| Open: 11/24/13 Close: 11/24/13
The Dirty Blondes announce their third one-day-play festival, DEADLINE on November 24, 2013 at renowned Galapagos Art Space. The Brooklyn-based company will bring together the best of New York’s avant-garde playwrights, directors, and actors to work intensively on creating a night of original work over the course of only one day. The culminating performance will feature six original 10-minute plays centered on a newspaper headline from that day. Founding member and playwright Ashley Jacobson will create commercial interludes as a sneak peek into the development of her next work, The Tunnel Play. After-party featuring DJ Idlemind "The Appropriate Agent" immediately following the performance.
The mission of The Dirty Blondes is to develop beautiful and subversive new works of theater and foster a community of diverse artists dedicated to creativity and collaboration. This is the third one-day play festival for the group with previous events bringing in more than 1000 audience members, garnering a listing in The New York Times and as a Critic’s Pick in The L Magazine. Currently in the application process, each participating artist will be chosen for their outstanding merit, eclectic resume and proven ability to create dynamic works that function outside conventional thought. Interdisciplinary and diverse artists are encouraged to apply. The final line‐up for DEADLINE will be announced on November 18.
DEADLINE will focus on the writing and rehearsal process as an extremely fruitful, efficient development period where individual artists randomly come together to collaborate and create an unpredictable new play. The writing prompt will be pulled straight from the headlines - encouraging the artists to confront topical stories in a creative way. The goal is to encourage artists to produce their best work possible in a very short amount of time. The final result will be a performance based on raw emotion, first instincts, and uncensored creativity. The evening will be filled with drinks, spontaneous theater, and a jumping after-party.
For more information: http://thedirtyblondes.org/
About the Company: The Dirty Blondes
THE DIRTY BLONDES is a new Brooklyn based theater company focused on creating productions that subvert national stereotypes with an edge of intellect and maturity – to present works using techniques that are identifiable yet unexpected. Founding members include director Alexandra Siladi, manager Elizabeth Sarkady, playwright Ashley Jacobson, associate producer Matt Yeager, and lighting designer John Wilder.