Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Internship Opportunity at THEATER FOR A NEW AUDIENCE

We recently posted about student-rate tickets for performances at Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA).

Here is some additional information, about an amazing internship opportunity at TFANA.

Theatre for a New Audience is an award‐winning Off Broadway company dedicated to the development and vitalization of the performance and study of Shakespeare.  Founded in 1979 by Jeffrey Horowitz, the theatre is grounded in the belief that the language and scope of classic drama belong to everyone.  The Theatre operates the largest program in the New York City Public Schools to introduce Shakespeare and classic drama. 

Theatre for a New Audience Humanities Department seeks an energetic, self‐motivated individual with a passion for research, history, dramatic literature, and the humanities, with an interest in learning about how these passions can be put to practical use.  

Candidates should possess a strong interest in theatrical and literary history, both classical and modern; excellent research skills; good working knowledge of the creation and use of reading lists; willingness to ‘jump in’ to any task assigned; and a gentle but determined curiosity. They may be asked to attend meetings around New York City and Brooklyn, should be comfortable navigating both the public library and public transit.  Experience in writing informational materials for general audiences and/or an interest in art history is a plus, but not required. The candidate will gain valuable hands‐on experience in the humanities side of classical theatre. 

Start Date: March 2014 

End Date: Approximately late May, 2014 or longer if appropriate 

Hours: Approximately 16 hours per week; Flexible hours between 11am and 6pm, Monday through Friday, some nights and weekends. 

Compensation: Non‐paid (school credit if applicable); MetroCard provided 

To Apply: Submit a brief cover letter, a resume, at least two references, and a non‐creative writing sample of 500 words or less to: Carie Donnelson, Manager of Humanities Programs at cdonnelson@tfana.org.

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