P.O. Box 26275

Status

Filled

Description

The Artistic Producing Intern will work approximately 20 hours per week from June through October and will receive one-on-one mentorship with venerated producers to learn what it takes to produce a play from early stages to the finished product. Artistic Producing Interns will work on HERO Theatre’s 2022 season, specifically the pre-production workshops for 2-3 projects and the rehearsals and full production of another. Interns will have opportunities to work directly with a variety of theatre artists including producers, playwrights, directors, designers, and actors and will learn about casting, dramaturgy, producing workshops, and producing a full artistic production.

Qualifications

As a social and environmental justice company, HERO Theatre is seeking applicants who care and have an understanding of social issues happening today because they are relevant to the company and our artistry. We are seeking a team player who understands that being a part of the team at HERO Theatre means to be in service to communities in need. We’re seeking a self-starter, who enjoys working with a team, and who is enthusiastic about the work at hand. Someone who can follow directions and follow through without having to be micro-managed. Applicants should have excellent written and oral communication skills and basic administrative and typing skills. Some experience with Microsoft Office software preferred, particularly Word and Excel. Experience with Adobe is a plus.

Background

HERO Theatre is a community-based company that uses art to model and bring about social and environmental justice. HERO invites audiences to envision and experience America as it does. HERO examines classical and contemporary works, ensuring that equity, diversity & inclusion remain in the forefront. HERO Theatre was founded in 2011 by Artistic Director Elisa Bocanegra, a Puerto Rican artist. As one of the first Latinas to perform in major regional theater, Bocanegra has survived tremendous racism and has been saddened & frustrated by the lack of equity & inclusion in American theatre. After an inspiring conversation with fellow cast-mate, Olympia Dukakis—who encouraged Bocanegra to start her own company—Bocanegra, who comes from humble beginnings, started HERO Theatre to elevate artists from underrepresented communities & has created a flourishing company. HERO is known for being a safe place for artists of color to practice their craft and draws a widespread LA audience.

How to Apply

Please submit a resume and letter of interest to elisa@herotheatre.org by April 25, 2022. While not required, if you’re an artist (i.e. actor, director) please feel welcome to submit a separate creative resume as well.