Assistant/Associate Adjunct Faculty in Performing Arts: Theater (PERFA 160-02 and 160-03) Play in Production

Saint Mary’s College of California

Moraga, CA

ID: 7101579 (Ref.No. 3126604)
Posted: June 7, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Location: Moraga, CA
Open Date: May 23, 2022
Deadline: Jun 06, 2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Description:Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary's offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary's reputation for excellence, innovation and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.

Position description for PERFA 160-02 and 160-03 (Fall 2022) Play in Production

This course will be taught on the Moraga campus, in person, on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30pm - 10:00pm pm and Sundays from 4:30pm-8:00pm during the 2022 Fall term.

Course Description: Quarter, half or full credit is available for students cast in [title of play] as a performer. Open to all interested students; audition and consent of the instructor are required to enroll. Students will engage with rich dramatic texts and embody a character or characters with a focus on connections between breath and voice, thought and speaking, and intention and audience. The instructor will also serve as the director of the production.

Required Qualifications: An MFA in Directing, Playwriting, Dramaturgy or Acting, and professional experience as a theatre director. The successful candidate is an accomplished professional, capable of providing artistic leadership in an academic setting, and with demonstrated excellence as an undergraduate acting instructor, director or coach. A thoughtful engagement with current trends and issues in American theatre, and a creative praxis that centers diversity and inclusion in all aspects of the production process (script selection, casting, rehearsals, and performance) are required.

Candidates must reside in California.

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