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Artistic Residency

The Artistic Resident Program at The Larking House Theatre Company is a year long in house theatrical residency. This program aims to provide a space for local theatre artists  to exercise their craft through professional collaboration and practical application. Resident artists are ideally dedicated to upholding The Larking House Theatre Company’s mission and values through the work that they produce and are looking to increase their knowledge of the Theater Arts as a whole.

With this program, we intend to build a family of creatives devoted to making each other better through their individual and mutual artistic endeavors. 

 

Our artist-centered mission statement and highly driven leadership team create a spectacular environment for artists to gain real world grassroots creative experience. We are constantly looking for new perspectives to help us grow and our residents have the unique opportunity to help us continue to build our company’s reputation in the community on a deeply personal level that you cannot find anywhere else. 

*This program takes place primarily in Anaheim, CA and requires participants to be present in person for most engagements.*

A residency with our company comes with the following benefits:
 

  • Priority casting in shows for resident actors 

  • Prioritization for resident designers 

  • Access to a private rehearsal space

  • Free headshots 

  • Prioritization for resident directors to AD/direct a show in our season 

  • Development and production opportunities for playwrights with new work

  • Comp tickets to every show of our season

  • A voice in the growth and development of The Larking House Theatre Company 
     

Artistic Residencies entail mandatory participation in:
 

  • 2 Productions & 30 Additional Crew Hours OR

  • 3 Productions & 20 Additional Crew hours 

  • The reading of script submissions for our annual Playwright’s intensive 

  • Monthly Company Meetings 

  • 2 Mandatory Strikes, 1 Mandatory Load-In (in addition to crew hours)

With the acceptance of a residency Artistic Residents will commit themselves to upholding

the following values in line with the company’s mission:
 

  • Maintaining an open mind about ideas expressed by fellow artists 

  • Following through and showing up when required and additional support is needed

  • Holding a willingness to learn and participate in new aspects of theater

  • Representing The Larking House Theatre Company in a positive light at all times

  • Treating this experience, their peers, the company, and themselves with the utmost respect and dignity  

The minimum requirements to be met in order to be considered for our residency program are as follows:
 

  • Must reside in the Orange County/Los Angeles region of Southern California

  • Must have the ability to be present at our home base in Anaheim, CA for in-person engagements 

  • Must have at least 2 years of provable experience in Theatre outside of High School 

  • *Preferably has participated in at least 1 prior projects/productions with The Larking House Theatre Company.
    This can include ANY level of participation in: Our Playwright’s Intensives, Garage Arena Improv, Speakeasy Series, or any Core Production (i.e. Carmelita Park)

 

*This is not a mandatory requirement to be considered, however we do aim to

prioritize those who have worked with us in the past. 

"Being a resident of the Larking House Theatre Company has changed my life immensely. Not only has the Larking House given myself and other creators valuable opportunities for artistic expression, it has become a community where unheard voices can shout at the top of their lungs."
- Genevieve Kauper, Actor/Resident Artist 2022/23

"At this stage of my career, I never expected to be welcomed with such open arms to dive headfirst into a daring experience like this. It has catapulted me to a new caliber that would have been impossible without the Larking House."
- Simon J.O. Martin, Director/Playwright/Resident Artist 2022/23

"Never have I ever worked with a group of people more dedicated, passionate, committed, brilliant, supportive, and deserving as the people at The Larking House.
- Erica Jackson, Actor/Scenic Painter/Resident Artist 2022/23

Applications for our 2024/2025 
Residency Program will open June 1st 2024 and close June 16th 2024 

 
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