The Orpheum Theatre Group is hosting an information session for local artists and educators interested in learning more about the first cohort of the OTG Teaching Artist Training Program. The program seeks to train local artists and educators to leverage their artistic practice in creating high-quality instruction and facilitation for youth and communities throughout the Mid-South. We believe that Memphis is a community of diverse and rich talents and deserves sustainable careers for professional teaching artists. We believe that teaching artists are instrumental in creating platforms for people to tell their stories and have their voices heard. As the Orpheum Theatre Group’s educational and community programming expands, we will cultivate and employ an annual cohort of trained teaching artists to continue facilitating programs in schools and communities; further enriching the cultural landscape of the Mid-South.

Who We Are Looking For

  • Artists and Educators who are passionate, energized, disciplined, collaborative, and open-minded who represent diverse cultural backgrounds, communities, and artistic disciplines (in Theatre, Music, and Movement).
  • Artists and Educators who want to expand the impact of their artistic practice with communities and young people.
  • Artists and Educators that desire continued mentorship and exposure to new methods in their artistic and teaching practices.
  • Artists and Educators who want sustainable teaching artist careers in our city.
  • Artists and Educators who want to change lives through the transformative power of the arts.


  • WHAT: Informational Session for OTG’s New Teaching Artist Training Program
  • WHO: Local artists and educators interested in being part of the first cohort of OTG’s Teaching Artist Training Program
  • WHEN: Tuesday, December 4 from 7-9pm OR Saturday, December 8 from 10am-12pm (Choose ONE session to attend)
  • WHERE: Halloran Centre, 225 S Main St. in downtown Memphis. Parking is available at cost in the MLGW Parking Garage at 236 Front St.

If this program isn’t for you, but you have an ideal individual in mind, pass it on or submit their name for nomination.

Please RSVP to Taylor St. John, Education and Engagement Specialist, via email at stjohn@orpheum-memphis.com by 5pm on Friday, November 30. Please include the session date you will be attending.

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