|The Stará Ľubovňa Winter Residency
December 27, 2012 - January 16, 2013
This three week residency will send a team of teaching artists to reside in Stará Ľubovňa, a small village in Eastern Slovakia surrounded by breathtaking mountains and medieval castles. There, in collaboration with our partners at ETP Slovensko, these artists will teach theatre to a wide range of Roma youth in the community. With this residency, Dramatic Adventure Theatre will aid in ETP's initiative and help strengthen the Roma voice by providing two weeks of intense theatre training, voluntarily taught by qualified and highly creative theatre artists.
Interested in becoming a Teaching Artist Resident? Keep reading.
HOW DOES THIS RESIDENCY WORK?
.. - After a successful interview and acceptance into the program, you will attend an orientation meeting to help you best prepare for this experience. That orientation will be followed by three teaching workshops in NYC. These workshops will be facilitated by your Residency Director, our Director of Education, and other company members who have also taught and worked where you will be heading. During these workshops, you will get to know your fellow teaching artists, learn new methods, review old techniques, and develop a lesson plan that best utilizes your skills and the skills of your fellow teaching artists.
.ON THE GROUND IN SLOVAKIA!
.. - You will meet up with your team in Vienna and travel to Slovakia together. Once in Slovakia, you will meet your road manager (your local guide and translator, who in this case is also a skilled instructor of the Slovak language). Individually and as a team you will have the opportunity in Bratislava to explore Old Town, begin learning the language, make final teaching preparations, and celebrate New Year's Eve before departing for your residency destination. After settling in to your home away from home in Stará Ľubovňa, you will be introduced to the community center administrators, teaching facilities, and the local community. And then you will jump right in, teaching your intensive and quickly becoming a 'resident' of the community. You will work with each of your students to develop a final performace piece to be presented at a farewell performance/ party for their families. Your students will be your main focus, but you will also have the opportunity to workshop with interested community center staff who may wish to continue teaching theatre after you leave. After completing your residency, you will travel to Levoča for a bit of well deserved rest and relaxation... and then head home!
.. - When you return, you and your fellow teaching artists will be our guests of honor at a special 'Travelogue' event celebrating the completion of your residency and all you accomplished! So, be prepared to share your story at The Travelogue.
COST OF PARTICIPATION
. Teaching Artists: €2250* EURO/ $2950* USD
. *DAT Alumni qualify to receive a €150 EURO/ $200 USD Residency Grant to be used towards the cost of participation.
NOTE: Your participation costs include your lodging expenses, a daily food per diem, all ground transportation, activities (including language instruction), insurance, and more. However, the cost of participation does not include airfare. Please also note that due to the nature of this project, there are no refunds. For a more detailed breakdown, contact Executive Director Mary K. - email@example.com
. August - October: Residency Interviews
. August - October: Teaching Artist Residents selected and confirmation payment due upon acceptance
..September 18: Meet other DAT artists at The Travelogue event
. October 1: 2nd Payment due
. November 4: Orientation & 3rd Payment due
. November 8: Teaching prep. workshop
. November 10 - 11: Teaching prep. workshops
..November 27: Meet other DAT artists at The Travelogue event
. December 1: Final Payment due
. December 15: Suggested packing day (Pack before the holiday madness!)
. December 27: Fly to Europe, Arrive in Vienna and travel with your team to Bratislava
. December 28 - December 30: Explore Bratislava with your fellow Teaching Artists
. December 31: Celebrate New Year's Eve in Bratislava
. January 1: Travel to Stará Ľubovňa, get settled in, meet the local ETP staff and tour the facilities
. January 2 - 4: First week of teaching
. January 5 - 6: Weekend break
. January 7 - 10: Second week of teaching
. January 11: Farewell performance/ party, Travel to Levoča
. January 12 - 13: Relax and decompress in the quaint medieval town of Levoča
. January 14: Depart for Bratislava
. January 15: Final day in Slovakia (souvenir shopping, farewell toasts, etc.)
. January 16: Travel to Vienna, fly home
. February 26: Congratulatory toast at The Travelogue event (Share a story from your trip!)
NOTE: Exact dates are subject to change. The teaching prep. workshops may change based on the availability of those involved. Your departure and arrival dates may also vary by a day or two.
In total, we have 9 teaching artist resident positions available for this residency.
A residency team will be comprised of aproximately 9 teaching artists, 1 translator/language instructor, and 2 residency directors.
PLEASE NOTE: All residents must be flexible and adaptable as this program is still in its "pilot" phase.
• Preference will be given to those with experience teaching theatre. Experience teaching ESL is a plus.
• Preference will be given to those with experience teaching/ working in a culture other than their own.
• Must be ready and able to commit to the rigors of adventurous travel for the full duration of this program. Experience abroad is a plus.
• Must have a desire to improve one's foreign langague abilities. Language skills are a plus, but not required.
• Those who have worked with DAT in the past will have a leg up on the competition, however we are always looking to expand our network of traveling artists.
For more information and to schedule an interview, contact Artistic Director, Jesse Baxter, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to attach your résumé to your inquiry email.
We look forward to hearing from you!