How to Leave (and Also Stay) - Production Assistant
About the project and the company
Annex Theatre is excited to bring to life a new film by Marcus Gorman and Kiki Penoyer, directed by Brendan Mack, How to Leave (and Also Stay). This film will be shot on location at Annex Theatre, located in Capitol Hill. This is a non-union project and for conceptual purposes is closer to a filmed-play with no live audience than a full film production. For all roles, we are hoping to work with someone who can bring a high degree of creativity, tenacity, and ingenuity to a small-budget film production. We are looking for a Production Assistant (or On-Site Producer) for this piece.
“Do you want to move in with me?”
“Will you marry me?”
“Do you take this woman to be your lawfully wedded wife?”
“I want a divorce.”
Four people, four moments in a romantic relationship, four tough decisions, four monologues. A young actor coming down from a breakup contemplates the cost of his career of moving in with his dashing director. A photographer stuck working at a department store considers a marriage proposal from the high school sweetheart who may not be the right one for her. A washed-up singer reflects on the disaster of his first marriage just seconds away from his second. A failed writer’s struggle with depression threatens to ruin the one good thing in her life—her wife.
REHEARSAL / PRODUCTION DETAILS
Rehearsals will take place largely during the month of August and will be a combination of virtual rehearsals and on-site at Annex Theatre, Monday-Friday after 5 PM. Filming will be during the same time frame with the potential to add weekend dates for longer filming sections, to be determined by actor schedules.
We anticipate wrapping filming by late-September. Film release is not yet scheduled and contingent on finalized video editing. The film will be available on streaming services as determined by Annex Theatre for a limited run; we are not anticipating a theatrical release or making the content available online indefinitely at this time.
ROLE DESCRIPTION / RESPONSIBILITIES
This role will be responsible for attending all rehearsals and filming dates for the purposes of:
- Keeping rehearsal start/stop times on track
- Ensuring production team members take appropriate breaks
- Taking and giving line notes to the actors
- Tracking script changes
- Emailing rehearsal / filming reports to the production manager and production team, including script changes, updates on evolving production needs, and filming progress
- On-site representative of Annex Staff and production team, responsible for executing any required protocols in the event of a building emergency, cast/crew injury, conflict mediation, or for contacting Annex Staff, production team, or appropriate resources as the need arises
*We are flexible on the title of this role. If this role would be more appealing with the title of “Stage Manager,” or an alternative, please let us know in your submission materials.
Professional or education experience as a stage manager, assistant stage manager, producer, production associate, producer, production manager or other theatrical or film administrative and organizational role.
You can read the script online here! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-AmnEHiIiV_kfsBGnfoP16vmQ_C679B0/view?usp=sharing
Preferred method of submission
Please submit your resume and a short statement about why you’re interested in working on this piece in the expressed production role(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org.