The majority of Philadelphia Young Playwrights’ core programs take place on-site during the school day and after school with students 2-12 in the Greater Philadelphia Area; however, some special programs and classes take place at arts facilities throughout Philadelphia throughout the calendar year.
To execute these programs to the highest quality, we ask our teaching artists to: be an active theatre professional in the Philadelphia area, be available to teach a long residency format (2-8 months) and to have experience teaching on-site at schools. Prior experience partnering with classroom teachers is a plus. We welcome theatre artists of all disciplines to our roster, but ask that all teaching artists have a solid understanding of the playwriting process and/or significant experience in new play development.
Currently Young Playwrights maintains a roster of 20 – 25 teaching artists. That roster is largely set by September 1st in preparation for the upcoming school year.
Interested in teaching for us? Submit a resume, references, and cover letter to Director of Education & Programs Services Mindy A. Early at firstname.lastname@example.org. Materials may be submitted at any time, but are actively reviewed and interviews are scheduled during the following windows:
Winter: December – January
Spring: April – May
Summer: June, August
Please note that materials are not reviewed in the fall, as that is our busiest time of the year.
Philadelphia Young Playwrights has a community of actors who primarily work in our core program, providing feedback and performing cold reads of the students’ original work during classroom visits led by PYP teaching artists, and performing in school's in-school festivals, the culmination and celebration of their playwriting residency. Actor visits are scheduled on an ongoing basis, typically with 1 to 3 weeks notice. Most take place during the school day. All PYP actors are required to fill out clearance paperwork (covered by PYP), and our actor rate is $25/hr. Actors in our community are also given priority casting in productions with PYP and our producing partners.
We are continually looking for a diverse group of actors that reflect the communities we serve.
We accept submissions from actors with the following qualifications:
- hold a degree in theatre and/or have substantial professional experience - experience in new play development (have worked on at least one new play with writer involved in the rehearsal process) - experience working with young people (have worked with students on a play, have worked as an instructor / assistant instructor) - strong ability as a cold reader - passion for our mission of using theatre as a tool to tap the potential for youth and inspire learning through playwriting
Interested in acting for us?
Qualified applicants should submit a headshot and resume to email@example.com. Materials may be submitted at any time, but are actively reviewed and interviews are scheduled during the following windows: