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Poetic Theater
12-30-2012, 09:40 PM
Poetic Theater Productions and Project Agent Orange are looking for writers to collaborate on a new poetic theater movement piece for a reading in Poetic Theater Productions' second annual festival of new poetic theater, Poetic License, January 21-27, 2013 at Wild Project located in the East Village in NYC. Particularly looking for writers who identify as one of the following: Vietnamese, Asian diaspora, veterans of the Vietnam War or their descendants. Please send a short 3-12 minute script written as a monologue, dialogue, ensemble told story, a poem, or narrative aligned with the description of the show below to submit@poetictheater.com by 3PM on Monday, January 7th.

UNTITLED conceived and choreographed by Natalia Duong
co-produced by Project Agent Orange
A new poetic theater movement piece developed around the excavation of memories of war, family, grief, anger, and love long interred by women of the Vietnamese diaspora. Based off the repetitive gesture of a Vietnamese mother cutting an onion, the piece will explore how these personified memories collide with percussive use of sound, movement and text. It is an investigation into catharsis, recovery, and healing.

Natalia Duong is a performance artist, choreographer, and writer, native to the San Francisco Bay Area. Her interdisciplinary research focuses on Kinesthetic Empathy as a resource for conflict resolution, community devised theater, and the embodied transmission of trauma as exemplified in the bodies of those affected by Agent Orange. She has collaborated with artists to perform internationally in Edinburgh, Paris, Uganda, and Vietnam, where she recently led a community-based devised theater piece that was performed at the US Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City. Natalia is also the Founder and Artistic Director of PAO, a movement collective interested in how war is inherited in the body. She is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Performance Studies at Tisch School for the Arts at New York University, and holds a BA in Psychology and Dance from Stanford University. She currently lives in Brooklyn. www.nataliaduong.com

Poetic Theater Productions seeks to define the modern genre of “poetic theater” by connecting and fostering a community of artists who are passionately creating relevant and accessible work and reinvigorating a conscious theater of language. Through a multi-runged platform of developmental programming, Poetic Theater Productions offers resources and opportunities for poets, playwrights, and theater artists to develop new work and see it through to production. PTP seeks out and creates opportunities to connect with communities affected by the issues of topic within our productions, in NYC and nationwide, through collaborative projects and exchanges of art and ideas. Poetic License is Poetic Theater Productions' festival of new poetic theater. The festival will run Jan 21-27th 2013 at the Wild Project in New York, NY. www.poetictheater.com

Project Agent Orange is a movement company dedicated to understanding how war is inherited in the body. Founded by Natalia Duong in 2010, the interdisciplinary movement and research collective is interested in what movement can illuminate about trauma and memory through live performance. The work draws on testimonies from people affected by Agent Orange, ethnographic studies conducted through community devised performance in Vietnam, as well as research in Trama Studies, Affect Studies, and Performance Studies. The company recently performed three nights of an evening length show to sold out audiences at Dixon Place in Lower Manhattan and has toured to Boston, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and New Jersey. PAO was the recipient of a space and production grant in Chen Dance Center's newsteps program, a featured artist in a4's Locating the Sacred Festival, and was nominated as a recommended artist for New York Live Arts' Fresh Track Series. projectagentorange.blogspot.com


Questions? Email info@poetictheater.com.

We look forward to reading your submissions!