For “work for pay” phase II, I will be working with three new artists this upcoming Labor Day. (They will be paid minimum wage for 9 hours of work–$7.25/hour in New York.) We will show the new piece at Perform Williamsburg in East River State Park on Sunday, September 13.
Sara Zimmerman is one of the artists I will be working with. She is an actor, sound maker, and theater artist. In her original theatrical work she deals with ideas of boundaries, queer bodies, speech, and loss. She is a recent transplant from Oakland, California. I asked Sara what type of job she is looking for:
“I want a job teaching theater, acting, or creative movement to young adults. Said job should have a high hourly wage (50-60 dollars an hour) if it involves shlepping from place to place. Ideal job will involve going to one institution and will be for 20-30 hours a week. Steady part-time professor work makes me very happy.
I am also interested in working as a project manager or coordinator for a non-profit arts institution. I applied for a job recently with the Theater Development Fund (which I did not get), being a project coordinator in a new pilot project that is working to increase audience diversity. It was 30 hours a week, $3100 dollars a month, with benefits. I’d like that job or a job like it.
I want a job in my field, teaching or administrative, that uses my skills, where I can go home with enough time and money to make new performances.”