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Summer 2022 Seasonal Openings

Director - Devising Camp

PVTC’s devising camps, geared this year towards 4th-8th graders, allow students to have creative agency over their theatre experience. The director of the camp will create a framework for a devising process that might include interviews, research, writing, and improv to explore the theme of home. The director will work with students, a team of interns, and possibly a playwright to create a script in the first week of camp. In week two, the devising director will lead an accelerated rehearsal process to prepare a performance for the final day of camp.


The devising director should have experience creating theatre from scratch with young artists and aim to work collaboratively and joyfully to uplift a variety of voices and perspectives. We are excited to onboard an individual who can expose our students to the world of devising and expand their lenses of what theatre can be.


REPORTS TO: Producing Artistic Director


OVERSEES: Assistant Director and Dramaturgy Interns


WAGES: $25-$28/hour


OPEN POSITIONS: We will be hiring a devising director for:

  • Session III (July 18-July 29) - Homemade


PREP SEASON (PART-TIME MARCH THROUGH MID-JUNE, can be remote)

  • Work with producers, playwright, and designers to craft a vision and framework for the show

  • Attend monthly production & planning meetings for the show

  • Attend all-staff meetings and trainings

  • Create engaging lesson plans and prompts to engage student-artists in the process of devising

  • Work with the stage manager to create a calendar for camp that cross-references the needs of other camps in the same session

  • Watch auditions, attend callbacks, and participate in casting or story development discussions

  • Provide information for families about what to expect in devising camps

  • Provide audition feedback for campers who request it

  • Create and publish a cast list plus information around what students can expect to do in their roles

  • Plan and facilitate training sessions for intern mentees as needed and help interns set appropriate goals

  • Attend training sessions for intern mentees, help interns set appropriate goals, and train interns on specific projects/tools that will be used for their camp


DURING CAMP (FULL-TIME DURING THE SUMMER CAMP SESSION, in-person)

  • Lead rehearsals for your show including: script development, character development, line memorization, script analysis, blocking, camera placement, voice & text work, run-thrus, etc

  • Attend daily post-camp meetings to debrief the day and report on rehearsal progress

  • Support campers by celebrating their strengths and providing them with growth challenges through instruction, sticker chart rewards, and sharing your observations and suggestions

  • Participate in the morning circle and group activities throughout the day

  • Set up, maintain, and cleanup appropriate workstations for rotations

  • Work closely with the acting instructor, designers, and playwright (if applicable) to create a unified camp experience in which each rotation supports the work of other rotations

  • Work with the stage manager to keep the camp schedule updated

  • Make requests for supplies, space set up, or emails home in a timely manner using proper channels of communication

  • With the stage manager, help lead tech rehearsals and provide clear notes to actors and production team members

  • Mentor assistant directors and dramaturgs in the high school internship program through their roles by helping interns set goals, taking them through the creative process, teaching them to update relevant paperwork, and mentoring them through leadership opportunities.

  • Record intern progress, accomplishments, and growth areas throughout camp, as well as provide a brief written report about each intern at the end of camp

  • Collaborates with other instructors to write student congratulatory cards

  • Attend and support performances, which includes leading pre-show rituals and warm-ups with the cast

  • Participate in strike for relevant productions

  • Following final performances, fill out post-camp feedback survey

  • Attend post-mortem discussion


TO APPLY

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest and resume to PVTC. The letter should outline how your goals as an artist align with PVTC’s philosophy, state your area(s) of interest for staff positions, and illuminate relevant experience listed on their resume. Letters and resumes should be submitted to noelle@pvtc-ca.org.

 

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