Friday, July 30, 2010

TAP seeks actor-teachers for touring show and teaching artists for afterschool classes!

Theatre Action Project is seeking to cast two actors/actresses for their touring show, The Heroes/Los Heroes, an interactive musical performance for elementary children centered on conflict-resolution skills and diversity.

We're looking for:
1 bilingual (spanish/english) performer, male or female
1 performer with musical abilities (preferably guitar), male or female

The roles involve a large educational component, so actors with teaching experience are highly encouraged to apply. This is a competitively paid position and runs throughout the entire school year (August - May) Monday-Friday between the hours of 7:30am and 1pm. Please email Dustin at to set up an audition appointment for August 10 or 11th during the morning hours.

You will be asked to prepare 2 minutes of active, engaging storytelling using a children's book of your choice. We are looking for actors who can use voices, have large, varying physicality and teaching abilities. If you play an intstrument you are highly encouraged to prepare a breif song for the audition.

Find out more about Theatre Action Project at


Theatre Action Project is seeking a diverse team of experienced teachers on multiple campuses throughout Austin for the following Middle and High School positions:

Devised Theatre
Video Production
Drums (hand)
Mural Design

Applicants MUST HAVE at least one year of teaching experience, a passion for one of the aforementioned disciplines, and have an interest in working with teenagers. We are seeking individuals who align with our mission and are highly creative, energetic, and enthusiastic team players. This is a part-time position which lasts until the end of May 2011, Many positions are 2 – 4 days a week, 2 hours a day. Classes typically fall between 3:30pm – 6pm Mon. through Thursday. Interviews will be held the week of August 23rd, and you must be available for training the week of August 30th. If you are interested, please send a resume and cover letter to no later than Thursday, August 19. No phone calls please.

TAP is also seeking teaching artists for the elementary after school programs. We will be adding more classes at multiple campuses throughout Austin and the surrounding communities. Teaching Artists will lead after school theatre arts programs for students in grades pre-K through 5th (within the time frame of 2:00-6:00pm) geared toward building community, self confidence, creative expression and an understanding of social issues. We are seeking individuals who align with our mission and are highly creative, energetic, enthusiastic team players. Must have some experience with one or more of the following disciplines: creative drama, puppetry, creative writing, acting, dance, music, improvisation, devised theatre, community-based arts, theatre of the oppressed, film making, visual arts, movement or design. Bilingual individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Two audition workshops will be held on Wednesday, August 25th from 2:00-5:30pm and 6:00 - 9:00, you only need to attend one of these times. You must be available for training the week of August 30th. If you are interested in being considered for the audition workshop please send a resume and cover letter to no later than Thursday, August 19. Please indicate your availability for the audition workshops.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

GenEnCo presents: Eagle Woman Poems at The VORTEX

I am afraid of eagle
But keep clutching at her.
I want to rip this eagle from my neck.

Join us for one night only at The VORTEX!
The Generic Ensemble Company presents

Eagle Woman Poems

written and performed byNatalie Goodnow

directed by
kt shorb

an in-progress showing
July 21st, 8 p.m.

The Yard @ The VORTEX (outdoor stage)
$8 suggestion donation, none turned away for lack of funds

Eagle Woman Poems navigates the tensions and contradictions that arise for a young, queer, mixed-race Chicana, as she struggles to achieve independence from oppressive legacies of the past and interdependence in every sense - socially, economically, environmentally, politically, and personally. Executed in a surreal domestic landscape, the anthropomorphic character of Eagle Woman straddles the space between reality and myth, attempting rote domestic tasks while communing with ancient goddesses.

The Generic Ensemble Company (GenEnCo) makes the invisible visible through bold, socially relevant, body-centered theatre. GenEnCo is a team of artists that devises and produces innovative adaptations and new work. GenEnCo views marginal bodies, experiences, and subject positions as central to the form and content of creating work. As such, they strive to promote, foster, and engage performance, writing, and ideas of/with people of color, queers, gender queers, women, working class people, immigrants, and youth.

Use of The VORTEX is made possible through the support of VORTEX Repertory Company.

This project is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division.