THE ACTORS THEATRE WORKSHOP
The Actors Theatre Workshop: Founded over two decades ago, The Actors Theatre Workshop ('ATW') is an established pioneer in non-profit theatre committed to producing classical and contemporary plays, developing new dramatic works, training and developing actors, writers and directors while making a difference in the lives of homeless children and the community at large. A creative development laboratory built by strong, experienced creative leadership, ATW's mission is to teach individuals from all walks of life original creative techniques that provide them with the tools to change, and to create new, original theatre that examines the conflicts that have emerged from today's cultural mix and creates hope for fulfillment in the human experience.
"Thurman E. Scott is the inheritor of the Stanislavsky legacy and of my legacy. His work advances acting technique for the next generation. He is a leader in the new theatre of the future."
- Stella Adler
ATW was founded by Artistic Director Thurman E. Scott, an award-winning actor, writer, director and teacher of drama. Mr. Scott's extensive stage work includes a wide range of acclaimed classical and contemporary performances both on and off-Broadway, including six seasons at the Public Theatre, a special performance for the Moscow Art Theatre at Lincoln Center, and an award-winning signature performance in Open 24 Hours. Building on his success in the theatre, Mr. Scott went on to be a major creative force in developing the Dino De Laurentis Film Studios in America. He has also created programs in prisons for incarcerated individuals to train their imaginations and liberate their talents. In 1990, Mr. Scott, with a group of committed theatre artists, opened the doors of The Actors Theatre Workshop on West 28th Street in the heart of Chelsea Garden Community.
Internship Program: ATW's Internship Program provides young people with education
in non-profit theatre administration, programming and production. The program is
open to college undergraduates and recent graduates with a career interest in non-profit
arts management, and individuals who are considering a career change into the non-profit
arena. The program begins with a one-week training program in theatre operations
conducted by senior staff members and enriched by reading essays written by ATW's
Artistic Director and Founder Thurman E. Scott, and viewing video tape documentaries
of past programs and productions. The training period allows interns to learn about
ATW's core mission and creative philosophy while gaining hands on knowledge of its
operations. Interns are then assigned responsibility for focus areas within theatre
administration, programming and production.
In addition to their hands-on work at the theatre, interns have the opportunity to develop creatively by participating in meetings, planning sessions and discussions led by Mr. Scott. ATW's goal for the internship program is to provide motivated individuals with the requisite skills to operate and manage non-profit arts organizations, become integrated into New York's cultural community, and develop skills that will serve them in their long term careers.
We understand that as young people go through their process of development they try to put their philosophy and idealism into actions that will launch them into the future. Therefore we designed our internship program to provide young people with tangible experiences and actions that will support their idealism and vision of the future, and help them to reach beyond their immediate confines to achieve their dreams.
Our society today struggles with finding a way to connect ourselves to the spiritual fulfillment of the lost ideal. We all have ideas that touch us, but often these ideas seem to exist on an intangible level. We live our lives longing to find and experience these ideas in tangible, physicalized form. The Actors Theatre Workshop fulfills this longing in individuals. Through our work in the community, our original programs and productions, and all of our activities we create a tangible opportunity for individuals to fight against apathy and subjectivity, and to fulfill their longing to connect to universal ideas.
We believe that individuals should fully utilize their abilities as they fulfill their job responsibilities. In the process, they must feel inspired, challenged and have plenty of room to make mistakes. Our program gives interns the opportunity to be challenged and sometimes-even deal with situations that make them feel uncomfortable; this is valuable because it forces them to think creatively and begin to utilize their own uniqueness. As they gain comfort with their creative insights and intelligence the interns gain a foundation of self-assurance and aggressiveness that will allow them to pursue their chosen career or direction in life with clarity and confidence.
REQUIRED APPLICATION INFORMATION: Please submit a letter of interest, your resume and an internship application to Mariko Enkoji-Busch (contact information below). In your letter please include any talents, skills and resources that you feel could contribute to the management and vision of ATW. Prior to the interview we require that you go to our website: www.ActorsTheatreWorkshop.com and review ATW background, creative leadership and essays written by Mr. Scott that articulate the creative foundation on which ATW is built.
*It is important that you make secure financial and living arrangements and that we are updated as to your situation prior to your start date. Please keep us updated.SCHEDULE: ATW is open seven days a week from 10am to 10pm and offers internships that range from four months to a year or during the following academic sessions: Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer. This is a full-time internship (40 hours per week); however a limited number of part-time internships are available. ATW will work with each intern to determine a weekly schedule (including days, evenings or a combination of both) that accommodates both need and availability.
The Actors Theatre Workshop
145 W. 28th St., 3rd Fl.
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212 947-1386 ext. 3
Fax: 212 947-0642