Stage Manager – Open Positions
Cinnabar Theater is a nonprofit theater that produces intimate and thought-provoking productions for all ages. We are Petaluma’s premier professional theater currently celebrating the 50th Season.
Wea re committed to diversity both on stage and among our staff and invite interested applicants to view our EDI statement on our website.
We are searching for a skilled, self-motivated stage manager to join our production team. The role of the stage manager is especially important to the director in rehearsals. The director and the stage manager work side by side, with the stage manager recording the director's decisions about blocking and notes for the actors, keeping track of logistical and scheduling details and communicating what goes on in rehearsals to the rest of the team. This enables the director to concentrate his or her full attention on directing.
Key responsibilities and tasks to perform in each phase of a production, including:
In conjunction with the director, the stage manager determines the scheduling of all rehearsals and makes sure everyone involved is notified of rehearsal times, meetings, costume/wig fittings and coaching sessions. During the rehearsal phase, stage managers also:
In rehearsals the stage manager also records all blocking, plus all the light, sound and set change cues, in a master copy of the script called the prompt book. The information in the prompt book also allows the stage manager to run the technical rehearsals, calling each technical cue in turn to determine precisely how it needs to be timed to coordinate with the onstage action.
The stage manager and the technical director also work out a smooth and efficient plan for the stage crew to follow during set changes. Furniture and prop plans for complicated sets are drawn up by the stage manager and technical designer to show exactly where the furniture and props are to be positioned on stage at the beginning of each scene and sometimes in the wings.
Once the show opens, it's the stage manager's job to make sure that every aspect of the production runs just as the director intended time after time, until the production closes.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
This is a Part Time position (project based) Pay is commensurate with experience.
WORK ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions. The work environment varies and includes office environment, theater, studio, and storage facilities that do not have temperature control and may be dusty.
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