Target Margin Theater
Brooklyn, NY 11220
ABOUT TARGET MARGIN
Target Margin strives to expand the range of what can take place in a theater. Since 1991, we have positively changed the cultural landscape of New York with innovative productions of classics, opera, literature and new plays inspired by historical sources. Each season in our new base in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, The Doxsee, we offer affordable theatrical productions, artist residencies & fellowships, low cost rehearsal space to local artists, and engage our community at all levels. ‘Difference' is the generative principle of everything we do at TMT, from the work we develop to our office structure, and our strong history of age, race and gender diversity in our casts and company makeup, has been one of most identifiable features.
WHAT IS THE INSTITUTE?
The Institute is a year-long fellowship (January – December) that harnesses Target Margin Theater’s history of nurturing emerging talent, providing a $1,000 stipend, support and space for five diverse artists to challenge themselves and their art-making practices. The Institute is a place for open-ended questioning and experimentation within, and at the edges of, the form of theater.
There is no curriculum or “teaching” structure. There is no final result or project. The Institute values form-breaking work, artistic originality and process over production. The core goal is rigorously to question our own assumptions about what the theater is, what it could be, and what we would like it to be. We demand only that Fellows push these principles and challenge themselves continuously.
WHO SHOULD APPLY?
We are looking for five artists who have demonstrated a serious commitment to their artistic practice and an interest in the TMT's principles, and are ready to move in a radical new direction. Fellows should be poised to embrace the open-ended questioning that guides the Institute.
Applicants may emerge from any theatrical discipline (actors, designers, writers, directors, producers, stage managers, administrators, etc.). We will also accept applications from other artistic fields (music, visual art, literature, etc.) as long as the connection to performance is clearly articulated.
Applicants should have substantial professional experience or an advanced degree. The Institute is a substantial time commitment and given the Institute’s unstructured nature, Fellows must be energetic and motivated to initiate and shape their work. The Institute is for artists who have already established a serious professional practice and are now looking to extend, disrupt, and transform it.
APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED NOW TO OCTOBER 15, 2018.
APPLY ONLINE: http://www.targetmargin.org/our-season/institute/
January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019