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Technical Director

CATEGORY: Technical

The Drama League of New York
New York

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The Drama League is seeking a Technical Director for immediate hire for DirectorFest 2022, our 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:

As the leading career development organization for theater directors, 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. The NY and Leo Shull Musical Directing Fellowships culminate in DirectorFest, a multi-week, city-wide festival focusing on the art of contemporary stage directing -- the only one of its kind in the U.S. 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.


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, director 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.

- Each show has 14-16 rehearsal days (5 hours each), 2-3 tech rehearsals (8 hrs max per day), and 4 performances.

- Tech/Performances will be held at ART/NY Theaters in Hell's Kitchen (502 West 53rd St) in the Gural Theater.

- All Production Meetings, Company Meet & Greets, and Designer Runs will be attended remotely.

- Production Manager is Courteney Leggett, and Scenic Designer is Emona Stoykova.


THE JOB:

- We are looking for a Technical Director who is collaborative in spirit and creative in execution.

- Ensure all technical aspects of the production work smoothly, efficiently, and safely.

- Attention to detail and exceptional written/verbal communication skills are a must.

- Provide organization and synthesis of technical/artistic information between the productions.

- Ensure all work is compliant with safety regulations.

- Facilitate and/or assist in the bid process for all technical equipment and services.

- Facilitate and/or assist in the hiring and management of labor.

- Provide comprehensive technical quote estimates for total cost within the festival timeline.

- Provide onsite supervision, leadership, and instruction to execute installations in accordance with designer’s vision and safe working practices as needed.

- The ability to work in a theatre without a scene shop and limited storage.

- Manage productions within budget, partnering with Production manager and Artistic Line Producer on proper allocations.

- Translate the designer’s CAD drawings into working construction drafting for builds as necessary, maintaining the integrity of the designer’s vision and proper safety standards throughout this process.


Compensation is $4,000 paid in installments.


THE TIMELINE:

Interviews and onboarding will begin immediately.


Production Due Dates and Schedule
*** Subject to Change ***
December 16-17 or 20-21 - Production Meeting #2

January 8 - A/B Designer Run, Production Meeting #3

January 10 - VENUE LOAD-IN

Jan. 12-18 - A/B Tech

January 19-22 - A/B Performances (4)

January 21 - C/D Designer Run, Production Meeting #3

Jan. 22-25 - AB—CD CHANGEOVER

Jan. 26-Feb. 1 - C/D Tech

February 2-5 - C/D Performances (4)

February 5-6, 2022 - STRIKE / LOAD-OUT OF VENUE



To apply, please reach out with a note, resume, and references to:

Courteney Leggett, Production Manager: PM@dramaleague.org



The Drama League is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply.

DURATION

Dec 5, 2021 - Feb 5, 2022

SALARY

$4,000.00

HOW TO APPLY

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