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April 2022 Schedule

April Open Salon

Saturday, April 23rd

2pm EST / 11am PST

Share scenes and songs from musicals in progress to help develop and deepen the work.

Virtual zoom event

Click here to register!

Physical Storytelling: Writing Violence & Intimacy with Cha Ramos

Wednesday, April 27th

7pm EST / 4pm PST

Join dramaturg, playwright, and fight/intimacy director Cristina (Cha) Ramos as she guides us through some questions and considerations for writing specific, expansive, and collaborative stories of violence and intimacy.

Virtual zoom seminar

Click here to register!

Office Hours Initiative

Our staff loves working 1:1 to help our writers with their current projects. We consult on a wide variety of topics, and each of the members of our team has different skills and experiences they bring to the table.

These appointments are completely free for Latiné-identifying writers and their teams. 

Each of our volunteers has a limited number of hours available each month, and takes appointments largely on a first-come-first-served basis. 

If you have any questions, feel free to email us at info@latinemtlab.org

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These salons are a space for any Latiné musical theatre writer (or team including at least one Latiné writer) to bring in scenes or songs to be read / sung in an informal space. Other Latiné-identifying artists are welcome to attend to observe or provide reactions and feedback. 

Writers: Bring in up to ten minutes of whatever you'd like to share. This can be any combination of scenes and songs, and we encourage you to come in and use this as a chance to listen to your work being read or performed.

To that end, we'll always have other folks at the salon to help read any scenes / lyrics, and please reach out to us if you're interested in having a singer from our network come in to sing one of your songs. 

All we'll need to get a singer to present your music is:

1) A written melody line with lyrics (full sheet music is welcome but not required), 2) an accompaniment track with the vocal line played, and 3) an accompaniment track without the vocal line. 

All other artists: All attendees must register for the salon, using the link above. If you'd like to volunteer as a moderator or singer for a future salon, please take a moment to fill out this form.

A note to our amazing allies: We love sharing spaces with you, and thank you for all your support of this community! We do ask that only Latiné artists attend and observe these Open Salons, so that we can have spaces like this just for Latiné artists.

 

If you're a non-Latiné member of creative team that's presenting work, or if you've been invited to sing one of our writer's songs, please feel welcome as a guest in the space. And we'll see everyone at our next public event!

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About Our Open Salons

Our Programming Goals

Goal #1: Create accessible spaces

As much as possible, we create spaces that include our community around the country and the world. That means investing in hybrid solutions that allow us to create live, in-person theatre, and also include folks at any distance.

Goal #2: Develop the work

We help writers at every stage of their writing process and their career develop their shows and their material. That means offering a large variety of programs to get the work read. 

Goal #3: Be of service

Being of service to us means offering all of our programs to our writers for free, so that we can reduce the economic barriers for success in this industry.

Goal #4: Educate

We host regular workshops and classes because we want to invest in our writers and their growth, not just the products they create.

Goal #5: Be a champion

We're committed to building relationships with theatres, organizations, and producers that allow us to advocate for the work of our writers. Relationships that also allow us to be of service to everyone in the room, because the work we have to share is a gift to everyone involved.