Call for Submissions: Works from Diverse Artists
Springs Ensemble Theatre
1903 East Cache La Poudre St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
Springs Ensemble Theatre (SET) invites visual artists of all backgrounds, ages, and abilities to submit work as part of a unique cross-disciplinary opportunity.
This September, SET is staging the comedy “WHITE” by James Ijames. The play, which centers around a fictional art exhibit called “New America,” is about more than just art. It explores the complex issues of race, gender, sexuality, and equality in today’s world. (Learn more below.)
The works submitted by area artists will become a part of the physical set and lobby gallery. All artists are welcome, and we want to support diverse perspectives. We strongly encourage those who are BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, or have a disability to submit. We are looking for both new and experienced artists, and all submissions will be strongly considered. Please note that this is a volunteer opportunity and compensation is not available.
How to Submit
Visit http://springsensembletheatre.org/submit/ to complete a submission form. Deadline to submit is Thursday, July 23.
About WHITE, by James Ijames
Gus, a white male artist, wants to be presented in a major exhibition for artists of color. To skirt the requirement, he submits his work as the work of a Black lesbian. As part of this ruse, he hires Vanessa, a Black actress, to perform as Balkonaé Townsend, a brash and political character he has created to fit the museum’s desire for “new voices.” Everything is going according to plan until Balkonaé breaks free of Gus’ “vision” for her and finds her own voice. At once hilarious and terrifying, this play unflinchingly explores the complex issues of race, gender, sexuality, and the definition of art.