Red Eye Theater's Works-In-Progress 2020


Red Eye Theater


"This experience has changed the way we look at creating new work." - WIP artists

Red Eye's annual Works-In-Progress (WIP) program gives area artists access to space and other practical resources – financial, technical, and administrative – necessary to develop ideas for performance.

What's more, it provides enough time for those ideas to incubate, for the possibility to learn from daring experiments that fail, or unexpected discoveries that beg for further exploration. The program brings together artists with a wide range of experience – from different backgrounds, disciplines and points of view – to dialogue with and respond to each other's work using structured feedback protocols.

Works-In-Progress is about nurturing connections among people and ideas, and through that process, about creating community.

Geared toward emerging artists who are developing new ideas for the stage, this program encourages applications from those who are ready to delve deeply into a new work and who are eager to engage in critical discourse with others along the way.

INFO SESSIONS: Two application information sessions will be offered on Sunday, November 10, 3-5 pm at In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theater and Wednesday, November 20, 6-8pm at Ananya Dance Theatre's Shawngram Institute for Performance & Social Justice, where artists interested in applying to the program can learn more in person, ask questions, and get feedback on draft proposals.

Click HERE for this year's WIP guidelines and application.

Applications are due December 10, 2018 at 11:59pm (central time)

I am amazed at the sense of community and support I feel, having had the opportunity to be a part of a group of artists creating and exploring what it means to be an independent performing artist here in the Twin Cities. Answering the call to create your own work and fighting through the logistics […] of making that happen can be daunting, which is why a program such as this is incredibly important.” - WIP artist

"Cloud Suit" by Julia Gavin Bither and Claire King, Works-in-Progress 2019. Photo by Isabel Farjado.

Opportunity Opens

Friday, Nov 15th 2019

Opportunity Closes

Tuesday, Dec 10th 2019, 11:45pm

Application Location

MN Artists