Internship in Sicily

Brandeis/Trinacria Theatre Company Management Internship

Your Sicilian Adventure Awaits  Trinacria Theatre Company  Develop your Italian language skills while learning about company management, community engagement, intercultural exchange, and so much more... all with a group of international artists in a small, rural Sicilian village.  We are particularly keen to provide this opportunity for BIPOC students and others belonging to groups that have been historically underrepresented in both Italian studies and the performing arts industry.  www.trinacriatheatre.com/residency  Virtual Info Session this fall!  Meet with Mariagrazia La Fauci (Trinacria Artistic Director) & Iyvon Edebiri (The Parsnip Ship Artistic Director, IIM in Italian Studies Brandeis '13) to learn more about the program. Dates & times TBA!  This is exciting collaboration between Brandeis University’s Interdepartmental Program in Italian Studies and Trinacria Theatre Company.  Goal: To help build the next generation of company managers, while offering an opportunity for Brandeis Italian students to experience Trinacria’s programs in Sicily. Trinacria Company Management Interns will develop a skill set that is applicable across a wide range of careers—organization, administration, management, hospitality, human resources, crisis or conflict resolution, communication, and more. They will have the opportunity to engage meaningfully with both professional international artists and also community-level social justice work and immerse themselves in Sicilian culture. And, by providing this opportunity to BIPOC Italian learners and company managers-in-training, we will be working towards increasing accessible opportunities for BIPOC both in the professional theatre industry and in the community of Italian speakers in America. With more routes available into the professional arts industry, we will see a more accessible playing field and a greater diversity across the industry, not just on stage.  The internship will equip one or two Brandeis students with the necessary skills for company management, a role they will then fill during the 2022 Trinacria Open Creative Residency and Trinacria Arts Festival. To learn more about this year 's Open Creative Residency artists, click here (not active link).place holder
Your Sicilian Adventure Awaits

Virtual Info Session this fall 2021!
Dates & times TBA!

Meet with Mariagrazia La Fauci (Trinacria Artistic Director) & Iyvon Edebiri (The Parsnip Ship Artistic Director, IIM in Italian Studies Brandeis '13) to learn more about the program for summer 2022.

Through an exciting collaboration between Brandeis University’s Interdepartmental Program in Italian Studies and Trinacria Theatre Company, develop your Italian language skills while learning about company management, community engagement, intercultural exchange, and so much more... all with a group of international artists in a small, rural Sicilian village.

We are particularly keen to provide this opportunity for BIPOC students and others belonging to groups that have been historically underrepresented in both Italian studies and the performing arts industry.

Financial assistance available to selected candidates by the Italian Studies Department of Brandeis University.
www.trinacriatheatre.com/residency


Additional Information about the Internship
Program Goals
What to Expect

A company manager can perhaps best be described as an "R.A. for artists." They are the front line for any hospitality, safety, interpersonal, or logistical issues that artists may have during the residency. They directly oversee communications, schedules, transportation, meals, and expenses. A company manager may also be considered a caretaker, responsible for looking out for the holistic wellbeing of artists and participants.

Prior to the residency, interns will complete a series of professional training sessions with Artistic Director Mariagrazia La Fauci and Brandeis Alumni Iyvon Edebiri. They will also undergo training in CPR, mental health first aid, and Anti-Racism focused on intervention and harm reduction. They will take responsibility for generating a set of company emergency protocols.

Company managers will then travel to Sicily with Trinacria Theatre Company for approximately one month during the residency. Company Managers will arrive 3 to 7 days before the start of the residency to familiarize themselves with the location, complete on-site training with Mariagrazia, and prepare for the arrival of the artists.

During the residency, interns will execute their duties as company managers, have opportunities to develop their language, leadership, and management skills, and interface directly and meaningfully with international professional artists and the local Sicilian community.

Throughout both training and the residency, Iyvon and Mariagrazia will act as professional mentors. At the conclusion of the residency, interns will receive the Trinacria Certificate of Company Management Training.