The Max Ferra Fellowship:
An annual award dedicated to Max Ferrá, the longtime Artistic Director and Founder of INTAR Hispanic American Arts Center in New York.
Max imbued in those around him—and his charisma was such that there were always people around him—a fierce sense of passion for beauty. Beauty that shook you out of your received assumptions. Be the work tragic or comic, his concern was with beauty as a political act, as resistance, and also as radically individual expression. He aspired to fully live this passion, and succeeded to a remarkable degree. In a real sense, the play or performance in question mattered less than one’s passionate commitment to making a piece of theatre with fervid, vital life—commitment to using the banal stuff of life, our bodies, voices, feelings, fears, and hopes in service of making something greater, more fully lived, more acutely experienced, than could be achieved in everyday life. His ideals were such that he had no patience for theatre that did not reach this level, and even less for anyone he perceived as not aspiring toward this goal.
- Michael John Garcés
Each year a panel of INTAR ColleAgues will select a fellow in residence for the year.
Each Director will receive:
$2000 cash award
1 NewWorks Lab production with a 5K Budget
1 Assistant Directorship on INTARs MainStage
A one year Associate membership to SDC Courtesy of Stage Directors and Choreographers association (SDC).
Interested Directors must submit:
Single page artistic statement
Digital link to their work (i.e.: website or Dropbox)
Must be able to relocate to NY from April 1 to May 30, 2020
SUBMISSIONS MUST BE SENT BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 1 and NOVEMBER 30, 2019 to: Maxfellowship2019@intartheatre.org