Founded in 1981, Touchstone Theatre is a professional not-for-profit theatre dedicated to the creation of original work. At its center is a resident ensemble of theatre artists rooted in the local community of Bethlehem, the Greater Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania and the international community of Ensemble Theatres.
1. Creates original theatre and re-imagines select texts through a heightened theatrical vocabulary.
2. Tours and presents original and ensemble-created works.
3. Offers educational programs that:
- Inspire students of any age to discover their unique creative voice.
- Provide high quality training to the next generation of theatre artists.
4. Transforms audiences through community-based theatrical productions and community-building projects.
This full or part time position is held by a theatre practitioner with at least 5 years of experience at Touchstone. Artistic areas of focus include director, playwright, actor-creator, stage manager, designer (set, costume, lights, media, sound), composer, musician. They are a multifaceted artist with a unique aesthetic vision, experience in arts education and socially engaged theatre, and demonstrated organizational skills to gracefully juggle the artistic and administrative duties necessary to achieve the theatre’s mission.
This full or part time position is held by a theatre practitioner with at least 5 years of experience in the field or one that has come up through the ranks at Touchstone. Artistic area(s) of focus include director, playwright, actor-creator, stage manager, designer (set, costume, lights, media, sound), composer, musician. An ideal candidate is a multifaceted, professional artist with a background in arts education and/or socially engaged theatre.
Traditionally offered to recent Apprentice/MFA in Performance Creation graduate students, a Journeyman works full or part time in a paid position to focus in on their specific areas of interest that align with theatre needs. This season-long position is a mix of artistic and administrative duties that offers an opportunity to grow in a supportive, professional environment.
College graduates interested in studying fulltime with the theatre can apply to become an Apprentice/MFA in Performance Creation graduate student. These students need to have experience creating original work, a clear personal artistic vision, and an interest – and ideally some basic experience - in arts education and socially engaged performance work.
High school and college aged students interested in learning more about theatre can get involved by volunteering at Touchstone. Students who show promise are encouraged to apply to join the company for a season or summer-long internship in various focus areas, such as production, performance, marketing, development, box office, or arts education.