Category Archives: African American

2017 Summer Camp Jobs with DRT

Photo of Nyilah by Satsuki “Sunshine” Scoville

Durham Regional Theatre is Interviewing for Two Summer Staff Positions

Assistant Camp Manager and Summer Lighting Director

Working with DRT Summer Theatre Camps is exciting and satisfying because you know you have made a positive difference, gained vital skills for the future and earned recognition for service to an established not-for-profit. DRT is an intentionally multi-racial and intergenerational arts and education organization serving Durham for seven years. The salaries are small – contract and stipend level – but the rewards are huge.

DRT Hiring Policy: DRT does not discriminate in regards to race, age, class, gender, sexual orientation, or special abilities. All are invited to apply for all positions.

DRT is grateful to the Durham Arts Council and the North Carolina Arts Council for their support of our vision and work.

Location of Jobs: All DRT Summer Theatre Camps 2017 are held at 927 W. Trinity Avenue, Durham, NC (Near Durham School for the Arts) in the fellowship hall of Trinity Ave. Presbyterian Church.

CLICK BELOW FOR SUMMER 2017 JOB DESCRIPTIONS: And go to our official Durham Regional Theatre website, durhamregionaltheatre.com/jobs/, to read all about it – and subscribe to our new blog:)

ASSISTANT CAMP MANAGER DESCRIPTION

LIGHTING DIRECTOR JOB DESCRIPTION

 

 

For complete Job Descriptions: Contact Person: Jenny Justice

  1. com/jobs/
  2. durhamregionaltheatre@gmail.com
  3. (919) 286-5717
  4. DRT, PO Box 61894, Durham, NC 27715

 

Positions will remain open until filled.

Brilliant, funny, fast paced and fabulously musical

Purple KnaveWhat better way could there be to survive life in our mad, mad world than to enter a madder one and laugh? Now’s your chance to do it – and invite everyone you know to join you. Tweet, text, Facebook, call, email, talk about it in the coffee shops and the barber shops.

Brilliant, funny, fast paced and fabulously original, DRT’s 5th winter musical, “Alice, a mad musical fantasy,” opens this Friday night, 7:00 pm – Trust me – you don’t want to miss it!

Alice (Betsy Jones) & Cheshire Cat (Sheldon Mba/show choreographer)

Alice (Betsy Jones) & Cheshire Cat (Sheldon Mba/show choreographer)

Only 3 shows: Feb. 19, Feb. 20, Feb. 27. Only three chances to be part of the mad, magical, thrillingly alive “Alice” experience. Go to durhamregionaltheatre.com/drt-shows and reserve your tickets now.

We look forward to seeing you at the theatre.

"Curiouser & Curiouser"

“Curiouser & Curiouser”

Where Are They Now?

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Korinn Annette Jefferies, Howard University

DFT TEEN – ADULT ACTING CLASSES start next Wednesday: SIGN UP TODAY and LIVE YOUR DREAMS

Since DFT is in our fifth year, some of our former students have graduated high school and are in their first years of colleges. I thought you would like to see what our old friends are doing in their new lives, so I reached out to some DFT Alums.

Today, I heard from Korinn Jefferies, the lovely singer/actress who performed the lead role of Brigid in last year’s DFT original musical, “Brigid Without a Story.”

Korinn writes: “DFT has really helped me become the talented actress I am today.”

WHERE KORINN IS TODAY
“Korinn Annette Jefferies is acting, singing, and dancing her way through college as a Musical Theatre Major at Howard University in Washington, DC. She serves on the North Carolina Club E-Board and is a member of the Performing Arts Organization, The Howard Players. Upon graduating, she would like to act on Broadway, eventually opening her own performing arts studio. Korinn would like to encourage young artists to never give up on their dreams and to always fight for what they believe in.”

Create Something Great

“Any day that I be part of creating something positive is a good day.” Jennifer Justice (Ms. Jenny,) DFT artistic director

THE WATSONSCreate Something Great at Durham Family Theatre This Year!

DFT Winter Acting Classes Begin the Week of January 12, 2015

 For children, teens and adults.

Jade
Registration is easy on the DFT-Classes page.
I look forward to what we will create together!

Warmly, Ms. Jenny

MEET THE WATSONS!

THE WATSONSCLICK HERE to RESERVE YOUR PLACE IN DFT Summer Theatre Camps 2015  & GET 10% OFF Camp Fees

DURHAM FAMILY THEATRE PRESENTS

“The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963” From the Newbery and Coretta Scott King Honor Book novel by Christopher Paul Curtis, adapted for the stage by Reginald André Jackson

RESERVE YOUR TICKETS TODAY!

“The Watsons Go to Birmingham -1963” was chosen to kick-off Durham Family Theatre’s fifth season because it is an exceptionally well-written portrayal of family strength and love. In keeping with our tradition of producing plays developed from outstanding American literature, the story lifts up both the worst and the best in human nature, exemplifying the power of family love to transcend violence with compassion and humor.

“Hilarious and Heartwarming!” The New York Times

Durham Family Theatre’s 5th season opening production is NOT TO BE MISSED!

 MEET TWO MEMBERS OF THE

EXTRAORDINARY (and WEIRD) WATSON FAMILY

Micah HallMicah Hall (Kenny Watson) is an 11-year-old, 7th grade Durham homeschool student who has trained with Durham Family Theatre since 2011. Micah is a remarkably enthusiastic and disciplined learner (Micah memorized all of his lines over the summer in order to earn the central role of Kenny, through whose eyes the Watson’s story is told) In addition to being a dedicated and extremely talented young actor, Micah excels in his studies of science and math and plans to build a career on these skills and interests. No matter what he does in life, Micah plans to keep acting in his future. He enjoys the opportunity to play different roles and become something or someone out of his normal character.

DominiqueDominique Akpotanor (Bryan Watson), Durham Family Theatre’s Devonté Squire Apprentice 2014.[1] Dominique is 19-year-old junior in the Department of Theatre and Dance at North Carolina Central University. Dominique began training in theatre during middle school and was immediately captivated by the chance to convey emotions so that people can glimpse, and identify with, another person’s pain or happiness. At the age of 14, Dominique was chosen to perform in an Off-Broadway production of “A Perfect Murder.” Despite the considerable challenges of a career in theatre, Dominique says he would honestly perform for free, because, “Theatre is not only a form of entertainment, it allows people to witness human strengths and weaknesses in ways they can relate to.” [1] The DSA is an annual paid acting position that DFT created to help bridge the financial resources gap faced by African American theatre students working toward acting careers. The DSA is selected through an application/audition process in partnership with NCCU Dept. of Theatre & Dance. The DSA 2014 is made possible through a grant from The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation – SUPPORT THE DSA in 2015 by making a DONATION to DFT Today!