Dramaturgy Fellow in Creative Producing
Company One Theatre, in
residence at the Boston Center for the Arts, seeks candidates in the Dramaturgy Fellowship
training program for our 20th Season, August 2018 - August 2019.
The Dramaturgy Fellow is a
mentored position designed to train promising early career dramaturgs in the
practice of Creative Producing. This stipended training program is rigorous,
providing opportunities for growth in keeping with the candidate’s declared
professional goals, while also expanding the definitions of what dramaturgy is
and does within a producing company. Dramaturgs at Company One are central in
the visioning, creating, and producing of our work on stage and out in the
community. We commit acts of dramaturgy through the practice of creative
producing, which we believe broadens capacity and opportunity for our
audiences, artists, and community partners, as well as for the works we stage.
Dramaturgy has historically
been a majority cis and white discipline. While people of all backgrounds are
welcome to apply, in keeping with Company One's mission and our organizational
commitment to mentorship, we are especially committed to providing paths of
access and training for early-career dramaturgs of color, trans dramaturgs, and
dramaturgs from backgrounds not typically represented in the field.
Learn more about Creative
Dramaturgy Fellows train in
the following areas:
dramaturgy with a producorial focus
engagement, partnerships, and organizing
Writing with a
processes, and shaping of Company narratives
hosting, and moderating panels and other public events
ABOUT COMPANY ONE
The mission of Company One Theatre is to change the face of Boston theatre by
uniting the city’s diverse communities through innovative, socially provocative
performance and developing civically engaged artists.
Company One is Boston’s theatre for the people.
We are the intersection of art and social change. We will be a national leader
for audience engagement, artist development, and the creation of new work that
pushes boundaries by presenting issues and events critical to the progress of
society. We maintain a sense of integrity, authenticity, and social
responsibility to all people.
- Never be satisfied
- Diverse, socially conscious thinking
- Innovation and creative problem solving
- Artistic Excellence
- Development of the individual as part of the greater community
- We value diversity, community engagement, collective decision-making,
transparent communication, and mentorship.
Reason for Being: To Inspire Human Connection and Affect Social Change
The ideal candidate
is at least one full year out of undergrad, has done dramaturgical work on
project/s outside of academia, and envisions dramaturgical practice (in any of
its myriad forms) as central to their future artistic life
Ability to work
independently under tight deadlines
communication skills by email, in person, and in print
highly responsible, and motivated
dramaturgical point of view, and a voice to match it
Can read and
evaluate scripts with speed and depth
The ability to
toggle between granular and global approaches when solving problems
The willingness to
see challenge as an opportunity for growth
public speaking and hosting
issues of social and racial justice
REQUIREMENTS & HOURS
The Fellowship requires
residency in the Boston metro area, and a full season-long commitment. The
schedule is designed to accommodate a 9-5 job outside of the Company. There is
some flexibility embedded in areas of our calendar in order to accommodate
emergencies and issues of work/life balance. The Fellowship does not
accommodate work on theatrical/performance projects outside of Company One.
Expected hours include:
night staff meetings, 6-9:30p
selected events hosted by community groups and organizational partners;
staffing at C1’s special events, performances, and playwright lab classes,
which are held on nights and weekends.
evening and weekend rehearsals for one assigned production per season.
Typically, rehearsals take place Tues-Fri evenings, and one weekend day per
week. When working on your assigned production, there will typically be
additional tasks to be completed outside of rehearsal (eg: writing program
notes, blog posts, communication with partner organizations, etc).
When not in
production, Fellows will be working on other areas of their training in Company
processes, and ongoing projects that speak to individual Fellows’ professional
goals. Typically, this is about 5-10 hours of work per week outside of staff
How To Apply:
Send an application letter of
no more than 2 pages, a current resume, and a writing sample firstname.lastname@example.org. Put "Dramaturgy" in the subject
heading of your email. Please submit PDF
documents. Application Deadline:
August 20, 2018
About your application letter:
Help us get to know you as an
artist and a human. Examples of the kind of information we’re interested in:
What’s your own
personal or artistic mission?
What areas of the
Fellowship most excite you?
In which areas are
you seeking mentorship or support?
When have you
demonstrated leadership on a collaborative project?
What are your
How do you
intersect with Company One’s mission?
About your resume:
Choose the format
that works best to convey your experience and expertise.
Please be sure to
include full contact information, and URLs to any web-based portfolios or
projects you’d like us to see.
affiliations, contact information for 2-3 references who can speak about your
About your writing sample:
First choice: We
most want to see an example of your dramaturgical writing. Some options: program
notes, newsletter articles, high quality blog posts, a detailed script
Second choice: If
you don’t have any dramaturgical writing to share, send a piece of non-fiction
writing that displays voice, point of view, and is designed for a public
Third choice: If
you don’t have any of the above options, send a solid piece of academic writing
that shows your skills.
If you have supplemental
materials you’d like us to see that aren’t addressed through these other
categories, but are still dramaturgical in nature, please feel free to share
them with us as part of your application.
August 20, 2018
Fellows will receive a season stipend of $1500 to support their training
About this Organization:
Company One was founded in 1998 to integrate Boston audiences, challenge the city’s social divides and foster a new generation of theatre-makers and theatergoers. Since then we have become a nationally renowned, award-winning theatre company in residence at the Boston Center for the Arts. Our mission is to change the face of Boston theatre by uniting the city’s diverse communities through innovative, socially provocative performance and developing civically engaged artists.