I'm going to try something that I don't often see done (if it does commonly get done, I guess I just don't notice).
I'm putting out a call for people to fill staff and designer positions for the play I'll be directing next spring. We put out audition calls for actors, why not for designers and staff?
I have some positions already filled, and there are other positions for which I have people I want to approach but have not yet done so. But just as an actor whom we don't know can come to auditions and wow us, I'm willing to bet the same is possible with designers. And I'm certainly interested in talking to designers who WANT to work on this project without my having to go out and find them.
WHAT: Extremities, by William Mastrosimone
WHERE: Spotlight Players, Beech Grove
WHEN: April 19-May 5, 2013
Yes, I know it's more than a year away. I want to leave plenty of time to get the staff assembled and underway, so the bulk of the design work can be completed well before (as in several months before) the start of rehearsals--so we aren't all dashing about like headless chickens two weeks before opening. We will have regular coordination among the staff throughout the time between the time the staff is assembled and opening night, but my intention in getting such an early start is that the project will never (with the possible exception of tech week) occupy all your time. We all have other things to do, and your time is valuable. I want to respect that.
The list of available positions is as follows:
- Stage Manager
- Set Designer
- Lighting Designer
- Fight choreography (unarmed; this is a crucial element of the show)
- Makeup (we have the potential to do a bit of F/X makeup in this play, but we can do without it if no one wants the gig)
Send your theatrical resume and a brief statement of the position for which you're applying and why you're interested in working on this production to Doug Powers at email@example.com by April 30, 2012. If applicable, please feel free to include links to accessible online photo galleries of your work.
If you aren't familiar with the play, I strongly suggest you become so--at least a bit--before you apply. Here are some resources to help you do that.