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Workshop 2019: N.A.L.P.A.

The North American Laboratory for the Performing Arts in Indiana is holding Summer Workshops in 2019. If you’d like to register, please visit www.thenalpa.com.

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Internship Opportunity 2019: TheatreSquared

Looking for a summer internship? This might be the opportunity for you!

TheatreSquared is one of the nation’s fastest-growing theatre companies, with a reputation for producing work of the highest standard and, as a playwright-led company, for cultivating the development of new plays for the American stage. The company’s new, 50,000 square-foot, two-venue facility is currently under construction and scheduled for completion in 2019 (ournextstage.org).

Located in progressive downtown Fayetteville, Arkansas (Top Five Best Places to Live in the U.S., 2017 U.S. News & World Report), the theatre is at the hub of a region that recently surpassed the half-million population mark and is consistently ranked top in the nation for its mix of an affordable cost of living and high quality of life.

TheatreSquared’s professional internships are designed for university students and early-career professionals. Apprentices and interns work under the direction of artistic staff and guest artists, receiving in-depth practical training and hands-on work experience at a professional theatre as well as making connections with respected artists and members of the field.

All positions are hands-on, with each student having real responsibilities within their focus area. Students will receive a small stipend to offset incidental expenses, and will also have the opportunity to receive college credit.

Interested candidates should apply by completing the application form and submitting a cover letter to morgan@theatre2.org at which time an interview or a portfolio review may be scheduled.

AVAILABLE INTERNSHIPS

DESIGN (Lighting / Sound / Properties / Scenic / Costume):
Duties: Help create and execute the design for the Arkansas New Play Fest workshop production as assistant to the designer. Assist during production meetings, first rehearsal, technical rehearsals, load-in and strike. Work as a lead designer, executor and teaching artist for the TheatreSquared Education Programs – The Summer Shakespeare Academy production and SummerStage.

STAGE MANAGEMENT:
Duties: Work with the team of Stage Managers to execute the Summer Programming, including assisting with the pre-production, rehearsal process, tech and running of the workshop production and staged readings of the Arkansas New Play Fest and the TheatreSquared Education Programs – The Summer Shakespeare Academy production and SummerStage. Responsibilities include assisting the AEA Stage Manager in all components of stage management, including setting up and maintaining the rehearsal hall, maintaining an environment conducive to the artistic needs of the production, creating the paperwork necessary for running the production, and running the “deck” on assigned productions.

COMPANY MANAGEMENT/PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT:
Duties: Work with the team of Company Managers and Production Managers to provide the highest level of hospitality to our artists, collaborators, and staff. Specific responsibilities will include coordination of housing and transportation for artists in residence; gathering information on local resources to provide to artists and staff; coordination of staff parties and events; observe and participate in all aspects of production management and the planning of the 2018/19 season. Valid driver’s license required.

DEVELOPMENT:
Duties: Work with the Development team on fundraising, including individual, corporate, foundation, government, and capital giving, as well as provide experience in grant writing, gift processing, donor events, the annual gala, and mail campaigns. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: planning, coordination, and execution of special events and parties under the guidance of the Director of Development.

MARKETING:
Duties: Work with the Marketing team on all facets of branding, publicity, promotion, and direct-mail marketing essential to the ticket sales of TheatreSquared, assist with digital media efforts, specifically our Arkansas New Play Fest, the TheatreSquared Education Programs – The Summer Shakespeare Academy production and SummerStage and the launch of the 2018/19 season.

LITERARY MANAGEMENT/DRAMATURGY:
Duties: Assist the Artistic Director and the individual directors of the Arkansas New Play Fest, to support the process of new play development, analyzing scripts, maintaining correspondence with agents and writers, assisting with play readings, writing/developing content for performance programs or study guides, and conducting production-specific research.

MDT Cabaret Fall 2018

Once each semester, MDT students have the opportunity to perform solo and small group performances in a cabaret setting at “The Wall” in the Wilkinson Student Center. “The Wall” is a popular night spot with food and beverage service in a relaxed atmosphere. Students are responsible for selecting and rehearsing their own material presented in this informal setting. Join us on Friday, November 16 at 8pm to enjoy their work!

MDT Cabaret at the Wall

Workshop 2019: Pacific Conservatory Theatre

PCPAPCPA is entering it’s 55th year of training actors and technicians while producing a wide range of classic and contemporary musical, and non-musical works.

Our 2019 summer season includes productions of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Million Dollar Quartet, The Addams Family, and the Importance of Being Earnest.

Take a look at some of the opportunities offered through PCPA this upcoming year!

2019 Summer Company: “The Central Coast’s Resident Professional Theatre Company” 

This program is for actors, singers, dancers, technicians, and designers. PCPA brings in several non-union actors and technicians to work during the summer season.

2019-2020 Internship Program: “A Link to the Professional World”

This 9 month program (September 2019 – May 2020) is for actors, technicians, designers, musical directors, directors, and dramaturgs. PCPA offers internships via its Outreach Actors Ensemble and Technical Theatre/Design programs. *All acting, musical directing, and most technical theatre/design interns receive scholarship support from PCPA.

2019-2021 Conservatory Program: “Train as a Member of a Professional Company”

This 2 year training program is for actors and technicians. You can find more details at the following website: http://www.pcpa.org. Students can earn approximately 75 units of lower-division drama credits during their two years at PCPA. Scholarships and financial aid are available for those that qualify through Allan Hancock College. Students will also benefit from the college’s relationship with many BFA programs that will accept PCPA students as juniors.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT AN AUDITION TOUR, ONLINE APPLICATIONS, AND AUDITION/INTERVIEW REQUIREMENTS, CLICK HERE.

 

Workshop 2019: New England Theatre Conference

Auditions for NETC 2019 will be held on March 9-11, 2019 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Boston-Natick, Massachussetts. These auditions are open to college students and adults, 18 years or older. Approximately 30 theatres will be represented at these auditions, offering summer and year-round employment and job opportunities for performing applicants.

Instructions and application information is available on the following website: www.NETConline.org. All applications should be students from the TMA department. Verification by the: 1) student’s department chairperson or major instructor and 2) a recommendation and comments from a director or teacher with whom the student has worked are required components of the NETC application. Additionally, comments should include the degree of formal training/experience a student has had. NETC acknowledges that many students have natural talent without having much training/experience and this information should be included in a student’s application. While specific comments should be included on ALL student applications, a separate letter of recommendation is not necessary. Please be certain all applications are complete. 

*SIDE NOTE: Strong Actors should apply for Acting Only slots (this will increase your chances for acceptance, as we turn away 200-300 Musical Theatre applicants each year).

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Workshop/Audition 2018 – RMSSTA

After a hiatus last year, Rocky Mountain Summer Stock Theatre Auditions is back for 2019! We just opened up registration for RMSSTA 2019 and you can register through the following website:  www.uvu.edu/rmssta.  It will be happening again at Utah Valley University in Orem, UT on Saturday, February 9, 2019 in the brand spanking new Noorda Center for the Performing Arts.

Students will have the chance to audition for multiple companies all on the same day.  Companies who have attended RMSSTA in the past include:

  • Brigham’s Playhouse,
  • Carriage House Theatre,
  • Jackson Hole Playhouse,
  • Jake’s Chaparral,
  • Lagoon Corporation,
  • Lyric Repertory Company,
  • Mack’s Inn Playhouse,
  • Missoula Children’s Theatre,
  • Pickleville Playhouse,
  • Pinecone Playhouse,
  • Post Playhouse,
  • So. Colo. Repertory Theatre,
  • Starlight Mountain Theatre,
  • Summer Rep Theatre Festival,
  • Sundance Summer Theatre,
  • Utah Festival Opera,
  • Musical Theatre, and
  • Tuacahn

Actors will still audition one by one for all of the companies in the brand new Smith Theatre in the Noorda Center for the Performing Arts at UVU. Actors planning on singing for their audition will be scheduled all together at the beginning of the day with non-singing actors scheduled for later in the day.  Companies will identify which actors they would like to see in a callback.  Actors will then schedule a time to meet with a company representative in their dedicated classroom at UVU.  Call backs will happen during the later afternoon and evening in each company’s callback space.  Companies may decide to call back actors to see them dance.  We’ll have a group dance callback later on in the afternoon. Actors can choose between a mover’s combo, an advanced dancer’s routine, and a tap routine.  The individual auditions and the dance call backs will be filmed and made available to companies immediately online and later on DVD.

Production personnel can also find work at RMSSTA.  We’ll post tech positions from each of the companies and then interested students can sign up for a time slot during their call back time in the company’s classroom.  During their appointment, students stop by for a quick interview and to give the company their resume.

The cost for all of this is only $35 for each student if they register by January 20, 2019.  Then the price jumps to $45 until January 30th, when registration closes.  All in all, it’s a phenomenal deal, compared to the Midwest Theatre Auditions at $50 and the South Eastern Theatre Conference at more than $170.  I hope you’ll encourage your students to come and make this year’s RMSSTA even bigger and better than last year’s.  Your students can register through our website: www.uvu.edu/rmssta.

If you have any questions about the audition, please don’t hesitate to contact Isaac Walters, UVU School of the Arts at the following contact opportunities: 1) 801-863-8434 or 2) isaac.walters@uvu.edu.