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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Investigative Theater seeks writer

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The Civilians center for investigative theater is launching an online journal EXTENDED PLAY to serve as a platform for socially-engaged theater artists and audiences, exploring process, community, new innovations, performance and more. EXTENDED PLAY will feature documentation, essays, interviews, video, and audio in order to share more of The Civilian’s investigations and process and also talk to other artists in the field of investigative performance. We are looking for an Editorial Associate, a stipend-based position, who will work closely with the Director of Artistic Programs to expand and cultivate original content from a variety of artists and writers. He/She will be responsible for researching, commissioning, creating, and editing content for the site.

The Editorial Associate will work closely with writers and editors and function as a liaison between the Civilians artistic team and contributors. He/She will also be responsible for responding to pitches and submissions; fact-checking content; assisting in publicity for web articles; building opportunities for online discussion and community engagement.

  • Experience in journalism or related field and/or theater a plus
  • Knowledge of investigative theater/performance and social practice a plus
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Knowledgeable about and active on social media platforms
  • Experience with Word Press, video/audio editing skills a plus

Start date: Late Aug/Early September for a commitment of six months to a year.
Required 15-20 hours a week

Small stipend is provided.

To apply, please send a cover letter and current resume to Director of Artistic Programs Ian Daniel ian@thecivilians.org

EXTENDED PLAY is a new online platform for theater work and performance that creatively engages the most vital questions of our time. Capitalizing on the open accessibility of online media, and the potential for sharing text, audio, image and video with a broad public, EXTENDED PLAY brings the live experience of theater online. The EXTENDED PLAY website offers a context for the work of socially-engaged theater artists, exploring process, community, new innovations and more. Centered on the artistic community of The Civilians, EXTENDED PLAY also features artists and companies both national and international who work at the dynamic intersections of art and life.

Led by Artistic Director Steve Cosson, THE CIVILIANS creates new theater from creative investigations into the most vital questions of the present. Last season saw two highly successful Civilians shows in New York: MR BURNS: A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY at Playwrights Horizons, which was included in eight Top 10 of 2013 Lists, as well as THE GREAT IMMENSITY at The Public Theatre. This season, the company is the Artist-in-Residence of Met Museum Presents at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Since its founding in 2001, the Obie award-winning company has been produced at numerous theaters in New York, including BAM Next Wave, Vineyard Theatre, Barrow Street Theater, Playwrights Horizons, and The Public; nationally at Center Theatre Group, the TED Conference, HBO’s US Comedy Festival, A.R.T., Actors Theatre of Louisville, and more; and Internationally at London’s Gate Theatre and Soho Theatre. The Civilians’ popular podcast Let Me Ascertain you is available through www.thecivilians.org and iTunes.

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