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The Flea Theater Resident Director Program

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The Flea Theater
Erin Daley, company manager.

Production Description

Seeking submissions for The Flea Theater's Resident Directors program. Company states: "Modeled after The Bats, The Flea Theater’s successful resident company of actors (now in its 17th season), this intensive residency program offers a small team of young directors the opportunity to work, train, and direct in support of The Flea’s season under the supervision of Artistic Director Jim Simpson, Producing Director Carol Ostrow, and The Flea Theater Staff. An intensive full-time residency in directing at a leading off-off-Broadway theater, this unique program offers a hands-on approach to contemporary theater directing and production. The Resident Director program, while being open for all to apply, is suitable only for outstanding young directors, demonstrating exceptional promise to fully commit to the rigors of a real theatrical environment. Recent Resident Director productions include 'a cautionary tail,' 'I Hate F_*king Mexicans,' 'Job,' 'The Flying Latke,' 'White Hot,' 'The Electric Lighthouse,' 'The Wundelsteipen,' 'Just Cause,' and 'American Sexy.' The term of the residency is at least nine months beginning in September 2013."

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Residency begins Sept. 2013 and continues for at least nine months at The Flea Theater in NYC.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

This is an unpaid position, though there is no cost or tuition.


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About The Flea Theater

The Flea is specifically looking for diversity in its resident artists. The resident acting company, The Bats, are currently 49% Caucasian, 19% African-American, 18% Asian, 10% Latino, and 4% Middle Eastern. They are also 45% women and 55% men. Minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Flea Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director Jim Simpson and Producing Director Carol Ostrow, is one of New York's leading off-off-Broadway companies. Winner of a Special Drama Desk Award for outstanding achievement and an Otto for political theater, The Flea has presented over 100 plays and numerous dance and live music performances since its inception in 1996. Past productions include the premieres by Steven Banks, Thomas Bradshaw, Bathsheba Doran, Will Eno, Karen Finley, Amy Freed, Sean Graney, A.R. Gurney, Hamish Linklater, Enrique Gutiérrez Ortiz Monasterio, Itamar Moses, Anne Nelson, Qui Nguyen, Adam Rapp, Jonathan Reynolds, Roger Rosenblatt, Tommy Smith, Elizabeth Swados, and Mac Wellman. Recent successes include Drama Desk nominated "Restoration Comedy," "She Kills Monsters," and "These Seven Sicknesses."

The Flea is located at 41 White Street between Church and Broadway, three blocks south of Canal, close to the A/C/E, N/R/Q, 6, J/M/Z and 1 subway lines.