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Changing Lives Youth Theatre Ensemble Seeks Intern for Summer Program

The Changing Lives Youth Theatre Ensemble is a very unique and exciting program that TAP and SafePlace created to address these social problems now, and to train leaders to generate solutions for them in the future. This program puts the powerful tools of peer education and theatre in the hands of youth and adults who want to stop the cycles of domestic and dating violence.

Each year a group of paid teen actors create an original interactive play to tour the Central Texas Area. This summer we are seeking an intern to help with our Summer Intensive: 9am-2pm, June 7-July 9. For more information on the program, go to:

Ideal applicant:

  • Has completed high school
  • Respects teens and is able to work well on a team
  • Has excellent communication skills
  • Has some knowledge or interest in issues that affect teens (specifically healthy relationships, dating violence, bullying, sexual harassment, homophobia etc.)
  • Has a strong interest in using performance (theatre, dance, creative writing) to address these issues
  • Has experience with devised/collaborative theatre
  • Is interested in youth-centered activism
  • Is available to work weekdays 9am-2pm, June 7-July 9

Duties include:

  • Participating in the group as an ensemble member with additional leadership responsibilities
  • Modeling performance skills, teamwork, a strong work ethic and making positive contributions to group discussions.
  • Mentoring high school youth – making interpersonal connections with young people in a work setting.
  • Occasionally leading activities and games for a theatre ensemble of 20 youth
  • Leading small group work on performance projects
  • Supporting the Program Directors with day to day tasks (attendance, coordinating snacks, etc.)

Please send cover letter and one letter of recommendation to Nitra Gutiérrez, Artistic Director of the Changing Lives Youth Theatre Ensemble:

About creativeactionaustin

We are based in Austin, Texas and reach more than 16,000 young people every year through our unique blend of theatre and education programs.Our programs expose young people to critical social problems and offer opportunities for them to creatively think about how they can be a part of solutions to these problems. Creative Action is a unique blend of art and education – for us, the two are intertwined. We believe that using the arts as a teaching method provides a fun, engaging and inspiring way to learn – it incorporates the whole mind and body.

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