BRUJA Mural Design Competition
SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED!
In celebration of the final production of our 45th season, the venerable new play hothouse, Magic Theatre seeks proposals for a mural that will complement the theatrical production and illuminate the world of BRUJA, a new play by Luis Alfaro.
Magic Theatre is located in San Francisco at Fort Mason (Building D, third floor). The dimensions of the lobby wall, where the mural will be installed, are approximately 20 feet wide by 12 feet high.
The winner of this contest will enjoy a cash prize of $1000 dollars, an exclusive gallery style unveiling and celebration, honorable mention in the playbill for BRUJA, a dedicated press release, and complimentary tickets to opening night of the show.
Payment of the cash prize will be made in two installments: $250 upon completed and approved design proposal and another $750 upon completion of the project. Additional funds will be provided for supplies.
Magic Theatre culminates the 2011-2012 season with a reimagined presentation of the MEDEA myth by the incomparable playwright Luis Alfaro. This updated version of the story, set in the modern day Mission District of San Francisco, transforms the classical tragedy and elevates our understanding of the tale as it describes the world we inhabit today. BRUJA is a contemporary story, so haunting and sensual it explodes one of the ancient myths most firmly embedded in our culture. It is a sizzling new look at a sorceress scorned.
In 2010, downtown Los Angeles (Pico-Union) native and MacArthur genius award- winner Luis Alfaro renovated the story of OEDIPUS. After an extended run at Magic, his resulting world premier, OEDIPUS el REY, went on to be one of the most successful adaptations of the decade, gaining productions across the country and earning tremendous critical acclaim including the coveted Will Glickman Award.
To read more about Luis Alfaro and BRUJA, follow this link. For a copy of the BRUJA script, please contact Dori Jacob at firstname.lastname@example.org
2010 contest winners Tory Canby and Theo Knox created a lobby mural for OEDIPUS el REY. Following the success of the initial contest, Canby and Knox joined Magic once again to design our 2010-2011 season mural. To see images of the 2010-2011 season mural, follow this link.
The artwork of the mural for BRUJA should elevate the themes of the play in such a way as to create a visual feast of imagery for our patrons, actors, and staff alike. Itshould reflect the content of the story, but need not be a literal interpretation. Creative, imaginative artistic license is highly encouraged.
Please submit the following:
• Concept: a written explanation of your proposal (no more than a single typed page), illuminating your ideas and describing your creative impetus for the design of the mural.
• Design: a sketch of your concept, scaled so that we may gain an idea of how it will look in full size. Include a color palette.
• Materials: note that only paint may be used for the mural: the wall must be fully restorable at the end of the production. No textural or alternative materials are allowed.
• Anticipated Production Schedule: please submit a realistic timeline for your mural proposal with dates and as much information regarding the construction of the design as possible. The timeline should reflect the selection schedule outlined below. The completion date must be no later than June 3, 2012.
The winner of the contest will need to be available for installation work during office hours Monday-Friday. Specific scheduling will be determined after the final decision is made.
• Current resume, portfolio or list of completed projects
• References (two)
Submission: please submit a PDF file of your proposal electronically to email@example.com
OR send all requested materials to:
Attn: Dori Jacob
Landmark Building D
Fort Mason Center
San Francisco, CA 94123
Proposals must be received by 5:00 PM on May 11, 2012.
Muralist selection: May 12, 2012
Final mural design submitted: May 16, 2012
Complete mural production: No later than June 3, 2012
Unveiling ceremony: June 5, 2012 prior to the evening performance