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Production Run Crew

CATEGORY: Non-Theatrical

Ghostlight Creative Productions Inc. - Obsidian Theatre Festival
Detroit, MI

Job Details


Production Run Crew


The Obsidian Theatre Festival, produced by GhostLight Creative Productions, Incorporated and Nicely Theatre Group, is CALLING for Production Run Crew for its third season.

ABOUT: The Obsidian Theatre Festival centers Black stories, through an invigorating celebration of new work by emerging Black voices. Produced by Detroiters in the city of Detroit, the Obsidian Theatre Festival illuminates the rich diversity of experiences relevant to the African diaspora.

Our team seeks to normalize the panoply of Black American culture through an inclusive, color conscious lens. We are dedicated to the exploration of universal themes, and acknowledgment of the ways in which intersecting identities shape the world in which we live.

Returning for our third season, we believe art is most impactful when artists bring the fullness of their identities and experiences to their work; and we actively encourage creativity in thought, storytelling and casting by asking the following:

*How do stories shift if the established ideas of a character’s gender identity, ethnicity, disability, skin color, height, weight, and/or sexual orientation are challenged?

*What layers of meaning and depth, if any, are brought to the surface in this exploration?

*How does an imaginative, out of the box creative process push back against, or reinforce existing social structures?

The Obsidian Theatre Festival accepts applicants of every identity, and does not discriminate on the basis of identity, including but not limited to: race, creed, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, ethnicity, national origin, immigration status, sexual orientation, religion, HIV serostatus, disability, height, weight, veteran status, marital status, or economic class.

The Obsidian Theatre Festival will be presented in 3 parts

*OTF Main Stage: Featuring full-length plays that examine the diversity of the black experience.

*Musical Theatre Showcase: Staged readings of new musicals, highlighting an important step in the development of new work.

*Obsidian Cabaret: Featuring nationally renowned artists in an intimate evening of music and storytelling.

For more information about The Obsidian Theatre Festival please visit



Run Crew with experience in Theatre or Musical Theatre. BIPOC artists are strongly encouraged to submit.

*A candidate who is flexible, strategic and able to work in a collaborative space

*A candidate who is skilled in communicating clearly, with tact and discretio

*Candidates within close proximity to Detroit Metro area are strongly preferred


*Run Crew will report to the Production Manager, Production Assistant and Stage Manager
*Assist in load in and load out
*Attend all Technical rehearsals and performances
*Maintain the backstage area including but not limited to dressing rooms, props storage, and the green room
*Provide communication to the Stage Manager from backstage during tech rehearsals and performances
*Changeover of sets from one show to the next
*Sweep and mop the stage as needed
*Other duties as assigned

*Experience working on a variety of projects such as musicals, straight plays, cabarets and new work is preferred
*Strong organizational and time management skills
*Outstanding judgment and ability to prioritize varying tasks efficiently and safely
*Ability to work under pressure while multitasking
*Willingness to be a team player
*Ability to lift 50 lbs safely


- We are committed to the health and safety of all of our artists, employees and guests. In order to maintain the safest environment possible, all Obsidian Theatre Festival staff, artists, creative teams, crews, and ushers are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid 19 (both rounds of vaccinations and a booster shot.) The only exception to mandatory vaccination is providing a physician note due to a qualifying disability or a statement of religious exemption.

- Maintain safe work conditions in keeping with OTF’s health and safety guidelines and COVID19 protocols throughout the production process

- Work with the OTF staff to keep up to date and enforce the safety and Covid 19 protocols with your show company



Interviews: Beginning in May

Virtual Rehearsal (Main Stage Only): Starts May 22nd

In Person Rehearsal (Main Stage Only): Starts May 30th

In Person Rehearsal (MT Showcase/Obsidian Cabaret): Starts June 12th

Tech: Begins June 17th (MS); June 20 (MT)

Performances: June 22nd-June 25th

Strike/Load Out: June 26th-June 28th


Flat Fee: $550


Please fill out the Google Form (link below) and submit your Cover Letter and Resume per the instructions inside the form by June 7th.

Run Crew Applicant Google Form:

If you have any questions please email, [email protected]

For more information about The Obsidian Theatre Festival please visit


$0.00 – $550.00 per year




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