Choreographer, Assistant Stage Manager, and Props Master WANTED for Rosetown Playhouse's production of MADAGASCAR JR.

Rosetown Playhouse is seeking to hire key production staff for its 2018 winter production, Madagascar, Jr.  This all-youth show aligns with Rosetown’s mission of building community & creating theater. Ideal staff will be "outside the box" thinkers who are good collaborators and are also willing to work with large (between 35-60 total; ages 7-17) groups of youth.

 

IMPORTANT DATES:

Auditions will be held on October 2nd and October 3rd with callbacks being help on October 4th. Rehearsals will begin October 8th. Performances are November 30-December 2.   Auditions, most rehearsals, and performances will take place at Roseville Middle School.

 

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE September 16th, 2018 but will be reviewed on a rolling basis. . Please send a resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Interviews with qualified candidates will be scheduled in September 2018.

 

CHOREOGRAPHER

The choreographer creates dances and teaches them to a cast of youth with a broad range of dance and movement abilities and experiences.  This individual needs to embrace youth of a range of ages, both experienced and first-time dancers. The choreographer should be attuned to what is happening in rehearsals, observing what is happening how it impacts the shows.

 

General Production Team Member Responsibilities

  • Attend weekly production meetings (scheduled based on availability)

  • Communicate with production team members via email and in person

  • Willingness to adapt to changing needs throughout rehearsal process

Choreographer

  • Meets with director and music director to understand director’s vision of the show (including determining cuts, voicings, solos, tempos, etc.)

  • Creates original choreography for cast, both all-cast numbers and smaller groups

  • Assists in auditions and casting

  • Teaches and rehearses all musical numbers with small groups and ensemble, working with cast of all abilities and experiences

  • Holds any additional rehearsals (within reason) to accomplish learning of choreography

 

ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER

The assistant stage manager is a key contributor to the show, assisting the stage manager in executing the many functions of cast management and the technical aspects of the show.   Successful candidates will have experience working with youth in a way that respects their contributions and helps them be at their best in positive ways.

 

General Production Team Member Responsibilities

  • Attend weekly production meetings (scheduled based on availability)

  • Communicate with production team members via email and in person

  • Willingness to adapt to changing needs throughout rehearsal process

  • Assist stage manager in their tasks

Auditions & Rehearsal Responsibilities

  • Attend required rehearsals (approximately ¾ of rehearsals), all tech week rehearsals, and all performances

  • Assist SM with the compilation of cast materials

  • Assist with auditions

  • Assist with rehearsal set-up and clean-up

  • Assist with rehearsals; this includes notetaking and cast management during all-cast rehearsals.  This also includes helping youth cast members get the most out of the rehearsal process.

  • Help keep cast members on track at rehearsals in positive and effective ways

Performance Responsibilities

  • In charge of props for rehearsals and performances, including creating props lists and supervising packing/setting up of props each night

  • Assist with set-up and tear down of all performances

  • Work all performances

  • Contribute to positive attitude at rehearsals and performances

 

PROPSMASTER

General Production Team Member Responsibilities

  • Attend weekly production meetings (scheduled based on availability)

  • Communicate with production team members via email and in person

  • Willingness to adapt to changing needs throughout rehearsal process

Propsmaster Responsibilities

  • Meets with director prior to first rehearsal to understand director’s vision of the show

  • Checks in weekly with director and/or stage manager for props updates

  • Provides all props by deadline agreed upon by director

  • Uses existing prop inventory whenever possible

  • Designs, acquires, builds, and/or rents appropriate props for all cast

  • Coordinates volunteers to help build props (if needed)

  • Works with stage manager to communicate with cast about any props they can help with

  • Works with stage manager to communicate with cast about use of props or any props changes

  • Adjusts, maintains, and repairs props during run of show

  • Collects all props at end of run

  • Returns all props to appropriate storage (or renter)

  • Updates props inventory at end of show, including which props have been altered from existing collection and what has been added to inventory

  • Stays within allocated props budgets; communicates with production manager about any budgetary concerns

Contact information

Rosetown Playhouse
Christine Kullman
Email/contact
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Sunday, September 16
Posted September 7