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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 20, 2011

Shelly Angers, N.H. Department of Cultural Resources
(603) 271-3136
shelly.angers@dcr.nh.gov
Twitter: NHCulture

Registration at NH Pro Theatre Auditions and Job Fair filling up quickly

New Hampshire students and others interested in working in professional theatre are encouraged to register for the upcoming 2011 New Hampshire Professional Theatre Association Auditions and Job Fair, scheduled to take place at Plymouth State University’s Silver Center for the Arts on February 26 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

More than 800 people worked in New Hampshire’s professional theatre industry during the summer and fall of 2010. In addition to on-stage roles, opportunities exist to work in costume, set and lighting design, as well as in several business capacities.

The New Hampshire Professional Theatre Association Auditions and Job Fair is open to:

  • Students enrolled in New Hampshire colleges and universities
  • New Hampshire residents enrolled in colleges and universities elsewhere
  • Working actors 18 and older who are New Hampshire residents
  • Adult New Hampshire residents interested in working backstage or in marketing, administrative or box office positions.

Preregistration for the New Hampshire Professional Theatre Association Auditions and Job Fair is required and must be completed online or postmarked by February 11, 2011. Cost is $15 for enrolled undergraduate students, $20 for post-graduate and beyond. To learn more and to preregister for the event, visit http://oz.plymouth.edu/~mkizer/NHPTA.

New Hampshire has been a mainstay of professional theatre and theatre arts for well over a century. The New Hampshire Professional Theatre Association Auditions and Job Fair began as a way to offer opportunities for New Hampshire students interested in theatre to find jobs in their home state.

Now in its fourth year, this event is just one project to come out of the Governor’s Jobs Cabinet, which focuses on creating and identifying job opportunities statewide. It is a partnership of the New Hampshire Professional Theatre Association, Plymouth State University and the New Hampshire Department of Cultural Resources.

Plymouth State University’s Department of Music, Theatre & Dance has hosted this event for each year at the Silver Center for the Arts.  PSU’s commitment to the arts and to providing students opportunities for connections with the New Hampshire cultural community are continued priorities. For more information about degree programming in Music, Theatre or Dance, visit www.plymouth.edu/mtd.

The New Hampshire Professional Theatre Association includes more than two dozen professional producing theatres from across the state. It serves as a resource for the professional theatre community, providing information about events, jobs and theatre news. It is also a source for the public to find information about the Granite State’s professional theatre productions, as well as information on lodging, dining and other attractions near each member theatre. Learn more at www.nhprotheatre.org.

New Hampshire’s Department of Cultural Resources includes the State Council on the Arts, the Film and Television Office, the Division of Historical Resources, the State Library and the Commission on Native American Affairs. The Department strives to nurture the cultural well-being of our state. From the covered bridges and traditional music of our past to the avant-garde performances and technological resources of today and tomorrow, New Hampshire’s culture is as varied as its geography and its people. This strong cultural base—which truly has something for everyone—attracts businesses looking for engaged workforces, provides outstanding educational opportunities and creates communities worth living in. Learn more at www.nh.gov/nhculture.

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