Please fill out this form by AUGUST 17. If selected, you will be invited to our mandatory Teaching Artist Training Workshop, which takes place September 5-6, 10am-4pm, in Noho. Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by August 28.
WHAT WE DO:Our “Secret Histories” residency work in schools takes place across the boroughs and in Newark, NJ through a partnership with NJPAC. We work with students at a variety of age levels (primarily grades 5-12) using peer interview techniques, writing exercises, and drama activities to help youth explore their sense of identity, place, and belonging. Based on the company’s methodologies in interview-based theater and devised performance, our program guides students through the process of identifying key memories that shaped their sense of self, scripting their stories into a collective work of art, and building performance skills (voice, movement, expression) for a final performance of their original theater piece. Our goals include increasing ensemble community, empathy and cross-cultural understanding, as well as the development of confidence in self-expression for each individual student, particularly in their writing and performance/public speaking skills.
WHAT YOU DO:We believe that a successful Secret Histories Teaching Artist possesses the following:--A passion for unlocking young peoples’ potential through self-expression--A respect for diversity and a belief in the power of art to unite rather than divide us--A background in theater, spoken word, or devised performance--Experience teaching young people from diverse backgrounds and with diverse learning styles--An active art-making practice --An openness to reflecting upon and adding to your teaching skills--A commitment to responsive and timely communication, and prompt arrival to scheduled events. --An ability to doggedly pursue open communication among staff, teachers and administration, over the course of a residency.
WHAT WE’LL PROVIDE:If selected to join our training this fall, Ping Chong + Company will provide potential Teaching Artists with paid training in the Secret Histories curriculum & methodology. NOTE: attending the training does not guarantee a placement in a school residency, but not attending the training would preclude someone from teaching for us.
After training, if a Teaching Artist is matched with a school residency, PCC would also provide:--Payment for teaching hours and prep time, as an employee, on a bi-weekly basis--Travel subsidy --Clarity on schedule and location of residency--Assistance with initial planning and goal-setting--Mid- and post-residency observation, feedback, and reflection