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About Theatre for a New Audience

Founded in 1979, Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA) is an award-winning off-Broadway LORT C theatre whose mission is to develop and vitalize the performance and study of Shakespeare and classic drama alongside other new work.  TFANA is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and equitable environment and strongly encourages applications from underrepresented populations. Positions will remain open until a diverse and qualified pool of candidates is identified.

Values and Strategies:

We are guided in our work by five core values: a reverence for language, a spirit of adventure, a commitment to diversity, a dedication to learning, and a spirit of service. These values inform what we do with artists, how we interact with audiences, and how we manage our organization. Language is at the heart of all we do. We focus on the language and ideas of writers. We believe that hearing great language powerfully expressed improves our listening skills, opens our eyes, and deepens our perception and understanding of the world around us. We infuse our work with adventure—provocative ideas, visual boldness, and a sense that we are on a lifelong journey with Shakespeare and classic drama. We are committed to diversity—diverse approaches to dramatic material, diversity on our staff, in our casting and audiences, and multifaceted relationships with uniquely different communities. Learning is a fundamental principle of the Theatre, and we value learning as a process that takes place over time—a process that depends on our ability to promote curiosity, reflection, study, research and dialogue in all our work. We are dedicated to service. Inspired by our civic role, we seek to create broad public access and to bond the diverse New York community through the language, pleasure and ideas of classical drama.  To advance our mission and values, Theatre for a New Audience:

  • produces Shakespeare alongside other plays of classic stature and major contemporary plays, creating a dialogue over centuries between Shakespeare and other authors about our contemporary world;
  • builds long-term associations with artists and offers programs for their growth and ongoing development;
  • promotes the humanities by presenting dynamic discussions with leading artists and scholars in a variety of fields in conjunction with the plays we present;
  • programs for wide-ranging audiences—from connoisseurs of diverse repertory to young people who are seeing groundbreaking productions for the first time;
  • promotes access for diverse audiences by offering economically-priced tickets;
  • provides rich arts-in-education programs, including teacher training and the largest in-depth program in New York City to introduce Shakespeare to Public School students;
  • uses its facilities and intellectual resources to serve the local artistic, educational and social communities where the Theatre operates, and contributes to the international theatre community through touring, artistic exchanges and partnerships.

 

INTERNSHIPS

We are currently seeking applications for Spring 2019 internships. Theatre for a New Audience offers internships in several areas for college students, graduate students, and students between terms. Please see below for a description of internships offered at Theatre for a New Audience.  

To apply for an internship, please fill out the INTERNSHIP APPLICATION 2019 FORM and send with a professional resume (rather than an actor resume) and a cover letter specifying the internship for which you are applying. Some internships may require additional materials, as indicated in their description. Email materials to Soriya Chum at schum@tfana.org with the subject line “Internship.” You may also contact Soriya Chum via email with any questions related to your application. No phone calls please! Applications that do not follow these guidelines will not be considered.

 

DEVELOPMENT/SPECIAL EVENT INTERNSHIP

Materials required: Application form, professional resume, cover letter, and a writing sample (preferably a fundraising-related letter or proposal).

Interns in the Development Department receive well-rounded, hands-on experience in raising contributions for a major New York City classical non-profit theatre. Interns report to the Development Manager but have direct access and regular contact with the Director of Institutional Advancement and Development Associate.
The spring internship focuses mainly on the Theatre’s annual gala, which raises over $750,000 annually and will take place on Tuesday, May 14, 2019.

Responsibilities:
o Assist in the organizing of the 2019 Gala auction
o Brainstorm and research potential auction packages
o Write and send in-kind donation request letters
o Follow up on requests through phone calls, emails, and in-person solicitations
o Write descriptions of received auction items and gather pictures for auction collateral
o Send acknowledgement letters to auction donors
o Assist with the planning and implementation of special events
o Prepare research on individual and foundation prospects
o Prepare proposal and report packets
o Assist with the spring membership appeal, donation thank you letters, and e-blasts as needed
o Filing, data entry, and assistance with mailings as needed
o Other duties upon request

Interns will have opportunity to:
• Develop donor prospect research skills and knowledge
• Write and prepare a grant for a foundation new to the organization
• Plan and attend special events

Development Interns are also included in department and staff meetings and will have an exit interview with the Director of Institutional Advancement and Development Manager upon
completion of their time at Theatre for a New Audience. Interns are encouraged to brainstorm about projects that interest them, and the department strives to provide personalized, resume-building experiences for each intern.

Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Raiser’s Edge, Constant Contact and WealthEngine preferred but not required. Preferred availability January through May-June 2019. Must be available the entire day on May 14. Stipend and class credit available.

 

Pictured above: Kathryn Hunter and cast members of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, photo by Joan Marcus.