Work with T2
We invite you to join us in the creation of remarkable live theatre.
TheatreSquared is one of the nation’s fastest-growing theatre companies, with a reputation for producing work of the highest standard and, as a playwright-led company, for cultivating the development of new plays for the American stage. The company’s new, 50,000 square-foot, two-venue facility is currently under construction and scheduled for completion in 2019 (ournextstage.org). Located in progressive downtown Fayetteville, Arkansas (Top Five Best Places to Live in the U.S., 2018 U.S. News & World Report), the theatre is at the hub of a region that recently surpassed the half-million population mark and is consistently ranked top in the nation for its mix of an affordable cost of living and high quality of life.
As TheatreSquared transitions to a world-class, permanent home, the company is expanding its team. TheatreSquared celebrates diversity and commits to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Candidates of all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
To apply, submit an employment resume and references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Full-time positions may also require work samples and a cover letter. Please include the title of the position for which you are applying and your name in the subject line. TheatreSquared celebrates diversity and commits to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Candidates of all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
A flexibly scheduled and talented part-time work force plays a major role in creating the company’s quality of patron service, top-notch professional productions, and educational outreach. These positions are also a crucial pipeline to the company’s full-time team — in fact, sixty percent (60%) of TheatreSquared’s current full-time staff began with the company in part-time positions and were trained or promoted to full-time roles.
No part-time positions are available at this time. Please check back soon.
At T2 full-time, exempt positions include a competitive salary and benefits. These benefits include health; dental; paid time off; paid parental leave; professional development allowance; employer-sponsored long-term and short-term disability; $100,000 in employer-sponsored term life insurance; and voluntary 401(k).
DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
TheatreSquared is seeking a Director of Development to create and execute the continued philanthropic growth of one of the country’s fastest-growing professional regional theatres, as the company completes its transition into its new, $31 million, two-venue home.
The Director of Development is a senior member of the theatre’s leadership team, reporting to the Executive Director and working closely with the TheatreSquared Board. Over the coming years, as the company establishes its offerings within its architecturally significant, community-centered new home, the ideal candidate will be prepared to carefully build a team and help establish a professional, innovative, and relationship-centered culture of philanthropy within the department and throughout the organization. The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated and collaborative leader as well as a talented frontline fundraiser who is driven to pursue goals with persistence and creativity.
Apprenticeship Dates: June 3-July 27, 2019
Application Deadline: April 15, 2019
TheatreSquared's professional apprenticeships are designed for university students and early-career professionals. Apprentices work under the direction of TheatreSquared’s artistic and administrative staff, receiving in-depth practical training and work experience at a professional theatre as well as making connections with respected artists and members of the field.
All positions are hands-on, with each student having real responsibilities within their focus area. Local students will receive a small stipend to offset incidental expenses. Students from out of town will be provided local housing instead of a stipend.
All students will have the opportunity to receive college credit.
Apprentices can expect to devote approximately 20-25 hours a week, with a set schedule. Apprentices will be assigned an area of focus, but will also share administrative responsibilities including reception desk duties for the theatre.
Interested candidates should apply by completing the application form at which time an interview or a portfolio review may be scheduled.
DESIGN & TECH (Lighting / Sound / Properties / Scenic / Costume):
Duties: Assist TheatreSquared staff in the respective shops, with maintenance and preparation for the 2019/20 season. Work as a designer, executor and teaching artist for the TheatreSquared Education Programs including The Summer Shakespeare Academy Production of "A MidSummer Night’s Dream" and SummerStage.
Duties: Assisting the AEA Stage Management team in all components of stage management pre-production for the 2019/20 season, including setting up and maintaining the rehearsal hall and creating necessary paperwork. Work with the team to execute the Summer Programming, including assisting with the pre-production, rehearsal process, tech and running of The Summer Shakespeare Academy production of A MidSummer Night’s Dream and Summerstage.
Duties: Work with the Development team on fundraising, including individual, corporate, foundation, government, and capital giving, as well as provide experience in grant writing, gift processing, donor events, the annual gala, and mail campaigns. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: planning, coordination, and execution of special events and parties under the guidance of the Director of Development.
Duties: Work with the Marketing team on all facets of branding, publicity, promotion, and direct-mail marketing essential to the ticket sales of TheatreSquared, assist with digital media efforts, specifically the TheatreSquared Education Programs including The Summer Shakespeare Academy production of MidSummer Night’s Dream, SummerStage, and the launch of the 2019/20 season.
The T2 Teen Council is a unique program designed to bring together 10 high school students from all over Northwest Arkansas who are passionate and motivated to learn about the inner-workings of a professional theatre. Council members have the opportunity to attend productions and learn from professionals that are working in the field, while they work behind the scenes to make live theatre happen.
The T2 Teen Council will meet monthly from September through May (5:30-7pm, the first Tuesday of each month) where dinner will be provided. The meetings will include play analysis and dramaturgy, visits with guest artists and discussions of productions. If a council member is unable to attend a meeting because they are currently involved in rehearsal for a production, they will just need to let us know in advance.
In addition to the monthly meetings, council members will be expected to complete 40 service hours for the theatre over the course of the year (approximately 5 hours each month). Service hours can be accumulated through such tasks as ushering, hanging posters, assisting in education programs for younger students, assisting with backstage tasks and completing artistic challenges. T2 Teen council members who are in good standing will receive free tickets to TheatreSquared productions and a free T-shirt and other perks.
Questions? Contact Morgan Hicks, Director of Education and Program Development, by email or at 479-445-6333.
TheatreSquared is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.
TheatreSquared offers University of Arkansas work study positions during the fall and spring semesters. Please note that all TheatreSquared work study employees may also be scheduled for front-of-house and backstage crew capacities during weekend and evening hours when shows are in performance. U of A students who meet the minimum credit requirements and who qualify for federal financial aid are invited to submit applications.
Qualified students who are interested in applying and interviewing for a TheatreSquared work study position should submit a resume and schedule of conflicts to email@example.com.
TheatreSquared 2019/20 General Auditions
Friday, July 26
10:00 am - 1:30 pm & 2:30 pm - 6:00pm
Saturday, July 27
10:00 am – 1:30 pm & 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm.
TheatreSquared will hold two days of Equity Principal Auditions for local actors on Friday, July 26 & Saturday, July 27 from 10:00 am – 1:30 pm and from 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm.
T2 Artistic Director Bob Ford and Artistic Associate Rebecca Rivas will be in attendance.
Audition priority will be given to AEA and Equity Membership Candidates (EMC) members. However, non-union actors are strongly encouraged to sign up for appointments via our Wait List. We anticipate being able to accommodate many if not all who are interested.
TheatreSquared celebrates diversity and commits to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Actors of all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to audition.
Please prepare two short, contrasting pieces. Song optional, but welcome. Please note if an accompanist is needed when you sign-up for an appointment. Presentation not to exceed three minutes. Appointments required.
How to schedule: Online sign-up starts Friday, July 12. Wait lists will be maintained for EMC Candidates and non-union actors. Wait list applicants will be notified of appointments as they may be available when all AEA members have been accommodated. Links are provided below:
Headshots and resumes should be brought in on the day of the auditions, along with AEA membership card or proof of EMC status as appropriate.
Please contact Artistic Associate Rebecca Rivas by phone at 479-777-9802 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Karen Zacarias
Directed by Rebecca Rivas
Rehearsals begin September 10
Performances: Oct. 2–Nov. 10, 2019
TANIA DEL VALLE: Early 30s; smart, likable, positive, passionate, highly-energized, pregnant PhD candidate and gardener
VIRGINIA BUTLEY: 60 to mid-70s; smart, likable, assertive, direct, no-nonsense engineer
A Christmas Carol
Adapted and Directed by Amy Herzberg
From the novel by Charles Dickens
Rehearsals begin October 29
Performances: Nov. 20–Dec. 22, 2019
All roles are available in this eight-actor adaptation, with multiple doubling opportunities. Looking for actors of all ages, genders and ethnicities.
Ann (solo show)
By Holland Taylor
Rehearsals begin January 28
Performances: Feb. 19–March 22, 2020
By Marco Ramirez
Directed by Dexter Singleton
Rehearsals begin December 31
Performances: Jan. 22–Feb. 16, 2020
All roles available.
My Father’s War
By Robert Ford
Rehearsals begin March 3
Performances: March 25–April 19, 2020
GERMAN WOMAN: 30s, speaks with German accent
ACTORS 1, 2 & 3: Three male actors, 20s, who play multiple roles
Arkansas New Play Festival
Rehearsals begin March 31
Performances: April 10–19, 2020
Scripts & development projects yet to be determined; roles available.
Matilda: The Musical
Adapted by Dennis Kelly with music and lyrics
By Tim Minchin, From the book by Roald Dahl
Rehearsals begin April 28
Performances: May 20–June 21, 2020
All roles available.
TheatreSquared accepts full-length scripts year-round only from literary agents and theatre professionals with whom we already have an existing relationship.
Playwrights new to TheatreSquared are invited to submit a brief bio, short synopsis, and ten pages of sample dialogue, and may then be invited to submit a full-length work. Submitted works will not be returned. Playwrights who currently live, or have lived, in Arkansas will receive priority for consideration.
Email submissions to: email@example.com