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Currently hiring for: Costume Designer & Props Master and Artisan

COSTUME DESIGNEER
(Fee varies between $1800-$3000 depending on production)
Currently the B Street Theatre is seeking a Costume Designer for its upcoming Fantasy Festival School Tour.
First Rehearsal February 6
First performance February 21
The Fantasy Festival consists of four to five short plays performed by a company of three actors.
Actors are costumed in generic base costumes with added pieces that come on and off throughout the production. This is a highly creative position that could have you creating an alien costume to Benjamin Franklin and back again to a space monkey. Costumes need to be quick-rigged for changes. A customer who works well in a fast paced, creative, crafts driven style would fit well here. Fee $2400.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
Costume construction.
Serve as primary shopper/buyer.
Staying within budget and producing a record of purchases with accompanying receipts.

REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS and ABILITIES
Candidates must have solid knowledge of professional theatrical costume construction techniques.
Candidates must be an excellent communicator and able to both collaborate and work independently. A positive attitude, good work ethic and attention to detail are essential to this position.
This position is generally considered to be moderately physically demanding with periods of standing, lifting and general labor requirements. However, if you need physical accommodations that will allow you to be successful and enjoy the experience please do not hesitate to apply.
Must have a valid Driver’s License.

Contact jmontoya@bstreettheatre.org with your resume and a cover letter.

PROPS MASTER AND ARTISAN

(Fee varies between $1800-$3000 depending on production)
MS. HOLMES AND MS. WATSON
Rehearsal Feb 14
Tech/Load-in Feb 27 – March 7
First Performance March 8
Closes April 16 Fee $2400
Ms. Holmes and Ms. Watson required a highly creative properties designer and artisan to work with the director and the producing team to fully realize the comic potential of the script.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
Purchase/Create properties required by the script and director.
Attend dress rehearsals and run-throughs as necessary.
Provide all final properties in fully functional and reasonably complete condition prior to First Technical Rehearsal for each production, excepting properties that were added too late for arrival by this deadline
Attend production meetings; attend all preview performances prior to Opening Press Performance until work is complete.
Read all rehearsal and performance reports and follow up with timely repairs and supplies as needed; collaborate with run crew to maintain properties throughout each production process
Assume responsibility for the strike, return, restocking and proper storage of all properties immediately after the closing of the show; hire and oversee crew for assistance as needed.

REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS and ABILITIES
Demonstrated proficiency in properties acquisition and fabrication with skills including research, carpentry, painting, upholstery, sewing, basic electrical wiring and consumable prop preparation
Excellent written and verbal communication; organizational, budgetary and time management skills
Keen ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast paced, rapidly changing environment
This position is generally considered to be moderately physically demanding with periods of standing, lifting and general labor requirements. However, if you need physical accommodations that will allow you to be successful and enjoy the experience please do not hesitate to apply.
Must have a valid driver’s license

Classwork

Acting classes focus on monologues, scene work as well as instruction in improvisation for the actor. Up to three classes per week are scheduled with B Street Acting Company members and Associate Artists.

The Monologue

Each intern will receive instruction in the art of the monologue. Interns will learn a minimum of twenty-five monologues, performing each of them before a live audience on a weekly basis.

Performance

Acting interns will have the opportunity to audition for approximately 15 professional productions. Interns appear regularly in all three series offered at the Theatre, which includes B Street Mainstage, B3 Series and Family Series productionsInterns have played prominent roles in recent productions of Doubt, Rabbit Hole, Make Someone Happy and Escanaba in Da Moonlight. Acting interns have also been featured in numerous Family Series productions. Interns also act in one of three School Tour productions throughout the year.

Directing Internship

This internship allows for up to two directing interns to work as assistant directors as well as the opportunity to direct one or two professional productions. This intern will work very closely with the Producing Artistic Director and Artistic Associate.

Technical Theatre Internship

The Technical Theatre Internship program gives young set designers and stage managers an opportunity to work and design at the professional level. Working under the tutelage of B Street Theatre’s Artistic Director, Associate Producer and Technical Director, interns will design sets, lights, costumes and sound for B Street productions, and receive full professional credit for each design. During their flexible, paid internships, they will design and build sets specifically tailored to each intern.

Development & Administrative Internship

The Development and Administrative Internship program gives one young professional the opportunity to work behind the scenes of a nonprofit theatre. Working under the Development Director, Capital Campaign Associate, and School Offices the intern will gain experience in marketing, fund development, donor relations, event planning, billing, basic nonprofit finance, community relations, working with a board of directors, and basic box office functions. At the end of tenure the intern should possess a wide variety of highly marketable skills that are prized in the arts community.

Housing

The B Street Theatre provides subsidized housing. All intern housing units are within walking distance to the theatre. Theatre patrons have also donated several bicycles for the use of the intern company.

Showcase

The entire intern company will participate in one or two showcases a year. These performances have played to full capacity houses for the past few years. Past performances have included The Laramie Project, Dearly Departed and several new works.

Career Guidance

Interns will be given guidance on such topics as headshots and resumes; approaching and dealing with agents, managers, and producers, and how to survive the business.

Equity Card

Equity memberships will be offered upon completion of the eight month acting internship.

In exchange for training and professional performing experience, interns provide the company with much needed assistance in the areas of administration as well as back and front of house operations. Interns are provided with a weekly stipend and housing.

How to apply: Auditions and interviews are held at the annual Southeastern Theatre Conference. Information at www.setc.org Or you may mail a headshot or design portfolio and resume to Producing Artistic Director Buck Busfield at 2700 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95816. No phone calls please.