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Updated: January 25, 2022
Dance (Auditions, Events, Resources, etc.)
Auditions for PUSH Dance Company (San Francisco)
Submissions accepted on a rolling basis
PUSH is currently accepting video auditions for its 2022 season. We are seeking women, men and non-binary individuals with experience on stage. This is a paid position that may lead to ongoing work. PUSH is a contemporary modern dance company that doesn't require conservatory training or technique in Western dance forms such as modern contemporary dance or ballet in order to join our artist roster.
Shawl-Anderson Dance Center Class Scholarships
SADC offers two programs to provide financial support for adult students so that everyone can dance regardless of economic means. The Stephanie Jacob Adult Scholarship Program provides 4 or 8 class cards and the Discounted Training Program is for those earning $45,000 or less per year, reducing the cost to $8/class. Each application takes about 5 minutes to complete online.
Internships / Fellowships / Residencies
Art of Advocacy Workshop
Applications due Jan. 31, 2022
Art of Writing at UC Berkeley is partnering with alumnus and communications professional Matthew King to host the Art of Advocacy Workshop this February and March! Ten to twelve undergraduates will be selected to learn how to research, write, and pitch stories on public policy topics of their choosing and become AoW's inaugural cohort of Art of Advocacy Fellows.
Santa Cruz Shakespeare Summer Internships
Applications due Feb. 11, 2022
Santa Cruz Shakespeare is an independent non-profit repertory theatre company that matches unparalleled professional performances with unparalleled outdoor beauty in the heart of Santa Cruz. Inspired by Shakespeare, we create and strengthen community by bringing audiences and theater artists together to celebrate stories about our collective humanity. We provide internships in acting, directing, production, design, dramaturgy, administration, and stage management.
Ongoing Opportunities — UC Berkeley
Ongoing Opportunities — Greater Bay Area
- American Conservatory Theater Fellowship Program
- Axis Dance Company Jobs & Internships
- Berkeley Repertory Theatre Fellowships
- Kollaboration SF Fellowship Program
- Magic Theatre Fellowships & Internships
- Playwrights Foundation Internships & Fellowships
- San Francisco Mime Troupe Summer Internships
- San Francisco Opera Internships
- Review Bay Area Plays for Theatrius
- Transcendence Theatre Apprenticeships
Ongoing Opportunities — National & International
- Actors Theatre (Louisville, KY)
- Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (New York)
- American Dance Festival (Durham, NC)
- The American Repertory Theater (Cambridge, MA)
- Arena Stage (Washington, DC)
- Asolo Repertory Theater (Sarasota, FL)
- Barter Theatre (Abingdon, VT)
- Capital Stage (Sacramento, CA)
- Classic Stage Company (New York)
- Cleveland Play House (Cleveland, OH)
- Croswell Opera House (Adrian, MI)
- Eugene O’Neill Theater Center (Waterford, CT)
- Great River Shakespeare Festival (Winona, MN)
- Joffrey Ballet School (New York)
- Jujamcyn Theaters (New York)
- The Naples Players (Naples, FL)
- Oregon Shakespeare Festival (Ashland, OR)
- Playhouse on the Square (Memphis, TN)
- The Public Theatre (New York)
- Santa Cruz Shakespeare (Santa Cruz, CA)
- Shakespeare & Company (Lenox, MA)
- Seattle Repertory Theatre (Seattle, WA)
- Stage Directors and Choreographers National Union (New York)
- Walnut Street Theatre (Philadelphia, PA)
Jobs / Gigs
Office & Facilities Manager at Shawl-Anderson Dance Center
Added Jan. 20, 2022
The Office & Facilities Manager reports to the Executive Director and will provide hands-on care, stewardship and maintenance of SADC's primary location in Berkeley.
Summer Counselors at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp (Michigan)
Added Jan. 20, 2022
Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp is looking for college students to serve as camp counselors for the summer of 2022! Counseling staff positions are for a full 9-weeks in residence (June 13 – August 14). Salaries range from $2100-$2450 for the season, with housing and meals provided. Season-end bonuses are available for those who qualify.
Managing Director for Jess Curtis/Gravity (San Francisco)
Application reviews begin Jan. 31, 2022
Gravity is an international Dance/Performance company based in San Francisco and Berlin. Founded in 2000 by choreographer-director Jess Curtis, Gravity creates exceptionally engaging body-based art that physically explores and addresses issues and ideas of substance and relevance to anyone with a body. Gravity also serves emerging artists and helps make the performing arts more accessible to people with disabilities through Gravity Access Services and Artist Services Programs.
Features Curator for Theatre Bay Area
Added Jan. 14, 2022
Report to the Executive Director and Marketing and Communications Officer on editorial planning and managing of content creators for TBA's bi-monthly newsletter. The Features Curator is responsible for the creation of at least two articles per newsletter.
Ongoing Opportunities — UC Berkeley
Ongoing Opportunities — Bay Area
Scholarships / Prizes / Contests
BAMPFA Student Committee Film Festival
Submissions due Feb. 7, 2022
Films must be 15 minutes or less and completed in the last 2 years (from 2019–present). Selected shorts will be screened at the one-day festival on April 8 at the Barbro Osher Theater at BAMPFA.
Sudden Fiction Contest
Submissions due March 5, 2022
Berkeley Fiction Review is accepting submissions of previously unpublished flash fiction pieces of 1000 words or fewer. The top three finalists and honorable mentions will be published in the journal. First place wins $150, second place wins $100, and third place wins $50. There is a $5 entry fee for each submission.
Study Away / Study Abroad
- Dance West Fest (Salt Lake City, UT)
- The School at Jacob’s Pillow (Becket, MA)
- Shakespeare Academy (Stratford, CT)
- Somatic Education Program at Moving On Center (Berkeley, CA)
- UC Berkeley Washington Program (Washington, DC)
- Urbanity Dance Summer Intensives (Boston, MA)
Theater (Auditions, Events, Resources, etc.)
BareStage Spring Opportunities
Added Jan. 25, 2022
BareStage Productions is UC Berkeley's oldest and largest student-run theater group. Each semester we:
- Put on two fully staged productions, a play and a musical—this semester the shows will be Titus Andronicus and Legally Blonde: The Musical
- Host two performance ensemble groups—BareTroupe, a democratically-run musical theater ensemble, and BarePage (new this semester!), a troupe dedicated to staging student-written and -directed short works
We have tons of opportunities for interested actors, writers, technicians, and musicians of all levels of experience. If you're interested, you can fill out our interest form. You can also visit our website and follow us on social media @barestageproductions.
Auditions & Jobs for Cal Shakes' 2022 Season
Added Jan. 20, 2022
Cal Shakes (Orinda, CA) is hiring for its 2022 Season—sound, lighting, scenic, and much more! Join us outdoors in the spring for Romeo y Juliet followed by Lear in the fall! We're accepting taped submissions from Equity and non-Equity actors through January 21.
Auditions for jericho! improv and sketch comedy
Added Jan. 20, 2022
Oh bother, jericho! improv and sketch comedy is holding auditions again! We invite you to join us for an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of improv at our public workshop. Then, come see us at Improvaganza, a performance showcasing all five of Berkeley's improv and sketch comedy teams. Reach out to us @jerichoimprov on Instagram for any queries. Important Spring 2022 dates:
- Zoom Info Night: 1/26
- Improvaganza: 2/5
- Public Workshop: 2/7
- Auditions: 2/12 and 2/13
Call for Submissions: BIPOC Expressions, A Showcase of Short Plays
Submissions due by Feb. 28, 2022
The Playwrights' Center of San Francisco welcomes playwrights 18 years of age and older, residing in the Bay Area, and who identify as BIPOC to partake in our showcase. We are looking for ten-minute plays with no more than five characters per play. We will do our best to cast appropriate actors for all plays from our talent pool. Twelve plays will be chosen from all plays received through a carefully vetted process by our literary readers. The selected participants will be paid a $50 stipend, and all submitters will receive a one-year membership to PCSF.
Summer 2022 Opportunities at College Light Opera Company (Massachusetts)
Applications due Feb. 15, 2022
The College Light Opera Company is recruiting a diverse and inclusive company of theatre performers, technicians, and administrators for our 55th season, running from June 10 through August 20, 2022. Our nine shows will include: Cinderella, All Shook Up, Orpheus in the Underworld, She Loves Me, Kiss Me, Kate, and more! Company member benefits include room, board, and stipend.
Volunteering / Leadership
Teach with Cal CREATE in Spring 2022
Applications due Jan. 30, 2022
Cal CREATE (Creative Residencies for Emerging Artists Empowerment) is a student-led group from the Public Service Center, sponsored by ASUC and the City of Berkeley, that is passionate about arts education. Through weekly trainings and help from mentors to advise on curriculum, you can learn how to teach classes in visual arts, theater, or creative writing to elementary and middle-school aged students in local Berkeley schools. Working with a partner, you have the opportunity to teach your own afterschool arts program to not only gain teaching experience, but also give back to your community.
Anyone interested in the arts (visual arts, theater, or creative writing) and/or teaching is encouraged to apply and no prior experience is needed.
Volunteer with Dance for All Bodies
Added Jan. 25, 2022
Dance for All Bodies is a non-profit that organizes dance classes designed for people with disabilities. We are dismantling the ableism in dance and in the world one dance class at a time! Current volunteer positions include: Graphic Designer, Social Media Manager, and Dance Class Host.
- 42nd St Moon (Musical Theater)
- African American Shakespeare Company
- Alonzo King LINES Ballet
- Bay Area Musicals
- Bindlestiff Studio
- Brava for Women in the Arts
- CounterPulse (Performance Space)
- Crowded Fire Theater
- Custom Made Theatre
- Cutting Ball Theater
- Theatre Rhinoceros
- San Francisco Playhouse
- San Francisco Shakespeare Festival
- Berkeley Repertory Theater
- Cal Shakes
- Luna Dance Institute
- The Marsh (Theater)
- Shotgun Players (Theater)
- Ubuntu Theater Project
North & South Bay
Please Note: These listings do not imply endorsement of any organization or individual by the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies. Whenever possible, we will do basic vetting of opportunities and provide links to information about the sponsoring organizations. If you have a concern regarding an opportunity, please contact Ben Dillon, Director of Marketing and Communications: firstname.lastname@example.org