Embark | Peekskill Fest Seeking Literary and Performance Submissions

Multi-Site Weekend Event Happens in October

Embark | Peekskill announces an open call for submissions from solo performers, performance companies and literary artists in the areas of theater, dance, music, performance art, poetry, storytelling and short story for the second annual EMBARK| Peekskill Performing and Literary Arts Festival 2012, taking place Oct. 5 through 7.

This is a multi-site festival that offers a variety of performance opportunities in traditional and non-traditional spaces such as galleries, restaurants, studios, boutiques, small stages, a 555-seat theater and an outdoor stage at Peekskill’s Riverfront Park overlooking the Hudson.

Last year, the first festival successfully celebrated local solo performers and writers as well as theater, opera and dance companies including YCP Theaterworks, Hand to Mouth Players, Tri-County Opera, Daisy Jopling, Amazing Magical Margo and poet Ron Egatz, among others. They also hosted guest artists from New York City, including the award-winning bilingual Spanish children’s theater company, Teatro Sea, and actor and prominent blogger Darron Cardosa – a.k.a ‘The Bitchy Waiter.’

Embark | Peekskill, Performing & Literary Arts is a not-for-profit coalition of performing and literary artists and community members on a journey to create a performing and literary arts center, as a home and venue, for Peekskill and its neighboring towns. Their goal is to partner and collaborate with artists, arts alliances and supporters of the arts. Embark seeks to encourage understanding of the role the arts play in building community and in celebrating diversity.

Early submission deadline is July 15. Late submission deadline is Aug. 1. For more information, visit the embark | peekskill website where you can view or download the festival application form. Learn how you can become an Embark artist member by downloading the artist membership form. Contacts: Katie Schmidt Feder or Sol Miranda at embarkpeekskill@gmail.com.


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