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Stage Manager - The Boy Who Kissed The Sky
Company One Theatre seeks candidates for the position of Stage Manager for the play The Boy Who Kissed The Sky by Idris Goodwin, with music by Divinity Roxx and Eugene H. Russell IV. The production will be directed by Summer L. Williams and performances will be held at the Strand Theatre.
Set in the heart of Seattle’s Central District to the rhythms that shaped a generation, The Boy Who Kissed The Sky is inspired by the early life and influences of musical icon Jimi Hendrix. The early era of rock ‘n roll music sets the stage as a young Black boy conjures his creativity as a budding guitarist. Guided by the spirit of music itself, the boy learns to find harmony inside the challenging noises of his life. Told with vibrant music and daring imagination, this play inspires us to dream big when it matters most.
Rehearsals begin on May 23 and are scheduled weekly Tuesday through Saturday (weekday nights and weekend afternoons). Tech runs from July 8-15, first preview is on July 14, and opening is on July 15. The production runs July 15 – August 12, with performances Thursday – Saturday nights, Sunday matinees, and select Friday student matinees. Strike will be August 14 & 15.
- To attend and manage all rehearsals and performances
- To ensure call, break, and end times are being met
- To work in collaboration with the Director, Dramaturgs, designers and performers to work toward a high-caliber production and fulfill the desired vision for the show
- To create a rehearsal schedule in advance of the first rehearsal in collaboration with the Director
- To lead a team of Assistant Stage Managers and oversee their work in support of the production
- To lead the SM team in rehearsal room set up/break down
- To work with the SM team to record blocking and notate any required cues
- To work with the Props Designer to ensure prop lists/requests are updated
- To attend and potentially assist with any publicity events held during normal rehearsal hours
- To take/distribute notes at all design/production meetings
- To create daily rehearsal/performance reports and distribute them in a timely manner
- To attend a “Paper Tech” or other time to receive cues and their notes from the designers
- To create and utilize a calling script including all cue timing and placement as indicated by the designers
- To arrive to the performance space 2 hours before curtain to begin set-up with the SM team
- To operate the light board during performances, and conduct lighting checks as necessary
- To work with the SM team and Props Designer to ensure consumable props are replenished as necessary during performances
- To manage any issues/concerns during the performance run
- To attend any post-show events during the performance run (no longer than 45 min.)
- To attend a short set-up time in the performance space, and a short clean up/strike time following closing
- To act as a liaison between actors, production team, and company staff to ensure clear, frequent communication between various parties throughout the production process
Previous experience as a Stage Manager for professional theatre required. Theatre degrees are welcomed but not required. Applicants with professional ASM experience will be considered. Candidates from diverse backgrounds and/or traditionally under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
How To Apply
Please submit a short cover letter, recent resume, and references to firstname.lastname@example.org
Optionally, work samples or websites are welcomed but not required.
We ask that all candidates present proof of fully vaccinated status for COVID-19 upon hiring.
Company One Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Company One Theatre is committed to building a culturally diverse staff and strongly encourages applications from candidates of color, LGBTQIA+ and women candidates, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.
Master Electrician - The Boy Who Kissed The Sky
Company One Theatre seeks candidates for the position of Master Electrician for The Boy Who Kissed The SKy by Idris Goodwin, with music by Divinity Roxx and Eugene H. Russell IV. This production will be directed by Summer L. Williams, produced in partnership with the City of Boston, and performances will be held at the Strand Theatre.
Lighting load-in and hang will be on July 1 & 2 between 10am-10pm. Focus will take place on July 7 (exact schedule TBD). Tech and previews are from July 8 – 15, and load-out on August 14 and 15 (exact schedule TBD). The production runs July 14 – August 12, performances Thursday – Saturday nights, and Saturday & Sunday matinees.
This position will:
- Work with the production manager to prepare a rental request from the lighting plot
- Assist in the rental/purchase of any necessary lighting or SFX materials
- Schedule electricians to work calls as needed, within the scope of the budget set by the Production Manager
- Lead a team of electricians in hanging and cabling the lighting plot
- Work with the Lighting Designer to focus the lighting plot and assist with programing cues
- Set up tech tables prior to tech and strike them prior to opening
- Assist Stage Management with installation of running lights and taping any cables affecting onstage safety
- Maintain availability during the performance run to address any urgent lighting issues that cannot be addressed by Stage Management
- Strikeall lighting and SFX equipment at the end of the run
- Assist with rental returns if necessary
Previous experience as a Master Electrician in theatre required. Experience driving a genie lift a plus. Candidates from diverse backgrounds and/or traditionally under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Boston-based candidates only.
How to Apply
Please submit your resume to email@example.com
Include “Master Electrician” in the subject line.
Not sure you meet all our qualifications? Research shows that men apply for jobs when they meet about half of the criteria, but women and people who are systemically marginalized tend to only apply if they meet every requirement. If you believe that you should be considered for this role, we encourage you to apply. Whether you’re new to the arts, returning to work after a gap in employment, or simply looking to transition into a new field, we will be glad to receive your materials. Please use a cover letter to tell us more about yourself and about your interest in the arts and this role.
Other Positions (Rolling Consideration )
We are currently accepting submissions for rolling consideration for the following production positions:
- Stage Manager
- Lighting Designer
- Costume Designer
- Scenic Designer
- Sound Designer and/or Composer
- Props Designer/Master
- Master Electrician
- Sound Board Operator
- Dialect and/or Vocal Coach
- Fight Choreographer
- Technical Director
To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to Sarah Cohan, HR Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org Theatre has historically been a majority cis and white discipline. In keeping with Company One’s mission we are especially committed to providing paths of access for theatre practitioners of color, trans theatre-makers, and those from backgrounds not typically represented in the field.
The Boy Who Kissed The Sky
Company One Theatre is accepting video submissions from actors for The Boy Who Kissed The Sky by Idris Goodwin, with music by Divinity Roxx & Eugene H Russell IV. This production will be directed by Summer L. Williams.
If you’re interested in auditioning, please send an email to email@example.com with a picture, resume (if you have one), and the role(s) you’re interested in.
We’ll then send you a side from the play to record and submit. Since all actors in this show will also sing, we’re also asking all auditioners to send a video of them singing a 1 minute cut of a pop or rock song of their choosing.
Submissions will be considered on a rolling basis. In-person callbacks will be scheduled for late February/early March.
The Boy Who Kissed The Sky begins rehearsal on May 23, 2023. Performances run from July 14-August 12, 2023 at the Strand Theatre in Dorchester. The stipend per actor is $2,200.
Set in the heart of Seattle’s Central District to the rhythms that shaped a generation, The Boy Who Kissed the Sky is inspired by the early life and influences of musical icon Jimi Hendrix. The early era of rock ‘n roll music sets the stage as a young Black boy conjures his creativity as a budding guitarist. Guided by the spirit of music itself, the boy learns to find harmony inside the challenging noises of his life. Told with vibrant music and daring imagination, this play inspires us to dream big when it matters most.
- The Boy (he/him) – African-American. An aspiring musician and a dreamer. Full of imagination.
- J Sonic (he/him) – African-American. A spirit and the bandleader of The Feedback, an acting/singing chorus, and accompanying band.
- Mel (he/him) – African-American. The Boy’s father. Confident, hardworking, not without his demons. Also plays Grandpa & Muddy Waters.
- Donna (she/her) – African-American. The Boy’s mother. A free spirit, adventurous, unable to sit still, not without her demons. Also plays Grandma.
- Mrs. Newton (she/her) – African-American. Well intentioned nosy neighbor. Also plays Vaudeville Performer A, Koko Taylor, Local Band Member.
- Person With the Clipboard 1 (he/him) – White. This track requires a versatile actor to play a variety of ensemble roles.
- Person With the Clipboard 2 (she/her) – White. This track requires a versatile actor to play a variety of ensemble roles.
While we know the roles listed here fall on the gender binary, we invite transgender, gender non-conforming, and nonbinary performers to read for any role that they identify with. We encourage actors of all body types, gender, and abilities to audition. Unless otherwise specified in the casting breakdown, we will consider actors from all backgrounds in casting decisions.
All cast actors will be required to present proof of vaccination against COVID-19 before the start of rehearsals
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Internships & Fellowshps
Company One often offers internships in many different areas of design, production, and management, often tailored to the individual applicant’s schedule and interests. If you’d like to apply for an internship with Company One, please email your resume, and cover letter including your specific area of interest, to Sarah Cohan, HR Manager, at email@example.com, and we will be in touch should there be an internship available in your area.
If you have a strong interest in the mission of Company One Theatre, and would like to explore ways to become more deeply involved with our organization, please contact Board President Emeritus Sasha Abby VanDerzee at firstname.lastname@example.org.