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MiamiArtsJobs: Resident Dramaturg

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GableStage Theatre Company
1200 Anastasia Ave
Coral Gables, FL, United States

Phone: 3054451119
Web Site: gablestage.org

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Resident Dramaturg


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Coral Gables, FL, United States




$8,000 -$23,000 per year

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GableStage Theatre Company seeks passionate and experienced theatre professional to join venerable Coral Gables theatre company for its 24/25 Season as Resident Dramaturg. Resident dramaturg is responsible for researching, advising and shaping all five theatrical productions; creating historical and cultural notes for the cast and internal creative teams; lead pre-show discussions with patrons before every performance; work with director on adapting and providing context for company's Shakespeare in the Schools 2025 tour of Hamlet; create interactive audience guides for students and patrons.This role requires a deep understanding of theater, excellent research skills, and the ability to work collaboratively with diverse teams.

Resident Dramaturg will ideally cover all responsibilities and roles described below. Salary ranges from $8,000 - $23,000 depending on ability to take on some or all of the positions listed. Part-time position. Both on-site at the theatre company's Biltmore Hotel home and work from home.

Cover letter indicating interest in the position, which aspects candidate may be qualified for (if not all) and resume should be sent by June 30 to Tyla Palmer, Artistic Programming Associate, tpalmer@gablestage.org
No phone calls, please

 MainStage Productions  
● Provide dramaturgical research/insight for four season productions (King James, Appropriate, Summer 1976, Fat Ham)
● Read script; meet with director to discuss concept development before rehearsals begin and concept implementation after rehearsals begin. Work with director to determine what is most needed or helpful to prepare for rehearsal room to bring play to life in ways possibly unimagined (timeline, game, objects, images; attend first read thru and present research during first rehearsal
● Attend and production meetings and rehearsal as needed.
● Meet specific deadlines detailed for the project.
● Create Audience Guide that is appropriate and compelling for both an adult audience and high school students using images, facts, games and questions to inspire further critical thinking
● Write playbill notes and provide visual program notes as needed

Window on the Work Pre-Show Talks
● Lead a 30 minute discussion prior to each performance; share speaking responsibilities with producing artistic director and other members of the creative team by leading approx 15 engaging pre-show talks per production. Each talk should be artistic in nature and should give audience members a unique lens into the production they are about to experience
● Create a powerpoint presentation to accompany talk which offers a deep dive into the theatrical process, subject matter, history and context of the production
● Self-tape presentation (to be edited by GS) and provide to marketing team for use on website, social media

Strong presentation and communication skills
Powerpoint design skills
Strong public speaking skills
Excellent research and writing skills

 Shakespeare in the Schools
 ● Work closely with director to adapt a 50 minute version of Hamlet that is appropriate in length and artistically sound.
● Provide dramaturgical research on both the Shakespearean aspect of the play as well as the lens through which the show will be rooted.
● Talk to the company of actors about research material pertinent to the development of the performance on the first day of rehearsal
● Attend rehearsals intermittently to offer feedback and continue to hone adaptation ● Set up regular meetings with the director to discuss concept development
● Serve as a “critical eye” for director and designers.
● Attend and contribute to design and production meetings.
● Serve as a surrogate audience member by analyzing how certain choices may “read” and identifying moments where the concept could be manifest more clearly.
● Create interactive and engaging study guide / program that will be distributed to students & teachers in advance of touring performances

Knowledge and comfort with Shakespeare
Previous experience with script adaptations


Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Theater Studies, Literature, Shakespeare an literature
  • Proven experience as a Dramaturgor in a similar role
  • Excellent research and writing skills
  • Deep understanding of theater and dramatic literature
  • Ability to work collaboratively with adiverse team
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Creative and critical thinkings kills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of theater production processes
  • Passion for theater and the arts
  • Powerpoint design skills
  • Strong public speaking skills
  • Must be knowledgeable with Shakespearean language
  • Previous experience with script adaptations
  • Graphic design experience

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