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Festival Crew (Master LX, Board Op, Wardrobe, Deck Carp, PA)

CATEGORY: Technical

The Drama League of New York
New York

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Seeking Crew for DirectorFest 2022



The Drama League is hiring one Master Electrician/Board Operator, one Wardrobe Supervisor, one Deck Carpenter, and one (part-time) Production Assistant for DirectorFest 2022, the annual festival that celebrates the art of stage directing and showcases the work of early-career directors who have all been awarded fellowships by The Drama League in 2021.



ABOUT US:

The Drama League advances the American theater by providing a life-long artistic home for directors, and a platform for dialogue with and between audiences. As the leading career development organization for theater directors, the Drama League offers hands-on instruction, mentorship, opportunities, and work experience with established professionals. We identify talented directors through a rigorous national selection process with outside theater luminaries, and provide them with the skills, experiences, and contacts they need to bridge the gap between training and professional success.


Now in its 39th year, The Drama League’s DirectorFest is a multi-week, city-wide festival focusing on the art of contemporary stage directing. The 2022 festival includes four fully-staged one-acts (one musical and three plays), a reading of a classical play (co-produced with Red Bull Theatre), discussion panels, workshops, and conversations with America’s most notable directors. DirectorFest is the only festival in the United States exploring the art of contemporary stage directing. The fellows featured in DirectorFest join the ranks of the illustrious 350+ alumni of The Drama League Directors Project, including Tony® Award winners Rachel Chavkin (Hadestown), Christopher Ashley (Come From Away), Diane Paulus (Jagged Little Pill), Sam Gold (Fun Home), Rebecca Taichman (Indecent), Michael Mayer (Burn This), Pam MacKinnon (The Parisian Woman), John Rando (On The Town), Tony Award nominees Alex Timbers (Moulin Rouge!), Moritz von Steulpnagel (Bernhardt/Hamlet), Mark Brokaw (Heisenberg), as well as Lila Neugebauer (The Waverly Gallery), Anne Kauffman (Marvin’s Room), Arin Arbus (Frankie and Johnnie in the Clair de Lune), to name only a few.



THE FESTIVAL:

- DirectorFest 2022 will present a one-act musical and 3 one-act plays, performed in pairs (on double-bills) and directed by four of our 2021 Directing Fellows.

(A) She Talks To Beethoven by Adrienne Kennedy, directed by Keenan Tyler Oliphant

(B) Girlfriend, Music & Lyrics by Matthew Sweet, Book by Todd Almond, directed by Sivan Battat

(C) The Seventeenth Chapel by Aditi Brennan Kapil, directed by Reena Dutt

(D) A Number by Caryl Churchill, directed by Ryan Dobrin

- While each play has its own director, cast, and stage manager, the Festival has ONE team of designers and production staff working on all four shows, which will perform in ART/NY's Gural Theater in Hell's Kitchen.

- Each show has 12-14 rehearsal days (5 hours each), 2-3 tech rehearsals (8 hrs max per day), and 4 performances (Wed-Fri @ 7pm, Sat @ 2pm).


THE TIMELINE:

- Interviews will begin immediately and will be held via Zoom.

- We hope to fill all crew positions by December 20, 2021 so the Run Crew can (remotely) attend Production Meeting #2 that week.

- Rehearsals begin the week of December 27th.

- Theater rental begins January 10, 2022.

- A/B load-in & tech Jan. 10-17, performances Jan. 19-22

- C/D load-in & tech Jan. 25-30, performances Feb. 2-5

Click here for the complete Tech/Performance Calendar including load-in and strike.



MASTER ELECTRICIAN / LIGHT & SOUND BOARD OPERATOR:

The Master Electrician/Light & Sound Board Operator will work across all four DirectorFest productions, which tech and perform at ART/New York's Gural Theater in Hell's Kitchen. The ME/Board Op will be supervised by the DirectorFest Lighting Designers during load-in, focus, and tech rehearsals, and will run the light/sound board during performances, check cables and practicals during the "Changeovers" between shows at intermission, and assist with LX strike at the conclusion of the festival. They will be running the light board, which will also fire sound cues through a midi connection. The ME/Board Op will not be expected to program.


The ideal candidate is an experienced Master Electrician, with ample experience as a Board Op.

Other ideal qualifications include:

- ability to read, understand, and implement a light plot and all associated paperwork

- Safely hang and focus fixtures (conventional and intelligent) and equipment

- Ability to lift up to 50lbs

- Basic rigging knowledge

- Basic Console (ETC EOS Element) Abilities

- Basic troubleshooting and electrical knowledge

- Good Time Management

- Ability to lead LX Crew

Candidates should have full availability from January 10th - February 6th as the schedule will vary from week to week and will include a mix of weekdays, evenings, and weekends.

The fee for this position is $4,000. Dividing the two roles (and the fee) can also be considered.



WARDROBE SUPERVISOR:

The Wardrobe Supervisor will work across all four DirectorFest productions, which tech and perform at ART/New York's Gural Theater in Hell's Kitchen. The Wardrobe Supervisor will provide support to the Costume Designer and Actors during tech rehearsals and performances.


The ideal candidate has experience as a Wardrobe Supervisor and Dresser on theatre productions.

Other ideal qualifications include:

- ability to handle minor costume repairs;

- potential of handling a quick change during shows;

- handling of costume cleaning and maintenance;

- flexible availability during the main production period (roughly January 8 - February 8, 2022), as the schedule will vary from week to week and will include a mix of weekdays, evenings, and weekends, depending on the needs of each production.


Approximate work hours during the 4-week festival are 38 hours in weeks 1 & 3, and 28 hours in weeks 2 & 4. The fee for this position is $2,500.



DECK CARPENTER:

The Deck Carpenter may work across all four DirectorFest productions, which tech and perform at ART/New York's Gural Theater in Hell's Kitchen. The Deck Carp will provide support for tech rehearsals and "Changeovers" at intermission (scenic changeovers from one show to another) during performances.


The ideal candidate is an experienced Stagehand who also has theatre carpentry experience.

Other ideal qualifications include:

- excellent in-person communication skills;

- understanding when to lead and delegate, and when to ask for support;

- creative-thinking with a solution-oriented approach to all work;

- the ability to adapt quickly and easily to the changing needs inherent in any theatre environment;

- flexible availability during the main production period (roughly January 8 - February 8, 2022), as the schedule will vary from week to week and will include a mix of weekdays, evenings, and weekends, depending on the needs of each production.


Approximate work hours during the 4-week festival are 38 hours in weeks 1 & 3, and 28 hours in weeks 2 & 4. The fee for this position is $2,500.



PRODUCTION ASSISTANT:

As a key member of the Production Management team, the Production Assistant will work across all four DirectorFest productions, which rehearse at The Drama League in Tribeca and perform at ART/New York's Gural Theater in Hell's Kitchen. The PA will be supervised by the DirectorFest Production Manager and Associate PM, tackling everything from big-picture festival needs down to the nitty-gritty details, and providing support to the production team, run crew, stage managers, load-in/strikes, tech rehearsals, and intermission Changeovers during performances.


The ideal candidate is on a Stage Management or Production Management career track, with ample experience working as part of one or both of those teams on regional, local, or university theater productions.

Other ideal qualifications include:

- excellent in-person communication skills;

- understanding when to lead and delegate, and when to follow directions and/or ask for support;

- creative-thinking with a solution-oriented approach to all work;

- detail-oriented, methodical, and exceptionally organized;

- the ability to adapt quickly and easily to the changing needs inherent in any theatre environment, and managing stress gracefully;

- a positive attitude and a sense of humor.

- flexible availability during the main production period (roughly January 8 - February 8, 2022), as the schedule will vary from week to week and will include a mix of weekdays, evenings, and weekends, depending on the needs of each production.


The PA can expect to work 20 hours per week for the 4 weeks of the festival, 10 hours for rehearsal prep/load-in prep, and 10 hours or less following strike to assist with returns and reconciliation.

The fee for this position is $1,500.


TO APPLY:

Please send an email with the position of interest in the subject line and a personalized note, and attach a single PDF with a current resume and 2-3 professional references (including the capacity in which you’ve worked with those references), to the attention of Courteney Leggett, DirectorFest Production Manager, at PM@dramaleague.org. No phone calls please.

The Drama League is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). We are committed to diversity in all areas of our work, on and offstage. We encourage applicants with a unique cultural perspective inclusive of race, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, class, physical ability, and sexual orientation.

SALARY

$1500-$4000

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