A Word to the Wise on Resumes & Cover Letters

BY JAY DUCKWORTH via We get so many resumes here at the Public Theater it’s sometimes hard to go through all of them. So, there are some things I look for and some things that are just standard practices. With a lot of you graduating out there or applying for internships or maybe just old codgers like me looking to revisit and update your resume so you can remember where you worked and how cool it was, here are some good rules and tips from us, (myself and Sara Swanberg, the prop shop manager for The Public Theater), the people who have to actually read your resumes and make hiring decisions.

Nice Work if You Can Get It: Being a Volunteer Usher on Broadway

BY JOANNE KAUFMAN via Greet audience members, take tickets, work the concession stands, run the elevator. Point the way to seats, restrooms, box offices and exits. These are some of the tasks of a volunteer usher at theaters across New York City. The lure: a free ticket. The competition: increasingly fierce. Richard Ponce, the house manager of the Helen Hayes Theater, said he has 250 more requests than slots he needs to fill for the 10-week run of “Lobby Hero,” which opens March 26, and has Chris Evans and Michael Cera in starring roles. “It used to be this sort of secret thing,” Mr. Ponce said of the volunteer program. “Now there are hundreds and hundreds more people who want to do it.” View Full Article

The 2018 USITT Young Designers, Managers & Technicians Awards

via Eleven young technical theatre artists will receive Young Designers, Managers & Technicians (YDMT) Awards at USITT’s 58th Annual Conference & Stage Expo, March 15, 2018, at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The YDMT Awards bring recognition and support to early career designers, managers, and technicians, through generous funding from industry sponsors. YDMT winners receive free Conference registration to the four-day USITT Annual Conference & Stage Expo, March 14-17, plus cash prizes and an impressive addition to their resumes. Listed below are the winners. Zelma H. Weisfeld Costume Design & Technology Award Courtney Foxworthy – Indiana University The Barbara Matera Award in Costume Making, sponsored by Judy Ada...

REGISTER NOW for the Best Practices: Inclusive and Accessible Theatre Symposium

It’s not too late to register for the Best Practices: Inclusive and Accessible Theatre Symposium! HOSTED BY: The American Alliance for Theatre & Education WHEN: February 2 – 4, 2018 WHERE: The Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202 Join theatre educators, artists and scholars from near and far for this exciting gathering in downtown Louisville, KY. Hosted by the Kentucky Center for the Arts, one of the nation’s most accessible performing arts complexes, this weekend intensive will offer keynote speakers, hands-on workshops, and a sensory-friendly performance including a pre-show touch tour. Come explore one of the country’s most arts-rich communities, and leave with practical tools you can use at home: in your classroom, and your theatre! Keynote: Storyteller, Playw...

MTWichita – Hiring Positions for Summer 2018

UPDATE:  Applications for positions within the 2018 Summer Box Office as well as the Production Staff have closed for the year. Please check back in November for a link to the 2019 summer applications! Applications for positions within the 2018 Summer Box Office as well as the Production Staff can be found here: 2018 Summer Box Office Staff Application 2018 Summer Production Staff Application Please see below for job descriptions and check back HERE for frequent updates on summer opportunities in our box office or as a member of our technical staff. Job Description – Assistant Stage Manager (non-AEA) Job Description – Assistant Technical Director Job Description – Carpenter Job Description – Costume Craftsperson Job Description – Cutter / Draper Job Descriptio...

UPTA Early Bird Registration Deadline: November 30th

There are only 10 days left to save $10 on early bird registration for the 2018 Unified Professional Theatre Auditions! Early-Bird Registration Deadline ($45): November 30, 2017 Online Registration Deadline ($55): January 12, 2018 Audition slots fill quickly and are given on a first-come, first-served basis. Upload of registration materials by registration close DOES NOT GUARANTEE AN AUDITION SLOT. Registration Information, Convention Itinerary, and more can be found HERE. 2018 UPTA Audition & Convention Information  

2018 Atlanta Unified Auditions & Interview Registration NOW OPEN

Do you live in the Atlanta region or have thought about pursuing the arts in the area?  The 2018 Atlanta Unified Auditions and Interviews (design, tech, stage management, and musicians) will be held March 5 -6, 2018. Registration is NOW OPEN!  Applications are due January 5, 2018. Check out the events below for more information about the auditions, interviews, and registration: 2018 Atlanta Unified Audition Information 2018 Atlanta Unified Design/Tech Interview Information Break a Leg! Visit the  C4 Atlanta Unified Auditions website and FAQ to learn more.

MWTA Registration Opens November 1st

The 2018 MidWest Theatre Auditions (MWTA) Registration opens TOMORROW, November 1st! The registration link will open at 10:00 am CENTRAL TIME. Please note that registration fills up quickly, so have all your information and payment ready before you begin the application. There is an application fee of $50 for Actors and $45 for DTSM due with submission of application, payable online by Visa or MasterCard. MWTA does  NOT accept any other forms of payment. Checks and cash are NOT accepted. Acting Auditions All applicants should bring copies of their résumés and headshots to the auditions for callbacks. After you send in your application, you will receive an e-mail confirmation by January 1st which will guide you through the process of sending in a small headshot that will be given to the the...

National Theatre Launches Captioning Glasses for Deaf Audiences

BY: GEORGIA SNOW via The National Theatre (United Kingdom) has unveiled new technology that will enable D/deaf audiences to see captions for performances in front of their eyes using special glasses. The move, announced today (10/3/17), could transform the theatre experience for D/deaf and hard of hearing audiences, the NT has said. The glasses will enable D/deaf and hard of hearing audiences to read live captioning on the lenses during a performance, removing the need for captioning screens in the auditorium. NT director Rufus Norris said the glasses mean that for the first time, D/deaf audiences will be able to attend any performance during a production’s run, rather then rely on the limited number of captioned performances – up to four per show – that are curren...