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EMPLOYMENT

Stage Manager - The Boy Who Kissed The Sky

Description

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.

 

Job Description

  • 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

Qualifications

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 employment@companyone.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.

Apply by

February 25, 2023

Salary

$4,000 / Total fee

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
  • Electrician
  • Dialect and/or Vocal Coach
  • Fight Choreographer
  • Technical Director
  • Carpenter

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to Sarah Cohan, HR Manager, at employment@companyone.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.

CASTING

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 auditions@companyone.org 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.

Play Description

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.

 

Character Descriptions

  • 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 auditions@companyone.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 employment@companyone.org, and we will be in touch should there be an internship available in your area.

 

Board Membership

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 Sasha Abby VanDerzee at sabby@companyone.org.