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Job (Drumheller): Directing Intern – Canadian Badlands Passion Play

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Job (Drumheller): Directing Intern – Canadian Badlands Passion Play

Passion-Play-2012-with-logoDirecting Intern

The Canadian Badlands Passion Play is currently accepting applications for a Directing Intern for the summer of 2013. The contract would run from May 10th to July 21st. The Passion Play work week runs Thursday through Monday.

Job Description:
Part of a directing team consisting of:
Lead Directors (2 Co-Directors)
Assistant/Fight Director
Crowd Director

The Directing Intern will function as an administrative and creative assistant to The Directing Team through the planning and rehearsal process. S/he will have impeccable organizational and research skills and the ability to work with a variety of personalities and directing styles. The duties of the Directing Intern will vary depending on the needs of the Directing Team and may include some or all of the following: production and script dramaturgy, taking and distributing meeting minutes and scheduling, creative input, assisting one or more of the directors as they direct a scene, recording blocking, compiling and distributing director notes, assist with lines/blocking for absent actors in rehearsal, and any other function that helps in the creation and fulfillment of the Co-Directors’ artistic vision of the play. This is an evolving position, so new duties may be assigned as they arise. This is a great opportunity for emerging directors to work on a unique, large-scale, outdoor production. This is a volunteer position.

The Canadian Badlands Passion Play is one of Canada’s largest outdoor theatrical events. Now in its 20th season, the company annually depicts the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ in dramatic form. An epic story told on an epic scale, this year’s production features a creative retelling of the Gospel of John by a mixed professional/volunteer cast of approximately 200 actors in a 2700-seat outdoor amphitheatre.

Any interested applicants are encouraged to email a resume and cover letter to Ms. Ailsa Birnie at pplayproduction@me.com no later than April 26, 2013.

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