Teaching Artists

Who is a Teaching Artist?

"A Teaching Artist is a practicing artist whose teaching is part of that practice. Teaching Artists don't necessarily have education degrees, but they might. …  They are educators; they are guides/facilitators/bridges to creativity."  
Tina LaPadula, Arts Corps, Seattle

Auckland Theatre Company’s Teaching Artists are practicing theatre artists and practitioners who work with the Company, educators, learning groups and young audiences, for the purpose of unpacking the process of art making.

Teaching Artists are attached to one of four of our 2022 productions, to support, guide, educate and illuminate our work, and enrich the production through their participation and insight.

What Does a Teaching Artist Do?

The Teaching Artist's engagement starts on day one of rehearsals and goes through to the closing night.

While the scope of each Teaching Artist’s engagement is shaped to each artists' aspirations, a typical engagement includes:

  • Joining the company for rehearsals to observe and absorb the work
  • Collaborate, respond, and plan alongside the Participation team to design workshops
  • Deliver workshops to the Auckland Theatre Youth Company
  • Facilitating a teachers’ workshop at Auckland Theatre Company Studios
  • Visiting schools to deliver 50-minute pre- and post-show student workshops
  • Facilitating post-show Q&As at the theatre
  • Contributing to the evaluation of each program, including workshop reports
  • Teaching Artists are typically attached to a specific production in the 2022 season.

We recruit Teaching Artists annually. Opportunities will be listed on this page and advertised through The Big Idea. 

For any questions, please email Participation Coordinator Sam Phillips at [email protected]

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