Position: Costumer for Witch Hunt
The Costumer is responsible for designing and procuring all costume elements of the production. The story is set in Puritan New England and the costume design will help bridge the distance between the audience and the 17th century with a mix of modern and historical pieces. Costume elements will be suggestive rather than fully realistic.
Job duties include: working with the director and the rest of the design team to create a cohesive aesthetic for the production; creating, renting, or buying costume pieces as necessary; supervising any assistants and interns working in costuming; meeting all deadlines; and attending specified rehearsals, technical and dress rehearsals and production meetings. Six actors, four of whom are ensemble members playing multiple roles. Costumes can be stored on site.
Venue: La Val’s Subterranean Theatre, 1834 Euclid Ave, Berkeley.
Production Dates: Rehearsals for Witch Hunt begin May 29. Load in is Sunday, July 7; the show runs July 12 – August 4 with performances Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm. Strike will be directly after the matinee on Sunday, August 4.
Stipend $1000-$1200, DOE.
To apply: email ThoseWomenProductions@gmail.com with “Costumer” in the subject line. Include a brief introduction and attach your resumé. Thanks!
More about the production:
Witch Hunt is a new drama by Carol S. Lashof that explores the origins of the Salem witch panic and compels us to consider the ties between that infamous era and our present moment in history. Directed by Elizabeth Vega, Witch Hunt tells the uniquely American story of Tituba, an enslaved Indigenous woman who was one of the first in the Salem community to be accused of witchcraft. As the panic in Salem grows, Tituba must figure out how to survive in a society that inherently distrusts her and refuses to believe her truth. Ultimately, she offers the first false confession, opening the floodgates to the fury that followed. Lashof’s new drama is timely in its representation of an American community riven by factionalism and nearly destroyed by its demonization of the people it has colonized. Once again, our society is confronted with questions about whose truth deserves to be heard, and once again more powerful figures can feel the ground shifting under their feet.