January 30, 2010

teaching the arts

Theater Education Tenure Track Faculty Position / Performing Arts
Emerson College (Massachusetts)
(date posted: 01/29/2010)

Wright State University (Ohio)
(date posted: 01/28/2010)

Illinois Central College (Illinois)
(date posted: 01/27/2010)

Assistant Professor of Theatre
Southern Arkansas University (Arkansas)
(date posted: 01/26/2010)

Assistant Professor of Dance
0 (Georgia)
(date posted: 01/25/2010)

Professor of Performing Arts
SCAD Savannah (Georgia)
(date posted: 01/25/2010)

Assistant Professor, Technical Theatre and Design
Palomar College (California)
(date posted: 01/25/2010)

Assistant/Associate Professor Scenic Design
Western Washington University (Washington)
(date posted: 01/22/2010)

Instructor/Assistant Professor of Dance
Western Wyoming Community College (Wyoming)
(date posted: 01/22/2010)

January 29, 2010

attention tv writers


If you are age 40 or over and wrote or were interested in writing for television, a proposed settlement may affect your rights.

Seventeen television networks and studios and seven talent agencies have agreed, subject to Court approval, to settle age discrimination allegations in connection with the hiring and representation of television writers age 40 or over, in nineteen separate class action lawsuits, for a collective payment of $70,000,000 Insurance carriers are paying approximately two-thirds of the settlement amount. If you qualify, you may send in a claim form to get benefits and may comment on or object to the settlement. If you do not want to be part of the settlement, you can exclude yourself.

Who's Included?

The settlement defines two classes (a) persons age 40 or over who have previously written for television, and (b) other persons age 40 or over who have been interested in writing for television. There are various qualifications and exclusions. If you believe that you may be a settlement class member, you can get more information, including a detailed notice, at the websites or telephone numbers below.

What's This About?

The separate lawsuits all claim that the networks, studios and talent agencies discriminate on the basis of age in their employment and representation decisions. The defendants (including ABC, APA, Carsey-Werner, CBS, Columbia TriStar Television, Inc., DW SKG TV LLC, formerly known as DreamWorks SKG TV LLC, Fox, NBC Universal, Paradigm, Shapiro-Lichtman, Sony Pictures Television Inc., Spelling Television, The Gersh Agency, The Endeavor Agency, The WB Television Network, Touchstone Television, TriStar Television, Inc., Twentieth Century Fox, UPN, UTA, Warner Bros. Television, William Morris Agency, and William Morris Endeavor Entertainment LLC) deny that they discriminate, but believe it makes sense to end the litigation, which has been pending since 2000. The Court did not decide which side was right.

What does the Settlement Provide?

Of the $70 million settlement, the lawyers representing Plaintiffs and the Settlement Class (Class Counsel) estimate that about $43 million will be used to pay awards to Settlement Class Members, pay taxes on those awards, fund activities beneficial to the Settlement Class Members, and fund certain reserves required under the Settlement. One-third of the Settlement will be used to pay Class Counsel's court-approved contingent fee award. The remaining 6.7% will be used to pay and reimburse expenses related to litigation of the claims and notice and administration of this Settlement. Part of that expense portion will be contributed to fund programs for Settlement Class Members.

The share of the fund that each eligible claimant receives will be based on a formula that, once devised, will be submitted to the Court for approval. It will consider many factors, including your income from and qualifications for television writing.

How do you Ask for a Payment?

To qualify for a payment, you must submit a claim form. Call or visit a website below to get one. Claim forms are due by April 13, 2010.

What are your Other Options?

If you stay in the class, you may comment on the settlement by April 14, 2010. To preserve your right to sue any of the defendants yourself for past alleged age discrimination, you must exclude yourself by April 8, 2010. If you exclude yourself, you can

t get money from the settlement. The detailed notice explains how to exclude yourself or comment. If you do nothing, you will not receive a payment, but you will still give up any right you may have to sue defendants or their affiliates and certain others about alleged age discrimination that occurred prior to January 22, 2010.

The Court will hold a hearing in these cases, which is currently scheduled for May 5, 2010, (but which may be rescheduled) to consider whether to finally approve the settlement and the request for attorneys fees and costs. You may ask to speak at the hearing.

Can I consult with Class Counsel?

Yes. To consult with Class Counsel (led by Paul Sprenger of Washington DC), at no charge, contact them at the number or website below, or email them at questions@TVWritersCounsel.com. All communications with Class Counsel are confidential and privileged.

Claims Administrator: www.TVWritersSettlementAdmin.com 1-888-730-7198
Class Counsel:
www.TVWritersCounsel.com 1-877-518-7090

correction to blog post - please note

The '8 in 48' Festival this Fall at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD, has been pulled forward a week to September 11, 2010--not September 18, as originally promoted. Thanks.

emerging writer prize

Entries Invited for Goldberg Prize for Jewish Fiction by Emerging Writers

An award of $2,500 and a one-week residency at Ledig House International Writers Colony in New York's Hudson Valley will be given to emerging contemporary writers exploring Jewish themes....

Posted on January 27, 2010
Deadline: March 1, 2010

hbo directing fellowship

Home Box Office and Directors Guild of America Invite Applications for Television Directing Fellowship

Fellows will have the opportunity to observe, consult, and be mentored by select directors of an HBO series and will be paid approximately $50,000 for up to one year for their work....

Posted on January 27, 2010
Deadline: March 10, 2010

January 25, 2010

short play festival

Submissions invited for the Claire Donaldson 8 in 48 Short Play Festival

Augustana College (SD) and The Great Plains Dramatist Exchange seek submissions for the Claire Donaldson 8 in 48 Short Play Festival. Submissions are accepted from January 15, 2010 to May 15, 2010. Eight ten-minute plays will be selected by a national panel of selectors; winners are notified by June 15, 2010. A scholarship and cash prizes are offered. This festival is founded in honor of the late Claire M. Donaldson. Ms. Donaldson was a 2000 Augustana College graduate passionate about the art of playwriting.

Julia Bennett, Augustana Theatre Faculty and Co-Producer, says, "The 8 in 48 is an outstanding opportunity for us to honor Claire while supporting the development of new short plays. Producing eight plays in forty-eight hours is a challenging and exciting artistic event. Our community loves to see the new works and our students mark it as a highlight in their college careers." Heidi Sue Meyer, Festival Coordinator and Augustana College Alumna, adds, "As a playwright, I was eager to create a supportive environment for young playwrights in our state. The Festival continues to offer that possibility."

All submissions must be previously unproduced, 10 minutes or less in length, and can focus on any topic or genre. No more than two submissions per playwright, please. Submissions by electronic attachment are encouraged. Winning selections will be mounted during the 8 in 48 Festival on September 18, 2010 at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

A call for Festival directors, designers, and actors will go out March 1, 2010. Augustana's community and alumni are strongly encouraged to participate. All interested individuals are invited to bring their talents to this unique opportunity. For more information regarding the Festival, contact Julia Bennett at julia.bennett@augie.edu

Direct any submission inquiries to Heidi S. Meyer at haleyhayworth@hotmail.com

Send all submissions to:

Electronic: haleyhayworth@hotmail.com

Subject: 8 in 48 Submission

Ground: Augustana College Theatre – 8 in 48

2001 S. Summit Ave

Sioux Falls, SD 57197

January 22, 2010

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essential themes

When an artist is studied in the classroom very often the focus of that discussion is about the larger themes of the work. Images that repeat, characters that resemble one another, topics that seemed to be of particular concern to that artist, arguments that are rehashed, ideas that get recycled, presented one more time, a perspective that shifts - a single diamond held to the light in order to see its many interior colors.

What are the themes that have become essential to your work? Try to look at the body of your work in its entirety - to which drumbeat are you marching? Look over your work as if a professor prepping a lecture about you - what would be said?


Make a list of five Essential Themes you tend to explore through your creativity. Here's a possible list to get you started:


Feel free to come up with your own list.

For each Essential Theme, create a small piece that demonstrates that theme clearly. If you chose "Jealousy" - write a one-minute monologue for a jealous lover, compose a quick song that sounds jealous, paint or sketch a fast study of jealousy, pull images and turn them into a collage - don't spend hours and hours on this - we're just looking for inspiration, kernels, seeds, starters.

Don't overthink it. Follow your gut.


Princess Grace Foundation-USA Announces 2010 Princess Grace Awards Applications in Theater, Playwriting, Dance, Choreography, and Film
Awards in the form of scholarships, apprenticeships, and fellowships will be given to students or film programs that excel in theater, playwriting, dance performance, choreography, or film....

Posted on January 21, 2010
Deadline: Various

Applications Invited for 2010 International Ibsen Scholarships
Scholarship funds of up to $150,000 will be awarded to individuals, organizations, or cultural institutions working to encourage critical discourse in regards to existential and society-related subject matters concerning Henrik Ibsen....

Posted on January 21, 2010
Deadline: April 15, 2010

Joyce Foundation to Announce Call to Entry for the 2010 Joyce Awards
Four grants of $50,000 each will be awarded in 2010 in the areas of dance, music, theater, and visual arts to organizations in Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, and St. Paul/Minneapolis....

Posted on January 21, 2010
Deadline: April 6, 2010 (Letter of Inquiry)

Knight Foundation Announces Dates for 2010 South Florida Knight Arts Challenge
Grants totaling $20 million over five years will be awarded to fund innovative projects in the arts benefiting Miami-Dade and Broward counties; nonprofits, companies, and individuals are eligible to apply and must supply matching funds....

Posted on January 20, 2010
Deadline: March 15, 2010

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January 21, 2010

teaching the arts

Assistant Professor: Costume Design, Costume Techology, Makeup
University of Hawaii at Manoa (Hawaii)
(date posted: 01/19/2010)

Wilkes University (Pennsylvania)
(date posted: 01/19/2010)

Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music
National University of Singapore (**Not in the US)
(date posted: 01/18/2010)

Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre Voice/Acting
University of Northern Colorado (Colorado)
(date posted: 01/16/2010)

Multiple Listings
Palomar College (California)
(date posted: 01/15/2010)

NYU talent needed in LA for web series


Hey Tisch West community,

The 2010 Web Series Showcase scripts are almost done workshopping and will be going into production soon. We'd love to maximize the number of NYU Alumni on these projects. If you haven't already, click the link below and let us know what talents you can contribute. Most projects will be shooting on weekends and will be getting promoted heavily in the NYU community.


http://writerslabwest.org/index.php?title=Spring_2010_Tisch_West_Web_Series_Showcase_Infor mation

Theo Travers (DDW '99) and John Ott (DDW '04)
Spring 2010 Tisch West Web Series Showcase Sponsors


grants in Los Angeles



First Quarter Deadline is Tuesday, February 2, 2010.

ARC grants provide rapid, short-term assistance of up to $3,500 to individual artists who live in Los Angeles County. Funds must be used to enhance work that is near completion and scheduled for presentation between March 15, 2010 and August 2, 2010. Artists in any discipline may apply.

Applicants must have a secure invitation from an established organization to present their work. There are four grant cycles per year.

For more information, application, or guidelines visit http://www.durfee.org/programs/arc/index.html

January 18, 2010

A meditation for creativity

Find a place where and a position in which you can sit comfortably for fifteen minutes.

Stretch your arms in front of you, palms together, elbows straight, arms parallel to the floor.

As you inhale through your nose, open your arms completely as if creating giant wings and say to yourself:

"I open myself fully to receiving creative inspiration."

As you exhale through your nose or mouth, bring your palms back together again.

Repeat in sets of ten, three times for thirty mantras. Take your time, no rush.

January 16, 2010

grant deadlines

Arts and Culture

Nominations Invited for Best Companies Supporting the Arts in America
Nominations of companies in recognition of their support for the arts through their leadership, long-term commitment, impact, or other level of involvement are now being accepted from individuals, arts organizations, or company employees....

Posted on January 13, 2010
Deadline: February 26, 2010

Rockefeller Foundation's New York City Cultural Innovation Fund Offers Support for Local Artists
Two-year grants of up to $250,000 will be awarded to organizations working to enrich New York City's cultural life and foster the arts through innovative programs, partnerships, and/or advocacy....

Posted on January 13, 2010
Deadline: February 8, 2010

Irvine Foundation Announces Creative Connections Fund 2010 Guidelines
Grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded to California nonprofits engaged in creating new works or offering a contemporary reinterpretation of classic works involving individual artists in collaboration with local nonprofits....

Posted on January 13, 2010
Deadlines: March 5, 2010; August 6, 2010

January 14, 2010

8 weeks left for the teacher's application deadline

6th In.F.o.Ma.T. 2010

The 6th International Festival of Making Theater,
will be held in Athens, Greece,
July 11th – 18th 2010.

During a whole week of creative interaction, Theater Makers from different parts of the world will have the opportunity to share and get acquainted with new working methods and ideas, regarding the following three sectors: Acting, Movement and Voice.

For more information visit www.toc.gr

The festival’s program is the following:

Sunday July 11th
Arrival day
Monday July 12th – Friday July 16th

10.00-13.00 Workshops
13.00-14.00 Lunch break
14.00-17.00 Workshops
17.00-17.15 coffee break
17.15-20.15 Workshops
20.30-21.30 Discussion & Presentation
Saturday July 17th
Excursion to
Sunday July 18th Departure day

In.F.o.Ma.T.’s preparation plan will be completed in two phases:

• The first phase - completed by March 31st 2010 - regards the INVITATION for TEACHERS. Teachers are considered all acting, movement and voice teachers. Their response will finalise the festival’s syllabus which will be announced no later than April 30th 2010.
• The second phase - which will be completed by June 30th 2010 - regards the INVITATION for PARTICIPANTS. Participants are considered all those interested in attending the festival’s workshops.

English will be the official language of the festival.


Theater of Changes invites acting, movement and voice teachers to take part in the 6th International Festival of Making Theater (In.F.o.Ma.T.) which will be held July 11th – 18th 2010, at the Theater of Changes, 19a, 3is Septemvriou str, 104 32, Athens, Greece.

The selected teachers will have the opportunity to present their work three times to a different group of participants each time, over a three-hour workshop. Furthermore, teachers - in their turn - will be able to witness and keep themselves updated with other teachers' methods and working techniques.

The selection will be completed in three phases:
a) All teachers should express their interest by sending an
email with all the necessary information (short CV, workshop
description, max 50 words).
b) Agreeing with the terms and conditions that will be emailed
as a preapproval, teachers should send the official
Application Form no later than February 28th 2010.
c) Having sent the official
Application Form, the selected
teachers will receive the final confirmation of their participation at
the Festival.

No final approvals will be made after March 31st.

ATTENTION!!!Do not send the Application Form if you have not completely understood and accepted the terms and condition of the Festival.

playwriting contests


Seeks submissions to the 6th annual Premiere Play Festival. Winner awarded $2,000 and a fully produced Equity production in 2010 season. Runner-up receives $750 and an Equity workshop in June; 2nd runner-up receives $500. Premiere Stages hosts public readings of all three finalists in March. FOR MORE INFO: kean.edu/premierestages.


Seeks submissions for their 20/20 Commissions project, an ambitious initiative that will award 20 new play commissions and development grants over six seasons. Development Awards will be $2,500, while New Play Commissions will range from $5,000 - $10,000. InterAct will accept proposals on an annual basis
. FOR MORE INFO: www.interacttheatre.org

teaching the arts

Assistant or Associate Professor of Theatre (Performance/Directing)
Randolph College (Virginia)
(date posted: 01/12/2010)

Faculty Positions
The University of Findlay (Ohio)
(date posted: 01/08/2010)

Theatre Education Full-Time Tenure Track Position
Emerson College (Massachusetts)
(date posted: 01/07/2010)

Lecturer - Educational Theatre
City College (New York)
(date posted: 01/07/2010)

Creative Goal Setting for 2010

A. Make a list of your CREATIVE GOALS for 2010.

-- Any projects that you've started and want to finish, ideas you've had but never started, projects that pay the bills, projects that seem unrealistic, dream projects and forgotten scripts. Make a comprehensive list.

B. Now, prioritize those goals.

-- Number them starting with 1. Which is most pressing? Which is most urgent? Which is most important to you?

C. Now, starting with Project #1, make a list of the steps you need to take to take that project to completion.


1. Finish Ghostwriting Novel

-- Ten pages a day for ten days

-- Collect photo images

-- Ask agent about how to insert into manuscript

-- Notes from author

-- Notes from agent

-- Final polish

D. Do this for each project.

E. Now, go back and assign dates for each of these steps. The date by which it will be completed.

F. Now, put the list away and close your eyes. Which project has your heart? Why aren't you working on that one? What can you do to make room for that project?

G. Visualize yourself at the end of your creative journey for that dream project, your heart project. What does it look like? Are you holding an Oscar in your hand? Are you signing books at the Union Square B&N? Are you shooting a film? Are you staring up at the marquee with your name in lights?


January 07, 2010

teaching the arts

Assistant Professor, Fine and Performing Arts - Music
Johnson State College (Vermont)
(date posted: 01/06/2010)

(date posted: 01/06/2010)

Multiple Positions
College of William and Mary (Virginia)
(date posted: 01/04/2010)

Multiple Positions, Faculty and Admin
Worcester State College (Massachusetts)
(date posted: 01/04/2010)

Multiple Positions
0 (Maryland)
(date posted: 01/04/2010)

Assistant/Associate Professor of Directing/Acting
Wagner College (New York)
(date posted: 01/04/2010)

Assistant Professor, Theatre Arts
Earlham College and Earlham School of Religion (Indiana)
(date posted: 01/04/2010)

Multiple Positions
Oakland University (Michigan)
(date posted: 01/04/2010)

Multiple Positions
Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne (Indiana)
(date posted: 01/04/2010)

Multiple Positions
University of Texas-Pan American (Texas)
(date posted: 01/04/2010)

January 02, 2010

teaching the arts

Multiple Positions
Southeast Missouri State University (Missouri)
(date posted: 12/21/2009)

2010 Full-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty Positions
Santa Barbara City College (California)
(date posted: 12/19/2009)

Multiple Faculty Positions
MiraCosta College (California)
(date posted: 12/19/2009)

Assistant Professor of Dance Production and General Education
Western Michigan University Department of Dance (Michigan)
(date posted: 12/18/2009)

Assistant Professor of Choral Conducting
Rider University (New Jersey)
(date posted: 12/17/2009)

Visiting Assistant Professor of English in the University Theater
Colgate University (New York)
(date posted: 12/16/2009)