MOONBOX "CLIC" MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
Connect / Learn / Innovate / Collaborate
Moonbox Productions’ Mentorship Program provides real-world theater production experience for teens and young adults. This program provides each participant the opportunity to:
* CONNECT with adult theater professionals, working with them side by side and often one-on-one
* LEARN new skills and information
* INNOVATE by bringing their own knowledge, talents and creativity to the table
* COLLABORATE as a team with the Moonbox production staff to create art!
HOW IT WORKS:
Each of our CLIC team members is paired with a professional member of our staff of directors, designers, technicians, and administrators. With their guidance, each CLIC team member will experience and participate in many aspects of the process of "putting on a show". Mentors and CLIC team members meet in person at least once before the process begins, and each participant will shadow their mentor throughout the rehearsal, design, and production period, asking questions and getting answers. Periodically, mentors and CLIC team members meet at a space outside the theatre or rehearsal hall for more detailed conversations, and typically have a final conversation, after the show has opened, to sum up the experience.
WHO PARTICIPATES IN THIS PROGRAM?
Participants in this program may be exploring their interests in theater, or may just be curious about seeing how arts and sciences can be applied in the real world. We seek enthusiastic, motivated learners who are ready to dig deep, and be a part of a creative, hard-working, and collaborative professional team. All we require is enthusiasm and an inquisitive mind; participants need not have experience in theatre. What's important is that they develop an appreciation of the process and value of creating art.
There is no charge for this experience; we only ask that participants pay it forward. This isn't Vegas, and what happens here, shouldn't stay here; we want our CLIC alumni to share what they learn with the people they'll meet throughout their lives, whether or not they pursue a career in the arts.
The program’s core values are:
WHAT IT'S NOT: This is not an internship, and Moonbox is not treating this as a source of labor. CLIC team members, on occasion, assist their mentors by taking notes during rehearsal or participate in other collaborative activities. A mentorship may evolve into paid employment, which might follow, or be parallel with, the mentorship, but if so, program participants are paid at the prevailing rate.
For details, to participate, or to recommend a potential mentee, please email Jeffrey E. Salzberg, Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEET OUR 2018 MENTORSHIP TEAM!
Lauren Brooks is currently an Education Apprentice at the Huntington Theatre Company. She recently received her B.A. in Global Studies with a Concentration in Museum Studies from University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and has since moved to Boston in order to pursue her M.S. in Arts Administration at Boston University. During her undergraduate studies, Lauren studied in Taiwan and Jordan, both of which helped her realize her passion for community and for bringing together different cultures. Though her undergraduate degree was in Global Studies, Lauren has never been far from the arts, serving as President/Company Manager for the 501(c)3 Illini Student Musicals in addition to performing and choreographing in musicals, operettas, and various new dance works. Her liberal experience in museums, passion for research, and love for theater have collided in a recent desire to explore dramaturgy. Lauren is beyond excited for the opportunity to learn from Emily White and to be behind the scenes with MoonboxProductions!
Rebecca Llanes is currently a graphic design senior at Lasell College. She has worked on numerous school productions before including Urinetown, Seussical, Arsenic and Old Lace, Heathers, and most recently Shrek the Musical. After graduation, Rebecca plans to continue her education in London studying Art Psychotherapy. Rebecca is very excited to be joining the Moonbox family for the production of Cabaret and wishes the best of luck to everyone involved!
Hayden Christensen is a 16 year old living in New London, NH. Recent roles include Bert in “Mary Poppins” (KRHS), Romeo in “R&J” (NLBP Jr. Interns) and Phil Davis in “White Christmas” (KRHS). He’s currently performing in Macbeth at the Hatbox Theatre (Concord, NH) and looks forward to choreographing some local community productions. Over the summer he performs in the New London Barn Playhouse’s Jr. Intern Company (New London, NH), putting on five shows a summer. He’s excited and thankful to Moonbox for such a great opportunity!