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Arts Programming Internship, Phallacies


Phallacies works to support masculinities that are healthy for individuals, families, and communities. We are committed to work toward a world free from violence and oppression. We are men who take responsibility for educating ourselves and each other, with care, compassion, and creativity.

We believe that dialogue and theater are powerful tools for change. Through workshops and trainings, presentations, consultation, and performances, Phallacies engages men in critical conversations and direct action to challenge mainstream ideas of masculinity and foster physical and emotional health and community well-being.

Amongst other things, we provide health education, violence prevention and leadership development aimed at men and boys in an effort to help promote masculinities that are healthy for individuals, families, organizations and communities. Using dialogue and applied theater, we expand definitions of masculinity, create healthier men and healthier communities.

Our performance pieces are generated during an ongoing dialogue process and then performed as educational and thought catalysts to encourage changing the cultural scripts about masculinities.

We are seeking male identified folks to join our performance troupe.


We are seeking 5-8 interns to join Phallacies. Theater experience is not required, we will train you. You will learn the Phallacies model, engage in dialogue, and work to create performance pieces focused on healthy masculinities as part of an all male-identified group. Overarching topics are masculinity and intersecting identities, health, relationships, and violence. We meet weekly on Mondays, 6-9pm on Zoom. Some additional time is required for writing and rehearsal. Historically performances happen in various venues, with a primary focus on area secondary schools as well as opportunities for performance out of the area, typically in the form of colleges and conferences. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our focus will be on learning about how to do this work in a virtual environment and creating online educational resources focused on supporting health masculinities.

The Phallacies men’s health dialogue and theater program is a national award winning program where male identified individuals are welcome.

PERIOD OF INTERNSHIP: Fall, Multiple Semesters/Seasons

PAY TYPE: Unpaid.


JOB STATUS: Part-time, 3-6 hours per week.


APPLICATION DUE DATE: Rolling, Fall start date: September 21, 2020


CONTACT: Tom Schiff, Ed.D. Executive Director

HOW TO APPLY: Please send inquiries to Send an email to inquiry. We will set up an interview time. Resume is welcome.