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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 19, 2011

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

Register now for 2012 N.H. Pro Theatre Association Auditions and Job Fair

Online registration for the 2012 N.H. Professional Theatre Association Auditions and Job Fair is open. The event – now in its fifth year – takes place February 25, 2012 at Plymouth State University’s Silver Center for the Arts.

New Hampshire students and residents 18 and older who are interested in working at the state’s outstanding professional theatres are encouraged to register. Positions working backstage or in marketing, administrative or box office capacities, as well as onstage roles, are available.

The Auditions and Job Fair gives participants the opportunity to meet with representatives from New Hampshire professional theatres seeking cast members and staff for the 2012 summer and fall seasons.

“Hundreds of people each summer work at New Hampshire’s professional theatres, entertaining thousands of audience members from within our communities and around the world,” said Lyn Winter, managing director of the Weathervane Theatre. “Professional theatre here is top-notch, and so are the people who work to make it happen.”

The Auditions and Job Fair is open to New Hampshire college and university students as well as to New Hampshire residents enrolled in higher education out of state. In addition, adult New Hampshire residents interested in working at a New Hampshire professional theatre may participate.

“From the very first year, New Hampshire professional theatres have hired cast and staff directly because of this event,” said Elizabeth Cox, professor and director of theatre at Plymouth State University. “For anyone interested in gaining professional theatre experience, the Auditions and Job Fair is an amazing opportunity to get your foot in the door – or even to continue the career you’ve started already.”  

The N.H. Professional Theatre Association Auditions and Job Fair is just one project to come out of the Governor’s Jobs Cabinet, which focuses on creating and identifying job opportunities statewide.

“New Hampshire’s professional theatres are a vital part of the state’s economy,” said Van McLeod, commissioner of the Department of Cultural Resources. “Not only do our theatres offer outstanding entertainment on par with Boston, New York and London, but they also provide good-paying jobs that help sustain our communities.”

Preregistration for the 2012 N.H. Professional Theatre Association Auditions and Job Fair is required. Cost is $15 for students and $20 for non-students. To register, and to learn more about the event, visit http://oz.plymouth.edu/~mkizer/NHPTA/.

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