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Hanifl Performing Arts Center (Children's Performing Arts & Lakeshore Players Theatre)

Teaching Artist / Featured Performer: Fame the Musical

Location: MN - Twin Cities Metro
Type: Contract / Freelance
Category: Actor / performer
Deadline: June 25, 2021

City: White Bear Lake, MN
Stipend: $200
Website: https://www.lakeshoreplayers.org/hanifl
Is this a remote / work from home position?: No, this is a site-based position

Job description

Children’s Performing Arts and Lakeshore Players Theatre are seeking a seasoned teaching artist for Fame, our first joint production at the Hanifl Performing Arts Center.

Teaching artists in this production will perform a role in the show as well as collaborate with the creative team to provide support and instruction to the young cast members, aged 14 to 18. This will include:
-polishing dance numbers,
-providing actor coaching
-participating in a Q&A with the cast about performing theatre as an adult or making a career in theater

Roles Available to be Performed:
-Miss Esther Sherman – A strict, old-fashioned and academic English teacher who loves her students, despite the fact that she comes down hard on them. Vocal range top: E5. Vocal range bottom: F3.
-Ms. Greta Bell – A dance teacher who likes different styles of dance and is “protective” of the students. Vocal range top: E5, Vocal range bottom: A3
-Mr. Myers – The drama teacher. Is a “father-figure” to Joe and is encouraging the students.
-Mr. Sheinkopf – German Music tutor who loves classical music but does not like “rock and roll.”

Qualifications or requirements

-Experience working as a teaching artist with students ages 14-18
-Ability to effectively coach and polish both beginning and intermediate performers
-Strong sense of collaboration and excellent communication skills
-Commitment to fostering both artistic expression and leadership skills in students


Rehearsal Dates & Times: June 29th-August 8th, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-8:30 on the outdoor stage at the Hanifl Performing Arts Center in White Bear Lake. Teaching Artists will be called 4-5 hours a week, until tech week August 8-11, when they will be called every night from 5:00-9:00PM.

Performance Dates & Times:
-Thurs. August 12th-6:30PM
-Fri. August 13th- 6:30PM
-Sat. August 14th- 6:30PM
-Sun. August 15th- 6:30PM
-Tues. August 17th (possible rain-out date): 6:30PM
-Thurs. August 19th- 6:30PM
-Fri. August 20th- 6:30PM
-Sat. August 21st- 6:30PM
-Sun. August 22nd- 6:30PM

Performance Location(s): Northern Lights Outdoor Stage at the Hanifl Performing Arts Center

Compensation: $200 Stipend

How to apply

Please submit a headshot, résumé, three references, and any conflicts between June 29th-August 22nd to maddier@childrensperformingartsmn.org by Friday June 25th at 5PM.