Submit Your Idea
Any theatre artist (playwright, director, actor, or designer) can submit a proposal to the organization to be considered for future seasons. These pitches should provide a clear, thought out plan for the production from the perspective of the role for which the artist is applying. The pitch must demonstrate why the play should be produced now, why Brown Box should be the company to produce it, why it needs to be heard by multiple communities, and how the play fulfills the artistic and technical requirements of the organization. Furthermore, a Brown Box season must execute the diversity standards and goals to provide a wide array of perspectives and styles.
What Makes a Play Right for Brown Box
Brown Box’s main goal in programming is to introduce our audiences to the unheard voice through stories with which they might not come in contact beyond the page or even at all. We seek to provide a diverse array of perspectives from artists that have a strong voice and which incite conversation, introspection, and empathy.
The Unheard Voice
We strive to use theatre to educate, share new ideas, and/or offer insight into perspectives of others.
There are three avenues from which Brown Box approaches the idea of the unheard voice. In our selection process, plays must fulfill at least two of the three artistic criteria:
Productions where it is the artist executing the work whose voice is unheard.
Productions where it is the themes of the play that offer an alternative viewpoint on an issue, an event, or a way of life.
Productions that have been unheard by our audiences.
Making Tour-able Theatre
Brown Box Theatre Project is a touring theatre company – all of our productions tour in their entirety to multiple venues. This aspect of our productions means there some specific requirements in design and logistics that must be met or taken into account to ensure that our productions can be easily toured to different venues.
In touring to multiple locations, the number of people that we are able to transport and house must be taken into account.
Our sets must be tourable whether this means packing them into a truck, trailer, or even a suitcase.
Brown Box works hard to provide professional-quality lighting that can be easily set up and broken down at each performance.
Our props are transported in whatever space is left after the lights and sets and costumes have been packed away.