The Muse Project is a paradigm shift for female actors.
The catalyst for this shift is a curated salon series in which a selected female actor is invited to take on a project of her own design. It is an actor-driven process. Jocelyn Kuritsky is the lead curator and Artistic Director. Anna Rooney, Brian Long (Rattlestick), Susan Bernfield (New Georges), Ian Morgan (The New Group), and Alek Deva are associate producers. In partnership with New Georges, and with additional support from The New Group, the pilot year of The Muse Project is well underway.
The project can take on a myriad number of forms: anything from a perfect, tailored monologue, to the inception of an avant-garde dance/theater piece, to the completion of a full-length narrative play. The Muse Project team will assist each actor individually and help her to create a dream team (other actors, writers, directors, musicians, etc.) of collaborators. She will be given the time, space, and other resources necessary to ‘complete’ her piece – or at least arrive at some semblance of a first iteration. Then, the piece will be shared with an audience to incite discussion and further development of the piece.
Please support The Muse Project with a tax-deductible contribution, to help us pay all collaborators generously for their energy and talents. Together, we can raise the industry standards of compensation for the new work development process.
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