Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Wednesday Potpurri

(Are you sensing a pattern yet?)

We're looking for new blood! Please let me know if I can entice you into considering helping us out this summer in one or more of the following capacities:

  • Stage Manager. We can never have too many of these brave, capable individuals. Despite some of the negative stereotypes that have become attached to this position in the theatre over the years it's actually quite enjoyable, as long as you know what you're doing. Fortunately, I willing to provide full training to anyone who's interested. If you're good at it, I may even ask you to SM a Hopeless Romantics show, in which case you could even make a little money.
  • House Manager/Host. Help me relieve the burden on the directors this summer by having someone there to take and sell tickets, hand out programs, and ensure everyone is in their seats by the time the show starts. Easy job, and as long as you're okay handling a bit of money and keeping a record of who comes through the door this is something you could do for a single night, an entire run, or several dates interspersed throughout the summer.
  • Designers and Technicians. This is an area where we're really short-handed. Come and help me build sets, paint sets, buy/beg/borrow/build props and costume pieces, and create soundtracks. Help with the load-in and fit-up of shows, creating lighting designs, and if necessary working as "running crew" on shows, either backstage, or out front running lighting, sound or another element. Again, absolutely no experience necessary, and if you prove yourself capable and trustworthy in the technical elements I may ask you to make the leap to designer in future productions, and give you a chance to add your own creativity to a show.
  • Directors and Assistant Directors. Yes, we still need people for this too! By interview and appointment only, as I'm a bit more picky about who I allow complete creative control over a show to. But if you've got what it takes, I'm willing to teach you everything you need to know.
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