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March 13, 2023 (McKinney, TX) – McKinney Repertory Theatre (MRT) and McKinney Creative Community (MCC) are excited to launch the search for a local McKinney artist to collaborate with the community theatre on the artwork for its upcoming 20th Anniversary Season.  

All local McKinney artists (ages 18 and up) are invited to submit a proposal to create five (5) total pieces of art that will be used by MRT as the poster art for their 20th Anniversary Season.  These five pieces will represent each of the shows that are being produced as part of the 20th Anniversary Season. 

The art work should be the artist’s interpretation of the following shows: 

  • Clue by Jonathan Lynn

  • Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol adapted by Dr. Andrew Harris 

  • Forever Plaid by Stuart Ross

  • Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling

  • The Diary of Anne Frank by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, Newly Adapted by Wendy Kesselman

 

MRT and MCC will review all of the proposals and choose one artist to create artwork for all five shows. The chosen artist will be awarded $500 as an artist’s fee/honorarium.   

"Theatre is the one art form that needs artists and experts from every type of artform to collaborate together to produce a show. Since McKinney is such a rich artistic community, it made sense for our community theater to celebrate our 20th Anniversary by highlighting the variety of artists and creative minds that call McKinney home,” said Davina Gazo Stampfel, executive director of MRT.  “I can’t think of a better way of tying things together than opening up this opportunity to our community and partnering with a local artist.” 

Please visit:  https://mckinneyrep.org/20th-anniv-art-rfp for full submission guidelines.

The deadline to apply is April 9th, 2023.

Media Contact:  

Davina Gazo Stampfel

McKinney Repertory Theatre

executivedirector@mckinneyrep.org

 

About McKinney Repertory Theatre (MRT)

McKinney Repertory Theatre (MRT) was started in 2003 when a group of local actors decided to bring the gift of theatre to McKinney.  Since then, MRT has become McKinney’s Official Community Theatre and we are one of the resident companies at McKinney Performing Arts Center in historic downtown McKinney.  MRT is also a 98% volunteer driven non-profit theatre and is supported, in part, by grants from the City of McKinney through the McKinney Arts Commission (MAC) and the McKinney Community Development Corporation (MCDC).  

 

About McKinney Creative Community (MCC)

TheMcKinney Creative Community (MCC) brings area artists together in order to build on the rich, cultural character that McKinney is known for. Each month, the group hosts a public potluck where creatives in any field or medium can share their personal and professional experiences. Often a guest speaker addresses the group. The group was founded in 2010 and has over 2,400 members/followers on Facebook. In December, it hosts the Holiday Art Bazaar, the second largest art fair in McKinney. The group welcomes all who wish to connect with fellow creatives. Potlucks and membership are free.

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