Golden Thread is seeking two highly organized and motivated individuals for our ReOrient 2019 Festival of Short Plays. This internship will provide hands-on experience in theater production, marketing and community engagement, and conference planning.
Dates: September 10 to December 10, excluding Thanksgiving week.
Commitment: 5-10 hours per week.
ReOrient Festival – Rehearsals begin September 18. Performances at 8pm on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and at 3pm on Sundays, from November 15 to December 10.
ReOrient Forum – October 27th and November 3rd
National Convening of Middle Eastern & North African theatre artists – November 9 & 10
Stipend: $500 for transportation.
Under the direct supervision of Golden Thread’s staff, the intern responsibilities will include:
Publicity, Outreach & Community Engagement
MENA Convening & Event Coordination
These positions require excellent communication and organizational skills, and the ability to work with a variety of people. The ideal candidate will be politically aware and sensitive to the plurality of thought and culture within the Middle East and its world-wide diaspora. Theatre experience preferable but not required.
Golden Thread Productions and/or Potrero Stage
1695 18th Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
Some tasks may be done remotely.
To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter detailing your interest and availability in the body of an email to email@example.com.
Golden Thread Productions is the first American theatre company focused on the Middle East. For the last 20 years, Golden Thread has been expanding the scope of mainstream American storytelling to include Middle-Eastern immigrant perspectives, offering opportunities for deeper dialogue about US-Middle East relations, and advocating for diversity and inclusion in the American theatre nationally.
REORIENT FESTIVAL AND FORUM. The ReOrient Festival of Short Plays was inaugurated in 1999 to present alternative perspectives of the Middle East and to showcase the multiplicity of stories, voices and styles from the region and has since becomes Golden Thread’s most recognized and celebrated program. This ambitious festival, now presented biannually, turns San Francisco into a Mecca for innovative, spirited, and thought-provoking theatre from and about the Middle East.
More information about Golden Thread: goldenthread.org
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