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Interactive Theater Project (ITP) Actor

Title: Interactive Theater Project (ITP) Actor
Department: Summer Orientation, Academic Affairs
Position Offered: Student Assistant
Compensation: Competitive stipend, on-campus accommodations for training and Orientation sessions, partial meal plan.

Summary Description:

The purpose of the Interactive Theater Project (ITP) is to address issues of bystander behavior in a way that allows the audience to be a part of the performance. ITP uses the skit "Just Another Party" to bring awareness to sexual assault prevention and the bystander's role. ITP actors work closely with fellow students and staff facilitators to present "Just Another Party" to incoming First year students during Summer Orientation. During the presentation the audience has the ability to come on to the stage to change the outcome of the skit.

Job Responsibilities

1. Rehearsals

Attend all rehearsals with fellow ITP members the last five weeks of the Spring 2013 semester and prior to the start of and during Summer Orientation.

2. Acting

An ITP actor will perform roles that may require situations that involve kissing, pretending to drink/be drunk, dancing, use of foul language and verbally conveying the aftermath of a sexual assault situation. Basic acting skills are needed as well as the ability to be able to improvise on the spot when incoming freshmen are provided the opportunity to interact with the scenario and actors. In addition actors will need to be able to memorize the script.

3. Performances

Attend all evening performances at summer orientation, one per session, performing the "Just Another Party" skit for incoming freshmen.

4. Team Work

The ITP cast will grow together building upon the skit, its material and their group dynamics. The cast will also need to come together and bond as a team so that they can work with each other to improve their improvisation and acting skills.

5. Subject Matter

An ITP actor requires an open mind and will need to display sensitivity and an understanding for the subject matter.

6. Fun

It is a fun, challenging and rewarding experience for the actor and audience.


  • Mature, self-motivated, quick learner
  • Basic Acting Skills
  • Cannot be a Summer Orientation Leader
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work with diverse populations.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Completion of University 238 course having earned a B or better. A similar course of parallel gateway leadership experience may be substituted for this requirement
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 & minimum semester GPA of 2.0 and in good standing with the University. Must be currently enrolled at SSU with a minimum of 6 units for Fall 2012.
  • Be able to attend Pre-Service, Date TBD from 4:30 pm- 6:30 pm

How to Apply for this Position:

1. Go to to access all job descriptions. Beginning November 3rd 2014, go to the same website to access and submit your online application.

1) Attend an Information Session.

a) Student Academic Services Position Informational Sessions will be held on:

  1. October 28th at 7 pm in Student Center; Sonoma Valley Room
  2. November 12th at 7 pm Student Center; Dry Creek Valley Room
  3. January 21st at 7 pm in Student Center; Sonoma Valley Room

These positions are: ALL Peer Mentor positions, FIG Peer Advisor, Humanities, Interactive Theater Project, Mosaic Peer Advisor, Summer Bridge Leader, and Summer Orientation Leader

2.) Sign up for the Leadership Class, UNIV 238.

a) To receive priority access to UNIV 238 at the beginning of registration week beginning November 17th, you will need to complete the online application form and submit your essay. If these two requirements are completed by noon on Thursday, November 13th you will be guaranteed a priority seat in UNIV 238. If these two requirements are completed after noon on Thursday, November 13th, you will still be guaranteed a seat in UNIV 238, but you might have fewer choices in which section you will be able to take.

  1. Submit all pieces of the online application no later than 4:30 pm on January 30, 2015. (This includes the letter of recommendation)
  2. Sign up Feb 2-6th, 2015 on-line for individual interviews.
  3. Sign up March 6th, 2015, 3:30pm for Group Process.


Questions about the ITP Actor position should be addressed to the following coordinator:
Colleen Mahoney, Orientation Coordinator

sonoma state university, 1801 e.cotati ave rohnert park, ca 94928