Wonderlust Productions is seeking an individual interested in hands-on learning about community-driven theater through an opportunity to assist Leah Cooper and Alan Berks, the directors of The Capitol Play Project, a new play created from the stories of people who work at our State Capitol.
Rehearsals begin November 7th, and the show runs January 18 - February 4 at the Minnesota State Capitol building in St. Paul. Responsibilities include:
- Attend as many rehearsals as possible, weekday evenings and weekend days.
- Help coordinate warmups and group ensemble work with the cast, which is a mix of professional performers and Capitol community members.
- When cast members are absent from rehearsals, fill in their positions, and pass on notes, direction and blocking to them.
- Provide logistical and administrative support to the directors and the stage manager as needed.
- Help with organizing non-performing community volunteers into roles like backstage crew, box office, ushers, etc.
Qualifications for this position include:
- Passion and skill at dealing with a wide diversity of performers, including professional and amateur, and from a wide range of backgrounds, ethnicities, and experience levels.
- Experience with performing and/or directing theater, especially new plays.
- Great listening and detail tracking skills.
- Energetic, adaptable, creative, and can-do in a multi-tasking, problem-solving role.
- Patience, empathy, and fortitude.
- We have a strong preference to work with an individual that brings firsthand life experience from a commuity that is sometimes marginalized or misunderstood.
Compensation for this position will be an $800 stipend. To apply, please send resume and a cover letter ASAP and no later than August 31st, explaining how you fit the above qualifications to Leah Cooper at [email protected]. Interviews will be conducted the week of September 6-13.