Theatre & Arts Practitioners
About the Applied Theatre approach
Applied Theatre is more than theatre for the stage, it’s theatre for change.
Applied Theatre collaborates with the audience, diving into issues within their community, using interactive performance to help articulate the need for change and envision alternatives that could improve their situation.
In the case of Sexwise, Applied Theatre creates a safe space for rangatahi to participate in a challenging discussion around sexuality and healthy relationships. The applied theatre approach enables youth to find resolutions as a peer group to problems the characters face in the performance. These approaches can then be applied to challenges in their own lives.
Why join the team?
- You get to use your creativity to make a difference in the lives of teenagers in Aotearoa NZ
- You gain new skills and knowledge through our sexuality, relationship, culture and diversity training
- We are invested in the ongoing development of our team and their future.
What we are looking for...
- Are you kind and compassionate?
- Is communication a key part of your repertoire?
- Are you driven, disciplined and able to adapt?
- Do you thrive in a team environment?
- Are you open-minded and culturally sensitive?
Did you answer ‘Yes’ to all of the above questions?
If so, read on...
Every year we seek performers who are committed to making quality theatre, who can think on their feet, and approach our subject matter in a self-assured, open and non-judgemental way.
You will need to be secure with your own sexuality and totally accepting of others with a different sexual orientation, culture or religion from your own.
Obtaining professional theatre work for several months sounds like a dream gig, but living, travelling, and working with other people day in, day out, for months is not easy.
So you will need to:
- Be capable of resolving problems/conflict in a mature and respectful fashion
- Be capable of independent living
- Be self-motivated
- Have the ability to self manage
- Be responsible for sticking to the schedule
- Have the ability to contribute equally to team duties
- Have the ability to maintain the quality and standards of each and every performance.
What are the perks of working for us?
Our facilitators receive a living wage, plus daily per diem while away from home during the tour.
Accommodation and travel costs are covered.
We provide comfortable private accommodation for each facilitator with kitchen amenities throughout the tour, plus:
- No programme delivery on weekends.
- School and public holidays off with ongoing per diem payments.
- Return flights home covered for school holidays.
- On-call support available, including counselling.
- Scholarships available to support further education of past and present facilitators.
When and where are auditions?
Auditions take place in Auckland, Dunedin, Christchurch and Wellington every year, as well as one regional centre.
Follow our Facebook page or check back in early September for confirmed dates, times and locations for the next round of auditions.