Friday, August 15, 2014

Fall Festival 2015 Play Submissions

Artemisia’s annual Fall Festival began in 2011 and remains the core event of our season. From open submissions from international playwrights, six plays are selected to be staged as readings.  From those six plays, the fall festival audience will choose by vote which play will be fully produced during Artemisia’s next theatre season.  We consider all submissions based on the following guidelines – please read the information below carefully before submitting.
Submission Guidelines  
Plays must be full length and be carried by a woman. We require a leading, female protagonist. Artemisia produces plays that empower women.  Due to the number of submissions we receive, submission is limited to ONE play per writer.  If you submit more than one play, your submissions will NOT be considered.  Full-length is defined by a playing time of 90 minutes or more.  The submission window for Artemisia’s 2015 Fall Festival opens August 15, 2014, and and closes January 15, 2015, at midnight. Artemisia limits submissions to the first five hundred plays received and reserves the right to close the submission window PRIOR TO JANUARY 15TH if FIVE HUNDRED submissions have been received.  Published plays and one-acts DO NOT meet Artemisia’s guidelines and will NOT be accepted.  We are unable to accept snail mail submissions.  Please submit your play as a single file PDF attachment (no other format will be accepted) to  submissionsartemisia@yahoo.com.  We have recently changed our submission guidelines.  The email given above is the only email where submissions will be accepted.  The volume of scripts submitted hampers our ability to comment individually on each work, so we do not offer criticism or feedback on the plays we receive.
Please note:  A one-time $10.00 administrative fee per submission is now required.  If you meet ALL of the above guidelines - submit your play as follows:
  1. Pay the $10 fee by using the above link on this page.
  2. Email submissionsartemisia@yahoo.com with 2015 Fall Festival Submission in the subject line, your Paypal receipt number in the body of the email and your play attached as a single-file PDF.  

Friday, August 1, 2014

2014 Fall Festival Fundraiser!

Join all of Artemisia's special guests Friday, August 22nd from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 1650 W. Foster, Chicago, to raise a glass and raise the funds to support Artemisia's 4th Annual Fall Festival.

RSVP NOW at artemisiatheatre@gmail.com and if you're unable to attend, make your generous donation by clicking HERE or sending a check to Artemisia, A Chicago Theatre, 27 N. Wacker, Suite 435, Chicago, IL  60606.

This year's festival puts six women writers and six women directors at the helm to create female-centered theatre that will thrill, challenge, enlighten and entertain.  

So if you have been waiting to make a donation, come to our August 22nd Fundraiser and celebrate with us!  
RSVP today to artemisiatheatre@gmail.com
Space Limited!

$25 Minimum Donation at the Door
Beer, Wine, & Great Fun!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Artemisia Seeks Board Members

Artemisia's Board of Directors is expanding in the areas of Finance and Recruitment and Development.  If you are interested in serving on Artemisia's volunteer Board of Directors, please email your statement of interest and resume to Julie Proudfoot at volunteerartemisia@gmail.com.  Artemisia, A Chicago Theatre is a 501 c 3 organization.  Board membership is without remuneration.

Job Description - Finance
Attend all board meetings
Ensure the safety and accuracy of all board records
Maintain knowledge of the organization and personal commitment to its goals and objectives
Actively and effectively fundraise for the organization
Understand financial accounting for nonprofit organizations and create an effective recordkeeping system for the organization
Manage the board's review of and action related to the board's financial responsibilities
Work with the artistic director to ensure that appropriate financial reports are filed and made available to the board on a timely basis
Work with Executive Director to present the annual budget to the board for approval

Job Description - Recruitment & Development
Attend all board meetings
Lead fundraising strategy and effort for organization
Lead recruiting efforts in seeking new board members
Carry out special assignments as requested by the board president
Participate as a vital part of board governance
Attend events
Network for the organization
Recruit volunteers      
Maintain knowledge of the organization and personal commitment to its goals and objectives







Monday, June 30, 2014

Support Artemisia's 2014 Fall Festival!

Our 2014 Fall Festival features six plays, all written and directed by women. This reflects Artemisia’s mission to create an equal voice for women in theatre. We need all of our supporters to make a donation by September 1st. Will you help support our 2014 Fall Festival by making a tax-deductible gift right now?

Artemisia’s Fall Festival is our core event and admission is free. That means your donation makes our 2014 Fall Festival possible.  Every dollar you donate goes directly to fund six staged readings of women-driven plays. From these plays, our audience will choose the one Artemisia fully produces next season.

Make your tax-deductible gift today and receive an acknowledgement letter of your tax-deductible gift and special invitation to our Fall Festival events. Help create an equal voice for women in theatre. Donate Today!




Artemisia, A Chicago Theatre, is a 501 (c) 3 organization. Your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Chewing On Beckett - May 8, 9, & 10, 2014

OPENS MAY 8TH!
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Artemisia’s workshop/staged reading of Chewing On Beckett will perform May 8, 9 and 10, 2014, and is a wild, female riff on Waiting For Godot.  Inspired by the discovery that the Beckett Estate prohibits women from performing Beckett’s masterpiece, Chewing On Becketttakes a personal, tragic and hilarious look at the close bond between two women, who find themselves abandoned in a futuristic wasteland.
Written by Ed Proudfoot, Chewing On Beckett was presented as a staged reading during Artemisia’s 2013 Fall Festival.  This production will be directed by Steve Scott, of The Goodman Theatre, and feature actors Julie Proudfoot, Diane Dorsey, Molly Lyons, Karen Vance and Caitlin Hart.  Writer Ed Proudfoot has had two plays produced in Los Angeles and currently works as a story analyst for HBO films.

Homeless and starving, Eloise and Viola await rescue and stave off hopelessness by desperately trying to reconstruct Eloise’s forgotten past as a Beckett Scholar.  Visits from cannibals and an old woman complicate their struggle, which descends into absurdity as Viola and Eloise struggle to survive.

Chewing On Beckett will run May 8, 9, and 10 with performances at 8:00 PM.  On May 10th there is also a matinee performance at 2:00 PM.  All performances are at Holy Covenant United Methodist Church, located at 925 W. Diversey in Chicago.  General admission is $10.  Purchase Tickets at http://www.artemisiatheatre.org/p/chewing-on-beckett.html
Artemisia, a Chicago Theatre produces female-centric theatre that challenges the perception of women.

MEDIA CONTACT:  JULIE PROUDFOOT
Artistic Director, Artemisia, a Chicago Theatre
P: (312) 714-9458
artemisiatheatre@gmail.com

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Artemisia Fundraiser at Nisei - March 20

Belly up to the bar to support Artemisia on March 20th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at Nisei Lounge, 3439 N. Sheffield, in Wrigleyville.  Enjoy a one-of-a-kind cocktail mixed by President, Michelle Montroy, Secretary-Treasurer Emiliano Jon Rios and Artistic Director Julie Proudfoot.  All over 21 are welcome and the more the merrier.  Funds raised go directly to support Artemisia's female-centered theatre season in Chicago.  To RSVP please email artemisiatheatre@gmail.com and please include the names of your guests!  Walk-Ins Welcome!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

January 25th Workshop - Script Analysis


Artemisia Workshop – Script Analysis
Taught by Founding Artistic Director, Julie Proudfoot
January 25th, 1-5 pm
Holy Covenant UMC, 925 W. Diversey

Based in Joseph Campbell’s work in mythology, and Stanislavski's play analysis system, this workshop inspires a direct connection between the interpretive artist and the text.  Storytelling is examined as a modern extension of myth; the basic six elements and the historical development of the protagonist will be discussed in depth.  Focused exercises will take participants through a complete process of play analysis, including sub-textual questions, identifying units of action, determining the integral elements of the play’s environment to concept and style statements and understanding the characters’ super-objectives.

Successful actors, directors, playwrights and designers all share a unique ability to understand and relate to the story’s action.  Take an approach to analysis that will fuel your imagination and inspire you to make daring, creative choices that will clarify and illuminate the play for the audience.  Whether you are just beginning your professional career or are an experienced theatre artist, this workshop will give you new tools to crack the mystery of story.

Reserve your spot today at Script Analysis Workshop.  Questions?  Email Julie at artemisiatheatre@gmail.com for more information.

Endorsements:  "Julie has a keen and unwavering dramaturgical eye grounded in her firm understanding of story.  Working with Julie on revisions of my play, I was pleased to discover that rather than imposing her opinions (i.e. let's fix what's wrong with your play) she was constantly bringing me home to my original intentions.  This was not only refreshing but illuminating to me not only in terms of successfully realizing my story but in how I will approach revising future work."  Tammy Ryan, playwright

"I have known Julie for many years.  I have worked with her as an actor and under her direction.  Her insight and knowledge is invaluable!  She is an actor's director as well as an actor's actor"  Christopher Darga, actor, recurring regular on TV Series, The Middle