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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 26, 2012

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

Register now for 2013 N.H. Pro Theatre Assoc. Auditions and Job Fair

Online registration for the 2013 N.H. Professional Theatre Association Auditions and Job Fair is open. The event takes place March 9 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the Dana Center, Saint Anselm College in Manchester.

New Hampshire students and residents 18 and older are encouraged to participate, but the event is open to anyone interested in working at a New Hampshire professional theatre.

The Auditions and Job Fair gives participants the opportunity to meet with representatives from New Hampshire professional theatres seeking both cast members and staff, including positions working backstage or in marketing, administrative or box office capacities.

Theatres scheduled to attend include: the Barnstormers Theatre, Children's Stage Adventures, Hampstead Stage, Interlakes Theatre, New London Barn Playhouse, North Country Center for the Arts / Papermill Theatre, the Palace Theatre, Seacoast Repertory Theatre, Second Stage Professional Company, Peterborough Players, Prescott Park Arts Festival, Weathervane Theatre and the Winnipesaukee Playhouse.

“New Hampshire’s professional theatres have long drawn on local talent to create world-class performances,” said Bob Shea, artistic director of the Barnstormers Theatre in Tamworth and director of the Dana Center. “We’re looking forward to once again hiring the ‘best of the best.’”

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.

“Each year, New Hampshire’s professional theatres employ approximately a thousand people in good, solid jobs that help support our communities,” said Van McLeod, commissioner of the Department of Cultural Resources. “Add to that the money theatres generate through performances and it’s easy to see how they are truly a driving force in New Hampshire’s economy.”

Online registration for the 2013 N.H. Professional Theatre Association Auditions and Job Fair is required and costs $20. To register, visit http://nhpta.org/.

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