PAID Projection Designers 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

Projection/Video Designer duties include:
- Attend designated rehearsals and production meetings.
- Develop innovative video design ideas that enhance the visual storytelling of the production, including projections, multimedia elements, and interactive video.
- Utilize QLab software to program and manage all video cues, ensuring seamless integration with other technical elements of the production.
- Work closely with directors, set designers, lighting designers, and other members of the production team to ensure video elements complement and support the overall artistic vision.
- Participate in technical rehearsals to test and adjust video elements, ensuring they align with lighting, sound, and stage action for a cohesive performance.
- Set up, calibrate, and maintain video equipment, including projectors, screens, and media servers. Troubleshoot any technical issues that arise during rehearsals and performances.
- Create, edit, and manage video content, ensuring it meets the production’s technical specifications and artistic standards. Oversee the integration of live or pre-recorded footage as required.

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