Opportunities On & Around Campus
Off Campus Opportunities that are sent to our program
by Athol Fugard, John Kani, and Winston Ntshona
A play about South African Apartheid
April 25th at 8:00pm
April 26th at 2:00pm and 8:00pm
April 27th at 8:00pm
in the Skate House by the Duck Pond at Haverford College, Duck Pond Lane (entrance off of Lancaster Avenue)
Free and open to the public
Directing Thesis by Anna Russell '14
Starring: Collence Nyazenga '14
and Danica Harvey '15
The Island is a play that was originally written collaboratively by director Athol Fugard and actors John Kani and Winston Ntshona in the context of 1973 Apartheid in South Africa.
It is a beautiful story of two prisoners on Robben Island as they prepare to perform the Greek play Antigone for the other inmates and in the process, find the strength and humanity to fight for freedom in the face of crushing odds. Originally performed as a protest piece in a context in which the actors could be (and actually were) imprisoned for putting on the play, The Island not only communicated its political message, but acted it out in the real world as well. What does it mean to do this piece 40 years later, in a world in which the specific system of Apartheid no longer exists in the same way? This production seeks to maintain the level of political engagement that the play had when it was originally produced and to challenge audiences to reexamine the continuing relevance of Apartheid itself.
Sponsored by the Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities' E. Clyde Lutton 1966 Memorial Fund
With support from Swarthmore College's Theater Department
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: