Seeking Stage Manager for Summer 2018 production of Woman on Fire
We seek a rehearsal and production stage manager for the west coast premiere in Berkeley, California of Woman on Fire by Marisela Treviño Orta, directed by Elizabeth Vega.
Rehearsals for Woman on Fire begin July 16. Most rehearsals will be in Berkeley and Oakland and will be weekday evenings and Sunday afternoons. Load in is the weekend of August 18-19; the show runs August 24 – September 9 with performances Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm (9 performances total). Strike will be directly after the matinee on Sunday, September 9.
- 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 play:
Inspired by the classical Greek tale of Antigone and set along the Arizona/Mexico border, Woman on Fire portrays a woman torn by conflicting loyalties. The protagonist of the drama is Juanita, a Mexican-American artist and native Texan, married to a white U.S. border patrolman. After moving to Arizona for her husband’s job, Juanita finds herself haunted by a migrant woman who died while crossing the desert. The restless spirit demands a proper burial, and Juanita is forced to choose whether to put her marriage at risk in order to give the dead woman the peace she is desperately seeking.