Dramaturg

Part-Time
Posted 2 weeks ago

Empowering Women Through the Arts

Athena Project is currently seeking dramaturgs to join our artistic network!  Our virtual Read & Rant program combines the sharing of theatrical work with the wider public and the new play development aspects of our former Plays In Progress Series while also fostering collaboration between playwrights and dramaturgs. Think book club for plays!

Each month, we feature two new and unproduced scripts selected via lottery from a nationwide call for submissions. Guided by a dramaturg, we invite attendees to share constructive comments, thoughts, and affirmations in order to aid in the development process of the pieces.

Job Description

For each monthly virtual Read & Rant, we have a rotating cohort of three dramaturgs, two facilitating and one non-facilitating.

Facilitating Dramaturgs must be able to:

  • commit to both the month of Read & Rant and the month before
  • read all five scripts selected from our monthly submission lottery
  • attend a virtual cohort meeting the month before Read & Rant to decide which two will be featured
  • meet with the playwright they have been paired with via phone or Zoom call to discuss what the playwright would like to address with our Read & Rant attendees
  • moderate the discussion on the night of Read & Rant, ensuring the conversations stays on track and moving in productive directions

Non-Facilitating Dramaturgs must be able to:

  • commit to the month before Read & Rant
  • read all five scripts selected from our submission lottery
  • attend a virtual cohort meeting the month before Read & Rant to decide which two will be featured
  • compile and synthesize the feedback discussed during the cohort meeting to be distributed to the remaining three playwrights

All positions will receive an honorarium as compensation for their work broken down as follows:

  • $75/facilitating and non-facilitating dramaturgs
  • $100 for participation in the cohort and reading five scripts

We encourage dramaturgs from underrepresented groups to respond to this opportunity. We firmly believe in the power of art to connect communities and create empathy. We highly value the inherent power in the artistic voices of people of marginalized genders and the intersectional identities of our artists. At Athena Project, we want to ensure we’re creating an inclusive and welcoming home for dramaturgs of color, LGBTQ+ dramaturgs, disabled dramaturgs, dramaturgs of various socioeconomic and geographic backgrounds, and more. You and your work are important, and deserve to be honored.

Please apply if you are interested and we will set up a Zoom conversation.

Job Features

Compensation$75-$100

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