowd!
5) Company Mission-Your mission statement and a description of activities along with current staff list.

Please put the above sections in their stated order and include the number and name of each section at the top of that section. Recommended length about 4 pages.

Scripts are not required but may be requested after initial proposal review.

Please note: The Looking Glass Theatre is not air conditioned. Shows should be appropriate for summer (light weight costumes, etc.)
Also note: This is our final Space Grant for 2009!

The Looking Glass Theatre is located at 422 West 57th Street (btwn 9th/10th Aves).
Justine Lambert, Artistic Director
Jenn Boehm, Managing Director

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