PAID Lighting Designer needed for new immersive theater ($3K+)

Expires: August 9, 2024

Job Description

Swim Pony Performing Arts is looking for both a light designer and projection/graphic designer for their newest project titled "The Stupidest, Scariest Time," an immersive comedy exploring the modern obsession with productivity. The show will be performed at 12th Avenue Arts this coming November and will have an unconventional immersive design, including a 360-degree setup of the space. The work is currently being created through a devised process.

Rehearsals will be Sept 30 - Oct 20. Tech week would start October 21st. Light designer will also have a recent star UW design student as an assistant.

Submission Instructions

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Required Qualifications

Light Designer duties include:
- Attend designated rehearsals and production meetings.
- Develop the overall lighting design that complements and enhances the visual and emotional aspects of the performance.
- Prepare detailed plans that outline the placement, focus, and type of lighting instruments to be used in the production.
- Choose appropriate lighting fixtures and technology, and program lighting cues to ensure smooth transitions and effects throughout the performance.
- Collaborate with directors, set designers, costume designers, and other members of the production team to ensure the lighting design aligns with the artistic vision.
- Work with the technical crew during rehearsals to fine-tune lighting cues, adjust light levels, and ensure all lighting elements function as intended.
- Oversee the lighting crew during the installation, operation, and strike of the lighting equipment, ensuring safety and efficiency throughout the production process.

Other Details

THE STUPIDEST, SCARIEST TIME (SST) will be a new work of devised theater parodying the joyless productivity of modern life. Created by Swim Pony, a genre-defying company fusing interactive performance and game design, this comedic reverie invites audiences into an experiential “productivity bootcamp” that runs participants through absurd exercises in life-hacking, action planning, and roleplay only to find “on top of things” growing further out of reach. This show is fully immersive, with audiences playing the central characters in a new play that uses embodied experience to explore how humor, surrealism, and human connection come together to ask the question “What if we embrace lives that aim NOT to do it all?”

About Swim Pony Performing Arts:
As a company, Swim Pony creates joyful interactive experiences that mine the potential of live performance and play. Founded in 2009, Swim Pony’s genre-defying work is created with a shifting ensemble of multidisciplinary collaborators.


Contact: Adrienne Mackey
Phone: Call Now

Pay Details

Pay Rate: $3000 (but open to negotiation)
Job Type: Design
Employment Type: Seasonal


Locality: -
, WA