Jobs and Calls

Check back here for more information about casting calls, submitting a play, or employment opportunities with East West Players. You can also contact us with any additional questions at info@eastwestplayers.org or (213) 625-7000.

Arts Education and Professional Enrichment Programs Manager

Program/Department: Education and Professional Enrichment
Direct Report: Producing Artistic Director
Position: Arts Education and Professional Enrichment Programs Manager
Classification: Full-Time/Salaried/Exempt/Benefits Eligible

POSITION SUMMARY
The primary responsibility of the Arts Education and Professional Enrichment Programs Manager is to manage the educational and professional enrichment programs of the organization which includes the Theatre For Youth Touring show, EWP’s in-school Partners in Education and Arts Collaboration (PEAC) program, the Actors Conservatory, overseeing EWP’s classes (playwriting and acting), and EWP’s internship program. This position also includes budgeting, assessing, evaluating, and writing reports for grant purposes. The Arts Education and Professional Enrichment Programs Manager oversees EWP’s volunteer program.

TRAITS AND CHARACTERISTICS
East West Players seeks a committed, proactive, and personable individual who shares in East West Players’ aesthetic, which is enlightening, educational, innovative, and community-specific.
Interpersonal skills must be exceptional with a passion for mentoring. He/She must independently initiate and pursue objectives in an organized and efficient manner, prioritize activities, and maximizes team interaction to complete high quality and timely work.

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
At least 4-years experience working in arts administration with an emphasis on arts education for youth and professional enrichment for adults. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required, as this position is heavily administrative. Knowledge of teaching artists, booking performances, the Los Angeles school districts and university systems, and arts advocacy is preferred. Applicants must be capable of working in a collaborative team environment and working independently. Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines is necessary. Applicants must be knowledgeable in the areas of budgeting, grant reporting, managing a creative team in developing new work for youth, connecting with industry individuals, networking with school districts and development fundraising to support the education programs.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Competitive based on experience with a comprehensive benefits plan that includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, vacation, sick leave, personal days and holidays.

APPLICATIONS & INQUIRIES
Hiring Immediately (posted 10/10/2018). To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, three references and salary requirements via email to jobs@eastwestplayers.org. Please include “ARTS EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS MANAGER POSITION” in the subject line. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone calls please.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

EWP provides all persons with equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, veteran or marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

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Assistant to the Producing Artistic Director

Program/Department: Administration
Direct Report: Producing Artistic Director
Position: Assistant to the Producing Artistic Director
Classification: Part-Time/Hourly/Non-Exempt

SUMMARY
EWP is seeking an Assistant to the Producing Artistic Director to provide general office, fundraising and program support for the Producing Artistic Director. This position is an hourly, part-time position; the weekly time commitment may range from 15 to 20 hours.

TRAITS AND CHARACTERISTICS

Job responsibilities may include:

  • Assistance in drafting and maintaining correspondences on behalf of the Producing Artistic Director, fielding phone calls and communications via social media;
  • Assist with organizing EWP’s professional enrichment classes;
  • Attending meetings as a representative of the Producing Artistic Director, taking notes and conveying action items or summaries;
  • Updating and maintaining artists records in the EWP database;
  • Helping to produce and coordinate logistics around EWP’s artistic development programs including its Playwrights Group, new play development programs and special events.
  • Help track Producing Artistic Director’s departmental budget and finances;
  • Schedule meetings, auditions, travel and hotel arrangements, and coordinating tickets to performances and special events Conduct field research on special projects as guided by the Artistic Director;
  • Overseeing EWP’s script reading program;
  • Provide support for the Artistic Director on donor and Board of Directors related activities and events.

QUALIFICATIONS
Strong candidates will possess superior organizational, administrative and technological skills, attention to detail, and will have strong written and verbal skills. S/he will be adept at working with a wide variety of people and personalities in a high-pressure, fast-paced environment; and be able to handle sensitive and confidential information with the utmost discretion. S/he will have between one and two years of experience working in an office and producing theatre/events. The candidate will be able to demonstrable an interest in the arts, producing and talent management. Knowledge of the Los Angeles and national theatre landscape a plus.

TO APPLY (date posted 10/10/2018)
Please send a resume, cover letter, and three references to jobs@eastwestplayers.org. Please make the subject line of your email “Assistant to the Producing Artistic Director.”  No phone calls please.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

EWP provides all persons with equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, veteran or marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

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Marketing Assistant

Program/Department: Marketing
Direct Report: PR/Marketing Manager
Classification: Part-Time/Hourly/Non-Exempt

Summary

The primary function of the Marketing Assistant is to support the activities of the PR/Marketing Manager and the PR/Marketing Department, with a special focus on social media and digital communications. This position is an hourly, part-time position; the weekly time commitment may range from 15 to 20 hours.

Traits and Characteristics

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Create calendar, content/copy, and graphics for digital/social media campaigns.
  • Create systems and recommend tools for social media management.
  • Write/edit articles and administer EWP’s weekly e-news and general e-blasts.
  • Manage promotion codes and cross promotions with partner organizations.
  • Data entry of audience surveys and assist with the tracking and study of audience demographics.
  • Maintain and update EWP’s website administered through WordPress. Research potential audiences and communities for productions.
  • Assist PR/Marketing Department with administrative responsibilities, as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Must be proficient in MS Office, Google Docs, and back-end operations on social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter).
  • Must possess excellent copywriting skills.
  • Design experience (Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress) and video editing experience a plus.
  • Must be able to work independently, quickly and efficiently in a fast-paced environment.

TO APPLY (date posted 11/1/2018)

Please send a resume, cover letter, and three references to jobs@eastwestplayers.org. Please make the subject line of your email “Marketing Assistant Position.” No phone calls please.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

EWP provides all persons with equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, veteran or marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

 

 

CASTING: SEEKING ASIAN PACIFIC ISLANDER ACTORS FOR THE WORLD PREMIERE OF MAN OF GOD

MAN OF GOD by Anna Moench, directed by Jesca Prudencio

East West Players, the longest-running theater of color in the country, is seeking Asian & Pacific Islander American actors to play Korean Americans for the World Premiere of MAN OF GOD.

Synopsis
A hidden discovery in a hotel bathroom changes the lives of four Korean Christian girls on a mission trip to Thailand. Samantha is hurt that someone she trusted could betray her. Jen is worried about how this might affect her college applications. Kyung-Hwa thinks everyone should adjust their expectations. Mimi’s out for blood. Amid the neon lights and go go bars in Bangkok, the girls plot revenge in this funny, feminist thriller.

Directed by Jesca Prudencio.
Rehearsals begin Tuesday, January 1, 2019.
Technical Rehearsals begin Tuesday, January 22, 2019.
Previews begin Thursday, January 31, 2019.
Opening Night Thursday, February 7, 2019.
Runs for three weeks (5 performances a week) through February 24, 2019

AEA SPT Cat. 5 Contract ($425 per week plus benefits, Contact currently in negotiation). Also seeking non-union performers ($200 honoraria per week plus EMC credit).

Find out more about East West Players at www.eastwestplayers.org.

Character Breakdown

Samantha – 18+ to play 15, Korean American, she’s here because she’s always been in the youth group.
Kyung-hwa – 18+ to play 15, Korean American, she’s here because she is obsessed with Jesus and really wants to save people.
Mimi – 18+ to play 16, Korean American, she’s here because her parents gave her the choice between this and Korean math school.
Jen – 18+ to play 16, Korean American, she’s here because this will look good on college apps.
Pastor – to play 40s, Korean American, a tall man, we never see his face until we do.

Submissions for Appointment

Submissions for Audition Appointments will be accepted through October 29, 2018.
EPA Open Calls for Union and Non Union Performers: Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 11AM- 3PM (walk-ins accepted starting at 10:30AM, or sign up at AEA Office).

Appointments will be November 6 and November 7.
Callbacks will be November 18.

Preparation Please prepare two monologues, one Comedic one Dramatic (each no longer than 1 minute).

Agent and Personal submissions may be made through Actors Access and Breakdown Services.

Electronic submissions, please send Headshot and Resume to casting@eastwestplayers.org

  • Please List Man of God, YOUR FULL NAME and DESIRED ROLE in the Email Subject Line
  • Please change digital file names of all PDF or Digital Images to YOUR LAST NAME

Thank you!

Thank you for your interest in submitting your script to East West Players.

Please note that our mission focuses on the Asian Pacific experience, and the majority of the new works we workshop and produce revolve around Asian and Asian American characters and/or themes. We are interested in both plays and musicals.  Works need not be “issue-oriented,” in that race/immigrant issues can be an unspoken component in the work.

We are particularly interested in new comedies, musicals, and works that unearth the history of Asians in America.

Writers are strongly encouraged to browse through our production history, which can be found here. Ask yourselves what kind of plays we’ve produced in the past, and who our audience is.

Manuscripts are now being accepted via email. Scripts should be emailed to literary@eastwestplayers.org. Emailed versions of scripts are preferred.

Scripts should be submitted in a PDF format and must include the following:

1. A cover sheet, including your name, address, telephone number, website and email address.
2. A theatrical resume (two pages max) listing major productions, workshops, readings, commissions, publications, awards, etc., as well as education and training information.
3. A 100 word max synopsis of the play.

Our Literary Committee will read all scripts we deem to be in line with the mission of the theater. Due to the large volume of submissions we will only reach out to playwrights whose work we are interested in.

If you have questions as to whether your work might be suitable for our theater or if you are a playwright with multiple works and not sure what to submit, email: literary@eastwestplayers.org for assistance. Thank you!