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    JOB POSTINGS:

  • The Beverly Art Center is searching for a Theater Manager. The Theatre Manager has the daily responsibility for the technical operations of the Beverly Arts Center performance spaces. Experience in lighting, sound, and/or set design and construction required. Direct support of BAC events: productions, recitals, and outside events such as concerts, public meetings and other events. The Theater Manager is also responsible for maintaining all theater equipment and technology, as well as all BAC theater spaces. Should have experience with stage management, computerized lighting systems and sound board operations, and/or stage carpentry and safety procedures. Attends production meetings for all performances and events, Designs and constructs sets for BAC productions as needed, serves as a board operator for productions, Serves as the technical contact for events and coordinates schedules for load in/out, sound checks, and rehearsals, etc. BFA or BA in Stage Management or Theatre Tech required. (8/10/19)

  • Maine East High School, in Park Ridge, seeks a costume designer for its 3 show season. Looking to hire as soon as possible. This is a per-show stipend paid position. Rehearsals and build time take place after school, approximately 3:30-6 pm. Dress and tech hours are until 9 pm.
    Skills and Qualifications:
    -Bachelor's or Master's degree in theatre preferred
    -Professional experience preferred
    -Some experience working in an academic setting
    -A desire to work with student crew to help train the next generation of theatre artista
    If interested, please send resume and cover letter to: Edward Eubank, Fine Arts Deaprtment Chair, eeubank@maine207.org. (8/8/19)

  • John Hersey High School, in Arlington Heights, is seeking a Technical Theater Director for the 2019-2020 school year. The responsibilities include: Fall Musical, Winter Show, Variety Show, Orchesis Show, and Spring Show. Please contact Lara Becker at lara.becker@d214.org and submit resume with interest for part all all of the Season. (8/7/19)

  • Maine South High School Drama Department is seeking a costumer/costume designer. The season entails a Fall and Winter play, with the year culminating in a Spring musical. This is a stipend position. The costumer works with a student costume crew of designers with sewing skills. (8/7/19)

  • Skyline Studios is seeking dedicated, engaging and dynamic theater educators to work with children ages 5-12 in their fall session featuring Frozen, Jr! Skyline directors create a fun and non-competitive environment to inspire confidence and a love of performing in participants.
    Requirements:
    Candidates must have prior experience working with youth, as well as strong classroom management, organization and communication skills. Prior theater, music, and/or dance teaching experience is strongly preferred. Classes are held Monday-Friday during after school hours in a variety of locations in Winnetka and the North Shore. Directors are responsible for their own transportation to and from class location.Pay is competitive and the majority of our directors teach multiple classes throughout the week. Please send an email of interest and attached resume to skylinechicago@gmail.com by June 28 to be considered for our Fall Session (Running September through December 2019). (7/2/19)

  • Sterling High School/Sauk Valley Theatre Alliance is seeking a Scenic Director. The Scenic Director is responsible for safely producing all scenery for The Sauk Valley Theatre Alliance, of which Sterling Public Schools is a partner. Other partners include Sterling Schools Foundation, Woodlawn Arts Academy and Sauk Valley Community College. A total of ten productions, over a twelve month period ranging from small scale productions to main stage, and one outdoor production.
    Duties include:
    *Design, build, and paint sets
    *Attending production meetings
    *Maintain clean work environment
    *Work closely with all production staff
    *Coordinate student crews for productions
    *Maintain 8000 sq ft storage facility
    *Help with other aspects of productions, if needed
    *Strong organizational skills
    *Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure  
    Send resume and references to tschlegel@sps5.org. (7/1/19)


    AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • BROADWAYAFTERSCHOOLTeaching Life Skills Through the Arts - announces auditions for  The Addams Family Jr.
    Register Here: www.broadwayafterschool.org
    WHO: Large cast of students grades 2-9
    WHEN: Tuesday, August 27, 4:30 - 6:30 pm
    Thursday, August 29, 4:30 - 6:30 pm
    WHERE: Bolingbrook Performing Arts Center, 375 West Briarcliff, Bolingbrook, IL (behind Village Center)
    Please come prepared to read, learn a dance, and sing a Capella an excerpt from a song of your choice.
    PERFORMANCES:
    November 8, 9, 10, in cooperation with Theatre-on-the-Hill at the Bollingbrook Performing Arts Center (8/21/19)

  • Theatre-on-the-Hill announces open auditions for Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
    Register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdyrFYmJRnUB2aco8wfcVzsEEsQRMT2xdOBhlhU-LXVELPuilg/viewform?usp=sf_link
    WHO: Large ethinically diverse cast of men and women
    WHEN: August 27 or August 29, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    WHERE: Bolingbrook Performing Arts Center, 375 West Briarcliff, Bolingbrook, IL (behind Village Center)
    WHAT: Cold read from script, 16 bars from a song that demonstrates your talent and range
    Performances run weekends, October 25-November 3
    Indoors at the Bolingbrook Performing Arts Center
    For further information please contact TOTHauditions@gmail.com (8/21/19)



    RESOURCE GUIDE:  

  • Under, Not Under, and Around Music Rights in Community Theatre - A Community Theatre Resource Guide by ITA member Lucinda Lawrence. YOU can understand the tangled 'bundle of rights' and use your understanding effectively with this guide to copyright, moral rights, public domain, which permissions and licenses apply, and where to find and acquire them. https://1787themusical.com/portal-to-other-music-and-interests-of-lucinda-lawren-ce/ in both slides format (perhaps easier to navigate and easier to digest in smaller bits) and printer-friendly PDF. (Refresh if link broken, red font.) Since there are many variables for our uses of music and since this covers areas of law, this is thorough and, therefore, not brief.


    ANNOUNCEMENTS: 

  • Lewis University's Philip Lynch Theatre will celebrate its 45th season in 2019-2020. PLT@45! Strive, Thrive, Alive! 2019-2020 New Showtimes & Pricing! Subscription: $50. Evening shows: 7:30 pm   

    THE WOLVES
    Sept. 27-29 & Oct. 3-6, 2019

    BORN YESTERDAY
    Nov. 15-17 & Nov. 21-24, 2019

    THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
    Feb. 14-16 & Feb. 20-23, 2020

    RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET
    April 17-19 & April 23-26, 2020

    Subscriptions available after May 13. 
    ALL show single tickets go on sale June 24, 2019. (4/1/19)


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Lewis University's Philip Lynch Theatre will celebrate its 45th season in 2019-2020. PLT@45! Strive, Thrive, Alive!
Lewis University's Philip Lynch Theatre will celebrate its 45th season in 2019-2020. PLT@45! Strive, Thrive, Alive!
Lewis University's Philip Lynch Theatre will celebrate its 45th season in 2019-2020. PLT@45! Strive, Thrive, Alive!
Lewis University's Philip Lynch Theatre will celebrate its 45th season in 2019-2020. PLT@45! Strive, Thrive, Alive!