Creative Vision for CAA Theatre Troupe:
Productions should embody the Truths of the Traditional Catholic Faith, while leading both theatre students and audiences to a deeper love and understanding of this Truth. The Catholic themes do not need to be explicit in the script, but rather should be creatively woven into the story in such a way as to “breathe” the Life of Truth into the moral imagination of all those who participate in or attend the production. Classic plays, such as Sophocles and Shakespeare, scripts based on classic literary works, and fairy tales all make wonderful candidates for production, although modern works that uphold these ideals will also be considered. Ideally, productions will be elaborately artistic and will alternate between serious dramas and fanciful comedies.
Head Theatre Director will be in charge of developing and implementing the theatre program for Queen of Angels Classical Arts Academy. He/she will produce and direct two main stage productions per year (April & December), plus coordinate performances for Shakespeare Fest (June) and Back From the Dead Walk (October).
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Nurture CAA’s theatre and performing arts programs by designing and conducting recruitment/outreach programs to attract new theatre participants and promote the programs throughout the community
Work with students to allow them to experience and develop their interests and skills in the various aspects of dramatic production
Teach acting principles and techniques to individuals and groups, including but not limited to enunciation, diction, voice development, and dialects, using voice exercises, speech drills, explanation, lectures, and improvisation; and vocal and body expression to teach acting styles, character development, and personality projection.
Coordinate all stages of the production process, from design and pre-production stages to rehearsal and final performances, in coordination with the CAA Technical Theatre Director, to include:
Selects script for production in line with the CAA mission and seeks approval from the Board of Directors.
Audition students to select cast and assign parts.
Rehearse and drill students to ensure they master parts.
Ensure that all royalties, rental fees, and other fees/bills associated with a production are paid and maintain an accurate record of all expenses and receipts.
Secure and reserve rehearsal and performance facilities with building administration.
Oversee proper organization and storage of stock theatrical units and CAA-owned equipment and material on the high school stage, in the auditorium, and in the theatre rooms, in coordination with the CAA Technical Theatre Director.
Establish performance requirements, enforce academic requirements, and verify each student’s eligibility to participate in theatre activities.
Ensure the safety of students by adhering to both stage safety while on stage and general CAA rules and regulations while on St. Michael Byzantine premises and traveling.
Submit budget needs annually to the Board of Directors in accordance with established timelines and guidelines, in coordination with the CAA Technical Theatre Director.
Order all supplies and materials necessary for theatre-related activities in accordance with established CAA procedures and budget allocations, in coordination with the CAA Technical Theatre Director.
Prepare lessons and rehearsal plans that reflect accommodations for individual student differences.
Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned.
Create an environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students.
Other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.
Regularly Tuesday evenings and Thursday afternoons/evenings. Monday through Saturday evenings during production week. Time off in between productions.
General Responsibilities of Catholic Education Employment:
Employment in and by a Catholic educational organization is substantially different from secular employment. Catholic organizations employees must conduct themselves in a manner that is consistent with and supportive of the mission and purpose of the organization. An employee’s behavior must not violate the faith, morals, or laws of the Church or the Diocese, to embarrass the organization or give rise to scandal. It is preferred that all employees be active, participating members of a faith community. All employees must pass a background check and complete Virtus Online Child Safety training.
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