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Sunday, July 9, 2017

EST/Youngblood membership

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Application deadline for the 2017-2018 Season will be MONDAY, JULY 17, 2017. 

EST/Youngblood is currently accepting applications for membership beginning in the 2017-2018 season. Applications are open to New York City resident playwrights under 30 years old. Membership includes attendance at all weekly meetings, monthly (or more frequent) performances, readings and retreats. There is no set term of membership, and members often stay through the season that includes their 30th birthday. If you have any questions, please contact youngblood@ensemblestudiotheatre.org

Application Requirements
Please complete the form below and include the following materials:

WRITING SAMPLE - up to 25 pages. This can be part of a longer piece or a one-act. Send whatever you think best represents where you are as a playwright right now.
LETTER - The "why Youngblood" letter. Tell us about yourself and why you are interested in membership in the group.
RESUME - Your current playwriting resume.
FULL-LENGTH PLAY - A completed full-length play in its entirety. Note: this can be the full play from which the initial 25 pages was excerpted, or an entirely different piece. In most cases, this additional material will only be read if you are selected as a finalist.

Application Instructions:
Combine the above items, in that order (sample, letter, resume, full-length), into a single PDF file.
The file name should be your last name and first initial - i.e., TOLAN_R.pdf.
Upload the PDF file using the Upload link below.
APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY MONDAY, JULY 17, 2017.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Welders 2.0

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The Welders are thrilled to announce that we are officially opening up the application process for Welders 2.0!

In selecting the next generation of Welders, we’re looking for playwrights who are deeply involved in their craft, willing and eager take on the tasks of producing five plays, and committed to developing, sustaining and passing on the organization to Welders 3.0. We are also seeking an executive and creative director ready and able to drive the collective creatively and with both intelligence and enthusiasm.

The Process

In selecting the next generation of artists to whom we’ll be giving the organization, The Welders have decided to assess groups of candidates, rather than individuals. Our decision stems from an appreciation of the fact that we had the luxury of forming our collective organically, building relationships with each other over time. With that fact in mind, we didn’t feel it would be appropriate to select six individuals and thrust them together as a group. We want to find people who, through their own relationships, already know they want to work as a team.

The following application is thus intended to be completed by five playwrights and one executive and creative directorcollaboratively. Although there are questions that each potential Welder will need to answer individually, many will need to be answered as a group as well. After reviewing applications, furthermore, we will be selecting the most promising groups to participate in an interview process as well. That process will be conducted collectively as well: we will interview potential groups as a whole, rather than speaking with members individually.

Please note that we are perfectly comfortable with artists choosing to apply as a member of more than one group. Collaboration takes multiple shapes and we don’t want to limit possibilities; we want to open them up. Our only restriction is that each group should consist of five playwrights or generative theater artists and one executive and creative director: six individuals in total. It is not possible, in our experience, to serve as both a playwright AND as The Welders’ executive and creative director; the labor would be too great. All we ask, for those who are applying as a member of more than one group, is for transparency: please let everyone you’re applying with know that you’re applying with others as well.

Applications for Welders 2.0 are due by December 1, 2014. 

We’ve allowed a significant amount of time because we understand that it may take a while for groups to form, let alone to complete the application. Our intent is to review and consider applications during December and January and then begin the interview process in February of 2015. The interview process may require two rounds; our goal is to complete that process and select a new group of Welders to join us for the final twelve months of our three-year run by May 15, 2015. Our hope that is a year of working by our sides—participating in our bi-weekly meetings, producing with us, and learning how we work—will prepare the new group to take the reins from us smoothly and powerfully.

If you have any questions about the application below, you can submit them electronically to Gwydion Suilebhan (gwydion@thewelders.org). Answers to submitted questions—if they might be useful for all applicants—will be shared on our website as updates to this page. We, too, want to be as transparent as possible.

The Application

The Welders 2.0 application has three components: a series of questions, a skills checklist, and additional supporting material. Each component is described in detail below.
The Questions

First, please provide answers to the following in a single PDF or Word document:

1) The names and proposed positions of all six applicants.

2) Short descriptions of one potential project that each playwright or generative artist might work on. (These are not commitments; merely possibilities.) A paragraph will suffice, but more detail is also welcome.

3) A sample “Why I Want to Be a Welder” blog post—500-750 words in length—for each group member, including the executive and creative director. Sample blog posts are available here.

4) Responses to the following three questions, composed as a group:
The Welders place tremendous value on diversity. It’s built into our value system and it’s expressed at every level of the organization, from our Board of Directors to the artists we work with. Explain to us how your group, as it’s constituted, will continue or even build upon those values.
The Welders are a DC-centric organization. Although not all of us live in the district, DC is our community, and we consider it a core part of our mission to serve that community. How are you all, as artists, embedded within the city? What’s your relationship to being part of your community? How will your group embody this aspect of The Welders’ mission?
We’ve spent our first few years establishing an alternative platform for new play development and production, one that’s succeeded in a great many ways. We don’t, however, consider the work finished or perfected. We intend to hand The Welders off to a new generation with the full expectation that things will change. The organization will evolve. So… with that in mind, and given your understanding of The Welders as we are currently constituted, what ideas does your group have for doing what we do either differently or better?
Skills Checklist

In developing a detailed understanding of the skills and effort required to run The Welders, we have assembled a checklist of responsibilities that helps us keep track of our own work. With that in mind, please use the following list to indicate which one (or more) of your group’s members might have the necessary experience to manage the following organization responsibilities, as well as the source of that experience. (In most cases, a short sentence—or even a half-sentence—will suffice.) Your checklist should be included with your PDF containing answers to our questions.

Please note that we do NOT expect you to be able to cover ALL of the following items—we get help from outsiders and we see no reason why the next generation of Welders won’t do the same. We simply want to know what resources and abilities your group will bring to bear.

Marketing and Public Relations
Maintain the Welders’ website (in WordPress)
Solicit and edit blog posts
Manage the Welders’ social media presences (currently Facebook and Twitter)
Write and send press releases
Art direct Welders photo shoots and video trailers
Solicit press and media coverage, both locally and nationwide
Maintain a press contact list
Serve as theatreWashington liaison

Development
Maintain a grant schedule
Write and submit grant proposals and grant reports
Pitch corporate donors
Maintain individual donor prospect lists
Set up and attend donor pitches
Plan friend-raiser events
Write donation thank you letters
Maintain relationships with funders and foundations
Plan and run annual fundraising events: The Weld and The Joint
Plan and run Board of Directors and Executive Committee meetings
Serve as Board secretary
Solicit Board members as necessary

Infrastructure and Financials
Maintain Google calendar, create Google + Hangouts, manage Google Drive
Create bi-weekly meeting agendas/take and distribute bi-weekly meeting notes
File Welders taxes
Maintain Welders budget and production budgets
Manage Welders bank accounts
Plan and run Advisory Council meetings
Plan and execute the search for Welders 3.0

Productions
Develop marketing reciprocity with other productions
Arrange opening and closing night parties
Set up talkbacks
Manage comp lists
Design, edit, and print programs
Art direct show image development
Create and implement marketing campaigns
Serve as casting director (arranging auditions, finding readers, etc.)
Contract with actors and designers
Find and contract with rehearsal and performance space
General production management

Please note, furthermore, that the above list of responsibilities does NOT constitute the entire organizational to-do list. It’s merely suggestive. Being a member of The Welders is, approximately, a half-time job, on average—and more than that at busy times—so those who are applying need to consider seriously whether they are willing to embrace the required effort.
Additional Materials

Finally, we would like you to submit (as separate documents) resumes or CVs for all six members of your potential group.

Thank you in advance for participating in what we hope will be an empowering hand-off to Welders 2.0! Finally: if you’d like to download a PDF version of this application, one is available here.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

American Renaissance Theater Company (ARTC) is seeking new playwright members

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ARTC is a 39 year-old membership organization of theatre professionals. Each week, in a Chelsea area studio, our workshop provides uniquely specific and supportive feedback to our members - actors, writers, and directors - as they present their works in progress. We also produce several public presentations each year as well as occasional Equity Showcases. There are no dues or fees except for a suggested donation at meetings.

Membership is via application and interview.

If interested, please submit a professional resume and a 10/15 page writing sample to: artcorg@gmail.com

Please be sure to put Playwright Submissions in the subject line.

















Saturday, September 27, 2014

American Renaissance Theater Company (ARTC) is seeking new playwright members.

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ARTC is a 39 year-old membership organization of theatre professionals. Each week, in a Chelsea area studio, our workshop provides uniquely specific and supportive feedback to our members - actors, writers, and directors - as they present their works in progress. We also produce several public presentations each year as well as occasional Equity Showcases. There are no dues or fees except for a suggested donation at meetings.
Membership is via application and interview.

If interested, please submit a professional resume and a 10/15 page writing sample to: artcorg@gmail.com

Please be sure to put Playwright Submissions in the subject line.




Monday, July 21, 2014

Young playwrights wanted

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Application deadline for the 2014-2015 Season will be WEDNESDAY, JULY 30, 2014.
EST/Youngblood is currently accepting applications for membership beginning in the 2014-2015 season. Applications are open to New York City resident playwrights under 30 years old.

Membership includes attendance at all weekly meetings, monthly (or more frequent) performances, readings and retreats. There is no set term of membership, and members often stay through the season that includes their 30th birthday.

If you have any questions, please contact youngblood@ensemblestudiotheatre.org

Application Instructions

Please complete the form below and include the following materials:
WRITING SAMPLE - up to 25 pages. This can be part of a longer piece or a one-act. Send whatever you think best represents where you are as a playwright right now.
LETTER - The "why Youngblood" letter. Tell us about yourself and why you are interested in membership in the group.
RESUME - Your current playwriting resume.
FULL-LENGTH PLAY - A completed full-length play in its entirety. Note: this can be the full play from which the initial 25 pages was excerpted, or an entirely different piece. In most cases, this additional material will only be read if you are selected as a finalist.

PLEASE NOTE:

Combine the above items, in that order (sample, letter, resume, full-length), into asingle PDF file.

The file name should be your last name and first initial - i.e., TOLAN_R.pdf.

Upload the PDF file using the Upload link below.

Applications are due by Wednesday, July 30, 2014.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Towne Street Theatre membership opportunity - open to all ages and ethnicities

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The Award-winning and critically acclaimed Towne Street Theatre (in Los Anglese), now in its 21st year, is looking to expand our core family of artists...

TST produces mainstage shows (both original and published), a ten-minute play festival, staged readings of plays, screenplays and novels; spoken word nights, touring shows, and more ... 

We are particularly interested in the hybrid talent amongst us and are seeking those with a diverse training background and an interest in multi-disciplinary theater, film, literary and visual artwork. We are looking for actors, technicians, directors, producers, writers, designers, stage managers, and visual and spoken word artists who thrive in multiple areas.

All of the various skills of our members are folded into our company. We are a community dedicated to creating, refining, and exercising our company aesthetic and producing dynamic productions with layered resonance.

New membership auditions/interviews are now held in the Fall and Spring and will be held the last weekend of April 2014.

Although our primary mission is creating, producing and presenting work that is reflective of the African-American experience, we live in and seek a diverse community of artists, as our work and lives intersect with all cultures. ALL ethnicities and ages 18 and up are welcomed and encouraged to submit.

Requirements:
  • Ethical 
  • Collaborative 
  • Community Oriented
  • Passionate 
  • Driven 
  • Motivated 
  • Innovative 
  • PRO ACTIVE 
ALL members must commit to ALL areas of production, be it technical, stage crew, house management, ushering, as well as participate in reading committees, fundraising, community outreach, and development. TST is a dues paying membership company. Dues help with general operating expenses such as space rental, website hosting, materials, etc.

If you would like to join our family, please Email the following to us:
  • Picture & resume, writing & design samples 
  • References/Reviews for Directors & Producers 
  • A link if you have an online profile 
  • A statement of intent: Why are you interested in becoming a member? 
  • Your list of interests, skills & abilities: What do you bring to the table? 
  • Your philosophical & ethical artistic beliefs: What is YOUR aesthetic passion? 
Send your submission to tstsubmit@yahoo.com with “Company Membership” in the subject line.

Auditions/Interviews are by appointment only.

Thank you,

TST Membership Committee

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