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Two Males Sought for Non-Speaking Roles

MISC_Casting call2Looking for two Caucasian Males, late 40s to late 50s, athletic, handsome, no visible tattoos. $400/1 day. 

Non-Speaking Roles – Hiking and Kayaking scenes – must be able to swim and be comfortable being outdoors and being in kayak on water. We will be faking some rock climbing scenes with close ups, but this does not require actor to actually climb or have climbing experience. 

The pay is $400/1 day. We will be casting from photos and reels.

The planned shoot date is May 26th.

If interested, please contact Amanda Lippert at Amanda_Lippert@comcast.com.

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Costume Coordinator: Fall, Winter, and Spring Productions Sought by Mason High School

MISC_Mason SchoolsThe Mason High School Theater Department is looking for a Costume Coordinator for all three of our productions next year. If you enjoy working with high school students full of enthusiasm with varying levels of skills and experience, working in wonderful facilities, and are yearning to become part of a dedicated and hardworking team of theater teachers, this may be the opportunity you’ve been looking for.    

In this role, you’ll be working after school supervising students designing, building, overseeing rentals, and making alterations of the costumes for each of our productions.  You will need to work closely with the production team to plan budgets, supervise student crews, and keep costumes clean and in good repair.  During the week of the show, you will help supervise costume running crew, hair and make-up crews, and help provide backstage supervision.  After each show, you will be responsible for returning rentals, removing alterations, and making sure costumes are clean before being returned or placed in our stock.

WHAT YOU’LL DO:

Planning and Materials Ordering

  • Work with directors and to cost out materials for costume construction and rentals
  • Order materials needed
  • Be involved in the production planning process.
  • Check with local costume rental shops or stores

Costume Construction 

  • Train students on how to operate costume shop materials safely
  • Supervise students during the construction process 3 or 4 days a week after school.
  • Ensure that the costume shop is clean, organized, and equipment is maintained.

Technical and Dress Rehearsals

  • Attend all dress and technical rehearsals, working with costume running crew and hair and make-up crew to ensure a safe and productive rehearsal.
  • Help provide adult supervision backstage and in the green room.

Performances

  • Attend all performances, helping provide adult supervision for the backstage areas and overseeing costume and hair and make-up crews.

Strike

  • Attend strike, helping provide adult supervision of striking the costumes for the show.  Clean costumes pieces, reverse alterations as needed, and return costumes to stock or the various rental houses. 

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW:

    • How to design and create appropriate costumes for a variety of productions. 
    • How to create costumes.
    • The various local costume resources.
    • Hair and make-up techniques.  
    • How to use and instruct students on the safe use of the following tools:
      • Sewing Machines
      • Sergers
      • Hand sewing techniques
      • Theater running crew responsibilities and etiquette.  
    • How to teach young people about the craft and art of producing live theater.
  • The ability to keep on schedule and prioritize tasks.

WHAT EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION YOU SHOULD HAVE BEFORE APPLYING:

The candidate should have practical costuming experience as well as knowledge of generally accepted safety procedures. Excellent communication skills and a positive attitude are important as you’ll be working with students and theater faculty. Preference will be given to candidates with professional or collegiate experience.

These are supplemental positions.  Pay for each is as follows for the 2022-23 school year:

Technical Director, Fall Production: $2991

Technical Director, Winter Production:  $2991

Technical Director, Spring Musical:  $3912

Do you see yourself being the perfect fit for these positions? If yes, then please contact Student Activities Director Lorri Fox-Allen at  allenl@masonohioschools.com.

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Directors and Shows Sought for 2023-2024 Season at INNOVAtheatre

INNOV_logoINNOVAtheatre is looking for Directors and Shows for its 2023/24 Season. We typically do 2 YOUtheatre productions which book end the season. 3 Musicals and 2 Plays. We have 1 season extra which usually ties in with Ohio PRIDE in June.

We would love to have you join us at the historical Sorg Opera House in Middletown, which we proudly call home. Follow the link below to submit your show and self! We have already chosen the season extra, which will be announced very soon!

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Two Summer Camp Launchpad Family Coordinators Sought for 2022 Summer Theatre Day Camp Program at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

PIP_logoThe Launchpad and Family Coordinators will, prior to each week of camp, reach out to parents/guardians to check in regarding students and obtain additional information about children who will be attending camp each week. During the camp week they will give support to all students at summer camp with special attention paid to students enrolled in or needing the resources provided by the Launchpad during our 2022 summer camp. They will help to mentor Teaching Artist Fellows in how to work with and support the needs of all learners during the course of the camp day by observing and providing feedback.

Coordinators may be assigned to any of our locations over the course of the summer including: Mason Community Center, Mason High School, Evendale Cultural Arts Center, Wyoming Civic Center, Wyoming Fine Arts Center, and School for the Creative and Performing Arts.

This is a seasonal position with an hourly rate of $18. Launchpad Family Coordinators will work approximately 35-37.5 hours per week. Work hours are 8:45 – 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday. Some Fridays may have additional hours due to performances.

Selected candidates ideally will also be available for 15-20 hours of preparation during the week of May 23-27th and 9a-5p May 31-June 3, 2022 for camp staff training and preparation.

This position requires travel to camp locations including Mason Community Center, Mason High School, Evendale Cultural Arts Center, Wyoming Civic Center, Wyoming Fine Arts Center, and School for the Creative and Performing Arts. Qualified candidates must be flexible and able to travel to and from camp locations; therefore, candidates must possess reliable transportation. To see further details and how to apply please visit the Playhouse website at https://www.cincyplay.com/about/employment

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Actors Needed for JANE EYRE at Merit Theatre Company

MTC_logoSeeking to fill the roles of Edward Fairfax Rochester and St. John Rivers in Merit Theatre Company & Orchestra’s production of JANE EYRE: A Musical Drama.

We need to fill these roles as soon as possible. Below are the character descriptions. If interested, please email Kaitlyn Iocco at kaitlyniocco@gmail.com.

Rehearsals begin May 16 and will be held in Newport, KY, on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings in May, with the addition of Friday evenings in June. (No rehearsals will be held on Memorial Day or Independence Day.) Tech week begins July 2 and performances will be held July 8–10 and 14–16.

Edward Fairfax Rochester (baritone/high baritone, vocal range B2–G4): An intelligent and powerful male presence, he has been greatly damaged by life and is therefore quite prickly and demanding, but has a keen sense of humor and engaging personality. Age 20s–40s.

St. John Rivers (tenor, vocal range C3–G4): The appealing and handsome curate of the parish of Gateshead who is caring for Mrs. Reed at her death. He is a complex young man, passionately devoted to his faith and duty. Age 20s–30s.

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