Director of New Work (Literary Manager)
Company: Alleyway Theatre Inc
Posted on: January 15, 2022
Begins February 2022. Remote to start is a possibility for the
Must be onsite by mid/late Spring 2022.
The Director of New Work is a new position which will serve the
capacities often associated with a Literary Manager and Dramaturg.
This person will work closely with Executive Artistic Director
(EAD) to lead the organization forward as a producer, developer,
and incubator of new works of theatre. The individual will help to
maintain authentic and collaborative relationships with key
partners, including playwrights, artists, and audiences.They will
work with the Director of Education to develop and maintain
engagement events for students and audiences throughout the season.
This person will work day-to-day to create, oversee, implement, and
maintain initiatives that celebrate the stories of everyone.
In 2022, Alleyway will launch a new series of structured play and
artist development programs under the umbrella title ALLEYWORKS
.The Director of New Work will lead the charge in the realization
of these programs, including, but not limited to, playwright
residencies, new play readings and workshops, "open mic" nights for
local playwrights, script development, and writers' groups.
Manage and administer the annual Maxim Mazumdar New Play
Competition, including building and organizing a network of
readers, and administering 1200+ script submissions each year.
Working with Artistic team members to finalize rounds and the
eventual selection of finalists and winning plays.
Manage all Alleyworks programming in close cooperation with the
EAD, including serving as producer of the Incubation Festival, a
yearly event featuring new works throughout the Alleyway
Act as dramaturg on new plays throughout the season
Work closely with EAD on season selection, planning artistic
programming, identifying possible opportunities for commissions,
long-term relationships, etc
Build and maintain relationships with local and national
playwrights; maintain knowledge of current events in new play
theatres across the country; act as the organizational liaison to
National New Play Network
Work with EAD on various marketing, publicity, and engagement
materials including show descriptions, playbill notes, lobby
displays, audience engagement events(pre/post show discussions,
Work with Director of Development to target and secure continued
funding of costs associated with the Mazumdar Competition,
Alleyworks, and other new work initiatives by developing
relationships with key stakeholders.
Other duties as appropriate
Previous experience as production dramaturg for new work
Significant experience as a writer and editor
Ability, willingness, and comfort in public speaking and leading
Exceptional written and oral communication, organization,
time-management and multi-tasking skills;
Ability to lead and collaborate, willingness to learn and grow as
part of a team
Previous experience producing and budgeting useful but not
Previous experience working on staff at a theatre useful but not
At Alleyway, we celebrate stories of everyone. So, as we hire and
cast, we're committed to creating an equitable and accessible,
diverse and inclusive,joyful community of artists and staff. We
seek artists and staff representing the breadth of humanity; people
of all genders, races, abilities, and ages should apply.
We are also a COVID-safe workplace,requiring full vaccinations for
all employees, and masks and testing as dictated by company policy
via the COVID Compliance Officer.
Please send a cover letter and resume to HR@alleyway.com. In the
subject line, please put your last name and the position you are
applying for. We will begin reviewing applications immediately
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