Stage Manager wanted – WITHIN A SHOW – A new comedy by David Gordon

Expires: July 14, 2024

Job Description

Run rehearsals, tech and performances

Record blocking, maintain prompt book and call script

Set up and take down rehearsals

Point of contact for cast

Maintain safe and clean rehearsal and performance environment

Work with director and production manager to manage rehearsal calendar

Send out rehearsal and performance reports, communicate issues to designers and production manager

Run sound and light board for performances

Attend and take notes during production meetings

Submission Instructions

Seeking a stage manager for Within A Show, a new comedy by David “Gordon” Gordon, directed by Sam Holsworth, music direction by Wendy Martinez-McKee, production manager Emily Harvey.

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Required Qualifications

Punctual, organized, familiar with script notation, detail oriented, familiarity with sound/light board operation.

Time Commitment:

Weekly 1 hour production meetings (virtual or in person as needed)

First Read: August 11, 10am-3pm

Rehearsals: August 11 - October 3. Sundays 10a-3p and Mon-Thu 6:30-9:30pm, primarily at TPS at the Seattle Center Armory and ComedySportz in Fremont. No rehearsal September 2 (Labor Day).

Load-in/dry tech: October 5

Tech: October 6

Dress: October 7- 10, 6-10pm

Performances: October 11 - Oct 13, 2024

Tech and shows at TPS Theater 4 at the Seattle Center Armory

Other Details

Compensation: This is an independent, volunteer production, not affiliated with a theater company or union. A volunteer stipend of $500 is offered for the stage manager role to offset the transportation and logistical costs of participation.

Synopsis: A shoestring theater company is struggling through rehearsals for a stale Victorian “comedy” that’s aged like milk. But botched lines and bungled stage fights are the least of their worries when the actors playing actors start going off-script, and the Punch & Judy puppets get ideas of their own. There’s no telling where the show (within the show) will end as reality itself seems to be crumbling around them... WITHIN A SHOW sits at the intersection of Noises Off and Inception, traipsing wildly through genres, styles, and alternate realities -- confronting what it means to play a part, who we are under our masks, and most importantly: why must the show go on?

COVID-19 protocols: Cast, crew and creative team are required to be fully vaccinated prior to first in-person rehearsal. Masks worn during rehearsals or backstage are welcomed but not required. Cast or crew who are experiencing any COVID-19 or flu-like symptoms must immediately inform production management and will be excused from in-person rehearsal or shows until they test negative per CDC guidelines. Protocols subject to change in response to pandemic conditions.


Contact: Emily Harvey
Phone: -

Pay Details

Pay Rate: $500 volunteer stipend
Job Type: Technical
Employment Type: Other


Locality: -
, WA