WIP 2019 APP



"This experience has changed the way we look at creating new work." - WIP artists

Red Eye's annual Works-In-Progress (WIP) program gives area artists access to space and other practical resources – financial, technical, and administrative – necessary to develop ideas for performance.

What's more, it provides enough time for those ideas to incubate, for the possibility to learn from daring experiments that fail, or unexpected discoveries that beg for further exploration. The program brings together artists with a wide range of experience – from different backgrounds, disciplines and points of view – to dialogue with and respond to each other's work using structured feedback protocols.

Works-In-Progress is about nurturing connections among people and ideas, and through that process, about creating community.

Geared toward emerging artists who are developing new ideas for the stage, this program encourages applications from those who are ready to delve deeply into a new work and who are eager to engage in critical discourse with others along the way.

New this year: Two application information sessions will be offered on Monday, November 26, 6-8 pm at the Playwrights’ Center and Saturday, December 8, 11 am -1 pm at Pillsbury House Theater, where artists interested in applying to the program can learn more in person, ask questions, and get feedback on draft proposals.

Click HERE for this year's WIP guidelines and application.

Applications are due December 17, 2018 at 11:59pm (central time)

“I am amazed at the sense of community and support I feel, having had the opportunity to be a part of a group of artists creating and exploring what it means to be an independent performing artist here in the Twin Cities. Answering the call to create your own work and fighting through the logistics […] of making that happen can be daunting, which is why a program such as this is incredibly important.” - WIP artist

Expatria by Pedro Pablo Lander, Works-In-Progress 2016 Credit: Bill Cameron
More than Candy by Nico Swenson, Works-in-Progress 2016 Credit: Nico Swenson