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Show Director applications for ASCTC 2019 are now OPEN.

Residence & Directing Assistant (RDA) and Production Internship applications for ASCTC 2019 are not yet open. Please check back again later.

Show Directors are responsible for one of three plays produced each session. In addition to usual directorial duties, show directors should be professional role models and comfortable in a mentorship position.

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QUALIFICATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • Candidates must be 21 or older
  • A minimum BA or BFA (or equivalent professional directing and teaching experience)
  • Experience working with both Shakespeare’s staging conditions and the ASCTC demographic of young actors is strongly preferred.
  • Show Directors are also invited to teach workshops, give lectures, and help with monologue coaching – applicants who are able and willing to do so are greatly preferred.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

BEFORE CAMP
  • Cut the base text provided by the Camp Director to a 60-minute performance length (~1000-1200 lines of verse)
    • All cuts are subject to approval by the Camp Director.
    • First cuts are due April 1.
  • Create several potential doubling charts using different cast sizes in order to ensure flexibility in the casting sessions.
  • Begin production meeting conversations with artistic team (RDAs and production interns) during the Spring
    • Present any design-related requests (including use of the trap door) to Camp Director by Orientation

 

DURING CAMP

  • Manage your artistic team of two RDAs and a production intern over the three-week rehearsal period.
    • Be prepared to foster and encourage the artistic growth of your team members.
      • Delegate daily directorial duties (e.g. blocking, one-on-one text work) to your RDAs
      • Delegate daily production duties (e.g. pulling/organizing props and costumes, taking blocking notes, keeping time) to your production intern
  • Work with campers in the rehearsal room for a minimum of 3 hours daily, 6 days per week, for 3 weeks.
  • Teach workshops and give lectures as qualified
  • Help with monologue coaching as needed
  • Attend unified auditions
  • Participate in the session-wide casting session

 

EMPLOYMENT DATES

Session 1: June 15 – July 7, 2019 (Session starts June 16)

Session 2: July 13 – August 4, 2019 (Session starts July 14)

 

COMPENSATION

$2,000 per session

Housing and one meal per day provided

 

APPLY NOW

Applications close December 31, 2018.

 

Questions? Qualms? Quibbles?

Contact Camp Director Lia Wallace

lia.wallace@americanshakespearecenter.com

540-466-5873

ASC Theatre Camp Residential & Directing Assistants (RDAs) are more than just camp counselors. RDAs engage with campers in multiple ways during one of our two 3-week summer camp sessions by serving as both residential assistants and assistant directors.

All RDAs receive a private room with an ensuite bathroom, plus all meals. RDAs receive one half-day off per session and must stay through that session’s final strike.

QUALIFICATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

• Must be at least 21 years of age and have completed at least one year of college
• Standard First Aid and CPR Certification (preferred)
• Valid driver’s license and good driving record (preferred)
• Experience performing, directing, or teaching Shakespeare
• Rich, diverse background in theatre arts (preferred)
• Exhibits dependability, punctuality, patience, teamwork, self-control, and enthusiasm
• Possesses good leadership skills and responsibility
• Demonstrates appropriate behavior at all times

RESPONSIBILITIES

SERVE AS A RESIDENT ASSISTANT FOR ALL CAMPERS

• Assist with travel coordination for arriving and departing campers
• Manage morning wake-up and evening lights-out in rotation with other RDAs
• Work with on-site nurse and other RDAs to administer camper prescription medications per the delivery schedule
• Supervise and escort campers during activities
• Instruct and interact with campers during activities
• Coordinate off-campus shopping trips
• Work amicably and cooperatively with all staff members
• Observe and promote all rules and regulations of ASC Theatre Camp

SERVE AS AN ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR CAMP PRODUCTIONS

• Support and assist Show Director with daily rehearsals
• Lead workshops and master classes as qualified, and/or support and assist leaders with workshops and master classes
• Work closely with campers on text analysis and line memorization
• Communicate concerns and camper needs to the camp directors
• Lead morning workups several times a week in coordination with other camp staff

EMPLOYMENT DATES

Session 1: June 15 – July 9, 2018 (Session starts June 17)
Session 2: July 13 – August 5, 2018 (Session starts July 15)
Extended Experience Week (XXW): July 9 – July 14, 2018 (not required)

COMPENSATION

$1,500 per session
Potential bonus negotiable depending on XXW attendance. For planning purposes, please be aware that RDAs working both sessions are welcome to remain in housing during the XXW if desired, but are not required to do so and will not be “on duty” for that week unless otherwise specified.
Housing and all meals provided

APPLY NOW

Applications close on Monday, February 5, 2018.

Questions? Qualms? Quibbles?
Contact Camp Director Lia Wallace
lia.wallace@americanshakespearecenter.com
540-466-4873

Get hands-on experience working in the thick of all the nitty-gritty realities of making theatre. ASC Theatre Camp production interns are the real workhorses behind each camp production. By the end of the summer, our production interns should understand and appreciate the actual groundwork required to mount a show from beginning to end. Production interns work on one show per session (two per summer)are perfect for undergraduate and graduate students contemplating a career in behind-the-scenes theatre.

Production internships are available to current undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates.

QUALIFICATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

• Must be at least 18 years of age and working towards a the completion of a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree
• Exhibits dependability, punctuality, patience, teamwork, self-control, and enthusiasm
• Demonstrates exceptional organization, problem-solving, and communication skills
• Calm under pressure
• A penchant for innovative, outside-of-the-box thinking
• Willingness to experiment with an attitude of “Yes”
• Experience with theatrical costume design, wardrobe maintenance, sewing, and costume care (preferred but not required)
• Experience with theatrical prop design, construction, and organization (preferred but not required)
• Stage management experience (preferred but not required)

RESPONSIBILITIES

 

BEFORE CAMP: SCRIPT PREPARATION, ORIENTATION, AND PRODUCTION MEETINGS

• During the Spring:
• Work on script formatting with Camp Director Lia Wallace
• Begin design conversations by meeting (remotely if necessary) with show directors and RDAs in the months leading up to camp to discuss design ideas and coordinate costume and prop materials and budgets
• Participate in all staff and orientation training in the days leading up to each session
• Discuss and decide with your director and RDAs what your specific duties in the rehearsal room will be

DURING CAMP: THE REAL WORK (AND THE REAL FUN) BEGINS.

• Attend every rehearsal with your cast.
• Serve in whatever capacity is needed and formerly agreed upon between you and your director, including (but not limited to)
• running costume and prop check-out, organization, maintenance, cleaning, and strike
• stage management
• text coaching
• leading warmups
• dramaturgical research

EMPLOYMENT DATES: JUNE 15 – AUGUST 5

SESSION 1: June 15 – July 9, 2018 (Session begins June 17)
BREAK July 10-13
SESSION 2: July 13 – August 5, 2017 (Session begins July 15)

COMPENSATION

ASC internships are unpaid, but we do provide room and board for ASCTC production interns.

Current students may receive credit for the internships – however, please be advised that the Production Intern Application is for The American Shakespeare Center only, and interns will need to contact their academic advisers for information on registering for class credit.

APPLY NOW

Applications close February 5, 2018.

Questions? Qualms? Quibbles?
Contact Camp Director Lia Wallace
lia.wallace@americanshakespearecenter.com
540-466-4873