MicroWIP @ theHAT

MicroWIP @ theHAT

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Jan 24 @ 7:30 PM
Historic Asolo Theater
$10 / $5 Members

Catch the first glimpse of the newest performances being made in the Sarasota-Manatee area. Now in its third year, the HAT’s MicroWIP (Micro Works-in-Progress) presentations provide local creatives with a platform to advance new work. This evening features ten-minute max excerpts of freshly made performances and represents the museum’s commitment to supporting artists based in Sarasota and Manatee Counties. By presenting works-in-progress, we offer a semiformal way for artists to experiment with new ideas in front of live audiences. For artists, this important step is key in the creative cycle and provides space for experimentation and feedback.

MicroWIP Open Call!

Calling all Culture Coast performance makers! The Ringling’s Art of Performance program @theHAT (Historic Asolo Theater) is producing a work-in-progress (WIP) performance showing. MicroWIP is Sarasota’s experimental new performance micro-show. Four local creatives will be chosen to present 10-minute-max works-in-progress for a live audience of performance lovers. Application available August 1st.

Be a part of our MicroWIP cohort and apply today!

WHAT: MicroWIP is an open, interdisciplinary work-in-progress (WIP) showcase for emerging and established performance artists in the Sarasota, Manatee County areas. Selected artists will receive a $1,000 stipend, and a low-tech presentation of your WIP @theHAT.

WHO: We encourage working performing artists of different disciplines to apply. Lead artists must reside in Sarasota or Manatee Counties and cannot be students.

WHY: Presenting a WIP is an informal outward facing way for artists to experiment with new ideas. Getting emerging performance in front of an audience is an important part of the creative cycle and gives audiences a rare insight into the creative process.


  • August 1- call opens
  • September 11th - deadline to request feedback
  • September 18th – application deadline
  • October 21st - selected candidates notified
  • January 23rd - tech rehearsals
  • January 24th – MicroWIP performances @theHAT


All applicants must:

  • Complete the application process by September 18th .
  • Be available to show work live on January 24th and attend tech rehearsal on the 23rd
  • Be at least 18 years of age and currently reside in Sarasota or Manatee Counties
  • Must not be a student

Begin by completing this online application: MicroWIP Application

Selection Process

Applications are evaluated based on articulation of artistic goals, need and curating a balanced evening that highlights a range of disciplines and artistic voices. Applications will be reviewed by local artists and Ringling staff.

Questions? Feedback on applications is available before September 11th. Please email [email protected] with the subject line “MicroWIP: Questions enclosed”.