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Assistant Stage Manager

Albany Park Theater Project, one of the country’s preeminent youth theater ensembles, is seeking applications for a Non-Equity Assistant Stage Manager for its 2019 summer workshop of “Port of Entry”. Significant stage management experience is required, preferably in a professional environment. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated stage management and leadership skills, works well under pressure in a fast-paced environment, is comfortable working with teens, and is self-motivated with a positive attitude. They will also have demonstrated experience with basic Carpentry, Lighting and Sound, to be able to troubleshoot and facilitate minor repairs throughout the short run. Dates: Mini Spring workshop: May 17(evening), 18 + 19 (full days) First Rehearsal: July 8th Rehearsals: Full days Monday-Saturday. Sundays Dark (except for the July 28th- see below). Preview/Opening: July 27 & 28 Performances: August 1, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17; Thursday & Friday evenings, Saturdays matinee and Evening. Compensation: Half days (up to 4hours): $60; Full days (over 4hours) $120 Paid as a w9 independent contractor. Hours are reported through Stage Management bi-weekly on Fridays and paid the following Thursday by check or direct deposit. APTP and ‘Port of Entry’: Albany Park Theater Project is a 21 year old company, creating new works focused on issues of social justice with an ensemble of dedicated teens from Albany Park and a team of talented professional designers and directors. Port of Entry is APTPs second collaboration with Third Rail Projects (‘Then She Fell’ in NYC). This multi-year collaboration will explore a century of immigration history in Albany Park, one of the most culturally diverse neighborhoods in the United States, and the home-making practices of the people who have lived here. Port of Entry will combine the power of immersive, site-specific and youth-created theater in a new work that fosters empathy, promotes mutual understanding, and most importantly, implicates and empowers its audience. This is a second phase workshop for a new devised work, with 3 weeks full time rehearsal schedule, and 3 weekends of invited performances. The full piece will mount next summer (2020) at a site specific location. This summer, we will continue to devise and workshop the piece, and present a limited run of 'showings' to test the key material and structures that will become the backbone of the full piece. To Apply Interested Candidates should send resume, a cover letter, and references to trinamegan(at) with “ASM PoE” and your name in the subject. Review of applications begins immediately. Submission Deadline is April 16th.
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Job Type: Freelance/Contract/Temp
Location: Chicago, IL