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Beijing Playhouse Academy of Performing Arts seeks Artistic Director

Posted by Beijing Playhouse on 26. Jan 2011

Beijing Playhouse Academy of Performing Arts seeks Artistic Director Beijing Playhouse Beijing Playhouse (, China’s English Broadway Theatre, the largest locally produced English theatre in China, presents such family friendly shows as Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, the Broadway musicals Oklahoma!, Guys and Dolls and I Do! I Do!, Neil Simon’s comedy The Odd Couple, Love Letters, A Christmas Carol, The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge, You Can’t Take It With You, Love Sex and the IRS and more. Beijing Playhouse has the support of the English speaking Beijing community—including all of the major English language magazines. Our kids theatre camps, talent agency, and Under Broadway octet are fast becoming fixtures in China. Our last show and two more shows in 2011 and 2012 are sponsored by the US Embassy in Beijing. Beijing Playhouse Academy of Performing Arts presents five kids theatre camps throughout the year, numerous after school activities at schools throughout the city, and a Broadway English theatre camp which uses theatre skills to improve spoken English. Academy of Performing Arts Artistic Director The BPAPA Artistic Director position is a fun and dynamic job. The BPAPA Artistic Director is responsible for creating and overseeing the entire creative side of the theatre camp. These responsibilities mainly include, but are not limited to: • Selecting and preparing scripts • Creating a creative vision for the play (including blocking, props lists, set and costume guidelines, lighting and sound guidelines, as well as music and dance guidelines) • Managing and collaborating with other creative staff (Music and Dance Teachers, Costume and Set Designers, and Acting Interns) • Auditioning and casting campers • Creating a teaching schedule for the week of the camp • Teaching the scenes and acting classes for the camp • Working with the Stage Manager on coordinating the camp’s creative and logistical processes Requirements Applicant for the Artistic Director position should: • Be fluent English speaker • Have a thorough background in theatre • Have demonstrable teaching experience • Love working with children • Have excellent organizational and communication skills • Have experience in managing staff and deadlines • Have a flexible schedule and always be available for the audition and camp dates • Will be living in Beijing for a long time; and • Have a passion for children’s theatre! Hours/Compensation BPAPA Artistic Director is a part-time permanent position. It is full time during the summer when we conduct three or five two week theatre camps. The artistic director works full time during the camps. Pre-camp planning time varies upon the nature of the play, but roughly ranges from 4-8 hours per week throughout most of the year. The number of hours needed typically increases in the few weeks prior to the camp. Other time commitments include 1-3 auditions (about 2 hours each) and various staff meetings. The position pays 8,000 RMB to 10,000 RMB for each two week camp; depending on enrollment. To Apply Send resume and cover letter to Academy of Performing Arts Manager, Beijing Playhouse at


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