Feb 20, 2008

Seekeing production assistant

Theatricum Botanicum is seeking local production assistants for their
2008 summer repertory season. Theatricum is committed to presenting
thought-provoking classics, socially relevant modern plays and
education programs in a beautiful, natural outdoor sanctuary for the
arts. Season preparation begins in March with the last repertory
production opening in July. Production assistants will work with
professional AEA stage managers throughout preproduction, rehearsal
and performances to efficiently and effectively manage outdoor theatre
performances. Duties may include: help prepare for rehearsals; keep
rehearsals organized and running smoothly; maintain necessary
paperwork; and serve as the deck manager during tech and performances.
There is pay and EMC points are available.

Please submit resume and cover letter by February 23rd to:
Jackie Banks, Producer
1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Topanga, CA 90290
fax: 310-455-3724

www.theatricum.com phone: 310-455-2322 x226

Stage Manager job

Theatricum Botanicum is seeking local AEA Stage Managers for their
2008 summer repertory season: Shakespeare's Macbeth, As You Like It
and A Midsummer Night's Dream; School for Scandal by Richard Brinsley
Sheridan; and Long Day's Journey Into Night by Eugene O'Neill. Dates
and cast sizes vary per show. Initial season preparation begins in
March, the last repertory production opens in July and all productions
run through end of September/early October.
LOA Contract.

Please submit resume and cover letter by March 1st to:
Jackie Banks, Producer
1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Topanga, CA 90290
fax: 310-455-3724

www.theatricum.com phone: 310-455-2322 x226

casting call

Audition Notice: Theatricum Botanicum is seeking male and female local
actors of all ages and ethnicities for Theatricum's 2008 Summer
Repertory Season. Outdoor Theatre with five rotating productions:
Shakespeare's Macbeth, As You Like It and A Midsummer Night's Dream;
School for Scandal by Richard Brinsley Sheridan; and Long Day's
Journey Into Night by Eugene O'Neill. Seeking all roles, alternates
and understudies, with the exception of Macbeth, Lady Macbeth,
Rosalind which are cast but looking for strong understudies. The role
of Mary Cavan Tyrone is also cast. EMC points and internships
available. Please prepare a 1-3 minute Shakespearean monologue.

Shakespeare Productions begin rehearsals on 3/31; perform weekday
mornings throughout May, early June and again in early October.
Weekend repertory performances 6/1 thru 9/28. School for Scandal and
Long Day's Journey Into Night rehearses evenings in June and July,
both join the repertory performances through the end of September.

Casting Dates:
Equity Casting, Open Call: Friday, March 7th 10am to 4pm
Non-Equity Casting, Open Call: Saturday, March 8th 9am to 3pm
Internships/Academy, by appointment: Sunday March 9th 9am to 3pm

Rain Dates:
Equity Casting, Open Call: Thursday, March 13th 10am to 4pm
Non-Equity Casting, Open Call: Saturday, March 15th 9am to 3pm
Internships/Academy, by appointment: Friday March 14th 9am to 3pm

Call Backs:
Saturday, March 15th & Sunday March 16th 9am to 3pm.

Please call 310-455-2322 with questions or for an internship appointment.

Theatricum Botanicum
1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Topanga, CA 90290




On Friday, March 14, 2008 from 6 pm to 10 pm the City of Pasadena will
be co-sponsoring with various Pasadena cultural institutions the 19th "ArtNight Pasadena"
offering free events for the evening. FREE shuttles are offered to patrons to experience the evening's events.

DOCENTS ARE NEEDED to ride the shuttles and guide patrons to various
Pasadena cultural venues city wide.

Duties include:
Riding the shuttles serving as navigator for driver,
guiding patrons, speaking about the evening's events,
distributing surveys and answering general questions.
Cordiality is a must. (Bi-lingual skills welcomed but not required.)
All training is provided.
+ Applicant MUST be over 18.
+ Applicant MUST be comfortable speaking in front of groups
+ Applicant MUST have a working cell phone for use the day of event.
+ Applicant MUST be able to attend a 1 1/2 hour training/orientation
on Monday evening, March 3, 2008 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
+ Must be able to familiarize themselves with the evening shuttle routes
by driving them PRIOR to event
+ Applicant MUST be able to the work on Friday, March 14, 2008 from 5 pm
to 11 pm
Fee is $10.00 per hour for a full 7.5 hours. (Fee paid 4 weeks after
If interested please send an email note of interest, contact phone, and
a BRIEF paragraph of qualifications (no more than 1/2 page) to:

Ernest A. Figueroa
Program & Grants Coordinator
Pasadena Cultural Affairs
You will then be contacted if there are positions left to fill.

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Position available at the MAK Center

Position available at the MAK Center:
Program Coordinator, MAK Urban Future Initiative

The MAK Center at the Schindler House in West Hollywood, California seeks a highly
organized program coordinator to work alongside the MAK Center Director and Program
Manager in all tasks and projects supporting the Urban Future Initiative (UFI), a residency
program developed to create meaningful cross-cultural exchange for international
scholars, including artists, architects and urban planners. The program coordinator will
also contribute to other MAK Center programs and activities.

In collaboration with MAK Center staff, duties include:
*Serve as a resource to scholars for the Los Angeles community for professional and
personal needs.
*Assist scholars with research, correspondence and scheduling.
*Assist in planning, organizing and staffing programs and exchanges related to the
residency, as well as other MAK Center programs as needed.
*Assist in maintaining web site and scholars' blog.
*Assist with all program communications, including press releases, invitations and final
catalogue publication.
*Assist in maintaining financial records and preparing quarterly reports for granting
*Drive scholar to exchange sites in the Los Angeles metro area and attend events as
necessary. A car will be provided for residency-related duties.
*Perform office administrative duties such as opening and closing house, greeting visitors,
answering the phone, performing mailings, sending out email announcements, drafting
business letters, and making appointments.


The candidate must be highly organized and detail-oriented, with excellent written and
verbal communication skills. The candidate must be able to juggle an array of projects
simultaneously and willing to contribute to a busy non-profit office. The candidate must
be a professional and courteous representative to the scholar and the public. A valid
California driver's license and a clean driving record are required. Experience working for
an arts organization and strong computer skills, including web site maintenance, Excel
and Filemaker Pro, are preferred.

The position is 35 hours a week, with a flexible schedule including evening and weekend
hours, located at the MAK Center locations, as well as other sites in Metro Los Angeles as
determined by the scholar's research. Health insurance is provided.

Application deadline: Monday, February 25, 2008.

To apply, please send a letter of interest, resume and writing sample to:
Alaine Azcona, UFI Program Manager

About the MAK Urban Future Initiative:

The MAK Urban Future Initiative is a fellowship program funded by a major grant from the
U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Culture and Education in which cultural researchers
from diverse nations come to Los Angeles for two months to pursue a research topic
related to urban phenomena. The fellows will come from nations that are under-
represented in the Los Angeles discourse; the MAK Center will work closely with them to
create a meaningful cross-cultural exchange. The goal is to generate concepts for the
urban future by stimulating dialogue and mining both Los Angeles and international

About the MAK Center:

Established in 1994 as an alliance between the MAK Vienna (Austrian Museum of Applied
Art) and Friends of the Schindler House (FOSH) in West Hollywood, the MAK Center is
housed in the Modernist landmark R.M. Schindler House (1921-22) in West Hollywood,
which it uses as a primary presentation space. The MAK Center also maintains and
occupies the Schindler-designed Mackey Apartments (1939) located nearby. The Mackey
Apartments is the home for the MAK Center¹s residency program designed for visiting
artists, architects, and students of architecture.

The MAK Center develops local, national, and international projects exploring art,
architecture and their intersections. The Center seeks out and supports projects and ideas
that test disciplinary boundaries. Acting as a "think tank" for current issues, the Center
encourages exploration of experimental, practical and theoretical aspects in art and
architecture through exhibitions, lectures, performances, screenings, and publications.
For more information about the MAK Center at the Schindler House, please visit

Feb 13, 2008

Webcast- Thu Feb. 14

Thursday, February 14, 2008 | 9:00am to 2:00pm PST


NCG's Arts Loan Fund & The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
present an arts intensive relevant across all sectors.

Web & Where 2.0+

Streaming live on the NCG website - February 14, 2008 from 9:00am
until 2:00pm PST. The in-person event is full, but the online webcast
is universally accessible and free through the "WATCH LIVE WEBCAST"

About the Program

Twenty-first century digital media makers are pushing the boundaries
of collaboration and copyright, once the exclusive domain of
industry. YouTube further opened up the digital revolution by:
exploding user choice, creating a user-to-user vetting system,
allowing online users to share and mix media, and creating a culture
of mass collaboration where audiences and communities can participate
as co-creators and co-curators. YouTube's success reflects a new
force where users are the agents of social change and the creators of
cultural content.

This day long Arts Intensive will reflect on the changes being led by
digital culture. We will examine how foundations and organizations
might want to position themselves to achieve impact within the
digital cultural space. With a myriad of different speakers from
various sectors, we will contemplate many of the emerging questions
evolving from digital media and culture. (more)

Featuring Presentations from:

Eskender Aseged, Nomadic Chef, Radio Africa Kitchen
Kelsang Aukatsang, Director, WiserEarth
Cathy Casserly, Director of Open Educational Resources Initiative,
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Sheila Davis, Executive Director, Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition
Zaven Demerjian, Entrepreneur; Student
Barry Katz, Fellow, IDEO
Kevin Kelly, Senior Maverick, Wired Magazine
Gordon Knox, Director, Global Initiatives at the Stanford Humanities
Dave Marvit, V.P., Connected Information Innovation Center, Fujitsu
Richard Muller, Professor of Physics, U.C. Berkeley
Micropixie, Artist
Biographies of the speakers can be found by clicking here.

The day will be moderated by Moy Eng, Program Director, Performing
Arts, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

A link to the full agenda can be found by clicking here.

Full program information can be found at http://www.ncg.org/watch.

Casting Call

Company of Angels is casting "Theatricomunidad", a series of 10-minute
plays conceived and written by the Company of Angels Playwrights
Group. In keeping with our mission to re-invigorate Los Angeles
theater by deepening its connections to community, the pieces grew
from a series of workshops during which playwrights researched,
discussed and conceptualized about our great city and its unique
inhabitants. The production will run Thursdays, Fridays and
Saturdays, April 3-April 19. First rehearsal to start mid to late

Auditions will be held on Tuesday, February 12 from 7pm-10pm, at
Silverlake Community Church, 2930 Hyperion Ave., Los Angeles, 90027.
This is an open call, and no appointments will be taken. Actors will
be given sides from the plays upon arrival. Please allow enough time
to read several different scenes for several different directors, if

We are seeking all types, especially men of any ethnicity, Latino
children, Latinas, Latinos, Asian men and Asian women.

AEA 99-seat contract pending approval.

Call for Work

UCLA will be holding a Katrina benefit the week of Feb 25th through
the 29th . There will be a night of Jazz accompanied by local New
Orleans cuisine. Accompanying the benefit night will be a week long
exhibit in UCLA's Kerckhoff Art Gallery. For this exhibit we intend to
show work with a New Orleans/hurricane Katrina theme. Please contact
me if you are interested in showing. kesmaeili@ucla.edu

Look forward to hearing back!!


Feb 11, 2008

Kennedy Center Internships and Fellowships

The Kennedy Center provides an outstanding opportunity for both practicing arts administrators and students to study at the United States' national arts center. The Center's Fellowship and Internship Programs are specifically designed to advance the careers of the next generation of leaders in the world of arts management.

Fellowship Program

9 months (September - May)
Arts professionals with 3-5 years experience
$20,000 annual stipend, plus health insurance
Ideal candidates will possess an eagerness to learn, maturity, confidence, the ability to work independently as well as in diverse groups, and demonstrate an aptitude for management, organizational and communication skills. Fellows are recruited from across theUnited States and around the world. Previous international participants have come from Australia, China, the Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, France, Great Britain, Lithuania, Mexico, Pakistan, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

Internship Program

3-4 months (fall, winter/spring, summer)
College juniors to recent (within two years) graduates
$225 weekly stipend
Internships provide ambitious, disciplined and creative individuals with the instruction and experience needed to be successful in today's complex performing arts environment.

We could use your help in identifying good candidates for these programs and have attached brochure and application links for each program. We hope you will encourage any well-qualified individuals you may know to apply. For additional information please visithttp://www.kennedy-center.org/education/artsmanagement/ or emailartsmanagement@kennedy-center.org