Βetween the Seas Festival in New York City
July 22nd- 28th 2013
www.betweentheseas.org
Submissions deadline: January 14th 2013

Between the Seas was founded in 2010 and it is the first and only festival in North America promoting contemporary Mediterranean performing arts. The annual festival that runs for one week each summer in New York City, has quickly grown into a unique platform of high quality work, presenting some of the most exciting and thought provoking artists working in the Mediterranean region.

The third edition of Between the Seas Festival will take place from July 22nd to July 28th at the Wild Project theater in the heart of the East Village.

We are now inviting submissions for full and short length works, fully developed or works in progress, original or previously presented, in the fields of theater, dance and music by artists of the Mediterranean and Mediterranean diaspora. Selected applicants will perform alongside a group of curated artists in a total of approximately 15 different performances during one week. Some of the themes that the works may address are:
Mediterranean identity/ies: Works that explore or are inspired by life, identities and histories in or across
Mediterranean societiesLiving in-between: Works exploring or inspired by diasporic Mediterranean identities
Contemporary works and adaptations: Performances of existing and new works by contemporary Mediterranean playwrights/choreographers/composers. Adaptations or new interpretations of the classics in ways that highlight contemporary Mediterranean realities or explore new aesthetics; original works showcasing techniques, interests and interpretive models emerging in the Mediterranean region.

Submission Guidelines
Please submit
A brief cover letter explaining your interest in the festival
A detailed project description (not longer than 3 pages). Make sure to specify your technical needs. We strongly advise that you keep your technical requirements very simple as all performances will be staged in the same theater space using the general festival lighting plot. (To find out more about the theater space and its technical specs, please visit: www.thewildproject.com)
Work samples. These may include: videos and photos of past work or of previous presentations of the proposed project; script (please send us the full script); reviews and press clippings of your show.
Resumes of the primary artists involved and company information
A non-refundable application fee of $40 [USD]. The application fee can be paid online on our website or by check payable to “Aktina Stathaki Sole Prop” and mailed to c/o Aktina Stathaki, 152 W131st str New York NY 10027. Make sure to write “BTS application fee” on the memo line.

The deadline for applications is January 14th 2013. Application materials can be emailed to [email protected] (please indicate “BTS PERFORMANCE submission” in the subject line) or sent by mail to the following address: c/o Aktina Stathaki, 152 West 131st street #1 New York NY 10027

All questions and inquiries should be addressed to [email protected].