Arts at Work: Business of Theater Performance

Fri, Feb 26, 2021, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Graduate Students
Undergraduate Students

This workshop will delve into practical tools and steps that are necessary when pursuing a performing career, including how to create an impactful headshot and resume, pursue acting jobs and find collaborators.  

You will learn about resources available to performers and theater-makers looking for work and representation, provide insight on how to tap into one's own connections, and sustain oneself in an uncertain career. 

Workshop Leader Vivia Font will also be joined in conversation with alum Cara Reichel '96, founder and producing artistic director of Prospect Theater Company, about the processes and realities involved in starting one's own theater company.

Co-sponsored by the Lewis Center for the Arts and the Center for Career Development.

Vivia Font

Vivia Font, Lecturer, Program in Theater

Vivia Font is an actress, theater collaborator, and lecturer. She has worked with various companies and organizations in NYC and throughout the country including PlayCo (Recent Alien Abductions(SoHo Rep), villa (Wild Project)), PlayOn! (Classic Stage  o), underneathmybed(Rattlestick Theater), Oregon Shakespeare Festival (2 seasons), The Old Globe, The Denver Center, Cincinnati PH, Merrimack Rep, & many more. She has collaborated on workshops thru the SOL Project, The Public Theater, The Vineyard, Atlantic Theater Co with established and innovative artists such as Guillermo Calderón, Tanya Saracho, Florencia Lozano, Laurie Woolery, Juliette Carrillo, Karen Zacarías, Octavio Solis among others. She has written various pieces, and recently directed for NY Classical Theater, and Finding Mowgli- an Edinborough Festival bound solo play by the multitalented artist  Matt Zambrano. For many years, Vivia has also worked with the company Only Make Believe, performing interactive plays for children in hospitals. TV/Film:  "For Life", "Love, Repeat", "One Life to Live", and "Sarbane's Oxley", and various voiceover projects.

She received a BFA from NYU Tisch (Playwrights Horizons) and MFA from USD/The Old Globe. Vivia teaches at Princeton, NYU-Playwrights Horizons, and Manhattan Marymount College. She is a member of The Actors Center, and is an Associate Artist at NY Classical Theater.

Alum guest

Cara Reichel '96

Cara was born in Oxford, Mississippi, grew up in Rome, Georgia, attended Princeton University in New Jersey, and now lives and works  in New York City. She is the Producing Artistic Director of Prospect Theater Company, and since 1998 has worked to establish herself as a vital presence in NYC’s theater community, becoming a leader in the field of new musical theater development.

Email Satomi Chudasama to request accommodations for this event at least 15 working days in advance.