Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program Announces Annual Playwriting and Acting Contests

The Yale Indigenous Executing Arts Method (YIPAP) is at present accepting submissions for both equally the 8th Annual Younger Indigenous Playwrights Contest (Deadline: March 1), and the 3rd Annual Misty Upham Award for Youthful Indigenous Actors (Deadline: Feb 28th). Native artists 25 and underneath are suitable to post to both awards.

Young Native Playwrights Contest Data

Indigenous Youth 25 and underneath are inspired to post to the Yearly Yale Younger Indigenous Playwrights Contest. The winner will receive a developmental workshop of their perform at Yale and a $500 prize. For the to start with time due to the fact 2020, we are thrilled to last but not least be equipped to host the New Indigenous Play Competition in man or woman on Yale’s campus this 12 months. Transportation and housing at Yale will be provided to the winner for the period of the Annual YIPAP Festival (in early May possibly 2023). Just about every calendar year the Pageant consists of a workshop and staged reading through of the profitable youth perform(s), alongside new performs by qualified Native playwrights, and the yearly Misty Upham Award for Youthful Indigenous Actors. As element of this process, contest winners will be paired with experienced administrators and dramaturgs.

Applications are thanks: March 1st 2023

All submissions will have to be emailed to [email protected]

The playwright need to be amongst the ages of 15 and 25 and identify as Indigenous.

Plays have to be unique scripts of no extra than 120 internet pages and no significantly less than 50 internet pages (this can vary owing to composition, so sense totally free to e mail to double verify eligibility) and written in typical perform-script format with a person-inch margins, 12 position Occasions or Courier font, all web pages numbered, a title page, and character checklist. Performs need to be in both Word or PDF format.

Front web page of script will have to checklist the title of enjoy, whole title, tribal affiliation, day of birth, household address, e mail, and cellphone selection.

Earlier winners of this prestigious award for Native Youth include some of the finest Native playwrights operating now: Tara Moses (Seminole), Dillon Chitto (Mississippi Choctaw, Laguna, Isleta Pueblo), Kinsale Drake (Diné), Tomas Endter (Lac La Ronge), Drew Woodson (Western Shoshone), Charli Fool Bear (Yanktonai), Everett Ray George (Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribe), Nicholas Martin (Sappony), Isabella Madrigal (Cahuilla Band) , and Reed Adair Bobroff (Diné).

Misty Upham Award for Youthful Indigenous Actors Data:

This award was created in memory of the acclaimed Blackfeet actress Misty Upham and honors Native actors 25 and less than. The winner will obtain $500, and transportation to and housing on Yale campus to be honored as part of an award ceremony at Yale in early May well. They will also have the opportunity to be cast as an actor in performances in the yearly YIPAP New Indigenous Participate in festival.

Indigenous actors age 25 and underneath are invited to record by themselves performing a monologue to be deemed for submission. Video clip submissions are owing Feb 28th 2023 and will be evaluated by a staff of experienced theater artists.

For the purposes of the competitors, we have compiled a distinctive folder of monologues for Indigenous actors underneath 25 by Native playwrights these as Marisa Carr, Carolyn Dunn, Tara Moses, Mary Kathryn Nagle, Vera Starbard, William S Yellowrobe Jr, and Vickie Ramirez, with their authorization. New monologues have also been additional considering the fact that final year’s submissions.

You should email the subsequent info to [email protected] for access to the folder of Monologue options to submit.

  1. Full Title

  2. Tribal Affiliation

  3. Date of Start

  4. Email

  5. Telephone Number

Cost-free Performing and Playwriting Courses

To assistance youth fascinated in submitting to these awards YIPAP will also be offering two no cost workshops on-line for Native artists. A monologue performing workshop with Moniqe Mojica on wednesday February 8th and a playwriting workshop with Lee Cataluna on wednesday February 15th, both equally at 7 PM ET/4 PT on zoom. The Monologue workshop is seriously geared towards actors 25 and underneath to prepare their monologues for the contest – but the playwriting workshop will be open up to writers of all ages and ability amounts.

You do not will need to be a Yale college student to participate. Make sure you electronic mail [email protected] to sign up for both course. Attendees will get a zoom website link for the occasion after registering.

About Monique Mojica

Monique’s creative apply mines tales embedded in the system in link to land and place. She has created land-based, embodied dramaturgies and taught Indigenous Theatre in concept, process and follow all through Canada, the US, Latin The united states and Europe.

Most latest: the position of Wanda in Yolanda Bonnell’s My Sister’s Rage at Tarragon Theatre, Aunt Shady in The Unnatural and Accidental Gals, at the NAC and Izzie M.: The Alchemy of Enfreakment written by Monique with a varied inventive team. Monique has collaborated with Santee Smith as the dramaturg for Kaha:wi Dance Theatre’s tryptic, Re-Quickening /Blood Tides/SKe:NEN and for Teneil Whiskeyjack’s Ayita for Edmonton’s SkirtsAfire Competition. She is a member of the freshly fashioned Indigenous Dramaturgy Circle at Tarragon Theatre. Now Monique is the inaugural Wurlitzer Visiting Professor at the University of Victoria’s

Theatre Division. Forthcoming: in 2023 two textbooks will be unveiled: “Chocolate Lady Desires the Milky Way: Mapping Embodied Indigenous General performance” penned with Brenda Farnell, University of Michigan Press and “Staging Coyote’s Aspiration” co-edited with Lindsay Lachance, Playwrights Canada Press.

About Lee Cataluna

Lee Cataluna’s engage in Heart Strings received a ReImagine grant from TYAUSA and was made at Atlantic Theater in 2022. She joined with Eve Ensler, Sarah Ruhl, Dael Orlandersmith and other woman playwrights in the selection of monologues called My System No Selection, which was commissioned by Arena Stage and performed at 30 theaters throughout the state. Other commissions incorporate parts for La Jolla Playhouse (What the Stars See, Property of the Brave), Oregon Shakespeare Festival (Visible Sovereignty Job), Arena Stage (Ability Engage in – Emma Riot) and San Francisco Playhouse (Sons of Maui.) Her perform Flowers of Hawaii was designed at Out of the Box Theatrics in NYC, Native Voices at the Autry in Los Angeles, and Chautauqua Institute. She was the 2020 winner of the Von Marie Atchley Award for Excellence in Playwriting from Native Voices. Cataluna was a member of the to start with Oregon Shakespeare Festival Indigenous Writers Cooperative. She is at this time operating on a TYA musical for the BIPOC Superhero Task. Her operate has been supported by NEA grants. She has an MFA in resourceful crafting from UC Riverside. She is of Indigenous Hawaiian descent and lives in Honolulu. www.leecataluna.com