Lantern Theater Company
Othello (2020)
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Thank you for your interest in working with Lantern Theater Company. Located in the heart of Center City Philadelphia, the Lantern is committed to an authentic and intimate exploration of the human spirit in our choice of classic, modern, and original works for the stage. We reach a loyal and growing audience through three award-winning core programs: our theater productions, our community and audience enrichment series, and our education programs.

Posted 7/26/21
Teaching Artists for the 2021/22 School Year
Lantern Theater Company is hiring Teaching Artists for our award-winning Illumination education program.

Our Illumination program uses the tools and techniques of theater to support and augment classroom learning in Philadelphia schools. Lantern residencies focus on core curricular materials in middle school and high school English classes, including plays by William Shakespeare. We work with schools in sustained multi-year partnerships, and participating students work toward culminating projects that adapt and interpret these classic stories. Our program aims to provide students with rich opportunities for creative collaboration, self-expression, and the development of critical thinking skills. Teaching artists also collaborate on the performance component of our residency program, when students attend a live performance or view a recorded performance of the play studied in the residency.

The Lantern provides flexible lesson plans and curricula for each residency. Key lessons introduce students to the building blocks of acting/playwriting, explore the connection between language and character, and develop ensembles working toward common goals. Teaching artists will work with Lantern staff and school partners to adjust lessons as needed to suit each classroom. Residencies are scheduled throughout the academic year, often meeting twice a week over the course of four to six weeks.

Ideal candidates will have prior experience teaching performing arts classes for youth ages 12-18. Experience with classical theater and/or teaching in the Philadelphia school system is preferred but not required. Paid training opportunities will be available.

During the 2021/22 school year, Lantern teaching artists will be paid $46 per hour of instruction and $38 per hour for preparation of each lesson. If any training sessions are offered or required, teaching artists will be compensated for those sessions.

Please send your resume and letter of introduction as a single PDF to Craig Getting, Education Director, at with "2021/22 Teaching Artist Application" in the subject line.

Lantern Theater Company highly values diversity in the workplace and is committed to being an inclusive and anti-racist organization. We are seeking to increase diversity in our teaching artist roster, and we strongly encourage submissions from BIPOC teaching artists.

Pictured: Lindsay Smiling and Campbell O'Hare in Othello (2020). Photo: Mark Garvin.
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Header Photo: Paul L. Nolan, Sally Mercer, and Charles McMahon in Copenhagen (2018); Charlie DelMarcelle, Anthony Lawton, Jered McLenigan, and Brian Anthony Wilson in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (2019); Anthony Lawton and Paul L. Nolan in The Craftsman (2017); and Bi Jean Ngo and Peter DeLaurier in The Tempest (2018). Photos by Mark Garvin.

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