The Cornell Interactive Theatre Ensemble (CITE) was formed in January 1992 as an innovative resource for education in diversity. CITE combines live theatre and audience participation to foster dialogue on a wide variety of problematic workplace issues that are challenging for employees at all levels. Participants in CITE programs experience a visceral reaction to characters and scenarios depicting problematic interactions in the workplace. Facilitated discussion about the theatrical material enables participants to leave CITE programs with heightened self-awareness, a deeper understanding of the dynamics and impacts of problematic workplace interactions, and strategies for managing such problems.
CITE presentations have been designed and implemented for academic institutions, corporations, not-for-profit organizations, professional groups, conferences, government agencies, and hospitals. CITE received Cornell University's prestigious James A. Perkins Prize for Interracial Understanding and Harmony. The prize is awarded to the organization making the most significant contribution to furthering the ideal of community while respecting the values of diversity.
To give voice and make visible, through theatre and dialogue, a variety of points of view within the human experience in order to enable and facilitate a shift in culture towards greater honesty, trust, respect, and human dignity.
CITE is seeking actors who can credibly portray African American female students and employees (academic faculty and staff). Preferred skills and competencies include the following:
Compelling theatrical performance - Create characters that participants can identify and empathize with, using both scripted material and structured improvisation techniques.
Ability to deliver diversity and inclusion teaching points - Willingness to explore and understand diversity and inclusion topics in order to engage participants as the character. Supporting the goals and objectives of the session.
Ability to engage in Q&A using character background - Engage participants as the character by answering questions about what just occurred in the scripted material, drawing on the extensive character background. Move teaching and learning points forward that support the goals of the facilitated discussion.
Work collaboratively/creatively with the CITE team - Available for occasional travel
Please attach both a CV and cover letter with your application.
These are part-time, non-benefits eligible positions.
No Visa sponsorship available for the position.
No relocation assistance available for the position.
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