Holy Show Magazine | Open Call to Theatre Makers
Holy Show – a new print magazine of Irish life and arts – is currently seeking theatre makers, among other artists, to fill the pages of issues 02 and 03.
We’re interested in presenting or adapting theatre shows to the print medium. We’re seeking work that tells genuinely engaging stories about people, places or unusual or unlikely subject matter. (Or work about everyday subject matter presented in strange and wonderful ways.) A mixture of text and images is ideal, and collaborations between writers and visual artists, film-makers or others are very welcome.
In Issue 01 of Holy Show, we adapted theatre work by Manchán Magan (Arán & Im, Abbey Theatre) and Gary Coyle (My Magnetic North, staged at the Project Arts Centre). Both were non-fiction theatre pieces. We printed parts of the script alongside photography of/from the shows. We’re looking to offer similar opportunities to theatre makers in future issues.
We’re curious about how you’d imagine filling 4–16 pages of a high-quality print magazine that has a broad readership and growing distribution. We’re looking to present the work of art itself, the content of the show (or a version of the script that can be turned into a magazine feature, something that relates an engaging story to a general audience). We’re particularly interested in shows based on, or inspired by, true stories and the research that may have gone into developing the script.
We’d like to feature work that you plan to produce, publish, perform, screen or exhibit in 2019, 2020 or 2021.
Please take a look at what went into issue 01 at holyshow.ie before submitting. Send us pdfs of finished work/text/images, links to show description/videos, or outlines of your proposal in 50 to 200 words, with ‘Idea’ in the subject line to email@example.com by 31 September. Modest fees offered for publication.