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. The position 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 side by side with 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 intellects 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 one of 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
We are currently seeking new Ushers for our next production at Polonsky Shakespeare Center in Brooklyn. An integral part of each patron’s experience at the theatre, Ushers must have excellent customer service and communication skills. Experience at a performance venue is a plus, but not required.
This position requires a flexible schedule with availability on nights and weekends, and is part time, seasonal and without benefits. To apply, please email cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Usher” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.