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Ellenor Riley-Condit

Stage Manager

HIRING ASAP! Ellenor Riley-Condit and Leigh Hendrix of The Syndicate are seeking a collaborator for November performances of Bluets, a solo piece based on the book by Maggie Nelson and first performed in 2018 at IRT Theatre in NYC. At the moment, Bluets is somewhere between a work-in-progress stage and it's final form. We are looking for a collaborator who likes to create on a team. The time commitment is flexible: we would ask you to be at some of the rehearsals in September/October, but the most important dates would be in the first two weeks of November. Our performances will take place November 8th-12th at the Read/Write Library. There is a stipend for the position to be negotiated based on hours worked.

Stage Manager - This person will fill some of the functions of a traditional SM - scheduling, set up, etc. but our hope is that they will also be interested in being an "outside eye" and contribute to how we are finalizing the script and changing the relationship of the audience to this piece. The first version was performed in a proscenium, but now we are adjusting staging to an open floor plan where the audience will be more integrated into the performance space. The piece also uses video projections so we would ask for an SM that has some experience with this tech.

The Syndicate is an ensemble theater company that produces new plays by women, queer, and trans+ people. For more info, visit For questions or to submit your interest, please email with the subject line Bluets Chicago. Trans+ and POC artists to the front.

Job Type: Freelance/Contract/Temp
Location: Chicago/Humboldt Park