Director / Choreographer
Helen Hayes Youth Theatre
Helen Hayes Youth Theatre (HHYT) is seeking directors and choreographers for their fall season and possibly beyond, to direct musical theatre productions with children ages 5-17.
Rehearsals will take place on weekends from September thru December (exact dates and times TBD), in Rockland County, NY, about 45 minutes outside of NYC.
ABOUT THE HELEN HAYES YOUTH THEATRE: For over 20 years, the Helen Hayes Youth Theatre has committed itself to providing a safe space where young performers can be themselves, and learn the craft of theater in a creative, safe, and supportive environment. Although we take great pride in the quality of our productions, it is the process that our students undergo; the learning, the community building, and the fun they have, that gives us the deepest satisfaction, and that has made the Helen Hayes Youth Theatre one of the oldest and most prestigious institutions of theatre education in America.
WORKING WITH US: Our teaching artists are the foundation of our program and our success, and our administrative team works hard to give them the creative space, support, compensation, and other tools they need to get their jobs done at the highest level. The environment we foster, both for our students and our team, is collaborative, creative, warm, and above all, mutually supportive. Encouraging flexibility and room for growth from everyone who works with us is paramount to our mission as a company
– Working closely with our producer, designers, management and technical team, fellow creatives, and most importantly, our student performers, to launch a full-length musical from start to finish. Weekly rehearsals will begin September 2021, and performances will take place in December 2021.
– Holding auditions and casting production
-Working with various designers and producer to ensure that production elements fulfill creative vision and costs do not exceed the allotted budget
-Run tech week (with the help of the stage manager and producer)
-Establish a fun, positive, and nurturing learning environment where student performers feel safe, supported, and artistically engaged
-3+ years of directing/choreographing experience (can include academic experience)
-3+ years of working with children
-Experience within the realm of educational theater is a major plus, but not required.
-The ability to travel to Rockland County, NY (about 45 minutes outside of NYC and accessible by public transit).
Open Until Filled