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Seeking Volunteer Artistic Assistants for the TEAM’s Petri Project AN EXIT TICKET

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The TEAM’s Petri Projects program was launched in 2017, and allows the company to foster a pipeline of inquiry and development into new performance work led by a variety of company artists. The program is structured as a laboratory in which the company and its invited associates can explore new ideas or concepts to create either future company projects or independent work, and to receive the vital feedback that sheds light on its integrity.

We are currently seeking curious, motivated, proactive Artistic Assistants for the Nov-Dec 2018 workshop of AN EXIT TICKET, the inaugural Petri Project in the TEAM’s 2018-19 season. AN EXIT TICKET is a rigorous long form stand up / memoir / performance art / dance / rant experiment focusing on the public education systems in America, particularly in New York, and the journey of two experimental theatre artists through its trenches. AN EXIT TICKET is written by founding company member Jill Frutkin, directed by long time collaborator Jessica Almasy, and writer / actor / teacher / activist Flako Modesto Jimenez joins the writing team and cast.

Artistic Assistants will be in the room not just to observe the process, but to feed forward and engage with their creative brains and strategic skillsets wherever seems fit. You’ll be transcribing / recording the work of long form improvisations and rehearsal rewrites, assisting in managing various production elements such as problem solving tech needs, setting up the space, and ready to offer support both practical and conceptual. We strive to be a horizontal, democratic environment in which everyone works on an equal playing field in service of the play.

WHO YOU ARE
You have a deep interest in the development of new work, some experience with the previously outlined stage management skills, you are familiar with script-change-tracking in a master document (this is a super plus), and you are relatively comfortable adapting to the basics of / possibly running simple queues on sound and video equipment. The most important qualities to thrive in this room are your attitude, your appetite for fierce work, and your willingness to bring it.
Every single person that enters our creative room touches the play in some essential way and is a relevant contributor to our democratic process. There are no bystanders in a rehearsal room and we welcome you to activate that.

EXPECTATIONS
Note: This position is currently unpaid. In exchange for your work, an Artistic Assistant is invited to participate in one of the TEAM’s upcoming devising or producing workshops for free.  

AN EXIT TICKET development period runs from Nov 26-Dec 8. Artistic Assistants will be needed for the full two-week rehearsal period, and will attend up to two meetings with the creative team before the start of the workshop.

Current Rehearsal Schedule and Call times are listed below, subject to slight change:

Monday, Nov 26, 10am-6pm
Tuesday, Nov 27, 10am-6pm
Wednesday, Nov 28, 10am-6pm
Thursday, Nov 29, 10am-6pm
Friday, Nov 30, 2pm-10pm
Saturday, Dec 1, 12-8pm
Tuesday, Dec 4, 10am-6pm
Wednesday, Dec 5, 10am-6pm
Thursday, Dec 6, 10am-6pm
Friday, Dec 7, 12-10pm
Saturday, Dec 8, 12-10pm

Schedule can be further discussed and determined based on your availability as well.

TO APPLY: please email hello@theteamplays.org with “Petri Project Internship” in the subject line, with the following information:
–       A cover letter indicating the Artistic Assistant project for which you are applying, detailing your relevant experience, what gets you immediately excited about the art you are making right now, and why you are interested in working with us.
–       A resume including both your artistic and work experience.

About the TEAM 
Founded in 2004, the TEAM is a creative ensemble committed to making new theatrical work about the experience of living in America today. We develop performance using a group writing room that fuses research, physical and verbal improvisation, writing prompts, and editing driven by consensus. This process has led to a modern canon of wild and extraordinary work that bears our unique democratic signature: multifaceted cohesiveness and rampant formal experimentation.  With the TEAM, a single play can undergo years of development spanning residencies, international group chats and intellectual exchanges via email, multiple actual premieres, deconstructions and radical redrafts.

TEAM fall workshops announced

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We’re announcing two of the workshops that the TEAM will be leading this fall – register now!

Devising Within a Democracy

Modeled on the TEAM’s own unique creative process, this 4-hour workshop gives participants insight into a mini devising process, providing tools and strategies for solo and group creation, working through delicate issues of collaboration and authorship, and bridging into the editing and synthesizing process. Perfect for artists of all levels of experience! Learn more.

Thursday, December 13
7pm – 10pm
Registration: $100

Register Now

Self-Producing for Artists and Ensembles

Our self-producing series, led by the TEAM’s Producing Director Alexandra Lalonde and industry guests, continues this fall with workshops about the business side of making and sustaining your work. Each two-hour session is a peer-to-peer discussion over drinks–your registration fee includes beer and wine provided by the TEAM.

OPERATING BUDGETS with Jeremy Blocker

Tuesday, November 27
7-9pm

Registration: $30

Register Now

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Week Night Devising Workshop Added in June!

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The TEAM has added another Devising within a Democracy workshop in June, this time taught by Artistic Director Rachel ChavkinClick here for more information!

Devising Within a Democracy

In June, the TEAM will be bringing our Devising Within a Democracy workshop back to NYC! Modeled on the TEAM’s own unique creative process, this workshop gives participants insight into a mini devising process, providing tools and strategies for solo and group creation, working through delicate issues of collaboration and authorship, and bridging into the editing and synthesizing process. Perfect for artists of all levels of experience! Learn more.

**NEW**
Wednesday, June 13th
7 – 10pm
Registration: $100

Register Now

Monday, June 25th
10am – 2pm
Registration: $100

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And there’s still time to register for our second Self-Producing Workshop!

Our self-producing series, led by the TEAM’s Producing Director Alexandra Lalonde and industry guests, continues this spring with two more workshops about the business side of making and sustaining your work. Each two-hour session is a peer-to-peer discussion over drinks–your registration fee includes beer and wine provided by the TEAM.

INSTITUTIONAL FUNDRAISING

Tuesday, May 8th
7-9pm
Registration: $30

Register Now

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Tickets to BREAKING GROUND are now ON SALE!

Tickets are available now! Space is limited so don’t miss your chance to be part of a truly magical celebration. Bring your dancing shoes, your singing voice, your open heart and generosity. It’ll be a night to remember.

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Buy Tickets or Donate Now

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Save the Date for BREAKING GROUND!

The TEAM is hosting a party to celebrate the launch of our newest project: Reconstruction (Still Working but the Devil Might Be Inside). Save the date and plan to join us for a giant celebration that will benefit the making of Reconstruction!

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Announcing The TEAM’s Spring Workshops!

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This spring, the TEAM will be leading three of our devising and self-producing workshops! Click here for more information!

Devising Within a Democracy

In June, the TEAM will be bringing our Devising Within a Democracy workshop back to NYC! Modeled on the TEAM’s own unique creative process, this 4-hour workshop gives participants insight into a mini devising process, providing tools and strategies for solo and group creation, working through delicate issues of collaboration and authorship, and bridging into the editing and synthesizing process. Perfect for artists of all levels of experience! Learn more.

Monday, June 25th
10am – 2pm
Registration: $100

Register Now

Self-Producing for Artists and Ensembles

Our self-producing series, led by the TEAM’s Producing Director Alexandra Lalonde and industry guests, continues this spring with two more workshops about the business side of making and sustaining your work. Each two-hour session is a peer-to-peer discussion over drinks–your registration fee includes beer and wine provided by the TEAM. Both workshops will be held in Manhattan.

PRESS & PUBLICITY with Matt Ross

Wednesday, May 2nd
7-9pm

Registration: $30

Register Now

INSTITUTIONAL FUNDRAISING

Tuesday, May 8th
7-9pm
Registration: $30

Register Now

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Hello from the TEAM’s New Producing Director!

16266038_10207609351106032_8380834111555701717_nHello everyone!

I’m Alexandra Lalonde and I’m thrilled to have recently joined the TEAM as the new Producing Director.

In my first weeks with the TEAM, this company has returned home from a residency at the UK’s National Theatre Studio, we’ve planned a fundraising benefit, we’ve started development on a giant project called Reconstruction (Still Working but the Devil Might Be Inside)we’ve scheduled artist workshops and have started some of the most interesting conversations of my life. I have seen artists create beautiful work on their feet, and I have seen board members roll up their sleeves to support them. Through all of it, The TEAM members have thoughtfully and generously shared their vision for this company, and have aggressively fought to give voice to artists and communities who might not otherwise be heard. It is a remarkable and beautiful community that I have joined.

I come to the TEAM after several years with the amazing SITI Company, and have worked with organizations ranging from La MaMa to Opera Atelier in Toronto. I love theatre, and care very deeply about working with artists and giving them the tools with which to change our minds and change our lives. I also, though, am a student of politics, and have spent time working with human rights organizations like Human Rights Watch and PEN. It is a huge privilege to be joining a company that touches both of those worlds, and which so lovingly and rigorously questions what America means.

Whoever you are out there in the TEAM community, I hope we meet soon! Whether it’s at a workshop, a show, or dancing our faces off at BREAKING GROUND in June (I will be the one dancing very badly).

Love,
Allie

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Announcing our newest project: RECONSTRUCTION

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Earlier this month, The TEAM convened for a week of development on our newest project, currently titled Reconstruction (Still Working but the Devil Might Be Inside). 

It was a truly amazing week, with a roomful of insanely amazing artists and collaborators. The whole group included Brenda Abbandondolo, NJ Agwuna, Jessica Almasy, Denée Benton, Maddy Foster Bersin, Jhanaë Bonnick, Vinie Burrows, Rachel Chavkin, André De Shields, Jerome Ellis, Jill Frutkin, Amber Gray, Jeremy O. Harris, Kimille Howard, Modesto “Flako” Jimenez, Libby King, Artem Kreimer, Allie Lalonde, Ian Lassiter, Zhailon Levingston, Jake Margolin, James Monaco, Kristen Sieh, and Nick Vaughan.

We’ll be posting about the next phases of the project, and we’ll be keeping the Reconstruction page updated with new developments. But for now, feel free to visit our BREAKING GROUND page, which has details on our upcoming fundraising part for Reconstruction, which will take place on Thursday, June 14th!

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Coverage of Primer for a Failed Superpower

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“…the conviction in the voices could not have been louder or clearer.”
New York Times

“Behind the Scenes of Primer for a Failed Superpower”
The Interval

“For Teen Activists, What Good Is a Protest Song?”
New Yorker Radio Hour

“Protest Songs Take Center Stage In Primer
The Leonard Lopate Show

Want to learn more about Primer for a Failed Superpower?

Visit the Primer website.