Designers & Stage Managers for 72nd Season at Theatre in the Round

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Theatre in the Round building. Painted with a mural to look like blueprints.

Theatre in the Round is seeking experienced avocational and emerging professionals designers and stage managers for their 72nd season.


These are volunteer positions with a $100 stipend for designers and $200 for stage managers. We recognize and understand that not everyone is able to volunteer for this type of work. Production team members also receive digital rights to a professional headshot and comp tickets.


Please send resumes, references, and/or portfolio links to [email protected].  Early career designers may have access to mentoring opportunities as mentors are available. 


We still have a variety of openings for the following shows.  For an up-to-date list of openings, please see our website.


She Kills Monsters: Young Adventurer’s Edition

A Dramatic Comedy by Qui Nguyen
Co-Produced with FAIR School for Art, directed by Felicia Cooper

October 27 to November 5 , 2023

This high-octane dramatic comedy tells the story of high schooler Agnes Evans who is coming to terms with the death of her sister, Tilly. When she finds Tilly’s D&D notebook, she embarks on an adventure into the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge. This Co-Production features a cast entirely of performers from FAIR School for Art, a Minneapolis Public School.

OPENINGS: Sound Designer (needed ASAP)

The Secret of Chimney Manor

A Mystery by Todd Olson after Agatha Christie’s The Secret of Chimneys
directed by L. Robert Westeen

November 17 to December 17, 2023

In this world premiere, Anthony Cade is hired to deliver a manuscript to a London publisher and – after being mistaken for a British agent – quickly becomes embroiled in a web of international intrigue involving blackmail, stolen letters, and a missing prince. This fresh and funny adaptation is full of twists and turns and will leave you guessing until the end.

OPENINGS: Set Designer, Costume Designer (Needed ASAP)

Silent Sky

A Historical Drama by Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Gretchen Weinrich

February 23 to March 17, 2024

Set in the early 20th century, the play tells the inspiring true story of the astronomer Henrietta Leavitt. It explores the struggles and triumphs of a woman whose passion for astronomy challenged societal expectations and changed the way we understand the universe. With music and math bursting forth onstage, “Silent Sky” is an uplifting and thought-provoking theatrical experience.

OPENINGS: Lighting Designer, Prop Designer

God of Carnage

A Dark Comedy by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton
Directed by Alissa Blaeser

April 5 to April 28, 2024

In this biting satire, A playground altercation between eleven-year-old boys brings together two sets of parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. As the evening progresses, their civilized façade quickly crumbles and their conversation quickly descends into chaos as tensions rise and secrets are revealed.

OPENINGS: Set Designer, Lighting Designer, Costume Designer

Men On Boats

An Adventure Comedy by Jaclyn Backhaus
Directed by Sophie Peyton

May 10 to June 2, 2024

A gender-bent cast portrays the male explorers of John Wesley Powell’s 1869 expedition down the Colorado River in this rollicking adventure brimming with humor and heart. This play offers a fresh perspective on the American West and the nature of adventure itself through unconventional storytelling and a thrilling narrative.

OPENINGS: Set Designer, Lighting Designer, Costume Designer, Prop Designer, Sound Designer

A Wrinkle in Time

A Family Fantasy by John Glore, Story by Madeline L’Engle
Directed by Penelope Parsons-Lord

June 21 to July 14, 2024

Meg Murry – accompanied by her brother Charles Wallace and their friend Calvin – must travel through the universe to battle the forces of evil, rescue her father, save humanity, and find herself. With imaginative staging, stunning visuals, and a message about the power of love and hope, this adaptation of Madeline L’Engle’s masterpiece is a must-see for audiences of all ages.

OPENINGS: Stage Manager, Set Designer