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Theatrical Director (Sweat)

Job Type: Contract


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Woodstock Arts has a mission to engage the community with relevant art experiences every day.


to ensure the quality and completeness of the production “Sweat” by Lynn Nottage and to lead the members of the creative team into realizing their artistic vision for it.

set the vision for the production for everyone involved. bringing together the many complex pieces of a production—the script, actors, set, costuming, lighting and sound, and music—into a unified whole.


Interpret the script

Cast the production

Collaborate with designers, the Choreographer, Music Director, and Stage Manager.

Plan the rehearsals alongside the creative team.

Guide the actors in their work during rehearsals. (Acting analysis, Blocking, staging, etc)

Contract Period: Design meetings begin October 19th (can be virtual). Auditions and callbacks are January 2, 2022 – January 5, 2022. 

Rehearsals begin on January 11th, 2022. 

Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings for the Rehearsal run.  all day on a designer and Q2Q days. Friday and Saturday evenings, Saturday and Sunday afternoons for a performance run.


well-executed organizational skills

Problem-solving skills

Basic understanding of all the technical demands of a production: lights, sound, props, set changes, make-up changes, and special effects.

A firm, kind, polite, respectful, and calm manner who can encourage and lead a large number of people to achieve a high standard of on-stage discipline.

Skilled understanding of all the All aspects of acting: Blocking, script interpretation, character analysis, and the different methods to achieve executing a scene.

Stamina and a sense of humor.

A love for the arts and theatre.

High School Diploma required
technical theatrical experience preferred, leadership experience Required.

Basic understanding of acting required.

Excellent communication skills with the ability to manage and motivate a cast.
Hands-on experience with directing and/or teaching theatre/acting
Good writing skills
A positive attitude is a must regardless of the situation.
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and work under deadlines.

The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
Standing, walking, bending, some climbing, frequent use of hands, stooping, and lifting are needed. 
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Woodstock Arts is an equal opportunity employer and are deeply committed to building an inviting and inclusive arts community that celebrates individuality, diversity, and treats everyone with fairness and respect. We invite people of all races, ages, sexual orientations, family, or parental statuses and gender expressions as well as those with disabilities to apply. We want to represent diverse communities in our organization and welcome your interest.


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If you have any questions, please let us know.


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