Saturday, July 25, 2009

Shakespeare and the City!

Here's a GTA event coming up in NYC! We hope to see all of you New York Hoyas there!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

GTA Membership Survey

Please participate in GTA's membership survey. It will allow the GTA board to understand your wants and needs. Help us better serve you. The survey is active until the end of August.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Submit a Café Name for the Davis Performing Arts Center

Hi everyone! Hope this finds you having a great summer....

As you may have heard, after several years of efforts, we have been
working with the Corp to develop a cafe in the lobby of DPAC,
scheduled to open in the coming year! We are incredibly excited about
the contribution this gathering space will make to the culture of our
wider community and you will be hearing more details in the coming

In the meantime, we'd like to get your input on something essential
to having the cafe be a great addition to our space - a great name.
We want the cafe to reflect its environment and the theater and
performing arts communities, and we invite you all to take part in its
development. So please send along any names that pop into your mind
by this Friday the 10th. The team thinks that the ideal name would be
a term somehow associated with theater and/or the performing arts in
general (be it something associated with a production, script, or a
physical theater, or something inspired by a term you might hear
thrown around backstage), but also something that's accessible to the
general community, while meaningful to this cafe's most important
customers - you all. Several promising names have been discussed so
far but we're looking to hear more great ideas. Again, just respond
by this Friday July 10th to Ryan Callahan ( with
anything that comes to mind, and if by some chance your idea is
chosen, we will be sure to credit/honor you appropriately....

Thanks so much,

The Corp and DPAC Staff

Theater Technician Position Available at Guggenheim Museam in New York

GTA member Stephanie Gatton has provided advance notice to Georgetown alumni of a technical position opening up at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. A job description is included below. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Michael Lavin, Theater Director, at Target start date is September 1, 2009, but there is some flexibility.

The Theater Technician in the Peter B. Lewis and New Media theaters at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is responsible for the execution of all video display, the maintenance of all video equipment and the video recording, cataloging and archiving of all performances, lectures and panel discussions which take place within the museum. This full-time position works closely with the rest of the theater staff to support all theatrical productions within the museum and reports directly to the Theater Director, Michael Lavin. Other responsibilities include digital video editing, DVD authoring as well as the purchasing and renting of applicable equipment and media. This position works closely with artists, producers and presenters and as such requires appropriate correspondence and interpersonal cooperation. The candidate should have strong experience working with live computer and video playback and be very conscientiousness so that they are able to curtail tech problems before they arise. The candidate should maintain strong knowledge of current technology to anticipate client demands and best technical support possibilities within limited in-house equipment.

Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • MFA in Video or Media Arts, OR equivalent professional experience
  • Technician will work 40 hours per week; hourly wage plus overtime pay as incurred
  • Flexibility of schedule is essential (evening/weekend hours are frequent, but technician will accumulate overtime hours in those instances)
  • Full benefits package (including medical, dental, visual insurance; life insurance policy, paid vacation, sick days, personal days, 403(b) retirement plan; transit check plan; benefits for health insurance may extend to spouse or domestic partner, as well, for nominal additional cost; access to a variety of cultural institutions)