By James Venturini
Lakewood Playhouse is seeking directors for two of the shows of its 83rd Season, the play “A Christmas Carol … More or Less,” and the musical “Head Over Heels.” We are also seeking a choreographer for “Head Over Heels.”
Those interested should apply by email via email@example.com by August 28. Please indicate which shows/positions you are interested in, and include a resume with, or listing of, relevant experience. Interviews will be held between August 29 and September 9, 2021.
The Director will ensure the quality and completeness of the production and lead the members of the creative team into realizing it, under the supervision of the Production Manager and Managing Artistic Director. The Director runs auditions as required prior to production; selects the cast and devises the rehearsal schedule; runs all rehearsals for the production and sets the blocking; develops creative concepts for the production; collaborates with their Stage Manager, designers, and other staff to co-ordinate research and work on all the aspects of the production; attends all scheduled meetings and technical rehearsals related to the production; and monitors the production’s effectiveness in relation to its public performances.
The Choreographer will work with the Director to ensure the Director’s concept for the show is carried through the choreography, making sure that the blocking works in tandem with the Director’s blocking of the show. The Choreographer will work with Stage Manager to ensure a safe company and environment; co-ordinate with the Stage Manager, Director, and Musical Director for scheduling rehearsal times, calls times, and additional rehearsals; complete the choreography before tech rehearsals, with any changes approved by the Director; appoint an appropriate Dance Captain; attend all scheduled meetings and relevant technical rehearsals related to the production; in case of issues during performance, be prepared to come in and rework with the cast to ensure the dance is ready for the next performance.
Prior experience as a stage director or choreographer, and experience working with diverse groups, including a commitment to cultivating environments that are equitable and inclusive of diverse social identities and backgrounds, is desired.
A Christmas Carol...More or Less Director
Head Over Heels Director and/or choreographer