Fantasy Film

Unique Collaborative Film Project

Seeking All Types of Creativity

Seattle, May 5th 2017 – Writers and Actors Reading and Performing (WARP) Theatre is leading a collaborative short film project for premiere in October 2017. The purpose statement for this project is to Celebrate Cis & Trans Women of Color in the Traditional Fantasy Genre. WARP Theatre will do this by contributing a new and original short film to the genre, with an emphasis on equitable roles without bias toward gender or ethnicity.

This short film project begins with an open meeting at Theatre Puget Sound in Seattle Center, on Sunday June 4th from 4:30pm to 6:00pm. All interested parties are encouraged to RSVP on the WARP Theatre website (warptheatre.org/fantasyfilm) or by email (info@warptheatre.org).

In effort to adhere to the project purpose statement, this collaborative effort will instill the following guiding principles:

  1. Equity for Women: The final screen-play must pass the Bechdel–Wallace test.
  2. Original Content: The final screen-play should not conform to the “Hero’s Journey” story structure.
  3. Fantasy: The story line will take place in the High Forest of the Forgotten Realms D&D Campaign Setting – allowing for known Fantasy and D&D character types: Aarakocra, Centaurs, Dragons, Drow, Elves, Humans, Gnomes, Korred, Gnolls, Orcs, Pegasi, Pixies, Satyrs, Treants, and Unicorns

Production Roles Available Include:

Assistant Producers

An Assistant Producer provides direct logistical support to the Executive Producer and Production Team.

Assistant Directors

An Assistant Director provides direct logistical support to the Director of Film, including but not limited to Story Board development and Creative Design

Assistant Playwrights

An Assistant Playwright provides direct logistical support to the Creative Team, including by not limited to Story Arch, Character Development, and Plot Design.

Creative Development Roles Available Include:

Dungeons & Dragons Dungeon Masters

A Dungeon Master serves as the game's referee and storyteller, while maintaining the setting in which the adventures occur and playing the role of the inhabitants.

Actors

Characters form a party that interacts with the setting's inhabitants (and each other). Together they solve dilemmas, engage in battles and gather treasure and knowledge.

Illustrators/Graphic Designers

An Illustrator or Graphic Design Artist visually develops the storyboard and characters with the assistance of the Production and Creative Teams through collaboration.

Proposed Schedule: Final Production Schedule Released After First Meeting

First Meeting: Sunday June 4th; 4:30p – 6:00p

At this meeting WARP will pitch the project to the community – seeking feedback and volunteers.

Screen-Play Development: Sunday June 11th; 12:00p – 2:30p & 3:00p – 6:30p

Over the course of the day Dungeon Masters and Actors will organically collaborate through standard gameplay of Dungeons & Dragons.

Production and Creative Development teams will work to document and visually develop the project with a story board.

Screen-Play Development: Sunday June 18th; 12:00p – 4:00p

With the completion of a story board the Production and Creative Development Teams will collaborate on the final story arch and plot.

About Writers and Actors Reading and Performing (WARP) Theatre:

Writers and Actors Reading and Performing (WARP) Theatre is actively working to facilitate the creation and world premiere of new, original works for theater in order to help achieve race and social equity. We are raising public awareness of underrepresented communities using the craft of theater to foster the expression of their voices.

 

Project Contact:

Name: Jason Dooley

Title: Managing Director

Mobile: 206-769-2910

Email: jason@warptheatre.org

 

Related Reading:

  • Bechdel test - Wiki

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bechdel_test      

  • Hero's journey - Wiki

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hero%27s_journey

  • High Forest (Forgotten Realms) – Wiki

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Forest_(Forgotten_Realms)

  • Beyond the Hero’s Journey: Four innovative models for digital story design – Opinion Article

http://www.steveseager.com/heros-journey-four-innovative-narrative-models-digital-story-design/

  • Storytelling: Are there alternative narrative structures to the hero's journey? – Opinion Article

https://www.quora.com/Storytelling-Are-there-alternative-narrative-structures-to-the-heros-journey

Fantasy – Fall 2017

Fantasy Fall 2017 Submission Deadline 7/1/17

Writers and Actors Reading and Performing Theatre is Seeking to World Premiere Six Unique Short Works for Stage and Film, Celebrating Cis & Trans Women of Color in the Traditional Fantasy Genre.

“In popular culture, the fantasy genre is predominantly of the medievalist form. In its broadest sense, however, fantasy comprises works by many writers, artists, filmmakers, and musicians from ancient myths and legends to many recent and popular works.” – Wikipedia

Cis & Trans Women and People of Color are heavily marginalized in the fantasy genre. Historically, Women have been subjugated and hyper-sexualized when featured in any way. Similarly, People of Color are often missing entirely.

WARP is seeking to contribute equitable and diverse roles to the Traditional Fantasy genre, highlighting strong characters without gender or ethnic bias.

Also seeking strong leaders within diverse communities who wish to direct. To apply, complete the contact form below.

 


Submission Guidelines:

  1. Original Work of the Submitter (Unique)
  2. World Premiere (Having Not Been Previously Produced)
  3. Short Form (10 – 20 Minutes in Length)
  4. Leading Roles for Cis & Trans Women of Color
  5. Minimum of TWO – Maximum of EIGHT Characters
  6. Traditional Fantasy Genre: Uses magic or other supernatural elements as a main plot element, theme, or setting

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: July 1st, 2017

Email Script Submissions to: scripts@warptheatre.org


Workshop Your Script at One of Our Tuesday Nights!

Writers and Actors Reading and Performing hosts an open workshop every Tuesday here Playwrights can hear their work read by local actors, and receive critical feedback on the development of their piece.

All interested parties are encouraged to join us for one of these workshops!!

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TPS Adopt-A-Studio Cleanings

Adopt-A-Studio Cleanings

Theatre Puget Sound provides many benefits to Organizational Members. One such benefit is the Adopt-A-Studio Program; offering rehearsal time in trade for volunteer time spent cleaning rehearsal studios.

WARP has participated in this program since early 2016, starting with Studio E on the fourth floor of the Armory Building. In 2017, WARP adopted the Black Box as an additional studio to clean, offering a total of four opportunities to earn valuable time in the rehearsal studios at TPS!


WARP Adopt-A-Studio Cleaning Schedule

Studio E:

Adopt-A-Studio Cleaning Studio E - Deep Clean 2nd Tuesday - 4:30p - 5:30p
Studio E – Deep Clean 2nd Tuesday – 4:30p – 5:30p

Deep Cleaning: Second Tuesday of Every Month; 4:30pm – 5:30pm – 1 Hour

Studio E 4th Tuesday Light Cleaning - 4:30p - 5p
Studio E 4th Tuesday Light Cleaning – 4:30p – 5p

Light Cleaning: Fourth Tuesday of Every Month; 4:30pm5:00pm – .5 Hour

Black Box Theatre:

Blackbox 2nd Saturday Light Clean - 10a-11a
Blackbox 2nd Saturday Light Clean – 10a-11a

 

Light Cleaning: Second Saturday of Every Month; 10:00am – 11:00am – 1 Hour

Blackbox 4th Saturday Deep Clean - 10a-12p
Blackbox 4th Saturday Deep Clean – 10a-12p

 

Deep Cleaning: Fourth Saturday of Every Month; 10:00am – 12:00am – 2 Hours

 

To sign up to volunteer for the WARP Theatre Adopt-A-Studio cleanings, complete this form!

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WARP Theatre Signature Tote Bag

Design Created and Donated by: DooleybyDesign


Overview:

This Lined Tote Bag is simple to create, and an easy project for beginners! Designed as an incentive item for Writers and Actors Reading and Performing (WARP) Theatre’s Major Players Program. Each Tote features a sturdy and durable exterior made from high quality canvas and linen, Lined Exterior Pouch, 3” WARP Theatre Logo Patch, 24” Canvas Straps, and Screen Printed Cotton Liner. These bags are machine washable and can be easily customized to fit any project or fundraiser!

Get Your Signature WARP Tote by Signing Up for an Annual Major Player Club Plan
Get Your Signature WARP Tote by Signing Up for an Annual Major Player Club Plan

Materials

1. Raw Canvas:

  • Bottom: 45cm x 26cm
  • Straps x2: 8cm x 112cm\
  • Pocket (ext.): 9.5cm x 18cm

2. Raw Linen:

  • Side Panels (ext.) x2: 45cm x 30cm

3. Screen Print Cotton:

  • Pocket (int.): 26cm x 17.5cm
  • Tote Liner (int.): 45cm x 86cm

4. Logo Patch:

  • WARP Patch: 3in Circle

5. White Thread (all purpose):

  • ~5 Yards

Step One: Cutting Board

        1. Cut All Materials – Set Aside

Step Two: Construct Straps

        1. Make Straps – Seamless Hem
          • Fold Each Strap in Half (short end), Press with Iron
          • Sew Single Stitch 5cm from short end and 1cm from Raw Edge
          • For a Seamless Hem, Turn Each Strap Inside Out
          • Fold Raw Edges 1cm, Press with Iron
          • Sew Single Stitch 1cm from Fold, Set Aside

Step Three: Exterior Panels

        1. Marry Side Panels to Bottom
          • Sew Single Stitch 2cm from Raw Edge
          • Sew Honeycomb Stitch over Single Stitch
          • Fold Hem Up, To Lay On Top of Side Panel, Press with Iron
          • Sew Single Stitch 1cm from Hem

Step Four: Line Pocket

        1. Line Pocket – Seamless Hem
          • Fold 2cm along Long Edge of Exterior and Liner Fabrics (Be Sure that Liner Fabric is Facing Out) Press with Iron
          • Place Liner Fabric Face Down on Exterior Fabric
          • Sew Single Stitch 1cm from Raw Edge
          • Fold Liner Fabric over and Press 1cm from Single Stich
          • Fold Short Ends Over 2cm, Press with Iron
          • Fold Unfinished Long End 1cm, Press with Iron – Repeat x2 Times – Set Aside

Step Five: Attach Patch

        1. Attach Logo Patch
          • On Side A; Measure Center Point (22.5cm x 14cm)
          • Pin Patch at Center Point
          • Sew Single Stitch 1cm inside Patch Perimeter

Step Six: Attach Pocket

        1. Attach Pocket – Seamless Hem
          • On Side B; Measure Center Point (22.5cm x 14cm)
          • Place Pocket at Center Point
          • Pin Bottom Hem of Pocket, In Relation to Center Point
          • Sew Single Stitch along Bottom Hem of Pocket
          • Fold Pocket Up, So that Liner Faces Side Panel, Press with Iron

Step Seven: Attach Straps

        1. Attach Straps
          • For Both Sides A and B; Measure 10cm from Each Raw Short Edge
          • Face Straps Hem Down, with Single Stitch Strap Seam atop Single Stich Exterior Seam
          • Pin Each End on the Inside of 10cm
          • Measure 2cm from Top of Raw Long Edge, Pin Straps 10cm from Raw Short Edge and 2cm from Raw Long Edge
          • Sew Single Stitch from End of Straps to 2cm before Raw Long Edge
          • Side B: Be sure to Stitch both the Straps and Pocket Together!

Step Eight: Line Bag

        1. Add Liner – Seamless Hem
          • Measure 2cm from Top of Each Raw Long Edge, Press with Iron
          • Place Liner Fabric Face Down on the Face of the Exterior Fabric
          • Sew Single Stitch 1cm from Raw Edge, Repeat for Both Sides
          • Turn the Bag Inside Out – Seamless Hem **Be Sure That the Bottom Edges Still Line Up Before Proceeding to Next Step!**
          • Create Scalloped Corners by Folding in Each Corner 2cm, to Create a Right Angle, Press with Iron
          • Fold Raw Long Edge in 2cm (So that the Liner Faces Exterior… but on the inside), Press with Iron
          • Sew Single Stitch 1cm in from Seam
          • Repeat for Both Sides **Be Sure That the Bottom Edges Still Line Up Before Proceeding to Next Step!**

Step Nine: Close Bag

        1. Close Bag – Seamless Hem
          • Fold Bag in Half, So That the Liner Faces Out **Last Chance to Check Bottom Edges**
          • Sew Single Stitch 1cm from Seam
          • Sew Second Single Stitch 2cm from Seam
          • Repeat for Both Sides

Step Ten: Square Bottom

        1. Square Bottom
          • Open Bag, Lay Side Seams On top of One Another, Liner Facing Out
          • Press Corners with Iron
          • Measure 10cm Base Triangle
          • Sew Single Stitch at 10cm
          • Sew Second Single Stitch at 11cm
          • Repeat for Both Sides

Step Eleven: Turn Right-Side Out

      1. Turn Bag Right-side Out
        • Congratulations!
        • Take a Photo, Email it to jason@warptheatre.org
        • Pat Yourself on the Back! J <3

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What Staged@WARP Can Do For You!

1. Great Way to Build Individual Artist Visibility
2. Free, Low-Risk, and Minimal Time Commitment
3. Opportunities to Advance Skills Beyond Resume

Playwrights

Our monthly staged readings offer a second level of workshop to Playwrights wishing to develop their work beyond our weekly cold-readings. Playwrights are offered the opportunity to see their work rehearsed and staged for the general public, at no cost to the Playwright! Staged@WARP Script submissions are accepted year round.

Directors

These monthly events offer ongoing opportunities for Pacific Northwest Directors and Actors to continue their momentum in building their public visibility as a working artist. Positions are open to anyone, regardless their level of past experience.
Directors are selected based on availability and date of initial application. Directors are assigned a script about one month prior to the date of the reading. Directors are responsible for casting the roles, leading one rehearsal (3 Hours at TPS), and finally hosting the event on the evening of the reading.

Actors

Actors are selected based on availability and date of initial application. Actors will receive an email, requesting their participation in the reading. Once accepted, Actors are assigned roles and are supplied a digital copy of their script. Actors should rehearse their roles individually, prior to the group rehearsal, to better expedite the process. A printed copy, and loaner binder, will be given to the actor for their group rehearsal and the reading.

Possible Stipend

There is a suggested donation of $5.00 for the audience members of the event. Donations received at these events go toward paying for the monthly rent expense that WARP Theatre incurs for its regular programing ($90.00). Any funds raised beyond this goal are evenly distributed to the volunteer actors involved in the reading. The more audience members an artist invites, the higher the chance for compensation.

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Bromancing the Stone

Bromancing the Stone Written by: Joe Derr

Script Written by: Joe Derr

Directed by: Maggie Carrido Adams

Character Breakdown:

Character Gender Age
Kate Female 20-30
Sam Female 20-30
Tommy Female 20-30
Willie Male 20-30

Production Team Synopsis'

"All you need is love ... and weed."

"Guys bond over smoking weed and eating edibles."

"Cute dialogue... unrequited love"


 

Starbudz

Starbudz Written by: Evan Christopher

Script Written by: Evan Christopher

Directed by: Allison Lloyd

Character Breakdown:

Character Gender Age
Sidney Male 20-30
Billi Female 30-40
Donald Male 20-30
Customer #1 Neutral 40-50

Production Team Synopsis'

"Don't judge a bud by its label."

"Greenhorn Stoner gets tricked by some cleaver shop owners."

"Great commentary on casual vs professional stoners."


 

Grass

Script Written by: Jim Fox

Music by: John Paul Sharp

Directed by: Allison Lloyd

Character Breakdown:

Character Gender Age
Wilber Male 20-30
Lisa Female 20-30
Lady G. Female 40-50
Mr. B. Male 40-50

Production Team Synopsis'

"A stoner-techie-avatar-inspired romantic comedy."

"A musical about a new girl joining the office who brightens it up."

"Office Pot-li-tix."


 

Who is the Criminal

Who is the Criminal

Written by: Karen DeMasters

Directed by: Travis Moore

Character Breakdown:

Character Gender Age
Todd Male 30-40
John Male 30-40
Jim Male 30-40
Robbie Male 20-30
Servant Neutral 40-50

Production team Synopsis'

"Bachelor Party meets Glengarry Glen Ross"

"Some men take a vacation from the financial industry, to embark on a weekend of coke and women. Then they fire their pool boy for smoking marijuana."