The Department of Dramatic Arts at the University of Connecticut invites applications for the position of Department Head and Artistic Director of the Connecticut Repertory Theatre. The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of Professor or Associate Professor and the anticipated start date is August 23, 2021. This person will act as the Department’s artistic, administrative, and academic leader, with oversight of faculty, staff, curriculum, budget, recruitment, and strategic direction, as well as the artistic direction of the Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT).
National/international record of achievement commensurate with the rank of tenured Associate or Full Professor at the University of Connecticut.
Past experience as an Artistic Director, or related experience in theatre management.
At least three years of teaching experience in higher education.
Evidence of creating and fostering equitable, inclusive, and anti-racist environments within an academic or artistic community
About University of Connecticut, Dramatic Arts
The University of Connecticut’s Department of Dramatic Arts offers BFA degrees in Design/Technical Theatre, Acting, and Puppet Arts, and a BA degree in Theatre Studies. The Department offers an MFA in Theatre with concentrations in Scenic Design, Costume Design, Lighting Design, Technical Direction, Acting, Puppet Arts, and Arts Leadership and Cultural Management. Its MFA programs in performance and design/tech are rated among the top six by the University/Resident Theatre Association. The unique, internationally acclaimed MFA Program in Puppet Arts offers training and experience for students across the department in innovative puppet and object performance. There are twenty-five members of the full-time faculty and an additional 7 staff members.
The Department of Dramatic Arts is resolutely committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible, and equitable environment for all members of our community. With that affirmation in mind, historically underrepresented and/or marginalized groups of all held identities, including but not limited to, individuals with disabilities, women, candidates of color, are actively encouraged to apply, and your offerings of continued accountability are... welcomed.
The Connecticut Repertory Theatre prepares students by blending education and industry. Created as a training ground, and modeled on a stand-alone LORT/regional theatre, CRT produces four Main Stage productions per academic year (two in the 486-seat, proscenium-stage Harriet Jorgensen Theatre and two in the 241-seat, thrust-stage Nafe Katter Theatre) and two Studio productions in the 116-seat Studio Theatre. The CRT has a professional staff of ten, several of whom also teach periodically.