New Orleans! PYTA Member, LOUD, is hiring!


Hiring: LOUD Co-director

LOUD is a New Orleans based radical youth theater ensemble guided by four core values: undoing oppression, youth leadership, solidarity, and a commitment to devised theater. Every year we hire a group of LGBTQ youth between the ages 13 to 21 to explore the connections between art and politics by making original performance together. At LOUD, we understand that our existence is political and we are committed to creating work that speaks to the lived experience of our ensemble. We see art as an opportunity to raise the political consciousness of our ensemble members and our audiences, as well as an opportunity to sustain our community.

As we enter into our 6th season, we are excited to expand our team. We highly encourage Black/POC LGBTQ New Orleans Natives to apply.

LOUD’s youth ensemble is supported by three adult co-directors who work collaboratively to sustain the organization. We operate as a collective, making decisions by consensus. Co-directors are collectively responsible for:

  • Creating curriculum for the ensemble’s political and artistic education

  • Facilitating pieces of curriculum and hiring guest artists

  • Supervising and mentoring ensemble members

  • Fundraising for the ensemble

  • Producing annual performance

  • Resourcing emotional and physical support needs of ensemble members

  • Convening LOUD’s faerie council

We are seeking a third co-director to join current co-directors Indee Mitchell and Rachel Lee. Qualifications for this role include:

  • Theater experience, especially in acting and/or playwriting

  • Experience working with youth with strong understanding of adultism and health boundaries

  • Highly collaborative and strong communication skills

  • Commitment to LOUD’s core values

We are working towards a vision of the ensemble becoming entirely youth-run so anyone in this position must be eager to work themselves out of a job.

Part Time: 10 hrs/week at $20/hr

To apply: email your resume and a brief letter describing why you are interested in working with LOUD to neworleansqyt@gmail.com

Read more on LOUD's website



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The Pride Youth Theater Alliance is fiscally sponsored by The Theater Offensive in Boston, MA whose mission is to present the diversity of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender lives in art so bold it breaks through personal isolation, challenges the status quo, and builds thriving communities.

The Pride Youth Theater Alliance is generously supported by the Mukti Fund, a small private foundation established in 1983 to support cultural heritage, environmental projects, and Queer Youth Theater.