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Assistant Professor in Theatre – Acting
Central Washington University seeks an Assistant Professor in Theatre with teaching, leadership skills and production experience in the areas of acting, directing beginning 16 September 2013. Some summer teaching opportunities may also be available.
M.F.A. in Acting or Directing;
Solid training in a vocal methodology;
Significant training in one or more of the follow acting methods: Adler, Hagen, Meisner;
Three or more years of experience teaching acting at the university or as a master teacher on a professional level.
Preferred Qualifications are listed on the application website.
Teach 2-4 courses per quarter in undergraduate and graduate curriculum ;
Direct 1-2 productions per year in a variety of contexts which might include new plays, devised work, standard repertory theatre fare and musical theatre;
Assist in the recruiting, advising and mentoring students in the performance and musical theatre areas;
Maintain active professional work outside the university;
Serving on departmental and university committees.
Screening begins on 7 Jan 2013. A complete application includes: a letter of application, curriculum vita, statement of philosophy regarding leadership, training and collaboration and contact information for three references.
This position will function at Central Washington University’s Ellensburg, WA campus.
Please address all materials to Brenda Hubbard, Chair of Search Committee and submit all materials at: https://jobs.cwu.edu/. For more information, see www.cwu.edu/theatre/. CWU is an AA/EEO/Title IX institution.
Design and Production – Sound Design/Technology emphasis
Central Washington University seeks a NTT Lecturer Design and Production with a Sound emphasis. Responsibilities include: sound design and technology courses, sound/light lab supervision, design and production courses as appropriate, and mentoring student designers.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree (by September 2013) in sound design and/or related field.
MFA in Sound Design;
Training and/or documented professional experience in one or more additional area: media design/technology, lighting, and/or scenic design;
Experience in live sound mixing in musical performance;
Documented experience with QLab, Vectorworks, Adobe Creative Suite; Documented experience in teaching sound technology courses at the undergraduate level;
Documented experience in working with diverse populations ;
Ability to work quickly, efficiently, and meet deadlines;
Documented excellence in undergraduate teaching mentoring and creative scholarship ;
Interpersonal skills and ability to deal with a wide variety of people .
This position involves annual contracts which are governed by a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).
Online application only: https://jobs.cwu.edu/. [Lecture Pool - Theatre Arts (Design and Production Areas) (2012/2013)]
A digital portfolio may be required for all finalists.
Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until filled. Screening begins on 5 Feb 2013.
A complete application includes a letter of application, curriculum vitae, leadership statement, and contact information for three references.
Finalists may be invited to meet with faculty at USITT.
This position will function at Central Washington University’s Ellensburg, WA campus.
Admission to CWUs Department of Theatre Arts BFA program is based on talent, academic achievements, commitment to the craft of theatre as a career, and the potential for success in a professional theatre career. Our program will be admitting 8-12 students for each of the three areas for the next academic year.
Applications, through the online pre-screening process, are due February 1, for consideration for Fall BFA class.
Degree options in Musical Theatre, Performance (Acting), and Design and Production.
For more information and to apply for admission, visit:
Open Position: Sound Design /Technology
NTT Lecturer Design and Production – Sound emphasis. Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA. Responsibilities: sound design and technology courses, sound/light lab supervision, design and production courses as appropriate, and designing.
Required Qualifications: Master’s degree in related field (by September 2012) and sound design experience.
Desired Qualifications: MFA in Sound Design, training and/or professional experience in one or more additional area: sound, lighting, and/or scenic design and technologies. Demonstrated experience in: teaching sound technology courses at the undergraduate level, mentoring students seeking careers in design and technology; and in working with diverse populations.
Applicant Information: This position involves quarterly contracts which are subject to funding and governed by a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). Online application only: https://jobs.cwu.edu/. [Lecturer Pool - Theatre Arts (Design and Production Areas) (2012/2013)] A digital portfolio may be required of all finalists. Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled.
The Department: The Department of Theatre Arts has ten TT faculty members, five lecturers, and four staff members with approximately 140 majors seeking BA/BFA degrees and 5-8 MA-Theatre Studies candidates during the academic year. More information at www.cwu.edu/theatre/. CWU is an AA/EEO/Title IV Institution.
Download the information PDF here: CWU_Open-Position
Spaces Open for Qualified Applicants in the M. A.Theatre Studies Specialization Fall 2012
(Term begins Sept 19, 2012)
Whether your career goals involve pursuing a Ph.D. program, a teaching career in higher education, or dramaturgical work with regional theatres, you will find a challenging and rewarding path designed to take you to that next level at Central Washington University. Students completing our program have embarked in for careers in higher education internationally, regional theatres, and are pursuing Ph.D. degrees at some of the best institutions in the nation.
Generous assistantship packages are available to qualified students.
Paper application forms are available but the preferred and most expedited application can be found on line at https://app.applyyourself.com/?id=cwugrad (Separate applications are required for admission and assistantships). International students are encouraged to apply.
Please feel free to contact department chair, Scott Robinson, with questions you may have at 509-963-1273.
Download the information PDF here: CWU_Spaces-Open-in-Theatre-Studies
Theatre Junction GRAND announced yesterday that its Artistic Director, Mark Lawes, has been appointed as a Laureate of the City of Paris and selected to participate in the Institut français artist-in-residence programme at the Récollets in Paris, France.
Mark was selected as one of 20 international artists, and one of six artists to work in performance art. The purpose of the programme is to host artists who have a specific project to develop in Paris to ensure the project is in harmony with Paris and its cultural environment. Mark will begin the three month residency this coming July where he will begin a new project exploring hybridity and the nomadic identity in the context of globalization.
Mark is the founding Artistic Director of Calgary’s Theatre Junction. Since 2005 and the reinvention of Theatre Junction GRAND, Mark has been working as a director/creator with an international multidisciplinary company of artists. For more information about Mark and Theatre Junction GRAND, visit www.theatrejunction.com.
Deadline to submit to Theatre Alberta: January 20th, 2012
In the last few years, The American High School Theatre Festival (AHSTF), which works in conjunction with the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, opened its program up to Canadian high schools. Local, regional and national theatre organizations as well as post-secondary theatre programs nominate top high school theatre programs to the AHSTF, which then invites selected schools to apply for potential participation in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Each nominated school invited to apply goes through an extensive application process before being considered to perform as part of the festival. Selected schools will have more than a year to plan and fundraise for this opportunity – which can be very costly. Several high schools from Alberta have previously participated in the program. The AHSTF does not allow schools to participate in consecutive years. If you would like Theatre Alberta to consider nominating a high school drama program to the AHSTF, let us know.
- Your name and contact info (if we need to follow up)
- The name and contact info of the school including the name of the drama teacher whose program you’re forwarding for consideration
- Your reasons for recommending the program (most important!)
Email the information to Julie at email@example.com.
You can learn more about the AHSTFA and the nomination criteria and process at www.ahstf.org.
Some Alberta schools that have participated in this program and attended the Edinburgh Fringe in the past include:
Lord Beaverbrook High School (Calgary)
Ecole Secondaire Beaumont Composite High School (Beaumont) (pre-festival) (post festival)
M.E. Lazerte and Ross Sheppard (Edmonton)
Notre Dame High School (Red Deer)
Strathcona High School (Edmonton)
The Stratford Festival announced that Neville, who was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, died in Toronto on Saturday, surrounded by his family.
John Neville’s name is intrinsically linked to Edmonton’s Citadel Theatre, as one of the pioneers of the regional along with Joe Shoctor and Margaret Mooney. He is well-known in British, Ontario and Nova Scotia theatre circles, and he achieved some celebrity via the X-Files and The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988).
Here is a selection of obituaries from around the web marking Mr. Neville’s passing.
With the death of John Neville, at 86, this past weekend, Canadian theatre has lost one of its true luminaries and its real characters — and a man with an innate sense of what it means to connect to the place where you live, and change it.
Tall, handsome and authoritative on the stage… he was often thought of as the natural successor to John Gielgud.
… Mr. Neville was an unlikely candidate to become a Shakespearean matinee idol, but in his early performing years that is exactly what he was. Slender, fluidly athletic and possessed of a voice known for its crisp diction and beautiful modulations, he appeared in the 1950s with London’s Old Vic Company in numerous Shakespearean roles.
A study in contrasts, the honey-voiced thespian with the ramrod posture and patrician onstage air was actually the son of a British lorry driver.
John Neville got Neptune Theatre out of hot water and put himself in hot water with the province’s politicians.
Like many actors, he would talk about the neglected role of the actor in shaping theatrical policy and the necessity of bringing the theatre to the people and vice versa. Unlike many actors, at least at that time, he did something about it.
Samuel French, Inc. is making its publications available as digital downloads. Samuel French is the world’s oldest and largest publisher of plays and musicals.
The publisher expects to have over 1,000 titles available for download by the end of the year in Apple’s iBookstore.
For those who do not have an Apple device, they expect to have ePlays available for Kindle, Nook, Sony eReader and other devices sometime in 2012. Electronic copies of play scripts (or ‘ePlays’) from Samuel French will sell for about $8.99.
In a statement, Ken Dingledine, director of publications and operations, commented: “Being able to deliver an author’s content in an additional format will only enhance the reach of the creator’s work. We are witnessing a new generation of actors embracing technology in new ways we never could have imagined. We feel Samuel French has a responsibility to make our authors’ work accessible.”
For more, visit samuelfrench.com