Stage Managers needed for 2023 Shakespeare in the Park



About the project and the company

GreenStage is seeking Stage Managers for our 2023 Shakespeare in the Park shows. Our summer season consists of three tours. Each tour has its own Stage Manager.

2023 Season Shows are: 

  • Romeo and Juliet 
  • Henry VI-part one 
  • Backyard Bard productions of Comedy of Errors and Cymbeline
    (Backyard Bard consists of two 1 hour plays performed by the same cast of 4 actors.)

NOTE: GreenStage is an all volunteer organization, but we do provide a stipend to all actors and members of the production team as a thank-you and to help cover travel expenses.

BASICS – Stage managers should have reliable transportation to get to and from rehearsals. We are planning to have rental vans to transport props, costumes, scenic pieces, and tech equipment for performances.

Each of our three productions tour to several different locations in and around Seattle. Stage Managers help coordinate the transport of props, costumes, and other items to performance spaces. In general, we travel light, scenic pieces are minimal.

The season runs from July 7 through August 12. We perform in public parks in Seattle, Fall City, Lynnwood and Burien. Performances are Friday – Sunday evenings, with matinees on weekends. Each production has around 15 total performances.

Rehearsals start in June and are on weekday evenings and weekend days – usually 5-6 days a week. Tech is the week prior to opening, but there are no long days during tech. In general, rehearsals are 4-5 hours per rehearsal day.

For performances, because we perform outdoors in public spaces, technical needs for our shows are simple. There are no sound or light cues to call. We perform outdoors in public parks, mainly during daylight hours. We set up simple footlights for evening shows, and have small sound system to amplify the show which is operated by a sound tech.

Job Description

* Attend rehearsals, performances, and production meetings * Work with director to plan rehearsal schedule * Communicate rehearsal and performance call to cast and production team * Take blocking notes and line notes as needed * Communicate technical needs discovered in rehearsals to production team * Send out rehearsal and performance reports to production team * Arrive at the performance locations at least 1 hour before the performance. * Supervise setup of any scenery, props, costumes and tech needs at venues * Various other standard stage manager duties as needed

Required Qualifications

* Have experience or a good understanding of stage management procedures. * Be organized and able to manage a full cast of adult actors. * Be a good communicator and able to work well with both cast and production team.

Desired Qualifications

Stage Management experience desired, but not required. Valid Drivers License is a plus

Other details

GreenStage is an all volunteer organization and will consider stage managers with all levels of experience.

Additional information
Preferred method of submission


Pay Rate

$1200 stipend paid at end of run

Audition location

Seattle State

Submission instructions

Please send resume and cover letter

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