Production Staff and Creative Teams
TCT is currently seeking production staff for the coming season. These are paid positions. Run time is roughly five weeks with an average of three weekday and one weekend rehearsals. Each production has nine to twelve performances. The positions are as follows:
–Stage Managers are required to attend all rehearsals, production meetings are performances. They provide practical and organizational support to the director and production team. They will facilitate communication across creative and technical departments through daily calls, rehearsal reports, production reports and performance reports. They will oversee sets, props, lights and sound as well as run the boards during performances.
–Technical Director is a position that could be a half season contract. They will be responsible for overseeing and participating in the carpentry work for each production. They will be responsible for load in, technical support and coordinating with the venue for technical rehearsals. They are required to attend production meetings and technical rehearsals.
–Light Designers are responsible for designing, focus and programming the lights for the production. They are required to attend production meetings, designer run through and technical rehearsals.
–Costume Designers are responsible for the design, pulling, creating and purchasing all costumes from the production. They will be responsible for keeping track of their expenses. They will be expected to gather measurements as well as schedule and conduct fittings for the cast. Once performances have started, they are required to launder and return the costumes once a week. They are required to attend production meetings, fittings, designer run through and some technical rehearsals.
–Props Designer are responsible for the design, pulling, creating and purchasing all props for the production. This position may require the design and creation of puppets if the production calls for them. They will be responsible for keeping track of their expenses. They are required to attend production meetings, designer run through and some technical rehearsals.
–Accessibility Designer are responsible for attending some rehearsals and production meetings in order to provide guidance and suggestions to create a production that serves a variety of audience members. TCT will be hosting a free workshop on October 7th and 8th for those looking for training in this field. More information will be available soon.
Please email your resume and your availability (ie Stellaluna, A Light in the Night and/or Desvelado) to Ren Twardzik, firstname.lastname@example.org. Portfolio work is encouraged but not required.
Mainstage Production Openings
Stellaluna (Oct 14th-22nd)
Directed by Becca Martin
Puppet Direction by Carrie Williams
Music Direction and Choreography by Heather Utsler-Smith
Baby bat Stellaluna’s life is flitting along right on schedule–until an owl attacks her mother one night, knocking the bewildered batlet out of her mother’s loving grasp. The tiny bat is lucky enough to land in a nest of baby birds, but her whole world has just turned upside down. Literally. Stellaluna’s adoptive bird mom accepts her into her nest, but only on the condition that Stellaluna will act like a bird, not a bat. Soon Stellaluna has learned to behave like a good bird should–she quits hanging by her feet and starts eating bugs. But when she finally has an opportunity to show her bird siblings what life as a bat is like, all of them are confounded. Anyone who has ever been asked to be someone they’re not will understand the conflicts–and possibilities–Stellaluna faces.
A Light in the Night (Dec 2nd-10th)
Directed by Margi Zitelli
A World Premiere by Les and Elana Hunter
Liora is scared on the first night of Chanukah. (There is something unjust in her life). She doesn’t think the holiday is that important, and would rather do nd else. There is a storm and the lights have gone out. We hear wind and branches crashing outside. Parents are away (perhaps stuck in the storm?) and Gabe, her older brother, is comforting her by telling her the story of Chanukah and Judah Macabee. We see the story acted out, hiding, fighting, finding oil, etc. Through the story, she learns to face her fears and to be brave (like the Maccabees). We see the lights dimming until the whole theater is pretty dark, with just the glow shining through, carrying hope. The oil lasts. It is a miracle. We rejoice. Back in modern day the electricity is still out but mom and dad have made it home safely. Liora lights the first candle of the menorah with the shamash. They celebrate — the play focuses on being brave and standing up for what is right.
TVYA Series Production Openings
Desvelado (Nov 11th-19th)
This play is bilingual (English and Spanish)
A play for children ages 0-5
Winner of the AATE Distinguished Play Award
A young child named Little One is having trouble sleeping. Little One’s family has moved to a new neighborhood, and he is nervous about attending a new school. With the help of la luna, a.k.a. Harvest, Música and the audience, Little One learns that everything will be alright and that new friends and experiences are a good thing. The show is designed to create a truly interactive experience for young audiences.