The Co-Producers of The University Co-op Presents the Cohen New Works Festival are currently seeking applications for the following positions on the 2011 Executive Committee:
- Assistant to the Producers
- Festival Production Manager
- Guest Artist Committee Chair
- Events Committee Chair
- Public Relations/Marketing Committee Co-Chairs (2)
- Applications Committee Co-Chairs (2)
- Digital Communication Specialist
- Technical Director
The University Co-op Presents the Cohen New Works Festival is a celebration of new work created by UT students that culminates in a week-long showcase every other spring semester held throughout campus. It is not just an event, but a celebration of a continuously ongoing process-the creation of new work. Inaugurated in 2001 as a new play festival, The University Co-op Presents the Cohen New Works Festival was created and named in honor of David Mark Cohen, former head of playwriting within The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance. Cohen was killed in a car crash on December 23, 1997, but during his life, he was an adamant supporter of new work. Today, The New Works Festival has evolved to include not just plays, but all mediums of student-generated new work. It is the largest festival of its kind, being run and organized entirely by a committee of graduate and undergraduate students, with the support of faculty co-producers. 2011 will mark the sixth New Works Festival in 12 years.
All currently enrolled university students are welcome and encouraged to apply. The Executive Committee serves as the leadership team for the largest student-run festival of new work in the country. The New Works Festival provides valuable training and real-world experience in multiple facets of arts administration from professional arts leaders both within the UT community and beyond.
Applications are due by noon on January 27th, 2010, either by hard copy in the New Works Festival mailbox in WIN 1.142, or by e-mail to Transition Coordinator .