POP-UP ODYSSEY – APPLY



POP-UP PORTFRINGE 2019
HOMER’S ODYSSEY
artists apply here through October 31!

Pop-Up PortFringe is PortFringe’s annual fundraiser.
Your weird art can make the festival  happen. You can help, like, a lot.
Sound like fun? Read on!


WAIT. WHAT? NO SHAKESPEARE?
After three great years with the Bard, PortFringe has moved into another classical theater direction. We’re pumped to present Homer’s epic poem – the Odyssey – for this year’s Pop-Up event. Not familiar with the Odyssey? No worries! We’ll be working from a contemporary abridged translation, and will provide all participating Artists with everything you need to be successful in your scene preparations. In the meantime, there’s a wealth of online Odyssey resources, and if you’re interested in plowing through a translation of the unabridged original text, here’s a good place to start! More Odyssey questions? portfringe@gmail.com

APPLICATION CLARIFICATION:

The Application information and form below are for Performance Artists interested in participating in PORTFRINGE PRESENTS POP-UP ODYSSEY
 taking place on March 1 & 2, 2019 in Portland, ME.  This is NOT an application to participate in next summer’s 8th annual PortFringe Festival. Applications for PortFringe 2019 will open on December 1, 2018.

POP-UP ODYSSEY SCHEDULE FOR ARTISTS:
Friday, March 1 – First Friday Art Walk (evening times & locations tba)
Friday, March 1 – Mandatory Company Meeting (following the Art Walk performances)
Saturday March 2 – Matinee & Evening shows at Oxbow Blending & Bottling (please hold entire day for Pop-Up)

POP UP ODYSSEY APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 31, 2018
APPLICATION FEE: There is NO application fee for PortFringe’s Pop-Up Odyssey
PRODUCTION FEE: There are NO production fees for PortFringe’s Pop-Up Odyssey

ARTIST COMPENSATION: Pop-Up Odyssey will be presented as part of PortFringe’s year-round fundraising effort. All proceeds will go directly back to PortFringe to offset the costs of presenting our upcoming 8th Annual PortFringe Festival in June 2019. Each participating Pop-Up Odyssey Artist/Group will receive ten (10) complimentary PortFringe passes to be distributed as desired, for use at any performance taking place during next summer’s festival.

SELECTION PROCESS:
Pop-Up Odyssey Artists will be selected by chance through a random Lottery pull to take place on Thursday, November 1, 2018. All applications will be pulled and numbered in order.

The play will be cut into 14 scenes and 14 artists will be selected. Pop-Up Odyssey scenes/sections will be assigned based on Lottery Number – for example, the first lottery number selected will be assigned the first section of Odyssey. These scenes/selections will be sent to Artists with their Lottery results.

WAITLIST:
Unscheduled/Remaining Applications will be placed on a waitlist in the event that one of the scheduled Artists has to withdraw from the event.  Please note you may only participate in one Pop-Up scene. If you choose to participate in someone else’s Pop-Up scene, you will forfeit your spot on the waitlist. 

VERY BASIC RULES:
You must agree to present the Pop-Up scene assigned to you by the lottery (no switching with other artists).
You must present your entire scene in five minutes or less.
You must have extremely minimal and/or portable technical and design elements.
You must include one line of original text.
You must agree to follow all other rules and policies outlined in the application (below)
Artists may only participate in ONE Pop-Up scene.

POP-UP PHILOSOPHY:
Remember – this is PortFringe talking. Boring theater, go home. 
Really. Please.
Pop-Up is not a place for you to exemplify the original intent, not a time for precision of history.
Get strange.  Go nuts.
No sets.  Only the costumes on your backs and props you can carry.
Embrace the chaos. Expect the unexpected. Don’t plan for a proscenium or your audience neatly arranged in rows.
Bother to be weird.

It’s that easy.
APPLY BELOW!