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  • Tara Maginnis
    Subject: posting something on your website Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2003 13:32:15 -0700 (PDT) From: Faye To: tara@costumes.org Hello Tara:
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      posting something on your website
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      Wed, 25 Jun 2003 13:32:15 -0700 (PDT)
      From:
      Faye <fayedazzle@...>
      To:
      tara@...


      Hello Tara:
      Greetings! I am writing you wondering if you could list our
      internship program on your fabulous website. The Cherry Lane
      Theatre is always looking for costume design/costume construction
      interns. Please find information attached. If you have any
      questions, please don't hesitate to call me at the Cherry Lane
      Theatre, 212-989-2020.
      Thanks!


      CHERRY LANE THEATRE

      Celebrating a Vivid Heritage and Forging a New Legacy

      Cherry Lane Theatre is ... the famed Commerce Street institution …
      staging many of the most cutting-edge and influential plays by young
      writers. (Village Voice, July 9, 2002)


      A landmark in Greenwich Village's cultural landscape, Cherry Lane
      Theatre is a vital lab for the development of new works and the
      cultivation of a diverse, multigenerational audience. Our enduring
      focus is the playwright as central to the dramatic event and the text
      as intrinsic to theatrical innovation and excellence. As New York's
      oldest continuously running Off-Broadway theater, the Cherry Lane has
      helped to define American dramaturgy, fostering quality theater that
      is daring and relevant.

      HISTORY AND MISSION: LINKING PAST AND PRESENT

      Cherry Lane's mission is inextricably linked to the history of this
      American original. Built as a silo on the Gomez farm in 1817 and
      converted into the Cherry Lane Playhouse by Edna St. Vincent Millay
      and a coterie of intellectual adventurers in 1924, our theater is the
      birthplace of some of the most groundbreaking experiments in the
      chronicles of the American stage. The Living Theatre, Theatre of the
      Absurd, and the Downtown Theater movement all took root at the Cherry
      Lane Playhouse; it proved fertile ground for many of 20th-century
      dramaturgy's seminal voices. Out of a small edifice poured a large
      succession of plays by a grand parade of then-nascent writers. Early
      on, O'Neill, F. Scott Fitzgerald, W. H. Auden, Gertrude Stein, and
      T.S. Eliot, then Beckett, Albee, Pinter, Ionesco, and LeRoi Jones,
      and, subsequently, Shepard, Lanford Wilson, and Mamet were among
      scores who found a home at the Playhouse and whose works have lent
      brilliance and distinction to American and international literary and
      dramaturgic treasuries. Playhouse productions introduced an equally
      illustrious group of actors and directors, including Estelle Parsons,
      Ruby Dee, Alan Schneider, Bea Arthur, Tyne Daly, Joan Micklin Silver,
      Rue McClanahan, Tom Bosley, Maxwell Caulfield, Cicely Tyson, Dolores
      Sutton, Micki Grant, Vincent Gardenia, Jerry Stiller, John Epperson,
      Fritz Weaver, Claudia Shear, Robert Loggia, Peter Falk, Harvey Keitel,
      Frances Sternhagen, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Kevin Bacon, Joan Cusack,
      Judd Hirsch, James Earl Jones, Gene Hackman, Nancy Marchand, Frank
      Langella, Colleen Dewhurst, Dennis Quaid, John Malkovich, and Gary
      Sinise.

      Serendipity brought modern vision to Cherry Lane in 1997. Veteran
      theater artist Angelina Fiordellisi founded and became Artistic
      Director of the present-day organization, determined to house a
      creative community where both established and entry-level writers,
      directors, actors, and designers could gather to learn and practice
      their craft side by side, operating, in essence, as a contemporary
      urban artist's colony. The Cherry Lane Theatre's mission remains: to
      perpetuate the Playhouse's legacy of artistic freedom, exploration,
      and camaraderie by providing a haven for emerging playwrights and
      breathing fresh life into Playhouse classics.

      PRINCIPAL PROGRAMS: ENTER THE PLAYWRIGHT

      Mentor Project, the cornerstone of Cherry Lane's new-play-development
      programming, engages acclaimed dramatists in one-to-one mentoring
      relationships with aspiring playwrights for an entire theater season,
      during which the mentors help the apprentices hone their craftsmanship
      and respective scripts as each moves into the final phase of
      maturation, a three-week workshop production. To date, Project
      Co-Founder and mentor Michael Weller has enlisted Pulitzer Prize
      winners Charles Fuller, A.R. Gurney, David Henry Hwang, Tony Kushner,
      Craig Lucas, Marsha Norman, Alfred Uhry, and Wendy Wasserstein, as
      well as three-time OBIE winner Ed Bullins, as mentors. And from the
      outset, Edward Albee has graciously participated as the Mentors'
      Mentor, attending Project readings and performances and conducting
      Master Classes. In only five years, the Project has elevated many of
      its 21 alumni to professional and public notice; their works have gone
      on to flourish in other great playhouses - Manhattan Theatre Club, The
      Women's Project & Productions, the Long Wharf Theatre, and Alliance
      Theatre Company among these.

      Master Classes, seminars, and a Reading Series featuring a generation
      of bold new voices add depth and texture to Cherry Lane's annual
      roster. Fledgling or accomplished, our playwrights have heard their
      words interpreted by a number of New York's most famous actors.
      Notables Julia Roberts, Joe Mantello, Peter Riegert, Olympia Dukakis,
      Kim Hunter, Anne Pitoniak, Ethan Hawke, Judith Ivey, Bob Balaban,
      Anthony LaPaglia, and Daphne Rubin-Vega are just a few who have
      contributed their time and talent to Cherry Lane readings.

      CLT's season also comprises readings or workshop productions
      celebrating Black and Women's History Months. Launched in 2000, in
      keeping with our intention to furnish a supportive environment where
      all gifted playwrights - regardless of age, sex, or ethnicity - can
      fully and freely develop their ideas, this programming further seeks
      to increase diversity in our audiences and to heighten their
      understanding of the issues, frustrations, and hopes illuminated on
      our stages.

      Cherry Lane's mainstage fare incorporates our Heritage Collection
      (revivals of gems from the Playhouse's canon) and our Discovery Series
      (new or previously un-produced plays by experienced, as well as
      beginning dramatists). Letting the emblematic brave, language-rich
      play supersede the "safe" or the "popular" in our selection of
      revivals and new works upholds the artistic integrity for which Cherry
      Lane Theatre has stood from inception.


      Cherry Lane Theatre
      Intern Program 2003

      INTERNS FORM A CORE OF SUPPORT IN ALL AREAS OF CHERRY LANE'S
      OPERATIONS AND GAIN EXPERIENCE IN THE DEPARTMENT OF THEIR CHOSEN
      INTERNSHIP. OUR PROGRAM OFFERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK ALONG SIDE
      DEDICATED ARTISTS AND MANAGERS AT ONE OF NEW YORK'S MOST HISTORIC
      THEATRES. INTERNSHIPS ARE OFFERED IN PRODUCTION, SET DESIGN, COSTUME
      DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT, GENERAL MANAGEMENT, AND MARKETING. ALL
      INTERNSHIPS REQUIRE A MINIMUM WEEKLY COMMITMENT OF 15-20 HOURS.
      CANDIDATES SHOULD POSSESS STRONG ORGANIZATION AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS
      AND THE ABILITY TO WORK EFFECTIVELY ON A TEAM OR INDEPENDENTLY.

      Perpetuating the Playhouse's dramaturgic legacy and tradition of
      artistic freedom and camaraderie, today's Cherry Lane embodies that
      venerated institution's original mission: to give text-based meaning
      to the concept of experimental theater and to build a creative
      community where established and entry-level writers gather to enhance
      their craftsmanship in collaborative harmony and mutual enlightenment.
      By affording early stage playwrights a place and ample time to shape
      their individual styles we have married past and present in a plan
      designed to bring revivals from Cherry Lane's repertorial heritage to
      our mainstage and budding dramatists' evolving works to our studio
      space. We also will add exciting unknown voices to the expanding
      mainstage repertory in the years ahead. Thus, artists and audiences
      alike will gain exposure to daring ideas and to theater of quality,
      revealed in finely conceived and implemented language.


      Internship Summaries

      Production / Operations Intern
      Assist the Production Manager with scheduling, production operations
      and facility maintenance. While in production, interns will have the
      opportunity to work on shows by assisting the artistic and technical
      teams with stage management; rehearsals, design, and stage crew.
      Production interns will also support day to day administrative
      operations and special events.

      Set Design/Construction Intern
      Assist the Set Designer of the Mentor Project 2004 with model
      construction, shopping, construction, and everyday necessaries to make
      the design a reality. While in production, interns will have the
      opportunity to be involved during tech week by assisting the Technical
      Director and Set Designer. 1-2 years experience in Set Design/Set
      Construction a must.

      Costume Design/Construction Intern
      Assist the Costume Designer of the Mentor Project 2004 with all
      necessaries (ie. shopping, patterns, stitching, swatching, sewing) to
      make the costume designs a reality. While in production, interns will
      have the opportunity to be involved during tech week by assisting the
      Costume Designer. 1-2 years experience in Costume Design/Costume
      Construction a must.

      General Management / Producing Intern
      Work closely with the Producing team to support the primary
      administration of the organization including finance, legal, audience
      development, special event, organization, and theater management
      projects. Provide support to daily administrative operations. A
      great opportunity to learn about the operations of a non profit
      organization.

      Development Intern
      Assist Director of Development with fundraising research, preparing
      proposals, maintaining donor files and database, special events
      planning and departmental organization. Provide support to daily
      administrative operations.

      Marketing Intern
      Work with both Development and Marketing departments on audience
      development, promotion, public relations, box office sales and special
      events. Assist with copyrighting and day to day administrative
      operations.

      All internships are non-paid; school credit if it applies. To apply
      for an internship, contact the Internship Coordinator at Cherry Lane
      Theatre by sending a cover letter and resume to:

      Internship Coordinator
      Cherry Lane Theatre
      38 Commerce Street
      New York, NY 10014
      t: 212-989-2020
      f: 212-989-2867
      e: company@...
      Visit us on the web at www.cherrylanetheatre.com for additional
      information about other happenings at the theatre and theatre history.

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