THE WAREHOUSE THEATRE
Mission – The mission of the SeasonArt Series is to offer an additional exhibition venue for local artists and to promote a liaison between the dramatic and visual arts through an ongoing collaboration between The Warehouse Theatre, the Greenville Center for Creative Arts, and Greenville artists.
How – By displaying in the lobby 2-D art which, for each production, relates to the play’s main themes or sets an appropriate mood for the play.
Who – The SeasonArt Series, which began in the 2015-2016 season as a collaborative project between the Warehouse Theatre and studio artists at the Greenville Center for Creative Arts, is now open to all Greenville artists.
Process – SUBMISSION DEADLINE: August 25, 2019
The guiding idea for the entire process is to keep it as administratively simple as possible.
This opportunity is offered to artists who are willing to curate and hang their own shows.
This call to artists covers the entire 2019/2020 Warehouse Theatre main stage season. A brief synopsis of each of the season’s plays is included below as a starting point to research themes.
There is a total of 65 linear feet of hanging space in the lobby of the Warehouse Theatre: the main brick wall is 38’, with additional brick walls of 3’, 5’ and 6’. There are two short block walls of 5’ and 8’.
A hanging system will be provided, and art lighting is in place.
Requirements for application: (in a single word document)
A short bio
One paragraph explaining how the artist’s body of work relates to a play of the artist’s choice from the season’s offerings. (There is no requirement to create new work specifically for the play, though that is always a fun possibility which the artists may consider after being selected. You may indicate your intention in your statement.)
4-6 sample photos of work, inserted in the word document, or a link to the artists online portfolio.
Artists can submit applications for a maximum of 2 plays. Please submit a separate application for each play and indicate the play’s title clearly at the top of your word document.
Please name your word file with the title of the play followed by the name of the artist. For example: PlayTitle-JoeSmith.doc.
There is no cost to apply. o Email the completed application no later than August 25th to firstname.lastname@example.org
One to three artists will be selected for each play.
Selected artists will be announced and notified via email on September 1st.
Artists’ responsibilities once selected –
Meet with Jay Briggs, Warehouse Theatre front of house manager, 3-6 weeks prior to the play’s run and visit the theatre. (Coordinate the visit between artists if more than one artist is selected for the show.)
Select a date for hanging the exhibit.
Hang and tag the exhibit and display appropriate contact information.
Prepare short artist bio and statement for display in the theater lobby.
Provide photographs of the exhibit, with a short comment and a link to the play, to be shared on The Warehouse Theatre’s and the Greenville Center for Creative Arts’ social media.
Take down the exhibit promptly after the end of the play’s run.
Schedule and organize the opening reception, if the artist wishes to have one. The organization of any reception is the sole responsibility of the artist. Available dates include the Wednesday of opening week, 5:30-6:30 pm (coinciding with the Forum, a discussion of the plays main themes) and the Thursday following opening, 5:30-7 pm (coinciding with Young Professionals Night.) Additional dates potentially available by request, 5:30-7 pm with a show at 8 pm, to be coordinated with Jay.
The Warehouse Theatre’s responsibilities –
Schedule with the selected artists a date to visit the space, dates to hang and take down the exhibit, and, if desired by the artists, a date for an opening reception.
Publicize the exhibit and the participating artists via social media.
The Warehouse Theatre offers participating artists an invitation for them and a guest to our sponsor night performance the Thursday prior to opening night and a 10% discount for attendees of their reception who choose to see the show after.
Thank you for considering this opportunity and helping to expand Greenville’s vibrant art scene.
We look forward to your participation!
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any question you may have.
Warehouse Theatre Front of House Manager and WHT SeasonArt Series coordinator email@example.com
Studio Artist, Greenville Center for Creative Arts and WHT SeasonArt Series coordinator
2019/2020 SEASON PLAYS
THE CRUCIBLE by Arthur Miller
The Arthur Miller classic about the witch hunts and trials in seventeenth-century Salem pits neighbor against neighbor and an all-too-eager prosecution against the innocent. Utilizing historical people and real events, Miller’s drama is a searing portrait of a community engulfed by hysteria. Featuring students from Greenville’s Fine Arts Center in key roles, this will be a magnificently collaborative journey through one of the greatest written plays in the literary canon.
Run: September 20 – October 13, 2019
Install by: Tuesday, September 17th
Take down by: Tuesday, October 15th
THE THANKSGIVING PLAY by Larissa FastHorse
What happens when four “woke” teaching artists, careful not to offend anyone, scramble to create a Thanksgiving Pageant that somehow combines Turkey Day with Native American Heritage Month? THEY OFFEND EVERYONE! Good intentions collide with absurd assumptions in this wickedly funny satire. Over-the-top unapologetically funny, this show gleefully skewers contemporary society and the nature of theatre itself. Celebrate with The Warehouse and kick off your holiday season like never before!
Run: November 8 – 24, 2019
Install by: Tuesday, November 5th
Take down by: Tuesday, November 26th
EVERY BRILLIANT THING by Duncan MacMillan and Jonny Donahoe You’re six years old. Mum’s in hospital. Dad says she’s “done something stupid.” She finds it hard to be happy. So you start to make a list of everything that’s brilliant about the world. Everything that’s worth living for. 1. Ice cream. 2. Kung Fu movies. 3. Burning things. 4. Laughing so hard you shoot milk out your nose. 5. Construction cranes. 6. Me. You leave it on her pillow. You know she’s read it because she’s corrected your spelling. Soon, the list will take on a life of its own. A play about depression and the lengths we will go to for those we love.
Run: December 5 – 15, 2019
Install by: Tuesday, December 3rd
Take down by: Tuesday, December 17th
THE HEATH by Lauren Gunderson
The transfer of Merrimack Repertory Theatre’s production of this new play with music, THE HEATH finds us roaming the green of Gaffney, South Carolina as playwright Lauren Gunderson wrestles with how you make peace with a beloved relative who seems unlike you in every way. It’s a beautiful, funny meditation on life drawing on everything from Shakespeare to bluegrass to science to love to memory.
Run: January 10 – 26, 2020
Install by: Tuesday, January 7th
Take down by: Tuesday, January 28th
HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH by John Cameron Mitchell, music & lyrics by Stephen Trask
The story of “internationally ignored song stylist” Hedwig, a fourth-wall smashing East German rock ‘n’ roll goddess who also happens to be the victim of a botched sex-change operation. This outrageous and unexpectedly hilarious story is dazzlingly performed by Hedwig in the form of a concert gig/stand-up comedy routine backed by the hard-rocking band “The Angry Inch.” Hedwig describes her life’s search for “The Origin of Love” and her other half. It’s a rocking, funny, touching, and ultimately inspiring ride to anyone who has felt life gave them an inch when they deserved a mile.
Run: February 28 – March 22, 2020
Install by: Tuesday, February 25th
Take down by: Tuesday, March 24th
100 SAINTS YOU SHOULD KNOW by Kate Fodor
Theresa is estranged from her family and working as a cleaning woman when she finds herself surprised by the unexpected desire to learn how to pray. Matthew, the priest whose rectory she cleans, is stunned and heartbroken by the realization that he no longer knows how to talk to God. When he disappears from the church one day, Theresa feels compelled to track him down, and her search changes both of their lives. A moving, wonderfully written exploration of faith and finding where you belong in this ever-shifting universe.
Run: April 17 – May 3, 2020
Install by: Tuesday, April 14th
Take down by: Tuesday, May 5th
APPROPRIATE by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Every estranged member of the Lafayette clan has descended upon the crumbling Arkansas homestead to settle the accounts of their newly-dead patriarch. As his three adult children sort through a lifetime of hoarded mementos and junk, they collide over clutter, debt, and a contentious family history. But after a disturbing discovery surfaces among their father’s possessions, the reunion takes a turn for the explosive and unleashes crackling surprises, gut-punching honesty, and uproarious confrontations.
Run: May 29 – June 21, 2020
Install by: Tuesday, May 26th
Take down by: Tuesday, June 23rd