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1  TPS Message Boards (requires ID & Password to post) / Classes & Workshops / Free Scene Study Lab @ Theatre Battery on: June 08, 2018, 02:20:22 PM
Theatre Battery Actors Lab:
Free-Admission Summer Scene Study Course


Class Dates: July 21st, 22nd, 28th, 29th, August 4th, 5th
10am - 2pm
APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 1st, 2018

Theatre Battery in Kent, WA is seeking Puget Sound area actors to join a new scene study lab running weekends in July and August at Kent Station. The goal is to provide an accessible space in Kent for actors to conduct targeted character and scene exploration, with feedback provided by colleagues and guests.

Scenes will be drawn from plays and television, assignments given prior to the course in consultation with each actor. Over the three week workshop, actors grouped into pairs will work in front of the class once each weekend and have the option to book time in the space for private work or tutorials. Each session will consist of a short group exercise or warmup, three scenes worked for an hour each, and a closing discussion about craft topics that emerged in the scene study.

The Lab will be moderated by Logan Ellis (Theatre Battery Artistic Director, Yale MFA Director) and Joshua Hamilton (University of Florida MFA Actor), with guest teaching artists joining each weekend in a master class format.

Participation is free, with 12 applicants being admitted to act in the lab. The selected class will come from a diverse range of backgrounds, identities, and experience levels; all interested actors are encouraged to apply, or email to inquire further. Both students and professional actors will be represented in the lab. It is ideal that applicants are available to attend all six lab sessions. All sessions will be open to outside observers and the public.

To apply, email theatrebattery@gmail.com with a headshot and resume, as well as a statement of your goals for using the resources and community of the workshop in your development.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sunday, July 1st, 2018
2  TPS Message Boards (requires ID & Password to post) / Employment / 2018 Summer Internships -- Theatre Battery on: June 08, 2018, 02:17:07 PM
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
Theatre Battery 2018 Summer Internships
Contact: Theatrebattery@gmail.com
Website: Theatrebattery.org


Theatre Battery of Kent, WA is now seeking applicants for the 2018 Summer Internship program. High School and College students in the South King County area are invited to apply by June 18th, 2018.

Company Mission: THEATRE BATTERY produces experimental plays for the suburban community of Kent, Washington. We aim to nurture our audience's understanding of the connection between theatre and relevant social issues through the presentation of contemporary works in nontraditional settings. As Kent's only source of theatre operating outside of an educational institution, Theatre Battery tasks local artists to create socially testing and unapologetic work that ignites the community.

Program Mission: To train young prospective theatre makers growing within the high school and community college programs of South King County so that they can go on to work professionally at Theatre Battery and other organizations, develop leadership, community engagement, customer service, artistic process, and construction skills, and provide a fulfilling summer experience building a new play at the professional level.

Ideal Applicants: High School and College students in the Puget Sound area, with special preference to South King County students. The program is ideal for students interested to learn about theatre, event planning, and non-profit management. Individuals who have completed at least their sophomore year in high school are preferred, but exceptions can be made for outstanding applicants. No specific experience or GPA is required, but applicants should demonstrate maturity, work ethic, and professionalism through their written materials and interview. Theatre Battery is committed to hiring and advancing people from diverse backgrounds, races, ethnicities, religions, national origins, gender identities and expressions, sexual orientations, socio-economic classes, and disabilities.

Program Structure: For 2018, all Summer Interns will contribute to the Mainstage Workshop Production of #nowall by Benjamin Benne, SLEEP IS FOR THE WEAK V: A 24-Hour Play Festival, and the Battery Powered Series of Staged Readings. Each selected Summer Intern will be provided a set of production assignments built around their specific interests and needs. Though it is possible to focus in one production area, it is recommended that participants experience multiple departments within the organization.

Available assignments include:

-Assistant to the Artistic Director
-Assistant Scenic/Props Design and Construction
-Assistant Costume Design and Construction
-House and Box Office management
-Sound/Light Board operations
-Stage Run Crew and Backstage Management
-Assistant Directing
-Assistant Dramaturgy

Dates: Summer Interns will be invited to begin pre-production work on July 1st, with rehearsal tasks starting July 24th and performance tasks starting on August 16th. The production will close by September 8th. Exact dates of work subject to availability.

Hours: 10 - 20 hours per week

Stipend Compensation: $300 for the full summer, or $100 per month worked

To Apply: Email theatrebattery@gmail.com with "Summer Internship" in the subject line, and attach a cover letter that discusses your interest in theatre, Theatre Battery, and the specific elements of production that you would like to work on. Select applicants will be invited to interview with the production team, either in person or over Skype. Feel free to email us with questions prior to applying -- we are happy to provide more information and consult with you.

Application Deadline: Monday, June 18th, 2018 @ Midnight
3  TPS Message Boards (requires ID & Password to post) / Employment / Seeking New Play Artists -- Theatre Battery's SLEEP IS FOR THE WEAK V on: June 08, 2018, 02:14:36 PM
Theatre Battery is accepting artist applications for SLEEP IS FOR THE WEAK V: A 24-Hour New Play Festival, performing on July 14th, 2018. Local playwrights, actors, directors, composers, and choreographers are encouraged to apply. The project will present on Theatre Battery’s adapted stage at Kent Station.

SLEEP IS FOR THE WEAK identifies determined voices and builds networks among new play artists in the Puget Sound region, with a particular emphasis on introducing emerging playwrights to directors and actors. The time limit, production challenge scenarios, and randomized creative teams provide an instant canvas on which to take risks and build trust between otherwise unlikely collaborators. The resulting performance is a singular and sleep deprived expression of Theatre Battery's community.

Approximately 40 selected applicants will be grouped by drawing into 5 - 6 teams at the start of the festival. Each team will face a special challenge that will diversify their piece in structure from the rest of the program. Four to five short plays will be produced. Past challenges have included pieces performed without the use of spoken language, solo performances, and plays written without the use of stage directions. One group will create an original ten-minute musical, for which a composer, choreographer, and musicians will be provided. Other surprise challenge conditions will be introduced.

PERTINENT DATES:

Monday, July 2nd:
5pm Application Deadline (All Disciplines)

Saturday, July 7th:
Selected Participants Announced

Friday, July 13th:
6:30pm Kick-off Reception and Selection of collaborative teams
8pm Playwrights/Composer commence writing

Saturday, July 14th:
7am Playwrights complete work and meet with Directors
8am Rehearsals begin with Directors and Actors
6pm Technical Rehearsal
8pm Performance & Closing Reception

TO APPLY:
Email submissions and inquiries to theatrebattery@gmail.com with the following:

ACTORS: Resume, Headshot, and link to a recent audition, taped monologue, or song. Please note if you have experience with drag performance, clown, puppetry, and/or musical theatre. Actors not listing Musical Theatre experience or providing a singing audition will not be considered available for casting in the musical.

PLAYWRIGHTS: Brief cover letter, resume, and representative script sample lasting no longer than 10 pages.

COMPOSERS: Brief cover letter, resume, and representative audio sample of one of your compositions. All styles and training backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

DIRECTORS/CHOREOGRAPHERS: Brief Cover letter and Resume.

Artists of all ages, types, gender identities, ethnicities, races, sexual orientations, religions, and disabilities are encouraged to apply for all positions.

All festival events hosted in downtown Kent. Travel stipends will be awarded as requested and based on need. Housing available in Kent for duration of the festival. Free parking; carpools arranged. Food provided throughout.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, July 2nd @ 5pm

@theatrebattery
Theatrebattery.org
Facebook.com/theatrebattery
Theatrebattery@gmail.com
4  TPS Message Boards (requires ID & Password to post) / Employment / Theatre Battery Summer Internships on: May 09, 2017, 11:18:24 AM
Theatre Battery is accepting applications from High School students, College students, and emerging theatre makers to join the company as stipended interns for the 2017 production of WE ARE PUSSY RIOT OR EVERYTHING IS P.R. The mission of the program is to provide young South King County residents with an opportunity to develop professional skills in arts management, customer service, community engagement, social justice work, theatrical design, and creative leadership. Interns will serve as assistants to members of the creative team (including designers, dramaturg, and director) while participating in select administrative roles.

Applications and inquiries are due by email to theatrebattery@gmail.com by May 15th, 2017. For more information and application requirements, visit http://www.theatrebattery.org/.

Thank you!
5  TPS Message Boards (requires ID & Password to post) / Employment / New Play and Musical Theatre artists: Apply to SLEEP IS FOR THE WEAK IV on: October 28, 2016, 12:18:49 PM
Theatre Battery is accepting artist applications for SLEEP IS FOR THE WEAK IV: A 24-Hour New Play Festival, performing on December 17th, 2016. Local playwrights, actors, directors, composers, and choreographers are encouraged to apply. The project will present on Theatre Battery’s adapted stage at Kent Station.

SLEEP IS FOR THE WEAK identifies determined voices and builds networks among new play artists in the Puget Sound region, with a particular emphasis on introducing emerging playwrights to directors and actors. The time limit, production challenge scenarios, and randomized creative teams provide an instant canvas on which to take risks and build trust between otherwise unlikely collaborators. The resulting performance is a singular and sleep deprived expression of Theatre Battery's community.

Approximately 40 selected applicants will be grouped by drawing into 5 - 6 teams at the start of the festival. Each team will face a special challenge that will diversify their piece in structure from the rest of the program. Four to five short plays will be produced. Past challenges have included pieces performed without the use of spoken language, solo performances, and plays written without the use of stage directions. One group will create an original ten-minute musical, for which a composer, choreographer, and musicians will be provided. Other surprise challenge conditions will be introduced.

PERTINENT DATES:

Saturday, November 19th:
5pm Application Deadline (All Disciplines)

Saturday, November 26th:
Selected Participants Announced

Friday, December 16th:
6:30pm Kick-off Reception and Selection of collaborative teams
8pm Playwrights/Composer commence writing

Saturday, December 17th:
7am Playwrights complete work and meet with Directors
8am Rehearsals begin with Directors and Actors
6pm Technical Rehearsal
8pm Performance & Closing Reception

TO APPLY:
Email submissions and inquiries to theatrebattery@gmail.com with the following:

ACTORS: Resume, Headshot, and link to a recent audition, taped monologue, or song. Please note if you have experience with drag performance, clown, puppetry, and/or musical theatre. Actors not listing Musical Theatre experience or providing a singing audition will not be considered available for casting in the musical.
PLAYWRIGHTS: Brief cover letter, resume, and representative script sample lasting no longer than 10 pages.
COMPOSERS: Brief cover letter, resume, and representative audio sample of one of your compositions. All styles and training backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
DIRECTORS/CHOREOGRAPHERS: Brief Cover letter and Resume.

Artists of all ages, types, gender identities, ethnicities, races, sexual orientations, religions, disabilities, etc. are encouraged to apply for all positions.

All festival events hosted in downtown Kent. Travel stipends will be awarded as requested and based on need. Housing available in Kent for duration of the festival. Free parking; carpools arranged. Food provided throughout.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Saturday, November 19th @ 5pm


@theatrebattery
Theatrebattery.org
Facebook.com/theatrebattery
Theatrebattery@gmail.com
6  TPS Message Boards (requires ID & Password to post) / Project Promotion / HOODED OR BEING BLACK FOR DUMMIES Industry Comps @ Theatre Battery on: August 16, 2016, 11:44:46 AM
Theatre Battery is inviting Puget Sound theatre professionals to see HOODED OR BEING BLACK FOR DUMMIES during preview performances on Thursday, August 25th and Friday, August 26th at 8pm. Playwright Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm will be in residency from DC and would love to meet local artists and representatives from other theatre companies in our region. Tearrance is a current resident at the Kennedy Center and will be attending Juilliard this fall, so this is a great opportunity to attract him to the Puget Sound scene as he emerges into national view.

To reserve complimentary seats for either preview, visit theatrebattery.strangertickets.com OR (in the event that all online tickets are reserved) email us at theatrebattery@gmail.com.

Plot Summary:
Marquis and Tru are both fourteen-year-old black boys, but they exist in two totally different worlds. Marquis is a republican prep-schooler living in the affluent white suburb of Achievement Heights, while Tru is a street savvy rap artist from deep within the inner city of Baltimore. Their paths cross one day in a holding cell, where Tru decides that Marquis has lost his “blackness.” As professor and reluctant student, they confront ignorance and traverse the gap between 2pac and Nietzsche.

Featuring: Kathryn Bogley, Andre Brown, Richard Sean Glen, Caitlin Macy-Beckwith, Mic Montgomery, Jason Sharp, Anthony Lee Simmons, Miriam BC Tobin

Creative Team: Logan Ellis, Regina Victoria Fields, Charles Hawkins, Armand Hopkins, Scott Keva James, Kait Mahoney, Lindsey Morck, Amber Parker, Nicholas Ponting, Tiana Ross, Kathryn Stewart

HOODED is presented with Radical Hospitality ticketing, meaning that no one will be charged to attend a performance. A concept championed by the Mixed Blood in Minneapolis, Radical Hospitality aims to make professional theatre accessible to all members of a community. Support from The Biller Family Foundation, Kent Station, 4culture, and individual donors has made this initiative possible for Theatre Battery.

theatrebattery.org
facebook.com/theatrebattery
theatrebattery.strangertickets.com
theatrebattery@gmail.com
7  TPS Message Boards (requires ID & Password to post) / Employment / Interviewing Designers for Theatre Battery's HOODED OR BEING BLACK FOR DUMMIES on: May 25, 2016, 09:34:17 AM
Theatre Battery in Kent is interviewing designers for our summer production of HOODED OR BEING BLACK FOR DUMMIES by Tearrance Chisholm. Positions are still open in Scenic Design, Costume Design, Lighting Design, Sound Design, and Projection Design. Designers of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Summary:
Marquis and Tru are both fourteen-year-old black boys, but they exist in two totally different worlds. Marquis is a republican prep-schooler living in the affluent white suburb of Achievement Heights, while Tru is a street savvy rap artist from deep within the inner city of Baltimore. Their paths cross one day in a holding cell, where Tru decides that Marquis has lost his blackness. As professor and reluctant student, they confront white ignorance and wrestle to define the philosophy of African-American youth.

Production Dates:
Theatre Construction/Design Build: July 10th to July 24th
First Rehearsal: July 28th
Tech: August 20th & 21st
Previews: August 23rd & 24th
Opening: August 25th
Closing: September 10th
Ext. Closing: September 17th

Stipend:
$400 per designer

Application Instructions:
Email Theatrebattery@gmail.com with your design resume and note the position for which you are applying. Also note when you will be best available for an interview.

Other Info:
Designers of color and emerging designers are encouraged to apply. No application deadline: Positions will be open until filled.

Playwright Tearrance Chisholm will be joining Theatre Battery in residence for the production -- this is an opportunity to work on a play in development.

Theatre Battery produces contemporary American plays that
specifically address a multicultural suburban audience. We construct
original theatre spaces for each production that fill vacant
storefronts of the downtown area, using partnerships with the local
businesses of Kent.

theatrebattery@gmail.com
theatrebattery.com
Facebook.com/theatrebattery
8  TPS Message Boards (requires ID & Password to post) / Employment / Theatre Battery seeks script submissions: Battery Powered Series on: May 09, 2016, 01:00:58 PM
Theatre Battery of Kent, WA seeks to fill two to three developmental workshop slots for unproduced full-length plays/musicals in August and September of 2016. Puget Sound area playwrights of all backgrounds and in any stage of career development are encouraged to apply.

It is expected that playwrights will be local (Puget Sound area), engaged in the rehearsal and workshop process, and interested in supporting the other playwrights. Please submit projects that you intend to actively work on during the workshop period. Participation in Battery Powered will include a welcome/networking meeting, a limited number of rehearsals, one or two public readings (depending on the needs of the play), and a post-reading meeting to discuss the future of the project.

The staged readings for the public will occur within the run of Hooded or Being Black for Dummies, August 28- September 10. Exact schedule will be determined based on the needs of the play, your preferred schedule, and that of your team.

There is no limitation to subject matter, style, theme, cast size, or cast type, but it must be a work that you would describe as “full length.” Musical submissions will be accepted. Theatre Battery takes responsibility for hiring Directors and Actors, but please indicate in your cover letter if there are individuals with whom you are specifically interested to collaborate.

To apply, please email theatrebattery@gmail.com with your current draft of the script and a cover letter that provides a brief summary of your past work, what you hope to accomplish in the workshop process, and what your schedule looks like for the months of August and September. The submission deadline is May 31 at 5pm. Selected works will be announced on June 5.

Theatre Battery produces contemporary American plays that specifically address a multicultural suburban audience. We construct original theatre spaces for each production that fill vacant storefronts in the downtown area, using partnerships with the local business of Kent.

Theatrebattery.org
facebook.com/theatrebattery
theatrebattery@gmail.com
9  TPS Message Boards (requires ID & Password to post) / Employment / Seeking Director ASAP on: December 09, 2015, 09:03:14 PM
Theatre Battery's SLEEP IS FOR THE WEAK III: a 24-hour Play Festival has one directing position still open for this weekend. Puget Sound directors of all backgrounds are encouraged to write to us ASAP at theatrebattery@gmail.com, if available for the dates below. No pay, but travel stipends available and food provided throughout the festival. All events hosted at Kent Station in downtown Kent. More info on the event available at theatrebattery.com. Thank you for your consideration!

Pertinent Dates:

Friday, December 11th:
6:30pm Kick-off Reception and Selection of Collaborative Teams
8pm Playwrights commence writing

Saturday, December 12th:
7am Playwrights complete work and meet with Directors
8am Rehearsals begin with Directors and Actors
6pm Tech Rehearsal
8pm Performance & Closing Reception

Contact:
Theatrebattery@gmail.com
Attn: Logan Ellis
10  TPS Message Boards (requires ID & Password to post) / Employment / Playwrights, Directors, Composers, Choreographers -- Join SLEEP IS FOR THE WEAK on: November 16, 2015, 01:37:06 PM
THEATRE BATTERY of KENT is mounting SLEEP IS FOR THE WEAK III: A 24-Hour New Play Festival on December 12th, 2015. The company is now accepting applications for Playwrights, Directors, Composers, and Choreographers of all backgrounds to participate in this exhibition. The project will present on Theatre Battery’s adapted stage at KENT STATION.

Now in its third year of occurrence, SLEEP IS FOR THE WEAK connects local playwrights, directors, and actors with one another and exposes the products of unlikely and diverse partnerships. Like last year, SIFTW3 will introduce extreme challenges constructed to encourage risks. Included among new prompts will be the return of the production of an original ten-minute musical, for which a composer and choreographer will be required.

PERTINENT DATES:

Tuesday, December 1st:
5pm Application Deadline (All Disciplines)

Friday, December 11th:
6:30pm Kick-off Reception and Selection of collaborative teams
8pm Playwrights/Composer commence writing

Saturday, December 12th:
7am Playwrights complete work and meet with Directors
8am Rehearsals begin with Directors and Actors
6pm Tech Rehearsal
8pm Performance & Closing Reception

TO APPLY:
Email submissions and inquiries to theatrebattery@gmail.com with the following:

PLAYWRIGHTS: Cover letter, resume, and representative script sample lasting no longer than 10 pages.
COMPOSERS: Cover letter, resume, and representative audio sample of one of your compositions. All styles and training backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
DIRECTORS/CHOREOGRAPHERS: Cover Letter and Resume.

Artists of all ages, genders, ethnicities, races, sexual orientations, disabilities, etc. are encouraged to apply.

COMPENSATION: No payment, but travel stipends awarded based on need. Housing available. Food provided throughout the event.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Tuesday, December 1st @ 5pm
11  TPS Message Boards (requires ID & Password to post) / Project Promotion / Theatre Battery's A MAZE Extends for two FREE performances on: August 03, 2015, 04:13:14 PM
As an experiment in Radical Hospitality, Theatre Battery's Northwest Premiere of A MAZE by Rob Handel will extend for two special performances that do not charge admission to any audience member. On Thursday, August 6th and Friday, August 7th at 8pm, no one will be turned away for lack of funds from the theatre's doors at Kent Station.

This initiative has been made possible due to a group of anonymous donors and the generous support of Kent Station, who provides Theatre Battery with sponsored performance space. With the season's ticket sales goals met, Theatre Battery intends to remove all barriers of cost from any members of the public (or industry) that want to experience the work.

Tickets will be released at the door starting at 7pm on both performance nights, with house opening at 7:30pm and curtain at 8pm. Admission will be first come, first served, but our goal is to seat all who arrive on time. Questions? Email theatrebattery@gmail.com or call (206) 334-6046.

A MAZE by Rob Handel
Presenting a kaleidoscope of interlocking stories of art, addiction, and celebrity, A Maze is a new mystery. It's fragmented at first -- you have to allow things not to make sense and trust that all will be revealed. Two rock stars struggle to regain their art after rehab, a young kidnapping victim finds her voice on a reality talk show, and the King and Queen of a distant fairy tale protect their unborn heir.

Featuring: Caleb Cabrera, Marquicia Dominguez, Joshua Hamilton, Jonelle Jordan, Phillip Keiman, Kait Mahoney, Kia Pierce, Chris Shea

Creative Team: Barbara Cawley, Logan Ellis, Tiana Ross, Cassie Neiss, Brandon Estrella, Gianna Gargiulo, Lindsey Morck, Elizabeth Steele, Mary Wheaton, Rebecca White, Kathryn Stewart

Theatre Battery @ Kent Station
438 Ramsay Way, Suite 103
Kent, WA 98032

Theatrebattery.com
Facebook.com/theatrebattery
Theatrebattery@gmail.com
12  TPS Message Boards (requires ID & Password to post) / Employment / Seeking Full Length Script Submissions on: May 03, 2015, 06:43:09 PM
Theatre Battery of Kent, WA seeks to fill two developmental workshop slots for unproduced
full-length new plays/musicals in July of 2015. Puget Sound area playwrights of all backgrounds and
in any stage of career development are encouraged to apply.

Staged Readings for the public will occur on our mainstage within the
run of A MAZE, between July 18th and August 1st. Workshop hours
will be determined based on your preferred schedule and that of your
team.

There is no limitation to subject matter, style, theme, cast size, or
cast type, but it must be a work that you would describe as "full
length." Musical submissions will be accepted. Theatre Battery takes
responsibility for hiring Directors and Actors, but indicate in your
cover message if there are individuals with which you are specifically
interested to collaborate.

Email script submissions and inquiries to theatrebattery@gmail.com. Submission
Deadline is May 15th at 5pm. Selected works will be announced on
May 22nd.

Theatre Battery produces contemporary American plays that
specifically address a multicultural suburban audience. We construct
original theatre spaces for each production that fill vacant
storefronts of the downtown area, using partnerships with the local
businesses of Kent. Past playwrights in this series include Suzanne Bailie,
Lindsay Carpenter, and Kiki Penoyer.

theatrebattery@gmail.com
theatrebattery.com
Facebook.com/theatrebattery
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