Solo Creation Festival
What is it?
Solo Creation Festival (SCF) exists to support the creation of new and innovative solo works in all stages of development. The festival takes place over the course of three weeks. Each week, a new program of solo works will be presented. Works selected, each receiving four performances, will be part of a 90-120 minute program that is comprised of a variety of solo artists. Each of the three programs will be presented Thursday through Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 5pm.
SCF is presented each year in July and provides an opportunity for bold solo artists to present works of all kinds, be it monologue, movement or design-focused work. The goal of the festival is to explore the many ways that solo performance can exist by bringing a diverse range of solo work together. If you’re looking for a platform to present your solo piece, apply to SCF.
SCF has supported over 24 different solo artists since it began in 2014. Most of the artists that apply are local, but not all. Here are some of our past participants: R. Ernie Silva, Mike Schlitt, Abby Schachner, Ryan Vincent Anderson, Lisa Dring, Suzan Averitt, Kelsey Siepser and Chambers Stevens.
Application & guidelines
Next year the Application will be an online form. Check this page in 2017 for a link and instructions.
Application Open: March 1, 2017
Application Deadline: April 1, 2017
Festival Dates: July 12 – 30, 2017
To be eligible, your proposed work cannot have had a performance (in any form) in Los Angeles County in the six months preceding the festival. If you have performed your show or intend to perform your show in Los Angeles County between January-July of this year, we encourage you to submit for next year’s festival. The work must be 5-45 minutes in duration. We also ask that you be familiar with the work of SoSE before applying.
Support courageous and inventive solo works.
Bring together works in many stages of development.
Provide opportunities for solo works that push the boundaries of the form.
What we provide
A stage manager, lighting designer and sound technician.
Box office, website and ticketing support.
4 free hours of rehearsal and a reduced rate of $12/hour for additional rehearsal rental.
1 technical rehearsal to build cues and set sound levels.
2 dress rehearsals with full tech.
Theatrical lighting and sound equipment, as well as designers for sound/lighting needs.
Marketing materials and playbills.
Cross-promotional facilitation with the rest of Solo Creation Festival.
What you provide
All the elements required for the production (scenery, props, costumes, music, sound cues).
Fees for artists and staff (aside from staff provided and paid for by Son of Semele).
A commitment to promote the festival as a whole and support the work of other artists in the festival.
Email the festival producer here.