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Script Submissions

Seeking 2023 SparkFest Script Submissions:

SEEKING

Amphibian Stage (Kathleen Culebro, Artistic Director; Jay Duffer, co-Artistic Director) is pleased to accept script submissions from playwrights who are current members of the Dramatists Guild. Selected scripts will receive a 20-hour developmental workshop and staged reading at Amphibian Stage in June 2023 (exact schedule TBD). Playwrights will receive $500 plus airfare and housing during the development time in Fort Worth, TX.

Deadline for submissions is February 15, 2023. 

SCRIPT ELIGIBILITY

In order for a script to be eligible:

1. The author must still be developing and working on the  script.
2. The author must be available to join us for SparkFest 2023 during the development week (exact dates TBD).
3. The play may not have had more than one fully-staged production.
4. Only full-length plays accepted. No musicals will be considered.
5. Only one script per playwright.
6. Only 75 submissions will be accepted.
7. Preference will be given to MENASA (Middle Eastern/North African/South Asian) playwrights.

Deadline for submissions is February 15, 2023. 

ABOUT AMPHIBIAN STAGE:

Amphibian Stage is a non-profit theatre company founded in 2000 by three alumni of TCU’s Department of Theatre who strive to produce innovative and engaging theater that inspires new ideas, opens new doors, and increases our understanding of the vast world around us. Now in our twenty-second season, Amphibian has produced numerous groundbreaking and challenging plays (some regional premieres, other US or world premieres) that foster a deeper understanding of ourselves as members of the global community. Amphibian is widely recognized for producing stylistically and thematically varied scripts.

Apprenticeships

SparkFest 2023 Producing Apprenticeship

Amphibian Stage, a non-profit professional theater based in Fort Worth, seeks 2 Producing Apprentices to assist with the management of the company’s annual SparkFest–a summer arts festival that includes new play readings, talkbacks, performing arts workshops for the community, an acting competition, as well as many other celebratory events. In 2023, the festival will focus on MENASA (Middle Eastern, North African, and South Asian) actors and playwrights.

Dates of Apprenticeship:

April 3 and concludes June 30, 2023 with availability required on some weekends and evenings.

 

Deadline to apply is March 1, 2023

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE:
  • is a current fourth-year theatre student or recent graduate of a university theatre arts program
  • has some experience in professional theatre
  • has an interest in arts administration
  • demonstrates strong leadership and organizational skills
  • has excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • has an interest in learning about MENASA cultures and working with MENASA artists
  • is outgoing and comfortable making cold calls to potential community partners and artists
  • is persistent in following up with contacts to achieve goals
  • can work confidently with directors, actors, and other experienced professionals
  • enjoys fast-paced work environments
  • shares the values of Amphibian Stage as expressed in our Diversity Equity Inclusion and Accessibility and mission statements
  • has a flexible schedule on weekdays and weekends
  • can work 10 to 20 hours per week leading up to festival and up to 30 hours per week during the festival
  • has been fully vaccinated

 

STIPEND:

$15/hour

HOW TO APPLY:

Please send your resume, a letter of interest and the contact for at least 1 reference to Ayesha Ganguly ayesha@amphibianstage.com

Deadline to apply is March 1, 2023

Email Your Application!
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR IN YOUR LETTER OF INTEREST:

Share with us why this opportunity attracts you and what you are hoping to learn from your experience with Amphibian Stage. Tell us briefly about your previous experience in theater. Utilize this opportunity to highlight your passion, skills and your writing abilities. Please also include any information we should have about your schedule and availability.

We encourage you to explore our website to gain a better understanding of our organization before you apply.

ABOUT AMPHIBIAN STAGE

Amphibian Stage is a non-profit professional theater based in Fort Worth. Our mission is ‘To produce engaging and innovative theater that inspires new ideas, opens new doors and increases our understanding of the vast world around us’. Started in 2000, Amphibian’s programs include: Main Stage Plays | New Play Development | Comedy Residency and Festival | National Theater Live | Arts Education – Tad-Poles Stilt Dancing Program and DE-CRUIT for veterans.

INCLUSIVITY STATEMENT

Amphibian Stage is an Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to represent individuals from all walks of life in its workforce. We want our employment community to be a representation of the diverse world we live in. As such, we strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply, and we ensure that every candidate who applies is treated equally and fairly without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status and any other factor prohibited by law.

Marketing & Special Events Apprenticeship

Amphibian Stage, a non-profit professional theater based in Fort Worth, seeks an intern to assist with the marketing and events planning for our main stage production of BABA and our augmented reality art walk, Neighborhood Leap 
DATES FOR APPRENTICESHIP:

March 1 through June 30, 2023. Flexible hours. Ten hours per week most weeks.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE:

  • Has a passion for the arts
  • Is comfortable with creating social media content
  • Has an openness and flexibility with regard to teamwork
  • Is detail-oriented with strong writing and communication skills
  • Can work in a fast-paced environment
  • Is outgoing and comfortable making phone calls to potential partners and sponsors
  • Is comfortable with some manual labor and admin related tasks like stuffing envelopes and administrative errands
  • Is a self-starter who can create actionable plans and follow through until completion

Deadline to apply is February 15, 2023

ADDITIONAL SKILLS THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL:
  • Photography
  • Videography
  • Social Media Content Creation (TikTok/Reels a plus)
  • Video Editing
  • Digital File Organization
  • Copy Writing + Content Writing

 

RESPONSIBILITIES MAY INCLUDE:
  • Assisting the Amphibian Stage staff with the marketing and maintenance of our Neighborhood Leap augmented reality art walk
  • Marketing and outreach for our main stage production of BABA by Denmo Ibrahim
  • Management of invitations, RSVPs and attendance
  • Event management activities leading up to the event, day of the event and post event
  • Creating social events
  • Assisting with hospitality for guest artists, donors, and subscribers

 

STIPEND:
  • $15 an hour.
  • A minimum 10 hours per week with more hours during event weeks.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Please send a resume, cover letter and the contact of at least 1 reference to: Ayesha Ganguly ayesha@amphibianstage.com

Deadline to apply is February 15, 2023

Email Your Application!
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR IN YOUR LETTER OF INTEREST:

Share with us why this opportunity attracts you and what you are hoping to learn from your experience with Amphibian Stage. Tell us briefly about your previous experience in theater. Utilize this opportunity to highlight your passion, skills and your writing abilities. Please also include any information we should have about your schedule and availability.

We encourage you to explore our website to gain a better understanding of our organization before you apply.

 

ABOUT AMPHIBIAN STAGE

Amphibian Stage is a non-profit professional theater based in Fort Worth. Our mission is ‘To produce engaging and innovative theater that inspires new ideas, opens new doors and increases our understanding of the vast world around us’. Started in 2000, Amphibian’s programs include: Main Stage Plays | New Play Development | Comedy Residency and Festival | National Theater Live | Arts Education – Tad-Poles Stilt Dancing Program and DE-CRUIT for veterans.

 

INCLUSIVITY STATEMENT

Amphibian Stage is an Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to represent individuals from all walks of life in its workforce. We want our employment community to be a representation of the diverse world we live in. As such, we strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply, and we ensure that every candidate who applies is treated equally and fairly without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status and any other factor prohibited by law.

 

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