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Last year’s inaugural installation of EVOKE New Works Festival’s performers and Director Alison M. De La Cruz (2012)
Top L-R: Raja Bhattar, Director Alison M. De La Cruz and Chueh Jun-Fung
Bottom L-R: Ian Isles, Rich Yap, Alicia Virani, Jay Carlon, and Nguyen Nguyen

The EVOKE New Works Festival debuted in October 2012 and celebrated the diverse voices of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Asian Pacific Americans. Under the direction of Alison M. De La Cruz, four excerpts of new work ignited the EWP stage which included “Untitled” by Rich Yap, “Chubby Masculine Chinese Daughter” by Chueh Jun-Fung, “Karma and Jihad Meet at a Bar” by Raja Bhattar and Alicia Virani, and “Lai Noi, Noi Lai: Retelling” by Nguyen Nguyen with Jay Carlon and Ian Isles. EVOKE also featured the “Invisibility Project,” a video installation by Mia Nakano.

East West Players’ EVOKE New Works Festival will return in March with artists who will present the diverse stories and voices of South Asian American Diaspora.

East West Players has extended the submission deadline to February 4, 2013. Artists (solo, duets or trios) from a variety of performance genres and multi-disciplinary intersections are invited to explore EWP’s 47th Season, Spirited Away. Evoke Artists should consider the notion of being spirited away by something or someone.

Submissions running time should be no longer than 10-15 minutes. Pieces should embrace the spirit of the Festival’s artistic pursuit of new performance work with an easy-tech approach to an earthy and minimalist approach to environment.

The EVOKE New Works Festival, Directed by Alison De La Cruz, will engage participant artists in a collaborative performance context to present and create original work. As an ensemble of Festival artists, participants will also have an opportunity to collaborate with each other and co-create and perform an original element in the show. Artists should be interested in collaborating with a Director who enjoys dramaturgy and invites collaboration.

The Festival offers participant artists the opportunity to engage in dialogue with audiences and the broader artistic community through a variety of facilitated post-show talkbacks and spontaneous conversations at the Festival’s courtyard brunch.

The Evoke New Works Festival and development process provides a small honorarium and an opportunity to workshop a new piece over a 4-night run in a 240-seat house. New and emerging artists are highly encouraged to apply.

Application Submission: February 4, 2013

For information and submission requirements, download PDF.

For additional information, contact Alison De La Cruz, Director, EVOKE New Works Festival at 213-625-7000 x16 or by emailing evoke@eastwestplayers.org.

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