Director for 2021 BardWired Production
Asolo Repertory Theatre / Sarasota, FL04.30.21
ASOLO REPERTORY THEATRE SEEKS DIRECTOR FOR 2021 BARDWIRED PRODUCTION
Asolo Repertory Theatre
Sarasota, FL 34243
Sara Brunow, Director of Education & Engagement
Asolo Rep seeks an artist to adapt and direct a 45 min version of a Shakespearean piece for Asolo Rep’s annual Educational “Tour” in the fall of 2021 utilizing the rising third year MFA acting class from the FSU/Asolo Conservatory Training program as the cast. In previous years the production has physically toured throughout schools and communities in the state of Florida during October and November. This year, to accommodate needs in terms of COVID Safety, etc. the production will be staged in Asolo Rep’s Cook Theatre according to safety protocols, filmed, and may also have some outdoor touring dates.
Applicants selected to interview will be asked to submit concept proposal of for their 45-minute adaptation of the specific play – more details will be sent upon scheduling of said interview.
Reports to: Education & Engagement Director
Type: Independent Contractor
Applicable Dates (subject to change):
First Rehearsal: August 30th
First Preview: September 29th
Opening: October 1st
BardWired is an introduction to Shakespeare’s work that is designed to break free of stigmas, using imaginative theatrical and filmmaking techniques to help Shakespearean language and stories connect with new generations of literature-lovers. We work to make our online production, interactive resources, and learning activities exciting, accessible, and responsive to our students, educators, and community members.
Presented by Asolo Rep and the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training, BardWired creates innovative and accessible 45-minute adaptations of Shakespeare’s work. This program is adapted from our award-winning On Tour program, which has made professional live theatrical experiences accessible to over 15,000 students per year since 2008.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS AND TRANSFERABLE SKILLS
- Experience teaching and directing Shakespeare
- Experience working with MFA students
- Experience with schools
- Experience directing Theatre for Young Audiences
- Willingness to learn, interpret, and implement different theatrical teaching strategies to learners with different experiences and abilities.
ABOUT ASOLO REPERTORY THEATRE
Asolo Repertory Theatre, Florida’s premier professional theatre, is one of the most important cultural forces in the Southeastern United States. A center for theatrical excellence, Asolo Rep stages up to fifteen productions every season, spanning a diverse repertoire of newly commissioned plays, bold reinterpretations of contemporary and classical works, and provocative new musical theatre experiences. OUR MISSION is to engage and inspire audiences with extraordinary theatrical experiences created with vision, passion and artistry and enhanced by deeply integrated education and community engagement programs.
ASOLO REP’S COMMITMENT TO EQUITY, DIVERSITY, INCLUSION, AND ACCESS
Asolo Rep is committed to becoming a more inclusive, diverse, and anti-racist institution at all levels. In order to intentionally address injustice and racism we believe theatre must become a leading force in telling the stories of our time to inform and influence a better future. We will reflect upon our past, investigate our current course of action, and develop a responsive and sustainable plan to break down barriers to access and challenge racism and bias within our institution and our community.
ASOLO REP IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Asolo Repertory Theatre is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status.
OUR COMMITMENT TO HEALTH & SAFETY
Asolo Rep is committed to the safety and well-being of all of our creative & productions teams, performers, patrons, and staff. We have worked hard to put in place specific measures that will ensure that our experiences are safe and comfortable for everyone. Please click here for an example of the 2020-2021 Terrace Stage Season Patron Health & Safety Protocols: https://asolorep.production.carbonhouse.com/visit/healthandsafetycovid19
HOW TO APPLY:
To find out more about Asolo Rep, BardWired, this position and how to apply, please visit: https://www.asolorep.org/engage-learn/school-programs/asolo-rep-online-tour
No phone calls, please.
Applications must be received by May 10, 2021.