Assistant Director for Wonderlust's Capitol Play Project

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.

Contact information

Wonderlust Productions
Leah Cooper
Web site

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Friday, September 1
Posted August 7