Yes! And…Collaborative Arts Winter Sort of Thing gives kids the opportunity to be part of a full-length original musical production with professional theater artists! This program is for our participants in 5th-12th grade who have done Yes! And... programming previously. We begin in late September with weekly classes and workshops to introduce cast members to the process, the play and skills they will need. We move into the rehearsal process in Mid-November with rehearsals in evenings and on weekends through February.. The show will be performed at the Venice Island Performing Arts Center in Manayunk on February 22nd-25th, 2024!
Like all of our programs at Yes! And…, Winter Sort of Thing is focused on both the process and the product. We treat our young cast members with the same respect we would treat adult artists, while acknowledging their limits and always keeping their growth and development as people and collaborators a priority while making art with them. We focus on the needs and trajectories of each individual child, and work to create a challenging, fulfilling, and welcoming experience for every kid.
In the overall process, the director is responsible for directing, coaching, design and production consultation and execution, and teaching, as agreed upon between them and the company. With the Choreographer and Music Director, they will lead all rehearsals, as well as warm-ups, games, and skill sessions as needed throughout the process. They will collaborate with the design and production team, as well as the senior staff of YACA, to create schedules, strategize about educational goals, and ensure a cohesive and smooth production and process.
Yes! And…Collaborative Arts serves a group of kids with diverse backgrounds, identities, and needs. BIPOC and LGBTQ+ directors are highly encouraged to apply!
The typical schedule for this position is as follows:
Fall Classes and Workshops:
6:30PM-8:00PM, 1 day per week (Thursdays) for up to 8 weeks beginning September 28, 2023
1:00PM - 4:00PM, 3 weekend workshops on 10/7/2023, 10/21/23 and 11/4/23
Week of November 18, 2023 - February 16, 2024
Tuesday, Thursday 6:30 PM-8:30 PM*
Friday, 6:30 PM-9:00 PM,
Saturday 10:00 AM-3:00 PM
Production Meetings at agreed upon times meeting every other week in Nov/Dec, and then weekly in Jan/Feb.
*typically 1-2 weeknight rehearsals are reserved for choreography or music, where the director will not be required to attend. Each staff members’ availability is taken into account when scheduling.
Tech and performances at Venice Island Performing Arts Center:
Saturday, 2/17 9:00 AM-9:00 PM
Sunday, 2/18, 9:00 AM-9:00 PM
Monday, 2/19-Wednesday, 2/21, 4:30 PM-9:30 PM
Thursday, 2/22 4:30 PM-9:30 PM *Evening Performance
Friday, 2/23 4:30 PM- 9:30 PM *Evening Performance
Saturday, 2/24 11:30 PM-4:30 PM *Matinee Performance
Saturday, 2/24 5:30 PM-9:30 PM *Evening Performance
Sunday, 2/25 10:00 AM-7:00 PM *Group Reflection, Matinee Performance, Strike
For weekday classes/workshops individuals will be compensated $20 per hour, with a ½ hr. planning period compensated for $10
For rehearsals and performance the director will receive a stipend of $3,000.
This person will be considered an Employee of the Company and will have appropriate taxes and fees deducted from each paycheck. Payment is received on a bi-monthly basis (15th & 30th/31st). A pay schedule can be provided upon request.
To apply, send resumes to Sharese Salters at [email protected].