Educational Programs

INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL CENTER AND ITS PROGRAMS

Ambassadors of International Culture

The District of Columbia is unique among American communities in its great concentration of embassies and international dignitaries. Despite only being a few miles away from these great resources, many students within and around the District of Columbia have little knowledge of the world outside their neighborhoods. Through the Ambassador of International Culture program, we hope to make these resources more accessible to urban students and enrich the students through interaction with persons of different cultures.

Under the program, the Center forms a close relationship with one of the District of Columbia’s many embassies, both to help tailor the interactive learning program to the selected culture, and to provide students with a hands-on opportunity to interact with persons from that culture. Working together, the Center and the embassies can create an environment that allows for students to gain a greater cultural understanding than through either resource alone.

For instance, as a result of 2007/2008 embassy adoption program with the Embassy of the Republic of Poland, the students in the program had the opportunity to travel to Poland to give a performance at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw at the special invitation of the First Lady of Poland, Mrs. Maria Kaczyńska. This program gave the students an opportunity to exchange ideas, not only amongst themselves and with instructors, but also with persons who are members of the culture that the students were studying at a given time, and provided for further cultural enrichment of the students by immersion in Polish culture through the duration of the trip.

Interactive Learning Method of Teaching

Each year, we will explore a different international culture. The Center will promote the culture and help the students learn through two interconnected programs – the Interactive Learning Method and the Embassy Adoption program. The scope of the interactive learning is not limited to theater and drama.
We will provide a special educational program of interactive learning that is specially designed to help teachers and students better comprehend cultural artistic compositions and find the joy in discovering new customs through art, music, dance, song, crafts, cooking, theater games, and performance.

The Center is devoted to working with young students to increase their social skills, reading comprehension, movement, and speaking skills. In addition, we also incorporate more traditional teaching techniques, such as lectures, reading, and demonstrations.

 ATICC EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS:

Ambassador Theater Studio Classes

Ambassador Theater offers studio classes exploring international literature and drama through movement,voice and  improvisation. Through Ambassador Theater’s unique international cultural exchange, the students have the opportunities to experience Art and Drama in both enriching and innovative ways, sure to inspire both individual and collaborative growth in years beyond.  Classes, taught by highly experienced professionals from all over the world, are available for three age groups: Globetrotters (4-6 years old), Voyagers (7-9 years old), and Explorers (10 and up).  

Ambassadors of International Culture Outreach Programs

Ambassadors of International Culture is an interactive educational program, which exposes students to a variety of cultures through theater. The Ambassador Theater brings resources from local embassies to help provide students with enrichment activities, allowing them to become well-educated global citizens and interact with international leaders of today.  Showcased in their artwork, theater games and performance, this program connects to the students’ studies in school, improving their overall academic performance, reading and comprehension skills, and concentration and memorization ability.

Summer Theater Production Camps

Ambassador Theater offers two different summer camps, both of which use international literature as a platform for artistic creation and performance.  Both camps provide a well-rounded production experience from a multicultural standpoint, ending with a showcase. Through both individual work and teamwork the students will open their minds to endless possibilities.  Professional instructors guide them through scene work, theater games, and activities in projection and movement. Children ages 4-13 will enjoy a two week camp at the George Washington Masonic Memorial Theater in Alexandria, Virginia, and teens ages 12 and up a will experience mounting a three week full scale production at the Source Theater, in Washington, DC.

Special Workshops and Educational Lectures:

  • Play-reading Workshops: Ambassador Theater’s play-reading workshops offer the opportunity to discover plays from all over the world and tap into the various cultures within them.  Through these readings, participants get the chance to collaborate with esteemed designers, directors, playwrights, and actors from all over the world and discuss the plays on a deep, thought-provoking level.
  • Workshops with International Guest Artists: Ambassador Theater’s Guest artist workshops offer exciting openings into the world of artists and scholars from all over the globe. Experts in their fields, the topics of these workshops range, including a variety of different styles in acting, play-writing, directing, and production. Using lectures and question and answer settings, participants will learn the specific style of the speaker and relate that knowledge into their own work and beyond.

Internship Program

Ambassador Theater International Cultural Center is offering special internship programs for talented students to provide the students opportunities to learn more about the workings of the theater in many areas:

  • Production and House Management
  • Technical Support in the Set Construction, Costumes, Props, Lights and Stage Managment
  • Marketing and Development
  • Acting Internships

 

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Ambassador Theater Studio Classes

Exploring International Cultures Through Theater and Art!

WINTER 2015 Semester starts January 26th!

EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT BY JANUARY!), 2015th!!!!

Ambassador Theater offers studio classes exploring international literature and drama through movement, voice and improvisation. Through Ambassador Theater’s unique international cultural exchange the students have the opportunity to experience Art and Drama in enriching and innovative ways, inspiring both individual and collaborative growth. Classes are taught by highly experienced professionals from all over the world such as Award-winning director Ms. Lilia Slavova and others. The classes are available for three age groups: Globetrotters (4-6 years old), Voyagers (7-9 years old), and Explorers (10 and up). Register and Pay On-Line Through INSTANT SEATS

“A new experience where imagination and education come together.”

EXCITING ART AND DRAMA CLASSES FOR KIDS 4- 18 years old

At the Convergence Lab Theater in Alexandria VA

Join Ambassador Theater in discovering the beauty of children's international literature and culture, explore nursery rhymes, songs, fables and walk through the adventures of many famous characters from the most admired stories. The classes are taught by a professional,  acting coaches and artists, whose main focus will be movement, speech and basic acting skills with fun theater games and will finish with a final showcase at the Convergence, THE LAB Theater, 1819 N. Quaker Lane (at Crestwood Drive), Alexandria VA 22302 We also offer exciting Art Classes that help the kids connect with what they learn about in their drama classes. They are able to understand how theater is a true collaboration of all art forms and will focus on making some props, parts of the costumes they will use in their performance, learn about the genre and style used in the play and culture they are studying, and more. We also offer special private classes on Mondays, and Wednesdays!

Mon. Jan. 26 – April 27, 2015; Wed, Jan. 28 – April 22, 2015; 

12 WEEKS OF CLASSES BOTH ART AND DRAMA CLASSES are offered one day a week, Mon or Wed:

If you are interested in Saturday classes, please contact us via e-mail: ambassadortheater@aticc.org

REGISTRATION FEE: $35

45 minute DRAMA or ART CLASS (plus $10 art supplies): $260 plus Registration fee

60 minute DRAMA or ART CLASS (Plus $10 art supplies):  $300 plus Registration fee

90 minute DRAMA CLASS: $350 plus Registration fee

PACKAGE SPECIALS: 

Combo of both Art and Drama Classes 90 minute CLASSES (45 min each of ART and DRAMA): $480 plus Registration fee for GLOBETROTTERS

2 hour CLASSES (60 min ART and 60 min DRAMA): $580 plus Registration fee for VOYAGERS

2.5 hour CLASSES (60 minute ART and 90 min DRAMA): $650 plus Registration fee for EXPLORERS

(To Register for Combo classes scroll down under Drama Classes and choose that option, in the message specify which day you want the child to be registered for) Early Registration by January 10, 2015 – 15% off, (code: earlybird) 

Mondays and Wednesdays classes:

ART:                                                                              DRAMA: 

  • 4:15 – 5:00 PM: Globetrotters (4-6 years)         5:00 – 5:45 PM: Globetrotters (4-6 years)
  • 5:00 – 6:00 PM: Voyagers  (7-9 years)                6:00 – 7:00 PM: Voyagers  (7-9 years)
  • 6:00 – 7:00 PM Explorers  (10 and up)               7:00 – 8:30 PM: Explorers (10 and up)

You may pay by check written to Ambassador Theater and send it at 916 G Street, NW, Washington DC (please e-mail Hanna at ambassadortheater@aticc.org to request the registration form to send you payment by check) 

or Register and Pay On-Line

We also offer private classes: Pay on Line or by check written to Ambassador Theater (You need to schedule the classes in advance)

Success in Auditions with Lilia Slavova at Convergence Lab Theater, 1819 N. Quaker Lane (at Crestwood Drive), Alexandria VA 22302
 
Part of the "Smart Actors-Stupid Choices" Series
 
Learn to make strong, specific and memorable choices for your monologue and cold reading while you get introduced to powerful audition techniques.
Lilia Slavova’s direct, personal, honest and practical approach comes from years of experience as an award winning actor ,director, choreographer, puppeteer and published author. Member of SAG, AFTRA ,Equity, Lilia has been attending the Actor’s Center and the League Auditions for the last 15 years in a casting capacity; this and her international theatrical experience makes her ideal coach for helping you achieve your auditioning and professional goals.
Lilia’s work with preparing students for colleges is fantastic since the success of her student entering the collages of their choice is 100% plus the scholarships they receive!
 
TESTEMONIES FROM HER STUDENTS ARE AVAILABLE TO READ!

Mondays, Wednesdays: 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM, 4:00PM, 8:30 PM

Half an hour: $35

One hour: $70

A package of 3 classes: $200

A package of 5 classes: $335

A package of 12 One hour classes: $840

A package of 12 Half Hour classes: $420

Contact us with any questions using our online  form or email us at ambassadortheater@aticc.org.

You may pay by check written to Ambassador Theater and send it to: Ambassador Theater, 916 G Street, NW. Washington DC 20001 

You may also Register and Pay On-Line

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SUMMER CAMPS

FROM GREEK MYTHS TO STAGE

A world of imagination, with ancient myths waiting to be told

International Youth Theater Production Camp AGES 7 and up June 23 – July 3, 2014 Monday – Friday 9 AM – 3 PM at the George Washington Masonic Memorial Theater 101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria VA

Questions: ambassadortheater@aticc.org

Picture walking through the door of the Masonic temple in Alexandria, VA and finding yourself in ancient Greece surrounded by masks and ancient Gods and Goddesses! That will be the experience of every camper as we help them tell some of the most popular and loved stories of western civilization: Greek Myths! Children will learn to use their whole body to transform into various characters, opening their minds to endless possibility. As they develop these skills within themselves, they will also learn to listen to one another and work as a team during scene work and theater games. Professional instructors will also teach them projection, memorization and other skills necessary to perform in theater. Ultimately the campers will be given the tools to perform  for an audience where they will have created everything, from the characters themselves to sound effects and even living set pieces, with their own imaginations.

Register for Summer Camp on Line

Please choose the age group Voyagers: 7-9 years old Explorers: 10 + Children ages 7 and up will enjoy a two week camp at the George Washington Masonic Memorial Theater in Alexandria, Virginia, and  will experience mounting a final showcase production. Ambassador Theater offers two weeks summer theater production camp, which uses international literature as a platform for artistic creation and performance. ATICC camp provides a well-rounded production experience from a multicultural standpoint, ending with a showcase. Through both individual work and teamwork the students will open their minds to endless possibilities. Professional instructors guide them through scene work, theater games, and activities in projection and movement. The students will design their own costumes and prop pieces and learn about all technical aspects of the theater production including creating posters and playbills for their performances.

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Educational Programs: Ambassadors of International Culture

Ambassador Theater teaches 2nd graders about Ancient China and Egypt

Ms. Hanna Bondarewska teaches students about Ancient China

Ambassador Theater teaches 1st graders about American symbols

Ms. Lilia Slavova leads the students through various theater games and exercises to teach them about American symbols

Information about our Educational and Outreach Programs

INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL CENTER AND ITS PROGRAMS

Building international cultural awareness through art is what makes the Ambassador Theatre a truly unique vehicle for spreading knowledge about multiculturalism to both adults and children. Attracting people of all ages to participate in its educational programs has been one of the Theatre's principal goals, however engaging youth has had its special focus in recognition of the crucial importance of exposing young minds to information about the world. In the current global environment understanding cultural differences and needs is essential in being able to both contribute to and gain from the multicultural community.
The philosophy of the program is simple, its methods effective.  The programs objectives are achieved through a model of an interactive learning, whereby students directly participate in a range of drama, movement and art activities. Our instructors are recognized professionals and come from a range of ethnic and cultural backgrounds, thus bringing a valuable cross-cultural expertise to the teaching- learning experience.

Ambassadors of International Culture

The District of Columbia is unique among American communities in its great concentration of embassies and international dignitaries. Despite only being a few miles away from these great resources, many students within and around the District of Columbia have little knowledge of the world outside their neighborhoods. Through the Ambassador of International Culture program, we hope to make these resources more accessible to urban students and enrich the students through interaction with persons of different cultures.

Under the program, the Center forms a close relationship with one of the District of Columbia’s many embassies, both to help tailor the interactive learning program to the selected culture, and to provide students with a hands-on opportunity to interact with persons from the culture. Working together, the Center and the embassies can create an environment that allows for students to gain a greater cultural understanding than through either resource alone.

For instance, as a result of the embassy adoption program with the Polish Embassy, the students in the program had the opportunity to travel to Poland to give a performance at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw at the special invitation of the First Lady of Poland, Mrs. Maria Kaczyńska. This program gave the students an opportunity to exchange ideas, not only amongst themselves and with instructors, but also with persons who are members of the culture that the students were studying at a given time, and provided for further cultural enrichment of the students by immersion in Polish culture through the duration of the trip. 

ATICC EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS:

Ambassador Theater Studio Classes

Ambassador Theater offers studio classes exploring international literature and drama through movement, voice and improvisation. Through Ambassador Theater’s unique international cultural exchange, the students have the opportunities to experience Art and Drama in both enriching and innovative ways, sure to inspire both individual and collaborative growth in years beyond.  Classes, taught by highly experienced professionals from all over the world, are available for three age groups: Globetrotters (4-6 years old), Voyagers (7-9 years old), and Explorers (10 and up). 

Ambassadors of International Culture Outreach Programs

Ambassadors of International Culture is an interactive educational program, which exposes students to a variety of cultures through theater. The Ambassador Theater brings resources from local embassies to help provide students with enrichment activities, allowing them to become well-educated global citizens and interact with international leaders of today.  Showcased in their artwork, theater games and performance, this program connects to the students’ studies in school, improving their overall academic performance, reading and comprehension skills, and concentration and memorization ability.

Summer Theater Production Camps

Ambassador Theater offers two different summer camps, both of which use international literature as a platform for artistic creation and performance.  Both camps provide a well-rounded production experience from a multicultural standpoint, ending with a showcase. Through both individual work and teamwork the students will open their minds to endless possibilities.  Professional instructors guide them through scene work, theater games, and activities in projection and movement. Children ages 4-13 will enjoy a two week camp at the George Washington Masonic Memorial Theater in Alexandria, VA, and teens ages 12 and up  will experience mounting a three week full scale production at the Source Theater, in Washington, DC.

Special Workshops and Educational Lectures:

Play-reading Workshops: Ambassador Theater’s play-reading workshops offer the opportunity to discover plays from all over the world and tap into the various cultures within them.  Through these readings, participants get the chance to collaborate with esteemed designers, directors, playwrights, and actors from all over the world and discuss the plays on a deep, thought-provoking level.

Workshops with International Guest Artists: Ambassador Theater’s Guest artist workshops offer exciting openings into the world of artists and scholars from all over the globe. Experts in their fields, the topics of these workshops range, including a variety of different styles in acting, play-writing, directing, and production. Using lectures and question and answer settings, participants will learn the specific style of the speaker and relate that knowledge into their own work and beyond.

Private and Group Workshops: Success in Auditions with Lilia Slavova

Part of the “Smart Actors-Stupid Choices “Series

Learn to make strong, specific and memorable choices for your monologue and cold reading while you get introduced to powerful audition techniques.

Lilia Slavova’ direct, personal, honest and practical approach comes from years of experience as an award winning actor, director, choreographer, puppeteer and published author. Member of SAG, AFTRA ,Equity, Lilia has been attending the Actor’s Center and the League Auditions for the last 15 years in a casting capacity; this and her international theatrical experience makes her ideal coach for helping you achieve your auditioning and professional goals.

Lilia’s work with preparing students for colleges is fantastic since the success of her student entering the collages of their choice is 100% plus the scholarships they receive! To register, please e-mail us at: ambassadortheater@aticc.org 

Internship Program

Ambassador Theater International Cultural Center is offering special internship programs for talented students to provide the students opportunities to learn more about the workings of the theater in many areas:

  • Production and House Management
  • Technical Support in the Set Construction, Costumes, Props, Lights and Stage Management
  • Marketing and Development
  • Acting Internships

SUMMER PRODUCTION CAMPS (Age Groups:  4-6,  7-9, 10 +, and teens 12-18) 

  • At the George Washington Masonic Memorial Theater | June 24 – July 5, 2013
  • At Source theater |  July 15- August 3, 2013  

Contact us for more information about a specific program at ambassadortheater@aticc.org

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Exciting classes start on Wednesdays May 8, 2013

NEW SEMESTER OF CLASSES ON WEDNESDAYS — REGISTRATION OPEN NOW!

Ambassador Theater offers studio classes exploring international literature and drama through movement, voice and improvisation. Through Ambassador Theater’s unique international cultural exchange the students have the opportunity to experience Art and Drama in enriching and innovative ways, inspiring both individual and collaborative growth. Classes are taught by highly experienced professionals from all over the world: Award-winning director Ms. Lilia Slavova and well recognized art instructor, Ms. Deborah Pawlik. The classes are available for three age groups: Globetrotters (4-6 years old), Voyagers (7-9 years old), and Explorers (10 and up).
Register and Pay On-Line Through INSTANT SEATS

“A new experience where imagination and education come together.”

EXCITING ART AND DRAMA CLASSES FOR KIDS 4- 18 years old

At the Convergence Lab Theater in Alexandria VA

Join Ambassador Theater in discovering the beauty of children's international literature and culture, explore nursery rhymes, songs, fables and walk through the adventures of many famous characters from the most admired stories.
The classes are taught by a professional,  acting coaches and artists, whose main focus will be movement, speech and basic acting skills with fun theater games and will finish with a final showcase at the Convergence, THE LAB Theater, 1819 N. Quaker Lane (at Crestwood Drive), Alexandria VA 22302
We also offer exciting Art Classes that help the kids connect with what they learn about in their drama classes. They are able to understand how theater is a true collaboration of all art forms and will focus on making some props, parts of the costumes they will use in their performance, learn about the genre and style used in the play and culture they are studying, and more.

 Wednesdays, May 8 - June 12, 2013

6 WEEKS OF CLASSES

BOTH ART AND DRAMA CLASSES are offered one day a week, on Wednesdays:
45 minute DRAMA CLASS: $140
60 minute DRAMA CLASS:  $160
90 minute DRAMA CLASS: $240
45 minute ART CLASS: $160
60 minute ART CLASS: $180

PACKAGE SPECIAL: Combo of both Art and Drama Classes
90 minute CLASSES (45 min each of ART and DRAMA): $300 for GLOBETROTTERS
2 hour CLASSES (60 min ART and 60 min DRAMA): $320 for VOYAGERS
2.5 hour CLASSES (60 minute ART and 90 min DRAMA): $400 for EXPLORERS

(To Register for Combo classes scroll down under Drama Classes and choose that option, in the message specify which day you want the child to be registered for)

ART:                                                                              DRAMA:

Wednesdays

  • 4:15 – 5:00 PM: Globetrotters (4-6 years)         5:00 – 5:45 PM: Globetrotters (4-6 years)
  • 5:00 – 6:00 PM: Voyagers  (7-9 years)                6:00 – 7:00 PM: Voyagers  (7-9 years)
  • 6:00 – 7:00 PM Explorers  (10 and up)               7:00 – 8:30 PM: Explorers (10 and up)

Contact us with any questions using our online  form or email us at info@aticc.org. You may pay by check written to Ambassador Theater and send it to: Ambassador Theater, 916 G Street, NW. Washington DC 20001

You may also Register and Pay On-Line

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Exploring International Cultures Through Theater and Art!

Ambassador Theater offers studio classes exploring international literature and drama through movement, voice and improvisation. Through Ambassador Theater’s unique international cultural exchange the students have the opportunity to experience Art and Drama in enriching and innovative ways, inspiring both individual and collaborative growth. Classes are taught by highly experienced professionals from all over the world: Award-winning director Ms. Lilia Slavova and well recognized art instructor, Ms. Deborah Pawlik. The classes are available for three age groups: Globetrotters (4-6 years old), Voyagers (7-9 years old), and Explorers (10 and up).
Register and Pay On-Line Through INSTANT SEATS

“A new experience where imagination and education come together.”

EXCITING ART AND DRAMA CLASSES FOR KIDS 4- 18 years old

At the Convergence Lab Theater in Alexandria VA

Join Ambassador Theater in discovering the beauty of children’s international literature and culture, explore nursery rhymes, songs, fables and walk through the adventures of many famous characters from the most admired stories.
The classes are taught by a professional,  acting coaches and artists, whose main focus will be movement, speech and basic acting skills with fun theater games and will finish with a final showcase at the Convergence, THE LAB Theater, 1819 N. Quaker Lane (at Crestwood Drive), Alexandria VA 22302
We also offer exciting Art Classes that help the kids connect with what they learn about in their drama classes. They are able to understand how theater is a true collaboration of all art forms and will focus on making some props, parts of the costumes they will use in their performance, learn about the genre and style used in the play and culture they are studying, and more.

Mondays, January 28 – April 29, 2013;   Wednesdays, January 30 – April 24, 2013
Saturdays, January 26 – April 20, 2013
No classes Feb. 18 (President’s Day), and during the week of Spring Break March 25-March 30, 2013

12 WEEKS OF CLASSES

BOTH ART AND DRAMA CLASSES are offered one day a week, Mondays or Wednesdays or Saturdays:
45 minute DRAMA CLASS: $200
60 minute DRAMA CLASS:  $240
90 minute DRAMA CLASS: $300
45 minute ART CLASS: $220
60 minute ART CLASS: $260

PACKAGE SPECIAL: Combo of both Art and Drama Classes
90 minute CLASSES (45 min each of ART and DRAMA): $400 for GLOBETROTTERS
2 hour CLASSES (60 min ART and 60 min DRAMA): $440 for VOYAGERS
2.5 hour CLASSES (60 minute ART and 90 min DRAMA): $560 for EXPLORERS

(To Register for Combo classes scroll down under Drama Classes and choose that option, in the message specify which day you want the child to be registered for)

Early Registration by December 21, 2012 – 25% off, (code: earlybird)

ART:                                                                              DRAMA:

Weekdays (Mon or Wed)

  • 4:15 – 5:00 PM: Globetrotters (4-6 years)         5:00 – 5:45 PM: Globetrotters (4-6 years)
  • 5:00 – 6:00 PM: Voyagers  (7-9 years)                6:00 – 7:00 PM: Voyagers  (7-9 years)
  • 6:00 – 7:00 PM Explorers  (10 and up)               7:00 – 8:30 PM: Explorers (10 and up)

Saturdays:

  • 9:15 – 10:00 AM: Globetrotters  (4-6 years)     10:00 – 10:45 AM: Globetrotters (4-6 years)
  • 10:00 – 11:00 AM: Voyagers  (7-9 years)            11:00 – 12:00 PM: Voyagers  (7-9 years)
  • 11:00 – 12:00 PM: Explorers  (10 and up)            12:00 – 1:00 PM: Explorers (10 and up)

Contact us with any questions using our online  form or email us at info@aticc.org. You may pay by check written to Ambassador Theater and send it to: Ambassador Theater, 916 G Street, NW. Washington DC 20001

You may also Register and Pay On-Line

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Ambassadors of International Culture

Information about our Educational and Outreach Programs

The District of Columbia is unique among American communities in its great concentration of embassies and international dignitaries. Despite only being a few miles away from these great resources, many students within and around the District of Columbia have little knowledge of the world outside their neighborhoods. Through the Ambassadors of International Culture program, we hope to make these resources more accessible to urban students and enrich the students through interaction with persons of different cultures.

  • Outreach program at  DC Metro area schools introducing students to a specific culture through drama and art classes with the partnership of the embassy representing that particular culture
  • Workshops with international artists encompassing all aspects of theater
  • Theater Production Summer Camps

MORE INFO on what's happening now and coming soon:

Internships are Available in the Production, Artistic and Administrative Departments

Each year, a limited number of internships are made available in the production, artistic and administrative departments. Internships are ideal for students who require a practical experience to complete their undergraduate or graduate studies. These non-paid internships are generally part-time, short-term engagements that span the rehearsal and run of a single production or an entire school semester. No housing is available to interns. If candidates are completing an internship for credit, the candidate must make all necessary arrangements with their school prior to joining the Ambassador Theater and International Cultural Center. It is preferred that candidates are in their junior and senior year of undergraduate studies regardless of age and that all potential interns be working towards degrees in Performing or Fine Arts (BA, BFA, MA, MFA, etc.) Following successful completion of the internship, interns will be provided with signed letters of recommendation from the Founding Artistic Director and the senior staff for the department that the intern worked.

ADMINISTRATIVE INTERNSHIPS

Company Management

The company management intern assists in the daily operations of production administration. Major responsibilities of this hands-on internship include coordinating artist needs during rehearsals and productions, representing the general management office by being a point of contact between artists, production staff and the Executives of the organization, serving as a general point of contact for and providing upcoming Ambassador programming information to Embassies, Cultural Centers, community centers, other arts organizations, etc; and assisting with general administrative functions. Successful candidates will have some theatre experience with excellent organizational and people skills, and a flexible schedule. A special project related to artistic promotion will be part of this internship, for qualified and interested parties.

Development

The development intern works in all aspects of donor relations and fundraising. The internship focuses on research, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individual, corporate, government and foundation donors as well as assistance in planning and execution of special events such as Opening Nights, Meet the Cast events, and more. Interns work closely with the Managing Director and other key senior staff. Responsibilities include: writing, research, meeting planning, event assistance, development of a donor database and daily office tasks. Successful candidates will have excellent writing skills and strong verbal communication ability. Occasional evening and weekend work is required.

Education

The education intern supports the implementation of school, community, training and audience enrichment programs. Duties include: scheduling and facilitating workshops, assisting both in-school and after-school classes and residencies, developing teacher and student curriculum guides, coordinating special events and assisting with the daily administrative needs of the Education Department. Successful candidates will have experience in both theatre and education. Occasional evening and weekend work is required.

Theater Management

Theater management internships are ideal for persons interested in the overall workings of a theatre as management interacts with all departments including artistic, production, education, marketing, development and business. The management intern works on special projects in the areas of organizational management, strategic planning, human resources, accounting and Trustee administration. The Theatre Manager will work very closely with the Founding Artistic Director and key senior staff as needed. Duties include daily business functions, research/analysis, coordinating staff/Board committee meetings and special projects aligned with the candidate’s individual focus.

Public Relations/Marketing/Graphic Design

The public relations/marketing intern (w/special interests in graphics and IT support) helps the daily operations of the Marketing division. The intern may assist in audience development, subscription and single ticket marketing, press, publications, research and special projects depending on the needs of the season. Special requirements include strong written and verbal communication skills as well as strong organizational skills. The graphic design/IT work supports the Associate Artistic Director in various ways, including carrying out full projects ranging from newspaper ads to brochures to full-size posters. Knowledge of various graphic design applications and software highly preferable; a portfolio and/or examples of work that demonstrate understanding of layout, typography, color and design are given stronger consideration.

ARTISTIC INTERNSHIPS

Acting

Ambassador Theater and International Cultural Center provides a unique opportunity for early career actors to perform in our full season of plays. Acting Fellows compose the non-Equity ensemble for most or all of our main stage plays, serve as understudies and receive training in various techniques and methods of acting. Acting fellows are selected from university programs in the area, in their junior and senior years of theatre study, completing BA or BFA degrees in performing/fine arts.

Directing

The directing intern assists the creative teams of main stage productions over the course of the season, which may include serving as Assistant Director. Duties include aiding the director with all aspects of the rehearsal and production process including but not limited to research, text analysis, recording blocking, rehearsing understudies and maintaining a production once it has opened. As a member of the theatre’s resident artistic staff, the Directing Fellow facilitates communication between the theatre staff (Company Management Intern) and the production team and may also have administrative responsibilities related to the operation of the Artistic Department. Candidates should be working towards a BA or BFA degree in theatre, experience as an assistant director on professional productions, a working knowledge of a broad range of text and excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.

PRODUCTION INTERNSHIPS

Costumes

Costume interns assist in costume construction, costume research, finding and borrowing pieces as needed and running of the company’s main stage productions and other projects. Interns work in several areas over the course of an internship. Costume work spans many eras and styles, so basic sewing skills are required; a portfolio or examples of work are desirable. It is preferable that the intern have a car and be willing to drive to find and collect items for productions, etc. or can collect items in a timely fashion utilizing Metro and whatever other modes of transport are available to he/she.

Lighting

Lighting interns assist the Lighting Staff with show preparation, hang, circuiting, focus, and equipment maintenance. The intern will work on Ambassador shows, outreach events, and booked-in rental productions in the DC Metro area. The ideal candidate will have experience trouble-shooting problems, programming light boards, building practicals, repairing lighting fixtures, and have a basic understanding of lighting design.

Production Management

The Production Management intern reports to the Founding Artistic Director and is involved in all aspects of production management including: production planning, supporting production events, completing special research projects and assisting with contracting and financial tracking. Special requirements include strong administrative and organizational skills, experience with spreadsheets and word processing as well as the ability to work with a broad range of people and attend to numerous projects concurrently. Prior experience with technical theatre required, good writing and communication skills a must.

Stage Properties

The stage properties intern assists in all aspects of building and procuring props for the company’s main-stage productions and outreach projects. Basic construction skills are required; it is preferable that the intern have a car and be willing to drive to find and collect items for productions, etc. or can collect items in a timely fashion utilizing Metro and whatever other modes of transport are available to he/she. Previous experience in painting, graphics, upholstering, finish carpentry is preferred; a portfolio including examples of work is desired.

Sound

The sound intern works with the Sound Department staff in providing technical and creative support. Internships are designed around the interests of qualified applicants and can include systems maintenance, installation and engineering; assisting with performance runs and changeovers; assisting designers and composers; and design opportunities with education and internship projects. Previous experience with sound engineering for non-musical theatre and examples of paperwork and recordings of designs and compositions are required for all design-interested applicants.

Stage Management

Stage management interns work closely with Equity and non-Equity stage managers, assisting in all aspects of stage management, from pre-production preparation into rehearsal and through the run of the show as part of the running crew. Interns may have the opportunity to stage manage special events.

Technical Direction

Technical direction interns assist in drafting, budgeting and planning of each main stage production, attending all meetings to see the process from all angles. Interns should be working towards a BA or BFA degree or training in technical theatre, including skills in drafting, carpentry and metal work.

How to apply

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Hoffman-Boston E.S. Ambassadors of International Culture

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