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Regional Teaching Artist Nomination and Selection Process

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AIR Fellowship in Shakespeare Dramaturgy at The Oregon Shakespeare Festival

From Region IV President, Shelly Elman (Fri, Feb 11 at 3:30PM)

Founded in 1935, the Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival is among the oldest and largest professional non-profit theatres in the nation. Each year OSF presents an eight-and-a-half-month season of eleven plays in three theatres plus numerous ancillary activities, and undertakes an extensive theatre education program.

The mission of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival is to create fresh and bold interpretations of classic and contemporary plays in repertory, shaped by the diversity of our American culture, using Shakespeare as our standard and inspiration.

Purpose: To provide an emerging professional of color experience as an assistant dramaturg on Love’s Labor’s Lost and Henry IV, Part 2 during OSF’€™s 2011 Season.

Duties: Responsibilities of the Fellowship may include: conducting research for plays in production, attending daily rehearsals, compiling and updating rehearsal scripts, constructing theatre exhibits, and attending literary meetings when appropriate.

The Fellow will be mentored by the Director of Literary Management and Dramaturgy. The FAIR Experience Manager will support the Shakespeare Fellow in achieving their objectives at OSF by facilitating access to company members, meetings and events.

The Fellow will receive housing, travel expenses, a monthly stipend of $1,000.

Time: The tenure for this fellowship will be March 29, 2011-June 12, 2011

Application:
*This Fellowship is specifically designed to provide people of color the opportunity for professional development in Dramaturgy. Please contact the FAIR Experience Manager with any questions regarding other Dramaturgy apprenticeships that are open to all applicants.

Interested candidates will submit:
(a) A resume.
(b) A brief essay describing how this fellowship would support your professional goals and what diversity means to you.
(c) Three letters of recommendation. Please include letters that speak specifically about your production dramaturgy experience.

Please send completed applications to:

Randall Lum
Interim FAIR Experience Manager
Oregon Shakespeare Festival
15 South Pioneer Street
Ashland, OR 97520

Julie Felise Dubiner
Associate Director
American Revolutions: the United States History Cycle
Oregon Shakespeare Festival
15 South Pioneer Street
Ashland, OR 97520
(541) 482-2111, ext. 343

THE KENNEDY CENTER NEW PLAY DRAMATURGY INTENSIVE

From Region IV President, Shelly Elman (Fri, Jan, 28 at 3:37PM)

In association with
The Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas [LMDA]
and
The National New Play Network [NNPN]

Saturday July 23-Sunday July 31, 2011

Led by Mark Bly
Senior Dramaturg and Director of New Play Development, Alley Theatre
With John Baker, Literary Manager, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
Madeleine Oldham, Dramaturg and Literary Manager, Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Gavin Witt, Senior Dramaturg, Centerstage
Amy Wegener, Literary Manager, Actors Theatre of Louisville
Miriam Weisfeld, Director of New Play Development, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
and others

An eight-day Intensive program at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts focusing on enriching the participants’ experience as the key resource to the playwright and director of new work.

Eligible participants are current university students [undergraduate or graduate] and recent graduates entering the field. A limited number of places in the Intensive will be held for faculty. It is anticipated that up-to sixteen participants will be invited.

The program will consist of:
-Daily meetings with Mark Bly

-Assignments with mentor dramaturgs on the eight plays being developed and rehearsed during the MFA Playwrights’ Workshop, produced in association with NNPN, at the Kennedy Center.

-Group sessions with each projects’ dramaturg.

-Discussions on institutional new play development process and policy with the theatre companies represented on the creative teams of the MFA Playwrights’ Workshop. The creative teams are still being determined, but the theatres represented in 2010 were: Unicorn, New Rep, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Berkeley Rep, Centerstage, Florida Stage, Woolly Mammoth, Borderlands, Playwrights’ Theatre of New Jersey, and Arena Stage.

Each day’s schedule will be coordinated with the MFAPW rehearsal blocks [9:30am-1:30pm, 2:30-6:30pm], with lunch meetings and early evening sessions.

Tuition and Housing:
$500

Travel and meals are the responsibility of the participant. Shared Lodging will be in the residence halls of the George Washington University, in the Kennedy Center neighborhood.

To Apply:
-a letter of motivation for attending the New Play Dramaturgy Intensive
-a resume of related experience
-an appropriate writing sample

by: April 1, 2011.

By attached PDF or Microsoft Word documents

To: ghenry@kennedy-center.org
Invited participants will be notified by April 29rd.

(Early submission and acceptance notification is possible if applicants’ home institutions have earlier professional development funding deadlines. Please inquire.)

MARK BLY is the Senior Dramaturg and Director of New Play Development at the Alley Theatre in Houston, TX. He serves also as Distinguished Professor of Theater at the University of Houston where he teaches Playwriting and Dramaturgy on the faculty with Edward Albee. Prior to this he was the Senior Dramaturg at the Arena Stage and Director of Arena’s New Play Development Series. Before joining Arena Stage, Bly served for 12 years as Chair of the Graduate Playwriting Program at the Yale School of Drama and as Associate Artistic Director for the Yale Repertory Theatre. Bly has dramaturged over 100 productions at major regional theaters and on Broadway. Highlights of his career include dramaturging the premiere of Suzan-Lori Parks’s The America Play at the Yale Rep and Public Theater, dramaturging the premiere of Moises Kaufman’s 33 Variations at the Arena Stage and on Broadway, and becoming the first Production Dramaturg to be credited on a Broadway production when he worked on Execution of Justice, written and directed by Emily Mann in 1986. He has written for Dramaturgy in American Theater, Theater Forum, American Theatre and also Yale’s Theater as Contributing and Advisory Editor. He wrote introductions for and edited volumes I and II of The Production Notebooks: Theatre in Process. He most recently gave a keynote address at the 20/20 Playwright Conference at the University of Birmingham, England. A graduate of the Yale School of Drama, Bly was the Chair of the Board of Directors for Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas from 2001-2005.

Gregg Henry, Artistic Director
Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival
Education Department
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Washington DC 20566-0001
202.416.8864
ghenry@kennedy-center.org

Announcing Faculty for The Actors Center

From Region IV President, Shelly Elman (Wed, Jan, 18 at 11:04AM)

Teacher Development Workshop, June 2011

The faculty for this year’s Teacher Development Workshop:
Ron Van Lieu
Slava Dolgatchev
J. Michael Miller

and two of the following…

Chris Bayes
David Costabile
Fay Simpson

The dates for this year’s workshop: June 6-17, 2011. Participants spend two weeks working daily from 10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. The fee for the workshop is $3,500. For application information, visit www.theactorscenter.org

Application deadline: April 15, 2011.

Gregg Henry, Artistic Director
Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival
Education Department
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Washington DC 20566-0001
202.416.8864
ghenry@kennedy-center.org

The National Finalists of the David Mark Cohen Playwriting Award

From Region IV President, Shelly Elman (Thurs, Dec 23, 2010 at 9:19 AM)

Congratulations to the National Finalists of the David Mark Cohen National Playwriting Award

SERA by Angela Santillo
Produced by St. Mary’s College of California

INDEPENDENT PEOPLE by Eva Barr
Produced by Carleton College

THE RICHARDSON FIRE PROJECT: THE PILLARS STAND by Adam Sharp with Roger Moon
and the Southwestern College Theatre Department

A SHOW OF HANDS: LAS HERMANAS DE LA PALMA by Mark Marino
Loyola Marymount University

ALLEGRA by Asher Wyndham
Arizona State University

WHALES by Bob Bartlett
Catholic University of America

LIVE!! FROM THE LAST NIGHT OF MY LIFE by Wayne Rawley
Produced by University of Oklahoma

IMOGEN by Bob Stevenson
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith

HUNTING ALIENS by David Moberg
Indian River State College

THE BOOK OF JOE B JOBEY by Richard Wesp
Produced by Niagara County Community College

STRANGE ATTRACTORS by Mattie Rydalch
University of Idaho

REAL GIRLS CAN’T WIN by Merri Biechler
Produced by Indiana State University

ALISON SHIELDS by Joe Tracz
Produced by Kalamazoo College

COW PLAY by Matthew George
Yale University

FALLUJAH by Evan Sanderson
Boston University

Questions?

Gregg Henry, Artistic Director
Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival
Education Department
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Washington DC 20566-0001
202.416.8864
ghenry@kennedy-center.org