Status: Emerging Professional Resident
Compensation: $150/wk Stipend, Housing plus Utilities, Milwaukee Bus Pass or 50% contribution to parking costs
Deadline to Apply: Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Milwaukee Rep, a LORT theater located in the heart of Wisconsin’s largest metropolitan area, is currently seeking applicants for our Literary Resident as a part of our Career Training program. Our mission is to ignite positive changes in the cultural, social, and economic vitality of our community by creating world-class theater experiences that entertain, provoke, and inspire meaningful dialogue among an audience representative of Milwaukee’s rich diversity. It is important that our hiring practices reflect this commitment to diversity and we strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups.
Literary Residency: Position Summary
Milwaukee Rep’s Literary Residency offers first-hand experience in the day-to-day workings of a Literary and New Play Development office at one of the country’s foremost regional theaters. The Literary EPR will have the opportunity to build essential skills for running a literary office, interact and build relationships with artists, and shepherd new work. This position will work closely under the mentorship of the Literary Director and Associate Artistic Producer.
The Literary Resident will take part in:
As a member of the Literary and Artistic Departments, the Literary EPR will have the opportunity to attend some Artistic Meetings and All Staff related meetings, including Equity, Diversity and Inclusion training. The Literary EPR also will have the opportunity to work as Assistant Dramaturg to the Literary Director on at least one mainstage show. They will attend one out-of-state new play festival, pending COVID-19 status and protocols, and may have the opportunity to attend local and online new play events.
A successful candidate will have excellent writing, research, and verbal and written communication skills; be able to multitask and have a keen eye for detail; be a generous and thoughtful collaborator, a driven self-starter, and a curious and critical thinker; and bring kindness and professionalism to their work. The candidate should have an enthusiasm for the new play world and the American canon and be willing to learn more about the theatrical landscape. Great sense of humor a plus.
While we welcome candidates with an acting, directing, or playwriting background, this residency is devoted to work in the Literary office and is geared toward people who are primarily interested in careers in Literary Management, Dramaturgy, New Play Development, and/or Producing.
2021/22 Residency dates and schedule: This position starts Tuesday, September 7, 2021 and runs into early June 2022. The standard work week will be Monday through Friday, averaging 40-hour work weeks. Some evening and weekend work will be expected due to rehearsals, etc. with comp time offered whenever possible.
*Preference will be given to applications that include all supplementary materials that are received on or before June 15, 2021. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis thereafter until all positions are filled.
About Milwaukee Repertory Theater: Milwaukee Rep is the largest performing arts organization in Wisconsin welcoming 300,000 people at 700 performances of 15 productions a season at the Patty & Jay Baker Theater Complex featuring three unique performance venues – the Quadracci Powerhouse, Stiemke Studio and Stackner Cabaret, and utilizing the Pabst Theatre for the annual Christmas Carol. For over six decades, Milwaukee Rep has been a centerpiece of Milwaukee’s vibrant arts and cultural scene with productions ranging from Broadway musicals to Shakespeare to American Classics and New Works that are entertaining, inclusive and impactful. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Mark Clements and Executive Director Chad Bauman, Milwaukee Rep “ignites positive change in the cultural, social and economic vitality of our community by creating world-class theater experiences that entertain, provoke, and inspire meaningful dialogue among an audience representative of Milwaukee’s rich diversity.” Every season requires a team of dedicated, passionate and skilled people. Whether it be a 30+ year veteran employee or one who’s never experienced a Milwaukee winter before, everyone shares a common sense of purpose and determination that enables us to bring world-class theater to the stage.
To read more about Milwaukee Repertory Theater, please visit: www.MilwaukeeRep.com
To read more about Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s commitment to Equity, Diversity & Inclusion including our ED&I Vision of Success, please Click Here
Milwaukee Repertory Theater is committed to creating a culturally diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
General Qualifications for the EPR program:
- Demonstrated skills needed for chosen department
- Good communication skills
- Strong work ethic
- A level of maturity and self-sufficiency to work in a professional theater environment
- Consistently able to arrive on-time and and ready for work
- Initiative to embrace relevant learning opportunities
This application is intended for people applying to the Literary Residency at Milwaukee Repertory Theater for the 2021/22 Season. *Preference will be given to applications that include all supplementary materials that are received on or before June 15, 2021. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis thereafter until all positions are filled. In order to maintain an equitable process, everyone must apply online. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis thereafter until the residencies are filled. Any candidate who requires different accommodations to submit an online application should contact email@example.com
Offers for the upcoming season will be made by end of July or until filled. If you have questions about the Literary Residency, please email Milwaukee Rep Literary Director & Associate Artistic Producer, Deanie Vallone, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please pay attention to the following when it comes to completing your application
Application Materials Required
**Cover Letter, Letters of Recommendation, Professional References, and Writing/Dramaturgy samples should be included in a single Word Doc or PDF and uploaded as a single additional file.
1. Resume (.doc or .pdf)
2. Current headshot (.pdf)
3. Contact Information for Three (3) Professional References (.doc or .pdf) that can speak about your work in the American Theater
4. Cover Letter (.doc or .pdf) that answers the following questions:
5. Two (2) Letters of Recommendation (.doc or .pdf) *Note, Those who are writing your Letters of Recommendation should differ from your Professional References
6. Two (2) Writing/Dramaturgy Samples (.doc or .pdf) Writing/Dramaturgy samples can include: coverage of or critical response to a play/musical, program note or article, notes to a director or playwright, journalistic review of a theatrical performance, actor's/dramaturgy packet section, etc. Please limit each writing sample to 750 words.