Directors/SMs/Designers needed for youth productions at Lakeshore Players Theatre

Rate of Pay: 
$200.00 $700.00

Lakeshore’s Education department is hiring for winter and spring. We are looking for directors, stage managers, designers, and teaching artists to join our creative teams for our Kids and Family Series. Read on for more information.

THE GIVER  Adapted by Eric Coble from the novel by Lois Lowry 

A part of the Kids & Family Series, The Giver  is theater for the whole family with gender flexible casting and roles for youth & adults. The show will be performed in the Black Box Theater at the Hanifl Performing Arts Center.

Positions Available: Director, Stage Manager, Scenic Designer, Props Designer, Lighting Designer, Sound Designer 

Dates: See calendar below. 

ALICE IN WONDERLAND: Under Construction - An On-site, Educational Production Program

Starting with Lewis Carrol’s whimsical tales, Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, a cohort of 6th - 9th grade students will reimagine these classics into one brand new stage adaptation. The Director/Teaching Artist will lead the students through a devising process by taking dialogue/characters/scenarios and shaping them into a new script through acting exercises & improv games. The new script will be performed in the Black Box Theater at the Hanifl Performing Arts Center.

Positions Available: Director/Teaching Artist, Stage Manager, Costume Designer, Lighting Designer, Properties Master

Dates: See calendar below. 


For all projects above, designers will receive a stipend of at least $200, and directors/teaching artists/stage managers will receive a stipend of at least $700 for their work. Stipend amounts are based on show budgets & vary by role. Stipends are also commensurate with experience.

To apply, please email Kivan at [email protected] with the following:


3 References

Portfolio / Samples as available (not necessary for stage managers and teaching artists who intend to apply)

Any conflicts you have with the attached calendars.

Apply by  Friday November 18, 2022 (Alice in Wonderland) / Friday December 2 (The Giver) for priority consideration. Open until filled.


You must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and have proof of vaccination in order to participate. A booster is encouraged but not required to participate. Masking requirements will be evaluated closer to the beginning of the process. For more information, please reach out to Kivan at [email protected].

At Lakeshore Players Theatre, we recognize the systemic change that needs to be made in the theatre industry to promote diversity and equity and to celebrate inclusion. We strongly encourage people of all races, abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities, and backgrounds to apply for these productions. We are actively investing in creating an environment that is safe, accessible and welcoming for all.



Contact information

Lakeshore Players Theatre
Kivan Kirk
Web site

Posted November 4