MM_FB_sub_picLong Wharf Theatre is seeking school-aged performers for its second annual Moments and Minutes Festival, held April 12, 2016 at 7 pm. The deadline for submissions is February 15, 2016. Long Wharf’s 2nd annual Moments & Minutes Festival is a celebration of our community’s youth. The evening will showcase visual art, spoken word poetry, and monologues devised by students from all over the area, highlighting both their individual and collective experiences. LWT Education Staff will view all of the pieces and choose the top 15 performers and 10 pieces of art work which will be displayed in the Mainstage lobby on the night of the event. The Moments and Minutes Festival also gives area teachers a unique opportunity to work with Long Wharf Theatre’s teaching artists. Throughout the season, teaching artists will be available to come into the classroom to teach workshops on writing, developing, and performing original monologues and spoken word pieces. Guidelines for submission are as follows: SPOKEN WORD/MONOLOGUE: Each piece must be an original composition by the student performing it and should speak to one of the following: Each performance piece should be memorized and no longer than 2 minutes in length. Each performer will have access to a chair, a cube, and a microphone. VISUAL ART: The work can be in any of the following mediums: paint, chalk, pencil, photography, or collage. The piece should be a visual representation of one of the following: The student must provide an Artist’s Statement that clearly articulates how the piece represents one of the above themes. 500 words max. Students must email their spoken word piece or monologue as well as a video clip of themselves performing it. Students wishing to submit visual art must email a photo of the piece, its title, and their Artist’s Statement. Please email all submissions to Eliza Orleans at with “Moments and Minutes” in the subject line. Should video submissions be a challenge, a representative from Long Wharf Theatre will come to your school by appointment to audition students. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Resident Teaching Artist, Eliza Orleans at 203-777-7027 or