Art Apart, Together
We are theatre makers! We are artists! We are teachers! We work with artists, actors, and students to create new works. And we do that in community with one another. Which usually means we do it together in the same physical space. But, in these uncharted, separated times, we can’t. But-we are theatre makers! We are artists! We are teachers! So, we throw ideas up in the air, we flow with change, we bend in the wind and we KEEP MAKING ART.
In that spirit, The Alliance Theatre, Cry Havoc Theater Company, Metro Theater Company, and Off The Page bring you ART APART, TOGETHER and we need you!
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE AN ACTOR OR ARTIST TO PARTICIPATE.
You just need to be a person living in these times with us!
ALL AGES WELCOMED AND ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE.
- We will put out a prompt to get your creative juices flowing
- We’ll give you guidance on different ways to respond artistically
- You respond to the prompt and send it to us
- Our team of collaborators will figure out how to weave all of the different responses together and create a script
- Artists from across the country (and maybe the world) will take that script and bring it to life!
- We’ll create a video and here we all are: making new work, together
Read or listen to the prompt and then set a 10 minute timer.
You can write, draw, sketch, paint, make music or choreograph – anything and everything that pops into your head from the prompt for those ten minutes.
When the timer goes off, do NOT edit whatever you created, just send it to us right away!
You can write your response directly in the response box on the website
OR take a picture, video, or recording of your piece and attach it as a file.
Look out for the next prompt in the series!
We will take your responses and work with artists to create a whole new piece! Look out for a video of it when it’s ready.
And please share ART APART, TOGETHER with your friends, family, and other artists–everyone is encouraged to participate.
We might be apart, but we can still make art together.
In The World
By: Brigid Lowry
in the strange early morning half light we sit
in the cloudiness of our questioning we sit
in our madness and our clarity we sit
in the midst of too much to do we sit
in the warm arms of our shared sorrow we sit
in community and in loneliness we sit
in sweet exhaustion we sit
in the blazing energy of being alive we sit
here with the singing crickets
here with each electric birdsong
here with the rippling of breezes and the dry grasses
here with the cobwebs and the clouds
and the dusty road upon us
us in the sound and the sound in us
us in the world and the world in us
Questions? Other submissions? firstname.lastname@example.org