Student Opportunities

This page is updated regularly as TDPS is notified of opportunities that may be of interest to our students. If you would like to list an opportunity or resource, please email tdps@berkeley.edu

For information about TDPS production opportunities, visit the Callboard.

Updated: September 20, 2021

Dance: Auditions, Events, Resources

Winter 2022 Residency with Studio 210 / Deborah Slater Dance Theater (San Francisco)

Applications due by October 1, 2021

Two artists will be selected to receive free rehearsal space and mentorship from award-winning performance maker Deborah Slater over the 8-week residency period in Jan - Mar, 2022. The residency culminates in two evenings of performances, including a discussion with the audience each night, where residents have the opportunity to solicit responses from the audience about their projects. The residency is open to artists of all performance disciplines looking to develop a new idea or explore a new topic or method of creating. Queer & Trans / Black, Indigenous, and POC artists are encouraged to apply. 

Visit DeborahSlater.org for details.


Anti-Racism in Dance Series

The Bridge Project's Anti-Racism in Dance Series launched in April 2021. The offerings are online via Zoom and are sliding scale. Through a blend of dialogue, storytelling, and embodied practices, these events offer supportive spaces for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and White Allies to deepen their practice of anti-racism.


'Dancers at Berkeley' Instagram Campaign

The student-run Berkeley Dance Community is creating an Instagram campaign to highlight dancers at Berkeley from all stylistic and cultural backgrounds. Through this campaign, BDC hopes to shout out outstanding members of the community, and highlight their stories for everyone to see, learn, and take inspiration from.

Complete this form to express interest or nominate another dancer.


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.

Learn more and apply at shawl-anderson.org

Internships & Fellowships

Killing My Lobster's New Voices in Comedy Fellowship

Submissions due by September 26, 2021

Killing My Lobster's New Voices in Comedy Fellowship is a program designed to amplify voices by the Bay Area BIPOC and LGBTQ communities. We aim to recognize and collaborate with up-and-coming writers from varied experiences.

Recipients of KML's New Voices In Comedy Fellowship will receive the following:

  • A complete course of Sketch Writing 1 (7 Weeks)
  • A complete course of Sketch Writing 2 (7 Weeks)
  • Placement on a show writing team in 2022

For details, visit KillingMyLobster.com


Seattle Rep's Professional Arts Training Program

Applications due by September 23, 2021

Seattle Rep staff members guide the work of each PATP Apprentice to help prepare them for a career in professional theater and break into the world of not-for-profit arts. PATP Apprentices undertake responsibilities as members of their teams; contribute ideas; participate in department and staff meetings; complete projects under the guidance of their supervisors; and participate in professional workshops and seminars, providing connections with theater staff, guest artists, and members of the Seattle arts community.

For the 2021/22 season, we will offer Apprenticeships in Stage Management (2 positions), Directing/Casting, Directing/Literary, Production Management, Lighting Design, Development, and Youth Engagement. All Apprentices will be paid $17/hour during their time with us.

Visit SeattleRep.org for details.


Ongoing Opportunities — UC Berkeley


Ongoing Opportunities — Greater Bay Area


Ongoing Opportunities — National & International

Jobs & Gigs

Part-time Marketing Director for Pear Theatre

Added September 20, 2021

The Pear Theatre in Mountain View, California is seeking a part-time Marketing Director to begin immediately. The Pear is a community-first theatre that thrives on producing pieces representing a wide variety of voices. The duty of the Marketing Director is to enact this vision through The Pear's online and community presence. We are committed to hiring candidates that represent the diverse Bay area community. We strongly encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds.

View the full job description here.

To apply, email your resume to sinjin@thepear.org


Front of House Staff at Shotgun Players theater company (Berkeley)

Added September 9, 2021

The FOH team shares the responsibility of opening and closing the theatre for performances, ensuring lobby and house cleanliness, distributing tickets, serving concessions, and addressing patron concerns as they arise. The ideal front of house staff member is someone with strong customer service skills, a passion for theatre and the performing arts, enjoys interacting with patrons, is comfortable with giving public announcements, and has an impeccable eye for detail as the positions include managing a number of moving parts in a fast-paced environment.

Learn more at ShotgunPlayers.org


Administrative positions at Robert Moses' Kin dance company (San Francisco)

Added September 9, 2021

Robert Moses' Kin dance company is hiring an Administrative Coordinator, Educational Program Administrator, and Media Director. All jobs are remote with flexible hours but applicants must reside in the Bay Area for occasional in-person events.

Learn more at RobertMosesKin.org


Communications Associate for 3Girls Theatre (San Francisco)

Added September 3, 2021

3Girls Theatre is looking for a creative, ambitious, and flexible individual to manage our social media presence and execute our communications strategy, in coordination with our outside PR adviser. Ideal candidates thrive on creative and professional independence, are passionate about theatre by Bay Area women playwrights, and excited by opportunities to grow into new skills in branding/marketing strategy/graphic design.

We anticipate that this engagement will take roughly 40 hours monthly. We can offer a $800/month stipend for your time, beginning as soon as possible.

Learn more at 3GirlsTheatre.org


Ongoing Opportunities — UC Berkeley

Ongoing Opportunities — Bay Area

Theater: Auditions, Events, Resources

Casting Call: Shotgun Players' 2021/22 Season

Added September 20, 2021

Shotgun Players (Berkeley) is seeking local, non-union actors for our 2021/22 Season! Please join us in moving forward better than ever! Actors have been the heart and soul of our company for nearly 30 years, so it's paramount to all of us that your experiences and all of our communications to you are clear, timely, and respectful. In line with our values, Shotgun also seeks to undo past and mitigate future harms by prioritizing the needs and employment of BIPOC, queer, and disabled artists in our productions.

See details and submit a casting intake form here.


Auditions: All Together Now with Palo Alto Players

Submissions due by September 26, 2021

Who wants to do a concert? The Palo Alto Players are joining the fun of Musical Theater International's All Together Now! Directed by Patrick Klein. Vocal direction by Amanda Ku. Performs Nov. 13-14, 2021.

Submit your video audition at paplayers.org/auditions.


Auditions: Reading of Sapience presented by SPARC (Livermore)

Online Auditions: September 28–30, 2021

SPARC is holding online auditions for a reading of Sapience by Diana Burbano. Pay is $15 per hour for rehearsals, performances, and post-show discussions. All readings to be held in Livermore, CA. Reading will be recorded for limited viewing. The theater is looking to cast authentically, so actors who identify as autistic or on the autism spectrum are encouraged to submit. Actors with intimate knowledge of working with, or living with, people on the spectrum also encouraged to apply.

Visit SPARCTheater.org to sign up for auditions.


Auditions: Reading of Living Large, a new musical, presented by Society Cabaret and Theatricals (San Francisco)

Submissions due by October 15, 2021

Although this show deals with historical figures, we are committed to anti-racist casting, and encourage all ethnicities and identities to audition for all roles. This reading will be book in hand, fully staged, with lights, sound and a live band, but no sets or costumes. $300 stipend per performer. Fully vaccinated performers only. We will require proof of vaccination. Priority will be given to video auditions submitted before October 15, 2021. Invited auditions and callbacks will take place October 23–24 in San Francisco.

Visit LivingLargeMusical.com for production and audition details.


Ongoing Opportunities

Volunteering / Leadership

Teach for Splash at Berkeley

Register to teach by October 1, 2021

Instill your passion about any subject to high schoolers around the Bay Area! Splash is a student organization that brings over 400 high school students to Berkeley's campus for a day of unlimited learning through classes taught by Berkeley students (YOU)! This year, Splash will be online via Zoom on Saturday, October 30, 2021.

Learn more and register as a teacher here.


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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: tdps@berkeley.edu