Project Coordinator-Aluna Café | volunteer-internship

Aluna Theatre is currently seeking a Project Coordinator Intern to manage the Aluna Café,
a monthly salon in which we present staged readings of Latin American plays in translation
and new work in development. The ideal candidate will possess excellent organizational and
research skills and a demonstrated interest in Latin American theatre.

Responsibilities:

In preparation for the Café:
• Read the play in advance and make some notes on the difficulties of the text if any
(including the best stage proposal for the chairs and audience display).
• Prepare the introduction of the author and the context of the play or to find a person
(academic or other theatre practitioner) to do it
• Prepare the script and make the necessary copies (stage directions included)
• Prepare the electronic PDF if it doesn’t exist yet for filing.
• Coordinate the schedule of the night with Aluna’s staff
• Arrange for any technical needs in advance

The night of the reading:
• Find the readers among the audience members the day of the event or invite some
readers in advance
• Briefing concisely the readers about the play in 5 minutes before the reading
• The candidate may or may not participate in the reading directly by reading the stage
directions and/or other characters

After the Cafe
• Archiving the paper copies
• Writing a brief report

The ideal candidate would be someone who:
• Likes reading
• Has an analytic eye to find the main reasons why the text is important
• Enjoys research
• Has an interest in Theatre History (a focus on Latin American drama is an asset)
• Can present easily in front of an audience and can read aloud
• Possesses great organizational skills
• Understanding or proficiency of Spanish is an asset

This is an unpaid six month internship
The time commitment for this position is 15-20 hours per month
Estimated start date, January 2, 2012

The Aluna Café takes place the last Monday of every month (except during the summer)

To apply please send cover letter and resume to adriana@alunatheatre.ca by December 8th,
2012

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