Opportunities On & Around Campus
The George & Jane Wallace Summer Theatre Internship Award
Each year, Platt Student Performing Arts House in conjunction with the Theatre Arts Program offers The George & Jane Wallace Summer Theatre Internship Award.
The Wallace Award will provide a Penn undergraduate with funds to support a summer theatre internship in a professional environment. The award recipient will receive up to a $3,000 stipend. Past winners have done internships in for-profit and not-for-profit theatres in New York City, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Paris, the Berkshires, and points beyond. Applicants are responsible for securing their internship.
The Award recipient will be selected on the basis of a 5-10 page essay that must address the following issues:
•What is the extent of your theatrical experience at Penn?
•What kind of theatre internship do you intend to pursue?
•Where would you like to be located?
•What kind of theatrical organization would you prefer?
•How will this experience benefit your professional or academic aspirations?
•Please include some possible internship locations that you have researched in the essay.
Essays are due March 8th, 2014 at 5pm to email@example.com. Essays will be reviewed by a panel of Penn staff, faculty, students and members of the Wallace family. Interviews may be required. Applicants must be Penn undergraduates. Juniors will be given preference. Seniors are not eligible.
For more information, visit http://www.vpul.upenn.edu/platthouse/wallace.php
New Cavern Productions opportunity
My name is Rosa Taylor, and I am an Artistic Associate at New Cavern Productions, a student-run entertainment company based in the Philadelphia region. We are currently looking for student designers and crew for our summer production of The Who's Tommy, and I would be extremely grateful if you could pass on the following information to any students who might be interested in applying:
New Cavern Productions is seeking student designers and production crew for their summer production of The Who’s Tommy. The production, which will be performed, produced and designed entirely by students, will have an 11 show run in July 2014 at Theatre Horizon in Norristown, PA (a short train ride from Philadelphia).
While all positions are non-paid, this is a great opportunity for student artists to gain experience in a professional setting. Designers will be offered a space on the NCP website, free lobby display space/advertising, and opportunities to share their work with Philadelphia professionals. NCP strives to promote young artists through numerous showcasing, networking and collaboration opportunities. Learn more about how NCP promotes young artists at www.newcavern.org.
We are currently looking to fill the following positions:
Stage ManagerAssistant Stage ManagerStage CrewLighting DesignerSound DesignerSet DesignerVideo DesignerMedia ProgrammerHouse ManagerBox Office Manager
Rehearsals begin late May, tech June 30-July 9, shows July 11-27.
Applicants should send their resume and work samples (if applicable) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions concerning any of the positions may also be directed to this address.
Thank you so much for your time. Have a great day!
Rosa TaylorArtistic AssociateNew Cavern Productions
Technical Opportunites with Avenue Q
Looking for PENN UNDERGRAD AND GRAD students for paid positions for our Avenue Q production. We are looking for a STAGE MANAGER, TECH MANAGER, ASSISTANT TO DIRECTOR, GRAPHIC DESIGN/PHOTOGRAPHER, and SOCIAL MEDIA/PR MANAGER. Since this is through a grant from Penn, YOU MUST BE A PENN STUDENT FOR THESE POSITIONS Please message me for details.
Stage Manager; 10-11 hours/week; some nights and weekends. MUST be available for dress rehearsals and show March 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30 - records the lighting, sound, and set change cues as they are developed. - keeps a log in which they record the timing of the show as it relates to the script and performance. This includes all cues, tech notes, stage blocking, etc. - aids the director and assistant to the director to record blocking during rehearsals. - makes sure all cast members stay on script, have their props, and follow the blocking. - helps to establish a show's rehearsal schedule and ensuring that rehearsals run on time - controls all aspects of the performance by calling the cues for all transitions and acting as communications hub for the cast and crew. Experience in theater, concerts, and/or event planning is a must; We need an organized, punctual, flexible, patient worker
For more about the production: http://www.projectarts.info/
For questions or to apply, email email@example.com.
Moorman Simon Faculty Seminar “Linking Campus and Community through the Arts.”
During the spring semester of 2014, we will be convening the Moorman Simon Faculty Seminar “Linking Campus and Community through the Arts.” The goal is to share information about arts-based community service projects in various disciplines, including music, visual art, theater, film and creative writing. Through this Netter Center-sponsored program, we hope to initiate new research and identify funding sources for future arts engagement projects. The format will be a monthly lunch meeting in the Music Building conference room (201 South 34th Street). In each session a Penn faculty or staff member who has undertaken such a project will share what he or she has learned.
The schedule will be as follows:
Wed. Feb. 26, noon-1 pm—Herman Beavers, Professor of English
Wed. Mar. 26, noon-1 pm—Anastasia Shown, Assistant Director, Africa Studies
Wed. April 9, noon-1 pm—Deborah Thomas, Professor of Anthropology
Wed. April 23, noon-1 pm—Roger LaMay, General Manager, WXPN
Edward M. Epstein
Lecturer, Graduate School of Education
Associate Director of Education & Special Initiatives,
Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
Professor of Music
Director: Africa Center
Faculty Fellow: Digital and Community Engagement
Director: Minor in Jazz and Popular Music Studies
Director: Penn in Grahamstown
Department of Music, University of Pennsylvania
Costume Design: Inspiration and Impact
Would you mind sending out this event to the Visual studies students? Its about costume design in movies and TV shows that could be of interest.
Costume Design: Inspiration and Impact Feb. 4th 7-8pm | Huntsman G06 Blurb: The Penn Fashion Collective is proud to present our first speaker event of the year that will include a panel of notable costume designers from famous television shows and movies. Most notably, we are proud to present Ellen Mirojnick, who recently won the Primetime Emmy for her work on "Behind the Candelabra". We will also be featuring 3 additional award winning costume designers including Tom Broecker from "Saturday Night Live", "House of Cards", and "30 Rock", Jenn Rogien from "Girls" and "Orange is the New Black", and Dan Lawson from the "Good Wife" and "Bored to Death".
College Showcase Auditions at the Walnut Street Theatre
The Walnut Street Theatre is excited to host the continuation of this region's annual auditions program. This spring marks the second annual College Showcase, where graduating seniors are given the opportunity to be seen by multiple theater professionals from the tri-state area all at once. We are currently gathering information to gauge the interest level at nearby universities. The details: - College Showcase takes place Monday, April 14th, from 10am to 6pm- Auditions take place on the Walnut Street Theatre's main stage - A minimum fee of $35 to cover the cost of accompanist, food, and materials- A certain number of 3 minute slots will be made available to each institution If your department has students interested in auditioning, or if you have any further questions, reply via email, and please be sure to put your school's name in the subject line. A thorough detailing of the event as a whole is available online. Join us as we continue to foster and discover local actors within our community. visit: www.phillyannualauditions.org Matching Great Opportunity with Great Talent! Julie MercikGreater Philadelphia Annual Auditions (215) 574-3550 x515
Off Campus Opportunities that are sent to our program
PALMS Project (Preventing AIDS through Live Music and Sound
My name is Collin Rossi and I am currently interning with Public Health Management Corporation in Center City, working directly with one of their youth-based HIV prevention intervention programs called the PALMS Project (Preventing AIDS through Live Music and Sound). The PALMS Project is a three-session intervention program aimed at minority, adjudicated, and substance-involved youth here in Philadelphia. The program utilizes actors as part of the intervention process to serve as peer models in an open-ended dramatic vignette. The story is concluded during the third session, with the ending being determined by the participants. I have attached a fact sheet about the program and there are two links about the program at the end of the email. This is where I am hoping I can enlist your help.
In order to make the program work, we need actors (obviously). We are hoping to lock in 6 new actors (ideally 3 male and 3 female) in the next few weeks to participate in our upcoming program cycles. I wanted to reach out to you to ask if there are any majors or minors in the program, recent graduates, or any other young actors that you think may be interested in auditioning for us. This is a PAID opportunity. Each intervention period pays $50, while one intervention performed in conjunction with PHMC's Young Sisters Take Charge pays $100. The actors receive their stipend for each session they participate in. Auditions are held to ensure a high caliber of performer for the intervention program. Auditions are scheduled according to mutual availability. The actors would be asked to prepare a short monologue for the audition, only about 1 to 2 minutes.
Please encourage people to respond directly to me with any other questions they may have or if they would like to schedule an audition with us! I truly appreciate any help you are able to offer!
Urban Coalition for HIV/AIDS Prevention Services: the PALMS Project PHMC.org - HIV/AIDS Prevention: PALMS Project
Collin Rossi Arcadia University: M.A. Education, Class of 2011 Arcadia University: B.A. Theater Arts/English, Class of 2005
American Dance Festival
My name is Jenny Fornoff and I am the Intern Coordinator at the American Dance Festival. I'm writing to make sure you are aware of an excellent opportunity for your Technical Theater students: a Production Internship at the 2014 American Dance Festival.
Our production interns are an integral part of the ADF stage crew, and work alongside theater professionals from around the world, including those on the production staff of ADF, Duke University, the Durham Performing Arts Center, and dance companies in the 2014 season. The production interns are supervised by ADF's Production Director, David Ferri, a Bessie award-winning lighting designer with more than thirty years of industry experience.
ADF Production alumni have gone on to work for dance companies around the world, including Pilobolus, Shen Wei Dance Arts, Paul Taylor Dance Company, Les Ballets Trockadero, and countless professional theaters around the country.
Please forward this e-mail and the attached application form to any students you think might be interested. The application postmark deadline is February 3.
Jenny FornoffExecutive Assistant & Office ManagerAmerican Dance FestivalPO Box 90772Durham, NC 27708-0772919.684.6402www.americandancefestival.org
VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY AND THE ABBEY THEATREIN DUBLIN, IRELAND ANNOUNCE THE “SUMMER STUDIO”
Villanova University and the Abbey Theatre expand their Exchange Program; launch the Summer Studio for Undergraduate Students. VILLANOVA, Pa.- Villanova University and the Abbey Theatre announce the Abbey Theatre Summer Studio. This new program will run June 1-19, 2014 in Dublin, Ireland. The Summer Studio invites undergraduate students to study the literature, history, and practice of Irish theater. This unique three-credit course examines the major works and history of the Abbey Theatre and trains students in the production techniques of Irish theater. Undergraduate students are invited to apply to study the workings and history of the world-class theatre and develop their own theater skills, knowledge, and practice. Student work will culminate in an evening of performances by students on the Abbey Theatre's Peacock stage. Students will then stay on to see Brian Friel's play Aristocrats emerge through dress rehearsal to its first preview.
Morning sessions take place in a university setting on St. Stephen’s Green and the afternoon sessions will take place at the Abbey Theatre on Lower Abbey Street. Students will attend other theater performances around Dublin as well.
The Abbey Theatre Exchange Program with Villanova University was established in 2011. This exchange links the University's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences with the prestigious National Theatre of Ireland. The Abbey Theatre occupies an important place in the Irish psyche, both at home and abroad. It is committed to creating theater reflective of Irish society. It is one of the most enduring institutions in literary history and has long occupied an important place in Irish emigrant cultures around the world. The Villanova-Abbey Theatre Exchange Program seeks to further enrich artistic and intellectual traditions. Through lectures, workshops, and other activities, the Exchange Program will advance dialogue between audiences, students, playwrights, scholars, and theater practitioners—strengthening the University’s bond with Ireland, and the Abbey Theatre’s bond with America. About Villanova University: Since 1842, Villanova University’s Augustinian Catholic intellectual tradition has been the cornerstone of an academic community in which students learn to think critically, act compassionately and succeed while serving others. There are more than 10,000 undergraduate, graduate and law students in the University’s five colleges – the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Villanova School of Business, the College of Engineering, the College of Nursing and the Villanova University School of Law. As students grow intellectually, Villanova prepares them to become ethical leaders who create positive change everywhere life takes them. For more information regarding the Summer Studio, see Villanova University’s Irish Studies Webpage, e-mail at SummerStudio@villanova.edu
Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Creative Entertainment
As promised, we are forwarding the live links to Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Creative Entertainment internship opportunities for the Summer/Fall semester. The information provided in each link includes the job description, responsibilities, basic and preferred qualifications and eligibility requirements. In addition, we are sending the link to the overall Disney Professional Internship catalog that provides general information and answers to many questions a potential applicant may have, as well as the full catalog of the Disney professional internships we offer. Creative Entertainment Art Design Internship, FL/CA – Fall 2014Creative Entertainment Creative Development Internship, CA – Fall 2014Creative Entertainment Music Production Internship, CA/FL - Fall 2014
Creative Entertainment Show Writer Internship, FL/CA - Fall 2014
Creative Entertainment - Technical Direction Internship
Vice President, Technical Development & Production Resources Vice President, Show Development & Production Resources
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Creative Entertainment Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Creative Entertainment
The following are links to external websites which may be of interest to students:
Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance. For information on a number of participating cultural organizations in the Philadelphia area.
Penn Presents. For information on the performing arts season at the Annenberg Center on Penn's campus. Student Rush Tickets are available for many productions.
Platt Student Performing Arts House. Website for the facility and organizations associated with student performing arts at Penn.
Theatre Alliance of Greater Philadelphia. For information on local theatre productions, employment opportunities and the Barrymore Awards program.
Theatre Communications Group. Publishers of ARTSEARCH, American Theatre Magazine and TCG Bulletin.
Below are some pages that discuss the advantages of being a theatre major from an employment perspective: