About Theater in Asylum
Theater in Asylum (TIA) is a New York-based theater company founded in 2010 to challenge and empower our community. TIA joyfully pursues rigorous research and an ensemble-driven approach to theater-making. We create performances to investigate our past, interpret our present, and imagine our future. We prize space to process, space to question—asylum—for ourselves and our community.
Core programs include original productions; themed cabarets, presenting new work from our community; and Cold Readings, a program to read and discuss published plays.
Community is of utmost importance to Theater in Asylum. Some of our strategies for community safety and empowerment may be found here. See Theater in Asylum’s transparency commitments and company pay structure here.
About The Position: Fundraising and Grants Coordinator
2023 will be a big year for Theater in Asylum, and we have a lot of money to raise in Fall 2022 to make it happen. With multiple grants due in September and October and our fundraising launching in December, we are looking to bring on a new staff member to help coordinate it all. We are not looking for someone with connections to funding, but instead someone who can help us make all our fundraising efforts happen. This includes keeping us on track with deadlines, helping pull together materials for grants applications, following up with perk-providers, and thanking donors. While this role could grow in the future to a more traditional development position, at present we are looking for a coordinator/project manager for our fundraising efforts.
Please send a resume and a cover letter to email@example.com. In the letter, please tell us:
Theater in Asylum believes in Equal Opportunity Collaboration. We are committed to diversity in all areas of our work, on and offstage. We encourage applicants with a unique cultural perspective inclusive of race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, class, physical ability, and sexual orientation to apply.
A Cold Reading of The House of Bernarda Alba
By Federico García Lorca
Discussion facilitated by Inés del Castillo
Wednesday, August 3, 2022
Completed just two months before he was assassinated in the Spanish Civil War, Federico García Lorca's The House of Bernarda Alba explores individual freedom, societal oppression, tradition, honor, and family. Following the death of her husband, matriarch Bernada Alba decrees to her five daughters that their home will be locked down in the traditional eight years of mourning. With the eldest daughter engaged, and all five daughters yearning to start their lives, Bernarda turns to harsher and harsher methods to maintain the family order. Secrets are forced out, tradition is threatened, and the family's honor is irreparably shaken. Please be advised that this play contains scenes that depict domestic violence, suicide, and mention of infanticide and violence against women.
This reading will take place on Zoom, followed by a discussin facilitated by Inés del Castillo. RSVP here for the link!
Save the Date for an End of Summer Picnic!
Cap off the summer and cheers to the fall with us at our End of Summer Picnic this Labor Day! Join us in Prospect Park for drinks, laughs, snacks, and plenty of friends. TIA will have some snacks and drinks, but we encourage folks to bring a food or beverage to share. Plus, feel free to bring instruments, pets, friends, frisbees or anything else you can think of for a fun afternoon in the park! Find more details and sign up on our RSVP form.
Theater in Asylum (TIA) is a New York-based theater company founded in 2010 to challenge and empower our community. TIA joyfully pursues a rigorous research and an ensemble-driven approach to theater-making. We create performances to investigate our past, interpret our present, and imagine our future. We prize space to process, space to question—asylum—for ourselves and our community.