Lakeshore Players is hiring Directors/SMs/Designers for Kids & Family Series Productions

Rate of Pay: 
$200.00 $1000.00

Lakeshore Players Theatre is hiring Directors, Designers, and Stage Managers for 2 Fall Kids & Family Series productions.

Frankenstein: Under Construction
Starting with Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, a company of 6th-9th grade students will work with the director to devise. They’ll be prompted to pull out themes, characters, and scenarios and the director will lead the participants through a process of improv games and acting exercises that will begin to shape these fragments into a brand new, updated version of the story. The new script will be produced and performed in the Black Box theater at the Hanifl Performing Arts Center.

Positions Available:
Director/Teaching Artist - experience devising with students and playwriting preferred
Stage Manager - experience working with students preferred
Costume Designer
Lighting Designer
Properties Master
Designers will receive a stipend of at least $200 & Directors/Teaching Artists/SMs 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.

The Girl Who Swallowed a Cactus
“School is out for the summer, the weather is hot and the boredom is heavy. But 8-year-old Sheila and her pack of pals aren’t going to let the summer heat wear them down. When their fantastical junkyard fort draws the attention of a walking, talking, surprisingly well-dressed coyote, the adventurers suddenly find themselves deep in the desert, facing The Council of Howls, The Sting Brigade, The Death Cactus and much more. It's a whirlwind adventure about how we affect the environment and the animals with whom we share the planet, and how we take on the mission of saving the world from ourselves. A unique twist on traditional storytelling, where a bit of moonlight brings a menagerie of found objects to life, this original play shows the power of memory and imagination and will captivate and inspire audiences of all ages.” (From dramaticpublishing.com)

The Girl Who Swallowed a Cactus is theatre for youth with a cast of 1 female-presenting character aged 25-50. The show will be performed in the Black Box theater at the Hanifl Performing Arts Center.

Positions Available:
Director - experience in directing plays for youth and puppetry preferred
Stage Manager
Properties Master/Puppet Designer
Lighting Designer

Designers will receive a stipend of at least $200 & Directors/Teaching Artists/SMs 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 kivan@lakeshoreplayerstheatre.org with the following:
Resume
3 References
Portfolio / Samples as available (not necessary for those interested in stage managing)
Any conflicts you have with the attached calendars

Apply by Friday July 30 (Frankenstein) / Friday August 5 (Cactus) 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 kivan@lakeshoreplayerstheatre.org.

Equity & Diversity Statement

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
Megan Pence
(651) 478-7429
Email/contact
Web site

Respond by
Saturday, July 30
Posted July 20