By Marino Saito
Northwest Asian Weekly
Kollaboration Seattle has opened its auditions to the digital world in seeking diverse and talented Asian and Pacific Islander performance artists for its fifth annual showcase. Performers can submit their auditions online at KollaborationSeattle.org/Auditions until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 9.
Up to six finalists will be chosen to compete in front of a live audience at the Meydenbauer Center on Saturday, April 12, in Bellevue. All local Kollaboration show winners will then compete for the opportunity to participate as one of the top finalists in the finale Kollaboration Star 2014 for a grand prize of $10,000.
“We take pride in having always been one of the top cities among the Kollaboration family in terms of the quality of our talents and the production of our shows,” said Victoria Ju, associate director of Kollaboration Seattle. “Since Kollaboration started a finale show where all Kollaboration city winners have competed for the opportunity to perform in L.A., Kollaboration Seattle has always sent our grand prize winner down to L.A. Let’s show the world all the amazing talents we have to offer in the Pacific Northwest.”
Applicants are required to include at least one Asian/Asian American as a group member. “We have received around 20 to 30 applicants for our auditions in the past four years. So, we are expecting about the same number of applicants, but to be honest, we hope to see more and more applicants from the Pacific Northwest region this year,” Ju added.
Performances will be judged on four criteria: creativity, originality, skills, and stage presence.
Audition videos must be raw footage, and can be up to six minutes long. (end)
More details are available at www.KollaborationSeattle.org.