Seeking Stage Manager (Non-AEA) for Summer 2019 world premiere of Witch Hunt
Stipend: $1200-$1500, DOE
We seek a rehearsal and production stage manager for the world premiere of Witch Hunt by Carol Lashof, directed by Elizabeth Vega. Most rehearsals and all performances will be at La Val’s Subterranean Theatre, 1834 Euclid Ave, Berkeley.
Rehearsals for Witch Hunt begin May 29. Rehearsals will be weekday evenings and Sunday afternoons. 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.
- Take rehearsal notes (including blocking for each scene) and share them with the cast, designers, and crew after each rehearsal in regular digital rehearsal notes
- Maintain the official “book” including all blocking, tech and script notes
- Facilitate communication between the director and design team, including attending every production meeting and coordinating to-do items
- Set up and strike rehearsal space, including basic maintenance of rehearsal space
- Arrive early to rehearsals, provide access to the space for all involved, shut down the space at the end of each rehearsal and performance
- Coordinate and maintain rehearsal and show schedules, including contacting actors weekly with call times
- Coordinate the integration of tech elements and manage props, costumes, and sound/lighting equipment with assistance from the design crew
- Supervise load-in and strike
- Run/Oversee dry tech, Q2Q, dress week, and any major fixes that need to be addressed after opening
- Oversee ASM, tech crew, and coordinate with actors and house staff during shows.
To apply: email ThoseWomenProductions@gmail.com with “Stage Manager” 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.