Davidson Community Players holds auditions for “Ordinary People”

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

davidson community playersDavidson Community Players announces open auditions for its winter production of Judith Guest’s Ordinary People, dramatized by Nancy Gilsenan. Auditions will be held Thursday, January 8th from 7-9pm and Sunday, January 11th from 2-4pm. The auditions will be held both days at The Warehouse Performing Arts Center at 9216 Westmoreland Road in Cornelius. Auditionees only need to come one night, but should plan to arrive at the start of the audition and stay for the entire session.  Actors at all levels of experience are encouraged to attend. Please bring a resume or a list of your contact information and your theatre experience, a recent photo and a list of all of your conflicts. Rehearsals will begin in January. No prior acting experience is required and novice actors are encouraged to audition. The production will run February 26-March 15 at Armour Street Theatre in Davidson.

Ordinary People speaks to the essence of a young man, his friends and family, their relationships and survival. Conrad, with his successful, well-intentioned father, and his beautiful, organized, and remote mother, is in terrible jeopardy, as is Conrad himself. They are all “ordinary people” and each is fighting a hard battle to understand and survive the tragedy of the death of a family member.

Roles:

  • Conrad Jarrett: Young actor who is able to play late teens (ages 17-20).
  • Cal Jarrett: Conrad’s father (ages 40+).
  • Beth Jarrett: Conrad’s Mother (ages 40+).
  • Joe Lazenby: Conrad’s best friend. Young actor who is able to play late teens (ages 17-20).
  • Stillman: Boy on Conrad’s swim team. Young actor who is able to play late teens (ages 17-20).
  • Jeannine Pratt: Conrad’s girlfriend. Young actor who is able to play late teens (ages 17-20).
  • Karen Aldrich: Conrad’s friend from the hospital. Young actor who is able to play late teens (ages 16-19).
  • Doctor Berger: Conrad’s psychiatrist. Male or Female ages 40+.
  • Salan: Conrad’s swim coach ages 30+.

Perusal copies of the script are available in the DCP office. For additional information regarding auditions, please contact Debra Baron, Artistic Director at 704 892-7953 or email debra@davidsoncommunityplayers.org.

Davidson Community Players is a non-profit organization established in 1965 to produce theatre that entertains, enriches and encourages community participation in the dramatic arts. Now celebrating its 50th season, DCP is a previous winner of the North Carolina Theatre Conference “Community Theatre of the Year” award. We are grateful for the support of 2015 Season Sponsors: The McIntosh Law Firm, Davidson Wealth Management, Randy Marion Cadillac and the Arts & Science Council.

Upcoming Auditions at Thalian Association

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

thalianAuditions for “Clybourne Park”

The Thalian Association, North Carolina’s Official Community Theatre, will hold auditions for the Wilmington Premiere of Clybourne Park on Monday, January 12 and Tuesday, January 13 at 7 pm at the Community Arts Center, 120 S. 2nd Street in downtown Wilmington. You do not need to prepare anything for this audition. The production directed by Joy Gregory, runs February 19-March 1 at the Red Barn Studio Theater and March 19-22 at Thalian Hall.

AVAILABLE ROLES:

Actor 1: Russ/Dan (Caucasian, late 40s -50s); Actor 2: Bev/Kathy (Caucasian woman, 40s -50s); Actor 3: Francine/Lena (African American woman, late 30s); Actor 4: Jim/Tom (Caucasian, late 20s early 30s); Actor 5: Albert/Kevin (African American, 30s); Actor 6: Karl/ Steve (Caucasian, 30s); Actor 7: Betsy/Lindsey (Caucasian, late 20s).

SYNOPSIS:

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play, Bruce Norris’ satiric comedy deals with race and class in response to Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun. The play begins in 1959 as a black family moves into a white neighborhood in Chicago, and in Act Two takes us to the same house in 2009 as gentrification sets in and the roles are reversed. Jokes fly and hidden agendas unfold as two generations tiptoe through social politics, pitting race against real estate.

 

Auditions for “School House Rock Live, Jr.”

Thalian Association will hold auditions for their Children’s Theatre production, School House Rock Live, Jr. on Saturday, January 10 at 10 am at the Community Arts Center, 120 S. 2nd Street in downtown Wilmington.  Please prepare a traditional Broadway song to sing a cappella and be prepared to dance (no sandals or flip flops).  This production, directed and choreographed by Judy Greenhut and Music Direction by Michelle Reiff, runs February 20-March 1, 2015 at the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center.

AVAILABLE ROLES:

Tom, Shulie, Joe, George, Dori, Dina, and the Ensemble

SYNOPSIS:

Based on the Emmy® Award-winning Saturday morning animated educational cartoon series and pop culture phenomenon which aired on ABC-TV from the 1970’s -1980’s, Schoolhouse Rock Live! JR. follows Tom, a nerve-wracked schoolteacher who is anxious about his first day of teaching. He tries to relax by watching TV when various characters representing facets of his personality emerge from the set and show him how to win his students over with imagination and music, through such songs as “Just A Bill,” “Three is a Magic Number,” and “Conjunction Junction.”

Established in 1788, the Thalian Association is a non-profit, membership organization dedicated to enhancing the Cape Fear region through live community theater and arts education. The Thalian Community Theater produces five major productions annually on the Main Stage at historic Thalian Hall. The Thalian Association Children’s Theater (TACT) is a youth production company that offers training and performance opportunities for children age 7 through high school seniors. In 2007, North Carolina legislature named the Thalian Association North Carolina’s Official Community Theater. For more information, go to www.thalian.org.

 

Children’s Theatre of Charlotte seeking Summer Camp Staff Positions

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

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Children’s Theatre of Charlotte (CTC) has summer employment opportunities available to graduate and undergraduate students. CTC is a national leader among theatres by placing equal emphasis on innovative educational initiatives for elementary, middle and high school students. Our summer camp is part of this theatre education experience.

Timeline: May 26 – August 14, 2015, Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Compensation: $8.70/hr (40 hours per week minimum).

NOTE: Summer staff must be able to provide their own housing and transportation.

Summer Camp Counselor

Theatre Camp Counselors will have direct supervision responsibilities working with children ages 3 -18 during Children’s Theatre of Charlotte Summer Camp. Duties include classroom assistance, drop-off and pick-up, snack time, post care and administrative duties. In addition to the daily duties, the Counselors may have the opportunity to observe and collaborate with Children’s Theatre Teaching Artists.

Job Requirements

  • Minimum of one year of college required.
  • Background in theatre or education preferred.
  • Experience working with a variety of ages.
  • Reliable transportation is required.
  • Comfort with administrative duties.
  • Experience with customer service and/or interacting with parents of young people.

Summer Administrative Assistant

The primary roles of a Summer Administrative Assistant are to complete administrative duties in relation to summer camp. These duties include generating camp materials such as roll sheets, story handouts, programs, name tags, and mailings while maintaining communication with parents, teachers, and summer staff. Administrative Assistants will also work directly with Summer Camp Counselors and Teaching Artists to offer support with supervision of students during camp operations.

Job Requirements

  • Minimum of one year of college required.
  • Background in theatre, education, or administration preferred.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and phone etiquette.
  • Experience working with children and/or teens.
  • Detail oriented and organized.
  • Interest or experience in Graphic Design preferred but not required.
  • Experience with customer service and/or interacting with parents of children and teens.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Communications will be treated with confidence and résumés will be accepted until January 30, 2015.
To be considered, applicants must: Complete the Children’s Theatre of Charlotte Summer Staff Employment Application. Please do not complete the CTC General Employment Application form. Within the application, you will be prompted to include the following:

  1. Résumé
  2. Letter(s) of Recommendation
  3. Camp Counselor Cover Letter. In the letter, please respond to the following:
    1. What age children have you worked with frequently and what is the largest number of children you have worked with at one time? With what age group are you most comfortable and what age group do you think is most challenging?
    2. Describe your strengths and challenges in working with children.
    3. Describe your role in a work group comprised of peers.
    4. Describe the unique contribution you would make to the Education Staff of Children’s Theatre of Charlotte as a member of the summer team.
  4. Administrative Assistant Cover Letter. In the letter, please respond to the following:
    1. Can you provide an example of a time you had to deal with an irate parent or customer? How did you handle the conflict? How was it resolved?
    2. Describe your role in a work group comprised of peers.
    3. What organizational techniques and tools have you learned to make school or a job easier, or to make yourself more effective? Give an example of a time in which you used these tools or techniques.
    4. Describe your strengths and challenges in working with large groups of children

PlayMakers Repertory Company seeks Managing Director

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Playmakers RepPlayMakers Repertory Company (playmakersrep.org), a $2.7 million LORT D theatre located on the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill seeks a dynamic and experienced individual to join Producing Artistic Director Joseph Haj as the administrative leader of PlayMakers. Two performance spaces: 500 seat thrust stage, 280 seat black box. The Managing Director will work within an integrated collaboration between the theatre and university and will report directly to the Producing Artistic Director. Responsibilities will include the creation and management of operating and capital budgets, as well as the management and oversight of development, marketing, and general management. Qualifications:  Master of Fine Arts, Master of Arts, or a Master of Business Administration degree from and accredited institution and a minimum of three years theatre management experience.  Salary Range: $70,000-$85,000 plus full UNC benefit package.  Application deadline is March 15, 2015.  To apply for this position, please visit https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/64691

  • Direct Reports: Director of Development, General Manager, Director of Marketing and Communications. 12-15 indirect reports, plus 30-35 student staff.
  • Advise Producing Artistic Director on strategy in support of long term vision for PlayMakers
  • With Director of Development and Producing Artistic Director, set strategy for theater’s fundraising operations and oversee the implementation of that strategy
  • With Director of Marketing & Communications, oversee the implementation of marketing strategy and tactics
  • With General Manager, create and manage operating and capital budgets for the company. Set, monitor and implement financial management policies and procedures, both internal to PlayMakers and as set by UNC. Ensure all collectively bargained agreements are implemented according to the rules, policies and procedures.
  • Liaise with UNC offices such as University Counsel, Human Resources, Information Technology, Department of Dramatic Art, College of Arts & Sciences Dean’s Office. Ensure compliance with all UNC policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as described by Producing Artistic Director.
  • Will teach one course per semester in the newly created Minor in Theatre Management in the Department of Dramatic Art at UNC and oversee that portion of the undergraduate curriculum. Will advise and assist the Chair of the Department in the development of a future MFA in Theatre Management.

In addition to degree requirements, candidates must also possess:

  • A minimum of three years theatre management experience
  • Ability to work independently, meet high goals, and interact efficiently in a comprehensive research university
  • Demonstrated project management experience
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced working environment
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with staff members, artists, faculty and volunteers
  • Integrity, authenticity, and enthusiasm
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Ability to monitor and meet multiple deadlines
  • Previous teaching experience preferred but not required.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes all to apply, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Auditions “The Secret Garden” at Applause! Cary Youth Theatre

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

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Auditions for THE SECRET GARDEN are January 12-13, 5-8:30 p.m. at Cary Arts Center.

Registration is required and opens January 5. Email rachel.baranski@townofcary.org to schedule your appointment; no walk-ins will be accepted. No experience needed – auditions and interviews are open to age 6-12. For complete details, check out Applause!’s web page.

Two perusal scripts will be on reserve in the Cary Arts Center conference room beginning January 5. Scripts may not be removed from the CAC and photocopying is prohibited.  If others are waiting, please limit perusals to 30 minutes or less.  Call (919) 469-4069 prior to coming to the CAC to double check that the conference room is accessible. 

UNCSA seeks Professor of Acting

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

fullname.horiz.3color.gradAssistant / Associate Professor of Acting

University of North Carolina School of The Arts/School of Drama

Category: Academic

Description of Duties: Teaching second-year Acting in a four-year, BFA Professional Actor Training Program.

Other possible responsibilities include: text analysis; directing upper class students in mainstage productions; teaching special topics to third-year actors; directing second-year studio Shakespeare projects.

Qualifications: MFA in Acting or Directing, or equivalent professional experience. Substantial professional experience as actor and/or director preferred. Minimum of three years experience teaching Acting at the undergraduate level or above also preferred.

Key attributes are the ability to nurture, and apply the acting process while directing student actors, and be enthusiastic about teaching and directing collaboratively, alongside other faculty members.

Apply on website only:
http://www.uncsa.edu/humanresources

Salary:
46,000-55,000
Job Start Date:
8/3/2015

“The Snow Queen” Auditions at Matthews Playhouse

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Matthews playhouseMatthews Playhouse of the Performing Arts announces Auditions for 

“The Snow Queen” (A Musical)

Directed and Choreographed by Ron Chisholm

Performances February 20 – March 1

Performances include 5 days of school shows (weekday mornings)

 

Auditions:

Monday January 5 7:00 pm OR Tuesday January 6 7:00 pm

You may sign up for a specific time via our website closer to the auditions. 

Please come prepared to read from the script and/or learn a simple song. 

Time permitting; we will do some simple choreography. 

We are looking for adults as well as young people ages 8 and up.  

Generally, rehearsals will be:  Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sunday evenings. 

You must be available for all performances. 

 
Location:
Matthews Playhouse 
Matthews Community Center
100 E McDowell Street
Matthews, NC 28105
 
Inquiries:
(704) 846-8343
 
Please visit our website for more information www.matthewsplayhouse.com

Auditions for “Mary Poppins” at Twin City Stage

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

twin city stageTwin City Stage will hold auditions for Mary Poppins at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 13 and Wednesday, January 14 at the Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Drive, Winston-Salem.  No appointment is necessary.

There’s only one word for it—“Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!” Jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she teaches the family how to value each other again. Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Mary Poppins includes a score filled with timeless classics such as “Jolly Holiday”, “Step in Time”, and the Academy Award®-winning “Chim-Chim Cher-ee”.

Maureen Daly, Twin City Stage’s executive director, will direct Mary Poppins.  Margaret Gallagher will serve as music director and Benji Starcher will choreograph.  There are roles available for 6 men and 8 women (ages 18-60) and 1 boy and 1 girl (ages 8-12).  Actors are asked to prepare a song and bring along sheet music in the correct key.  A cappella and CD sing-alongs are also allowed.

Mary Poppins performance dates will be March 27-29, April 2-5 & 9-12, 2015.  All performances will be held at the Arts Council Theatre.  For more information, please call Twin City Stage at (336) 748-0857 x201 or visit the website at www.twincitystage.org.

Auditions for “The Velveteen Rabbit” at Raleigh Little Theatre

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Raleigh Little Theatre

 

 

Raleigh Little Theatre will be holding auditions for The Velveteen Rabbit adapted by James Still, from the story by Margery Williams. The production will be directed by Kathleen Rudolph and will be presented in the Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre. Auditions will take place January 12 & 13. Auditioners only need to come one of these nights.

 

 

 

Important dates

Auditions: January 12 & 13, 2015 at 7:00 PM, lobby of the Cantey V. Sutton Theatre
Registration: 6:30-7:00 PM
Callbacks: January 15 at 7:00 PM, lobby of the Cantey V. Sutton Theatre
First Rehearsal: January 20 at 7:00 PM
No More Conflicts: February 27
Performance Dates: March 6-22, 2015

Archival photos: Either after the school-day performances or between 2 wekeend shows, to be determined. Actors are required to stay.

School-day performances: Wednesday, March 11. Actors must be at theatre at 9:00am. Actors must be able to take off from work/school. It is extremely important for students to check these school performance dates to verify that they do not conflict with school commitments.

Saturday and Sunday Two-show days: On weekends, shows at 1:00pm and 5:00pm. The theatre will provide a meal between the shows.

Strike: March 22 following the 5:00pm show. All actors are expected to participate in strike.

 

About the show

This much-loved tale, written in 1922, is the story of a stuffed rabbit’s quest to become Real through the love of his owner. Steve, now grown up, looks back on his childhood, remembering his favorite toy and how special it was to him.

The Velveteen Rabbit will be performed in the Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre. You can see more information about the show and order tickets from our Velveteen Rabbit show page.

 

About the roles

  • Older Steve: adult male
  • Younger Steve: 9-13 year old male, should look 8-10 years old
  • Ben, older brother: teenage male
  • Velveteen Rabbit: age 13 and up, either male or female
  • Rocking Horse: adult, either male or female
  • Train/Wild Rabbit: 9-18 year old, either male or female – gymnastics or dance a plus
  • Boat/Wild Rabbit: 9-18 year old, either male or female – gymnastics or dance a plus
  • Magic Fairy: teenage female

 

About the production team

  • Director: Kathleen Rudolph
  • Scenic/Lighting Designer: Thomas Mauney
  • Costume Designer: Jenny Mitchell
  • Sound Designer: John Maruca
  • Stage Manager: David Watts
  • Assistant Stage Manager: Gerrie Kouri

 

About the auditions

Please prepare a memorized one minute comedic monologue to present at auditions. If you need help finding a monologue check the links below:

Auditions will also involve movement, improvisation and ensemble-building exercises. Please wear comfortable clothes that give freedom of movement. Headshots and resumes are welcome, but neither is required. Please print out a Conflict Calendar (link below) and list any conflicts you have from January through March.

Cold readings from the script will be done during the call back process.

Perusal copies of the script will be available for a 48 hour checkout from the RLT business office. The office is located in the rear of our facility and is open from 10:00am-5:00pm, Monday thru Friday. Please call the RLT office at 919-821-4579 to check on availability.

 

Audition forms

Interested in auditioning? Here’s some forms to fill out and bring with you to auditions plus some helpful documents:

 

NC State University Theatre seeks Program Specialist

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Arts nc stateVacancy Type: SPA

Is Internal Transfer Only: No

Time Limited?: No

Title: University Program Specialist

Band Level: Contributing

Working Title: University Theatre Program Specialist

Salary Range: $31,888 – $73,719

Anticipated Hiring Range: $38,000-$44,000

Salary Grade Equivalency: 67

Position Number: 00041315

Work Schedule: Monday – Friday 8-5 some evening and weekends as needed

Department: 248901 – University Theatre

Job City & State: Raleigh, NC

Primary Function of Organizational Unit: 

University Theatre is NC State’s volunteer student theatre and is located in Division of Academic and Student Affairs (DASA). As a non-majors program, we provide the opportunity for all students at NC State to participate in theatre. We produce 4-6 productions each academic year and a three-show summer Theatrefest, and instruct classes in theatre, (including those in the theatre minor). University Theatre also operates the facilities of Thompson Hall and Stewart Theatre for the benefit of events by academic, administrative and student organizations and non-campus clients.

Essential Job Duties: 

This position is responsible for business, communications, marketing, and public relations operations for the University Theatre. This includes continuous evaluation of the program’s business policies, practice, and personnel for effective delivery to students and clients.

The position plans and executes marketing and communications promoting the program’s activities to the university community and to the public patrons through electronic, email, print and social media platforms. The position serves as the departmental liaison with the Arts NC State Marketing Director to assure planning and implementation of the program’s marketing and communication plans. In coordination with Arts marketing and outreach personnel, the position develops and implements strategies to engage and strengthen relationships with faculty, staff, students and community partners.

The position also serves as the departmental business officer by overseeing departmental payroll, budgeting, accounting, bookkeeping and financial reporting as well as process and route artist and vendor contracts.
The position is expected to manage and execute special projects (including meetings, multimedia projects and student and public events); research, write, manage and track programming grant; and serve as the department liaison with Contracts & Grants.

In coordination with Associate and Assistant Directors in University Theatre, the position will develop and implement program assessment (including development of assessment tools, compilation and analysis of data and generation of reports).

Other Work/Responsibilities:

Position may write or administer grants, coordinate technology, marketing and fundraising activities with Arts NC State. Position may help with development of classroom resources in the Moodle online environment. In coordination with Associate and Assistant Directors, may help to develop and implement program assessment including development of assessment tools, compilation and analysis of data and generation of reports. Serve on university committees as available.
Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Experience/Education:

Bachelor’s degree and one year of experience related to the area of assignment; or and equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Departmental Required Skills:

Strong computer skills, financial knowledge of revenue, expenses and budget planning. Familiarity with theatre activities. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal. Ability to plan, evaluate, recommend action. Must be able to deal tactfully and effectively with multiple levels of internal staff, external customers, and students. Event planning, Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, web development, electronic, social and traditional media and database development.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: Bachelors degree with three to five years of experience in program administration, marketing and business.

Required License or Certification: N/A

Special Instructions:

In addition to your application, please attach a resume, a cover letter, and provide and contact information for references. NOTE: Two writing samples used in marketing or public relations-type activities: press release, blog post, web page content, or a feature story are optional, but will be required if selected for an interview.

Job Open Date: 12/08/2014

Must Be Open Until (Positions will be posted until 5:00 PM ET on this date. Positions remaining posted after this date are still accepting applications but may close at any time.): 12/15/2014

Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?: No

Proposed Hire Date: 1/05/2015

Alternate Option: If no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.

AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

p. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at www.wes.org. Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

p. NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Supplemental Questions:

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this position?(Open Ended Question)
  2. * If you learned about this vacancy from “other source” or “other website”, please provide the source.(Open Ended Question)
  3. * Please select the response below that best describes your experience/education for the University Program Specialist position.
    • Bachelor’s degree and one year of related experience
    • Master’s degree or Doctorate in any field
    • Associate’s degree and at least 3 years of related experience
    • Combination of post-high school education and/or experience in a related area to equal at least 5 years (ex: 1 year of college and 4 years of experience)
    • High school diploma/GED and at least 5 years of related experience
    • Did not complete high school but have a combination of high school education and related experience to equal 9 years (ex. 1 year of high school and 8 years experience)
    • None of the above
  4. * Are you able to lift up to 30 pounds occasionally?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * How would you rate your level of expertise with the following: Microsoft Office Excel and Word, Adobe Creative Suite? Please rate each as beginner, competent, or master.(Open Ended Question)
  6. * Please describe your ability and level of knowledge with social media including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, Blogs(Open Ended Question)
  7. * Please briefly describe your event planning experience.(Open Ended Question)
  8. * Do you have experience with PeopleSoft Financials?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * Please briefly describe your budget/account management experience.(Open Ended Question)

Application Materials Required:

Required Documents

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Contact Information for References

Optional Documents

  1. Other Document (1)
  2. Other Document (2)