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SUFFRAGETTES: WITH LIBERTY AND VOTING FOR ALL Runs Sept. 21-22

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Laura Stenger as a Suffragette.  Photo by Mikki Schaffner.

SUFFRAGETTES: WITH LIBERTY AND VOTING FOR ALL
The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati
Sept. 21-22
[Oakley]

Written and directed by Mary Tensing
Music by Tracy Walker

Cast: Whitney Daniels, Lauren Everett, LaShondra Hood & James Stringer Jr.

​​In 2020, the nation will the celebrate the Centennial Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in the United States – the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote. Experience the empowering history of the brave women who made triumphant strides through sacrifice and determination. Through story and song, learn about the great gift these women left us – an empowering heritage of pride, momentum and purpose. From 1920 to today, these women are a constant source of strength and inspiration.

  • Sat, Sept. 21 at 2pm & 5pm
  • Sun, Sept. 22 at 2pm

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The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati Presents CASPER THE FRIENDLY MUSICAL

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Casper as imagined by illustrator James Claridades.

A world-premiere production at the Taft Theatre this October!

CINCINNATI:  The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s world-premiere of CASPER THE FRIENDLY MUSICAL flies into the Taft Theatre October 12-October 21, 2019 and kicks off TCT’s 100th birthday celebration season!

In TCT’s world-premiere musical adaptation, everyone’s favorite friendly ghost and his three uncles live in the family mansion. Fifty years after their lives were cut short in a lightning storm, Magdalena, their former maid, re-enters their (after)lives! Now a famous Reality TV Host, she’s looking for the mansion’s deed and believes it will lead her to a “great treasure.” She hosts a live million-dollar treasure hunt in the mansion. It’s up to Casper and his new friends, the contestants, to save the mansion and discover the greatest treasure of all!

Ideal for ages 4 and up.

Book and lyrics by Stephen Cole. Music by Matthew Martin Ward. Adapted by TCT and Roderick Justice. By special arrangement with Universal Theatrical Group. Directed by Roderick Justice. Choreographed by Eric Byrd.

Showtimes for CASPER THE FRIENDLY MUSICAL include:

  • Saturday, October 12 at 2 PM* (this performance is signed for the hearing impaired)
  • Sunday, October 13 at 2 PM and 5 PM
  • Wednesday, October 16 at 12:15 PM (this is a Sensory-Friendly performance)
  • Friday, October 18 at 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, October 19 at 2 PM and 5 PM
  • Sunday, October 20 at 2 PM

Families are encouraged to “test-drive” their Halloween costumes and wear them to the performances!

All of The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s Broadway-style MainStage productions, including CASPER THE FRIENDLY MUSICAL, are performed in the historic Taft Theatre, 5th and Sycamore Streets in Downtown Cincinnati. Tickets start at $10.  Starting August 30, visit www.ticketmaster.com for tickets, or visit the TCT Box Office at 4015 Red Bank Road, Cincinnati, OH  45227, Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays from 10 AM to 4 PM and Tuesdays/Thursdays from 10 AM to 7 PM  to purchase tickets in person with reduced fees.

Public subscriptions for the entire 2019-2020 season available now at www.thechildrenstheatre.com.

School performances of CASPER THE FRIENDLY MUSICAL will be held October 15-18 and October 21, 2019 during the daytime hours.

The sensory-friendly performance of CASPER THE FRIENDLY MUSICAL on October 16 is intended for individuals on the autism spectrum, as well as children (and adults) with other special needs who may benefit.  To create a sensory-friendly performance, the show is performed in a welcoming, supportive environment for those with sensory challenges.  Slight adjustments to lighting and sound are made and effects such as fog, strobes, and lights that extend into the audience are minimalized.  A downloadable Social Narrative (in Word format) is made available on the TCT website one week before the performance.  At the theater, TCT provides an area staffed by specialists in the field where patrons can take a break from the performance if necessary, and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center has trained staff on hand.

For details about how to purchase tickets to TCT’s School or Sensory-Friendly performances, visit www.thechildrenstheatre.com.

And don’t miss The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s brand-new Podcast, Audio Footlights. Hosted by Producing Artistic Director, Roderick Justice, listeners will get to know the actors and actresses in each show. This podcast is designed to look at the shows we produce, and to ignite, impact, and inspire all of our young listeners to have a lifelong love of theatre. Flex your imagination and join us!  This free TCT Podcast runs about 8 minutes, and is currently available on iTunes as well as Stitcher, SoundCloud, GooglePlay, TuneIn, and Spotify!

Here’s a link to SoundCloud:  https://soundcloud.com/tctcincinnati.  New episodes start this fall.

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s production of CASPER THE FRIENDLY MUSICAL is made possible by the generosity of Production Sponsor Edyth B. Lindner and TriHealth; Season Sponsors H.B., E. W. and F. R. Luther Foundation and the Charles H. Dater Foundation; and ArtsWave and the generosity of tens of thousands of contributors to the ArtsWave Community Campaign.  The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.  Media sponsors are LOCAL 12 and Q102.  Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry is TCT’s Ticket Envelope Season Sponsor.  First Watch: The Daytime Café is TCT’s Crown Club Sponsor.

Starring Jack Theodore Kruse † as Casper

(Cast in alphabetical order):

  • Donald….Evan Blust †
  • Minnie…Lyndsey Bowman
  • Lane…MADELEINE BURGOON
  • Precious…Brinley Culver †
  • Coco…Haley Gillman
  • Pierce…Nicholas Gundrum †
  • Gretchen…Abby Johnson †
  • Stretch…Sam Johnson
  • Stinky…A. JAMES JONES
  • Bradley…Andrew Lippert †
  • Fatso…Joey Logan
  • Magdalena…Marissa Poole
  • Bettina…Makenzie Ruff 

ENSEMBLE
Brian Anderson, Donald Burns, Sara Cox, Marlo D’Ascenzo †, Alexis Rae Diggs, Faustina Gorham, Joseph Green, Jackson Hurt, Mackenzie Kasbaum, Ashley Olivia Morton, Talia Raider-Roth †, Ryan-Chavez Richmond, CJ Zimmer †

† Denotes members of TCT’s Young Artists Company

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The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati Presents SUFFRAGETTES: WITH LIBERTY AND VOTING FOR ALL on the Showtime Stage

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Laura Stenger as a Suffragette.  Photo by Mikki Schaffner.

Votes for women!  The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati (TCT) brings a historic 45-minute musical performance of SUFFRAGETTES: WITH LIBERTY AND VOTING FOR ALL presented by TCT On Tour (TCT’s touring division) to the Ralph and Patricia Corbett Showtime Stage September 21-22, 2019.

​​In 2020, the nation will the celebrate the Centennial Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in the United States – the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote. Experience the empowering history of the brave women who made triumphant strides through sacrifice and determination. Through story and song, learn about the great gift these women left us – an empowering heritage of pride, momentum and purpose. From 1920 to today, these women are a constant source of strength and inspiration.

The 4-person cast includes members of The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati Resident Artist Company:  Whitney Daniels, Lauren Everett, LaShondra Hood, and James Stringer Jr. The production was written and directed by local playwright, Mary Tensing, with music by Tracy Walker—who has been at the forefront of Cincinnati’s independent music scene and whose style sits at the crossroads of Folk, Rock, Country, Jazz, and Blues. 

SUFFRAGETTES is most enjoyed by those ages 8+ and will be presented on the Ralph and Patricia Corbett Showtime Stage, 4015 Red Bank Road, Cincinnati, OH  45227. Only 152 seats are available for each performance. A question-and-answer session follows every show.

Performances will be held:

  • Saturday, September 21 at 2 PM and 5 PM
  • Sunday, September 22 at 2 PM

Tickets are $10 each (plus service fees) and are available exclusively through ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000. Mainstage subscribers pay just $7 per ticket – a savings of $3. Tickets available now.

TCT On Tour is bringing this production to schools and venues around the Tri-State and throughout the region.  If you’re interested in booking, please contact Violet Webster at 513-569-8080 x20 or by emailing violet.webster@tctcincinnati.com.

Don’t miss The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s Podcast, Audio Footlights. Hosted by Producing Artistic Director, Roderick Justice, this podcast is designed to look at the shows TCT produces, and to ignite, impact and inspire young listeners to have a lifelong love of theatre. This free TCT Podcast runs about 8 minutes, and will be available on iTunes as well as Stitcher, SoundCloud, GooglePlay, TuneIn and Spotify soon!

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s TCT On Tour production of SUFFRAGETTES: WITH LIBERTY AND VOTING FOR ALL is made possible by PNC.  The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati is supported by the Ohio Arts Council and the generosity of the tens of thousands of contributors to the ArtsWave Community Campaign. 

TCT On Tour Actor Bios:

WHITNEY DANIELS – Whitney is excited to be making her debut with TCT. Past credits include It Should’ve Been You (Annie), Hunchback of Notre Dame (Esmeralda), Dreamgirls (Michelle), as well as performing in the Holly Jolly Trolley Show at Carowinds Amusement Park. Whitney is a graduate from Coastal Carolina University with a BA in Music Performance and Minor in Dramatic Arts.

LAUREN EVERETT – Lauren is a proud graduate of Wright State University’s BFA Musical Theatre Program. She was last seen with TCT at the Taft Theatre as Cinderella/Trinhilda in Sleeping Beauty. Regional Credits: Beauty and the Beast (Belle), Guys and Dolls (Sarah Brown), Twelfth Night (Olivia). WSU Credits: No, No, Nanette! (Nanette), The Music Man (Marian u/s), The Great Gatsby (Daisy u/s), Peter Pan (Wendy u/s). Website: www.laureneverett.net Instagram: @misslaureneileen.

LASHONDRA HOOD – LaShondra is honored to join The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati for their 100th season! She recently received her M.F.A. from the University of Louisville and is excited about this new chapter of her career. Some of LaShondra’s proudest theatrical credits include The Mountaintop, Fabulation, Eurydice, Our Country’s Good, Crowns, Fences, and Flyin’ West. Other opportunities include an apprenticeship with Williamstown Theatre Festival ‘16, a company member of U of L’s Repertory Theatre Company, and partner of the 2019 winner of the Kennedy Center Irene Ryan competition.

JAMES STRINGER JR. – James is ecstatic to be joining The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati this year as part of their touring company. James just finished the internship program at The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park as part of the 18-19 season where he was seen in mainstage shows such as Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley and A Christmas Carol. Touring shows included Cyrano and Five Little Monkeys. James graduated from The University of Louisville in 2017 with a Bachelor’s in Theatre Arts. He is looking forward to another great year in Cincinnati and working with the amazing team at TCT!

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Auditions Announced for ANNIE JR. and Roald Dahl’s MATILDA the Musical at Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati

TCTC_new logoThe Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati (TCT) is holding auditions in August for two MainStage productions in their 100th Season!

TCT is the nation’s oldest children’s theatre and is a professional theatre company. All roles are paid positions.

TCT is passionate about creating an inclusive workplace and committed to diverse casting process. All roles are open to all ethnicities and backgrounds.

Upon audition registration, you may indicate which shows you would like to be considered for this season. Auditions are by appointment only.

Young Artists ages 9-18 and Adults 18+ may make an audition appointment.

You only need ONE audition appointment even if you are interested in both productions.

Visit www.thechildrenstheatre.com/mainstage/auditions to sign-up for an audition appointment. 

Appointments can be made for:

  • Monday, August 12, 2019 between 5:30 PM and 8:30 PM
  • Tuesday, August 13, 2019 between 5:30 PM and 8:30 PM
  • Wednesday, August 14, 2019 between 5:30 PM and 8:30 PM
  • Thursday, August 15, 2019 between 5:30 PM and 8:30 PM

You may be asked to return and attend a “movement callback” on the day of your audition, which will take place from 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM.

ANNIE JR. callbacks will take place on Saturday, August 17, 10:00AM – 2:30PM

ROALD DAHL’S MATILDA THE MUSICAL callbacks will take place on Sunday, August 18, 6:00PM – 10PM

Auditions and Callbacks are held at TCT’s headquarters located at: 4015 Red Bank Road, Cincinnati OH 45227.

For information concerning auditions email Eric Byrd at eric.byrd@tctcincinnati.com.

Visit www.thechildrenstheatre.com/mainstage/auditions to sign-up for an audition appointment.

PREPARE
Please prepare one memorized song that best shows your vocal range. (1-minute max). The song must be age appropriate. Remember to have your PIANO SHEET MUSIC, as we will NOT be auditioning your a cappella skills. An accompanist will be provided. Your sheet music MUST have the piano part, not just the vocal line, and music should be in a 3-ring binder with the cut CLEARLY marked for the accompanist.

You only need a song. You do NOT need to prepare a monologue.

You may be asked to show your dance ability later in the evening. Please bring attire with you to change into in case we ask you to return.

You must bring a RECENT 8×10 headshot and UPDATED performance resume. Even if you upload to the audition website, a hardcopy of your headshot and resume is required.

Plan to arrive at least 10-15 minutes ahead of your appointment to check/correct previously submitted paperwork. If we are ahead of schedule, we may audition you early.

Due to concentrated rehearsal periods, we ask that you do not have conflicts during rehearsals. In an effort to best facilitate all rehearsal times, all those auditioning will be asked to list all conflicts at the time of the audition. Conflicts will result in a stipend adjustment. Please take note of when rehearsals begin, the day and evening tech and performance schedule, and bring your calendar with you to the audition.

ABOUT THE SHOWS

ANNIE JR.
Book: Thomas Meehan
Music: Charles Strouse
Lyrics: Martin Charnin

Directed and Choreographed by: Eric Byrd

Leapin’ Lizards! Kick off Leap Year with us! The popular comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world’s best-loved musicals. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts, despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan.

Rehearsals: January 25 – February 22, 2020
Mon – Thurs: 6:30-9:30 PM, Sat: 10AM – 4PM

Tech in the Taft Theatre: February 26-28, 2020
Daytime/Evening

Performances: February 29 – March 9, 2020
Morning and Afternoon performances during school days. Afternoon and evening performances Friday-Sunday.

SEEKING THE FOLLOWING:

  • ANNIE: Female, age 11, a complex, tough, streetwise urchin with surprising vulnerability when she thinks she might lose what is most important to her, her newfound family.  Seeking strong Actor, Dancer and singer with powerhouse vocal ability.
  • MISS HANNIGAN: Adult Female, a definite “has been” with a distaste for her job and the “little girls” she is surrounded by.  Seeking a strong Actor, Singer, Comedienne, with wonderful comedic timing. 
  • GRACE FARRELL: Adult Female, Oliver Warbucks’ calm, cool, and classy secretary.  A strong business minded woman with a soft maternal side.  Seeking a strong Singer, Actor, Dancer
  • OLIVER WARBUCKS: Adult Male, the daunting millionaire who made his fortune during World War 1 as an industrialist.  A self-assured, confident man who is charmed by Annie’s kindness and optimism.  Seeking strong Actor, Dancer, Singer with a commanding presence.
  • ROOSTER: Adult Male, Miss Hannigan’s swindling brother and con man who disguises himself as Ralph Mudge in an attempt to collect Warbucks’ reward money. Seeking strong Actor, Singer, Dancer with natural comedic timing.
  • LILY: Adult Female, Rooster Hannigan’s featherbrained girlfriend who disguises herself as Shirley Mudge in an attempt to collect Warbucks’ reward money.  Seeking strong Actor, Singer, Dancer, with strong comedic timing.
  • THE ORPHANS: Female, to portray ages 6-13, gritty girls who are neglected and vulnerable yet still honest, loveable, and mischievous.  Seeking Actor, Singer, Dancers to play [MOLLY] the youngest and smallest, [PEPPER] the toughest, [DUFFY] the tallest, [JULY] the quietest, [TESSIE] the sensitive one, [KATE] the second youngest.
  • STAR-TO-BE: Adult/Teen Female. A glamorous diva newly arrived to New York City, determined to be a Star. Seeking a powerhouse belter with commanding presence.
  • ENSEMBLE: A group of Adults, Teens, and children to play a wide variety of characters and features including [OFFICER WARD], [BERT HEALY], [MISTER BUNDLES], featured servants, and [PRESIDENT FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT]. Seeking STRONG Dancer, Singer, Actors with versatile singing and acting ability who will cover principal roles

ROALD DAHL’S MATILDA THE MUSICAL
Book: Dennis Kelly
Music & Lyrics: Tim Minchin
From the novel by: Roald Dahl

Directed by: Nate Bertone
Choreographed by: Diane Lala

Broadway’s biggest little hero, Matilda, is an extraordinary little girl with a vivid imagination. Unloved by her cruel parents, Matilda is armed with astonishing wit, intelligence and mysterious powers. At school, she catches the eye of her sweet schoolteacher, Miss Honey, but also the mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, who loves to think of clever ways to punish children. Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other and together they dare to take a stand against Miss Trunchbull to change their destiny.

Rehearsals: March 21 – April 18, 2020 (No rehearsal April 10, 11, 12)
Mon – Thus: 6:30-9:30 PM, Sat: 10AM – 4PM

Tech in the Taft Theatre: April 22 – 24
(Daytime/Evening)

Performances: April 25 – May 4, 2020
Morning and Afternoon performances during school days. Afternoon and evening performances Friday-Sunday. 

SEEKING THE FOLLOWING:

  • MATILDA: Young Female to portray age range 6 to 10, An imaginative girl who is clever and wise far beyond her years. She has a thirst for learning that cannot be quenched. Seeking confident Actor, Singer, Mover.
  • MISS AGATHA TRUNCHBULL:  Adult Male, the tyrannical headmistress at Matilda’s school who despises children. Seeking strong Actor, Singer, Mover. Tumbling/Trampoline experience a plus! Seeking understudy ONLY.
  • MISS HONEY: Adult Female, Matilda’s kind-hearted teacher, she is tired of living under fear of Miss Trunchbull.  Seeking strong Actor, Singer.
  • WORMWOOD: Adult Male, Matilda’s un-caring father, a slimy, greedy used-car salesman. Seeking strong Actor, Singer with great comedic abilities.
  • MRS. WORMWOOD:  Adult Female, Matilda’s self-absorbed, negligent mother and an amateur ballroom dancer.  Seeking strong Actor, Singer, and Dancer.
  • MICHAEL WORMOOD:  Teen Male, Matilda’s older brother, who is not very bright and favored by their parents.  Seeking strong Singer, Actor.
  • BRUCE:  Young Male to portray age 7 to 14, Matilda’s classmate, he is subject to extreme punishment by Miss Trunchbull.  Seeking strong Singer, Actor, Dancer.
  • LAVENDER:  Young Female to portray age 7 to 10, Matilda’s classmate and friend.  Seeking strong Singer, Actor, Dancer.
  • MRS. PHELPS:  Adult Female, a nice librarian who loves listening to Matilda’s stories.  Seeking strong actress.  Seeking understudy ONLY.
  • THE ESCAPOLOGIST:  Adult Male, A character in a story Matilda tells Mrs. Phelps who comes to life in their imagination. Seeking strong Actor, Singer. 
  • THE ACROBAT: Adult Female, A character in a story Matilda tells Mrs. Phelps who comes to life in their imagination. Seeking strong Singer, Actor, Dancer with acrobat abilities.
  • RUDOLPHO: Adult Male, Mrs. Wormwood’s ballroom dance partner. Seeking strong Actor, Singer, Dancer.
  • ENSEMBLE: A group of Adults, Teens, and children to play a wide variety of characters and features including parents, students, and understudy principal roles.  Seeking extremely strong and versatile Dancer, Singer, Actors. Tumbling ability a HUGE plus!

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Education Director Sought by The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati

TCTC_new logoEDUCATION DIRECTOR (FULL-TIME)

Organizational Overview:
TCT’s mission is to educate, entertain and engage audiences of all ages through professional theatrical productions and arts education programming.  We fulfill our mission through three primary programs:

  • TCT MainStage at the Taft Theatre – We welcome over 102,000 children, teachers, and family members from across the Tri-State, to one of our four family-friendly and professional musical theater productions at the historic Taft.
  • TCT On Tour – We see over 83,000 children and their families at one of our touring performances or during an arts-integration workshop or residency.
  • TCT Academy – Over 1,200 children will be provided fine arts instruction, including the group that participates in the four-week summer NKU STAR Intensive, or three-week STAR Red Bank program, where we offer professional musical theatre training to some of the region’s most talented youth.

Vision: To awaken a lifelong love of theatre in children and the young at heart.

Core Beliefs:

  • We believe in the power of theatre to enrich lives and create deeper understandings of people, cultures, and perspectives.
  • We believe that our audiences deserve high quality experiences that are rich with wonder, honesty, compassion, joy, and wisdom.
  • We believe that the arts and education are not mutually exclusive.
  • We believe that the art we create must respect the diversity of our community.
  • We believe in the power of integrated arts education to enrich our lives and our communities.

Position Overview: 

The Education Director assists the organization in fulfilling its mission of educating, entertaining and engaging audiences of all ages through professional theatrical productions and arts education programming.  The Education Director is a member of TCT’s Resident Artist Company and coordinates all elements of TCT’s Education Department with the assistance from members of the Education Team.  The Education Director directly supports and upholds the integrity of Producing Artistic Director’s vision for the organization’s Education Department.

Education Department
The Education Department consists of the following programs: TCT Academy’s Class Sessions, Private Lessons, Summer Camps, The STAR Program, The JumpStart Theatre Program, Workshops, Study Guides for all Touring and MainStage Productions, Podcasts, TCT’s Summer Stage, and future TVYA (Theatre for the Very Young) Programming.

Reports and Reporting
The Education Director of The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati directly reports to the Managing Director & CEO with all artistic decisions pertaining to creative programming supervised by and collaborated on with the Producing Artistic Director.  The following positions report directly to the Education Director: The TCT Academy Manager, Resident Workshop/Teaching Artists, and the Resident Playwright/Workshop Artist. The STAR Program Manager reports directly to the Education Director in matters related to STAR but co-reports to the Producing Artistic Director in matters related to this role’s administrative duties as an Executive Assistant. All contracted teachers within the academy will be supervised by the TCT Academy Manager but hired at the discretion of the Education Director and the Artistic Director.

Responsibilities:

The Education Director’s duties include but are not limited to: 

  • Overseeing all Education Department Personnel, including part-time teaching or workshop artists
  • Working closely with the Finance Director, the Managing Director & CEO, and the Producing Artistic Director to create the operating budget for the Education Department
  • Conducting monthly budgetary tracking and reporting, including current financial results and budget performance forecasting
  • Observing teaching artists and providing feedback
  • Overseeing development of new Academy programs and the growth of future TVYA programming
  • Developing and implementing TCT Academy curricula and policies in collaboration with TCT Education staff; Determining what classes the Academy will offer and, in collaboration with Teaching Artists, develop guidelines for workshops and classes
  • Supporting the TCT Academy Manager with day-to-day administrative needs of the Academy, including communication with parents, assist customers with class selection, organizing culminating class showcases; Resolve and troubleshoot student, parent and teacher problems or complaints
  • Working with the Education Team and Marketing Department to write class description copy for TCT Academy fliers and other marketing materials. Collaborate with the Marketing Team and the Producing Artistic Director for layout and aesthetic for any publicity materials
  • Working collaboratively with the STAR Program Manager, Associate Artistic Director and the Producing Artist Director on the development of STAR Program content
  • Working with the Development Manager to execute the JumpStart Theatre program’s administrative needs
  • Hiring and supervising JumpStart Theatre Program mentors
  • Assisting with school selection for the JumpStart Theatre Program
  • Performing other duties as assigned to support TCT’s mission 

Ideal and Minimum Qualifications: 

  • A Master’s or a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre Education or related field, or equivalent work experience with Theatre Education (3+ years experience teaching and supervising an established performing arts training academy preferred)
  • Broad understanding of all aspects of theatre education with specific knowledge of developmental and education theories and the impact theatre has on youth
  • Demonstrated skills in creating and maintaining budgets
  • Collaborate with a tight-knit, mission-oriented, and dedicated staff
  • Working knowledge of PC and Mac-based productivity software and familiarity with industry standard theatrical software.
  • Prior experience leading a team in a dynamic environment
  • Excellent problem solving and communication skills, both written and oral are imperative
  • Experience building innovative educational programs and performance opportunities for young professionals
  • Patient, likable, and a strong mentor to young artists
  • Ability to build and maintain a top-class performing arts academy
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate the needs for TCT Academy, TCT Workshops, Study Guides, the JumpStart Program, and additional educational materials
  • Able to maintain a flexible work schedule, which may include irregular and extended working hours 

Salary Range and Benefits: 

  • Annual Salary Range: $44,000-58,000 based on experience
  • Relocation stipend available
  • Health, vision and dental benefits available, partially subsidized by employer contributions, after a waiting period
  • 403(b) retirement plan participation available with eligibility for an employer match after one year of credited service
  • Generous PTO based on years of service
  • Generous paid holiday schedule
  • Artistic outlets are available for candidates whose skillset could add to TCT in areas outside of the Education Department: Directing, Scenic or Costume Design, for example 

How to Apply: 

  • TCT is committed to dismantling structures which may prevent ANYONE from applying for employment with us.
  • Please submit by any means that you would like (Cover letter, video, video letter, resume, portfolio, etc.). It is important to submit whatever best represents you and your work. Include and highlight any skills or experiences you think would be most crucial to this position. Letters of recommendation and/or professional references are welcome. You may submit via email to: submissions@tctcincinnati.com, Subject line: EDUCATION DIRECTOR SUBMISSION
  • Application deadline: July 15, 2019
  • Ideal Start Date: August 19, 2019

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