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Theatrical Director ’24 – ’25 Season

Job Type: Contract

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ABOUT

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

Setting 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, and guiding the show from page to stage.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to zach@elmstreetarts.org. 

We are currently looking for directors for the following shows – 

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Youth Spotlight: Robin Hood          Nov. 8th – 17th

Auditions – August 4th & 5th
Callbacks – August 7th
Rehearsal Start – August 24th
Saturday 9 to 5 Q2Q – October 26th
Tech – October 29th, November 2nd, 4th, 5th, 7th

Design Meeting Schedule – June 12th, June 26th, July 10th, July 24th, August 14th

Production Meeting Schedule – September 18th, October 16th

Post – Production Meeting – December 11th

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A Christmas Carol – 
Dec. 6th – 24th

Auditions – September 1st & 2nd
Callbacks – September 4th
Rehearsal Start – September 23rd
Saturday 9 to 5 – November 23rd
Q2Q – November 30th

Design Meeting Schedule – July 17th, July 31st, August 14th, September 11th

Production Meeting Schedule – October 9th, October 23rd  

Post – Production Meeting – January 8th

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Teen Spotlight Twelfth Night – 
Jan. 17th – 26th

Auditions – September 29th & 30th
Callbacks – October 2nd
Rehearsal Start – October 19th
Saturday 9 to 5 – January 4th
Q2Q – January 7th (Act 1), January 9th (Act 2)
Tech – January 13th, 14th, 16th

Design Meeting Schedule – August 21st, September 4th, September 18th, October 9th, October 16th

Production Meeting Schedule – November 6th, December 11th

Post – Production Meeting – February 5th

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Pride and Prejudice – 
Feb. 7th – 23rd

Auditions – November 16th & 17th
Callbacks – November 20th
Rehearsal Start – December 3rd
Saturday 9 to 5 – January 25th
Q2Q – February 1st

Design Meeting Schedule – September 25th, October 9th, October 23rd, November 6th, November 20th

Production Meeting Schedule – December 18th, January 8th

Post – Production Meeting –March 5th

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Once On This Island – 
May 2nd – May 18th

Auditions – January 26th & 27th
Callbacks – January 29th
Rehearsal Start – February 18th
Saturday 9 to 5 – April 19th
Q2Q – April 22nd (Act 1), April 24th (Act 2)

Design Meeting Schedule – December 4th, December 18th, January 8th, January 22nd, February 12th

Production Meeting Schedule – March 5th, March 26th

Post – Production Meeting – May 28th

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How I Became A Pirate –
June 4th – 18th

Auditions – March 9th & 10th
Callbacks – March 12th
Rehearsals Start – April 1st 
Saturday 9 to 5 – May 24th
Q2Q – May 29th (Act 1), May 31st (Act 2) 9 a.m – 5 p.m Rehearsal.
Tech – June 1st, 2nd, 3rd

Design Meeting Schedule – January 22nd, February 5th, February 19th, February 26th, March 19th

Production Meeting Schedule – April 23rd, May 7th

Post – Production Meeting – July 2nd

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Digging Up Dessa –
July 9th, 12th, 13th, 16th, 19th, 20th, 23rd

Auditions – March 9th & 10th
Callbacks – March 13th
Rehearsal Start – May 6th
Sunday 1 to 9 – June 29th 
Q2Q – July 5th
Tech – July 6th, 7th, 8th

Design Meeting Schedule – February 26th, March 12th, March 26th, April 9th, April 23rd

Production Meeting Schedule – May 21st, June 11th

Post – Production Meeting – August, 2025

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The pay is a $600 stipend, paid on opening night.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Interpret the script

Cast the production alongside the Artistic Director.

Collaborate with designers, the Choreographer (as needed), Music Director (as needed), and Stage Manager.

Plan the rehearsals alongside the creative team.

Attend Design and Production Meetings.

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

QUALIFICATIONS

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.

WORK SCHEDULE
Typically, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday evenings for the Rehearsal run.  8 hour rehearsals on a designer and Q2Q days. Friday and Saturday evenings, Saturday and Sunday afternoons for a performance run. Rehearsal times are subject to change based on the project.

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

Basic understanding of acting required.

SKILLS & ABILITIES
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.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT
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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