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Theatre for a New Audience is currently seeking experienced and dynamic teaching artists well versed in Shakespeare and the classics and/or playwriting to support the implementation of our in-school residencies: World Theatre Project and New Voices Project (see descriptions below). Applicants should have a minimum of 3 years of experience working as a teaching artist in New York City public schools.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter and teaching artist resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Select applicants will be invited to audition on Thursday, September 7th or Friday, September 8th from 10:30am – 1:00pm.
Program Descriptions for 2017-2018:
New Voices Project, Grades 4 – 12
Fall Semester (some Spring Semester)
The New Voices Project is a 13-week program in which students develop the skills that enable them to write original plays for the empowerment of their own voices. The program includes classroom visits taught by a Theatre for a New Audience-trained teaching artist to teach the elements of playwriting and professional readings of student plays by actors. The program can be tailored to meet specific school needs. Program components include:
World Theatre Project, Grades 5 – 12
Spring Semester (approximately January – June, 2018)
Play: The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare, directed by Arin Arbus
The World Theatre Project combines the experience of seeing a Shakespeare or other classical play with in-depth classroom work for students and professional development for teachers. The World Theatre Project uses a holistic approach to developing listening, speaking, reading, writing, and critical thinking skills. Students see a professional production and learn to interpret the story through their own voices, culminating in the creation of a performance of classical and original text.
Program components include:
For more information on Theatre for a New Audience and our Education Programs, please visit www.tfana.org.
Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA), an award-winning LORT-C theatre producing Shakespeare alongside classical and contemporary plays, seeks an experienced Technical Director for its new, state-of-the-art theater that is uniquely flexible for the city of New York. Located in Brooklyn, adjacent to BAM, the the Polonsky Shakespeare Center opened in 2013 with Julie Taymor’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The technical director will be a part of the theater’s producing team, reporting to the Associate Producer and directly managing one full-time Production Coordinator. The ideal candidate is skilled in all aspects of scenic construction, experienced in complex rigging and automation, and knowledgeable about all areas of technical design, including lighting, sound, and projection.
TFANA is an equal opportunity employer committed to being an inclusive workplace and strongly believes in the importance of having a diverse group of individuals represented both onstage and off.
To apply for this position please send letter of interest, resume, and a list of three references to email@example.com. No phone calls please.
Theatre for a New Audience offers internships for college students, graduate students, and students between terms. We are currently seeking applications for 2017 Fall internships in Theatre for a New Audience’s Education and Development Departments. Please see below for a description.
To apply for an internship, please fill out an INTERNSHIP APPLICATION FORM and send with a professional resume (rather than an actor resume) and a cover letter. Email materials to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Internship” and specify the department for which you are applying.
TFANA interns receive a modest reimbursement for transportation. Any student interning at TFANA is eligible to earn school credit.
DEVELOPMENT/CAPITAL CAMPAIGN INTERNSHIP
Materials required: Application form, professional resume, cover letter, and a writing sample (preferably a fundraising related letter or proposal).
Interns in the Development/Capital Department receive well rounded, hands-on experience in raising contributions for a not-for-profit theatre. Interns report to the Capital Campaign Associate but have direct access and regular contact with the Development Associate and the Director of Institutional Advancement.
Possible projects include:
Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Raiser’s Edge, Constant Contact and WealthEngine preferred but not required.
12 hrs per week
Materials required: Application form, professional resume, cover letter, and two references.
Theatre for a New Audience’s Education Department provides a challenging and rigorous educational experience designed to support and advance students’ learning grades 5-12, in both English Language Arts and Theatre. We offer the largest in-depth programs in the New York City Public Schools to introduce Shakespeare and other classics. Since 1984 our programs have served over 128,000 students, ages 9 through 18, in New York City Public Schools city-wide. The Education Department seeks an energetic, self-motivated individual, with interest in theatre education administration. This position will be 10-15 hours a week in the fall with the possibility to continue and/or increase hours in the spring. Tasks include:
Candidates should possess excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, proficiency with computers, a strong interest in education, and attention to detail. The position may require attending meetings and/or observing Teaching Artists in classrooms around New York City, and therefore candidates should feel comfortable navigating public transit. The candidate will gain valuable hands-on experience in the arts education world, and it is an ideal position for individuals pursuing careers in arts education as administrators. Previous administrative experience preferred.
|by Milton Glaser|
Pictured above: Kathryn Hunter and cast members of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, photo by Joan Marcus.