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Job Title: LECTURER in Performance Practice
Company Name: MIT | Music and Theater Arts
Location: Cambridge, MA United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 12/09/2022
Expire Date: 02/09/2023
Job Categories: Arts, Entertainment, and Media
Job Description
LECTURER in Performance Practice
The program in Theater Arts at MIT seeks candidates for up to three full-time Lecturers to join its interdisciplinary program in performance practice. Lecturers teach six courses per year, which may include Introduction to Acting, Motion Theater, Acting Techniques and Styles, Voice and Speech, and other performance-related course offerings such as Acting with Cameras, Fundamentals of Directing, Performance Media, or Script Analysis. Lecturers may also mentor independent student projects, direct and/or facilitate student productions and workshops, and are encouraged broadly to participate in the ongoing development of new course offerings, and in evolving new artistic, social, and scholarly initiatives.
Qualifications & Requirements
MFA, PhD, and/or extensive and equivalent professional experience required. Minimum two years experience teaching in higher education or conservatory environments and/or extensive instructional experience in alternative settings. The program in Theater Arts is as committed to new works as to new ways of working. Artist-educators are supported in bringing culture-conscious, collaborative, and flexible approaches to fostering inclusive classroom, production, and studio environments. As expansive practitioners in performance, candidates with a fluency in multiple traditions, techniques, and approaches to contemporary performance practices are especially sought. Other areas of valued expertise may include approaches to performance that center social justice, alternative dramaturgies, playwriting, choreography, dance and dance theater, live art performance, music theater, interactive design, etc.
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Company Name: MIT | Music and Theater Arts
Contact Email:talect_search@mit.edu
Company Description:
Situated within the Music and Theater Arts section of the School of Humanities Arts and Social Sciences at MIT, the program in Theater Arts offers an array of courses and experiences in support of the Bachelor of Science Major, Minor, and Concentration in Theater Arts. As part of a vibrant interdisciplinary arts community at MIT, the program in Theater Arts annually presents publicly attended performances, workshops, readings, lectures, exhibitions and creative residencies. In AY2018/19, for example, there were two fully-produced student productions, one student-led workshop, a mini festival of student play readings, a professional play development workshop, a three-day screening series with symposia, a faculty-led dance concert, a faculty-led cabaret performance and an end of semester design exhibition. Additionally, MIT Performing and MIT Sounding, produced by the Center for Art Science and Technology, produced four creative residencies with public presentations, two conceptual concerts, and presented three fully produced guest performances. More about MIT Performing here: https://arts.mit.edu/cast/performances/. More about the program in Theater Arts here: https://mta.mit.edu/theater-arts.
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