Led by Lecturer in Theater Vivia Font and Theater Director Cara Reichel ’96
This workshop will delve into some of the 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. The workshop will highlight the 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 alumni 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.
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The event is free and open to Princeton students and early-career alumni. On Zoom; registration info TBD.
Arts At Work provides workshops that offer practical, real-world advice to students and early-career alumni interested in establishing creative careers. Presented by Princeton University’s Center for Career Development and the Lewis Center for the Arts.
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 at 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, and many more. She has collaborated on workshops through the SOL Project, The Public Theater, The Vineyard, Atlantic Theater Company 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 as well as 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 credits include For Life; Love, Repeat and One Life to Live.
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.
Cara Reichel, Princeton Class of 1996, is a theater director, writer and producer, and co-founder of New York City’s award-winning, off-Broadway Prospect Theater Company. The company is dedicated to re-inventing the American musical by developing and producing new works, often inspired by history or classic works of literature, envisioned and implemented by emerging artists. Reichel, Class of 1996, is a theater director, writer and producer, and co-founder of New York City’s award-winning, off-Broadway Prospect Theater Company. The company is dedicated to re-inventing the American musical by developing and producing new works, often inspired by history or classic works of literature, envisioned and implemented by emerging artists. Through Prospect, she has collaborated frequently with fellow founding company artist, composer/lyricist Peter Mills, creating the new musicals Death for Five Voices, Evergreen, Golden Boy of the Blue Ridge, Honor, The Rockae, The Pursuit of Persephone, The Taxi Cabaret, The Flood, Illyria, Lonely Rhymes, and The Alchemists.