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AC Seeks a Stage Manager & Props Designer For Its Upcoming Spring 2014 Production of RAGTIME, The Musical!

The Arts Collective is currently seeking to fill the following positions:


PROPS DESIGNER

Arts Collective @HCC Seeks a PROPS DESIGNER for its upcoming MUSICAL – RAGTIME.

Howard Community College's (HCC) ARTS COLLECTIVE seeks a stellar, creative, experienced Props Designer for its up-coming musical, Ragtime. Paid position; non-union.

COMMITMENT:  

  • Rehearsals begin early/mid February, 2014.
  • Tech Week:  Approximately May 1 – 7, 2014 (hours TBD)
  • Performances:  May 8 – 18, 2014, in HCC’s Smith Theatre.


EXPERIENCE:  At least 2 years' relevant prior production experience preferred.  Applicants must possess the following:

  • Collaboration: Work respectfully within a production team to effectively execute concept.
  • Communication: Effective oral and written skills, with punctual follow-though.
  • Deadlines: Create and deliver work product, based on production calendar deadlines, on time and according to budget guidance.


COMPENSATION is based on experience and production needs.

DEADLINE for inquiries:
Friday, January 24, 2014.  Please email your interest and resume to artscollective@howardcc.edu

AC's website: www.howardcc.edu/artscollective


STAGE MANAGERS

January 10, 2014

Arts Collective @HCC Seeks a STAGE MANAGER for its upcoming MUSICAL – RAGTIME.

Howard Community College's (HCC) ARTS COLLECTIVE seeks a stellar, experienced Stage Manager for its upcoming musical, Ragtime. Paid; Non-Union position.

COMMITMENT:  

  • Rehearsals begin early/mid February, 2014 and typically take place weekday evenings and weekends (approximately 5 to six rehearsals per week.
  • Performances:  May 8 – 18, 2014. (8 performances; Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm) in HCC’s Smith Theatre.


EXPERIENCE: At least 2 years of stage management experience preferred.  Applicants must be familiar with musical theatre production and terminology; possess strong leadership and interpersonal skills. Non-Union.

BASIC POSITION DESCRIPTION:
Applicants must possess strong leadership and interpersonal skills including the following:

  • Experience with stage managing musical theatre productions.
  • Read or sight read music or comfortable following sheet music/libretto.
  • Experience working within a diverse community; from students and professionals on and off the stage.
  • Possess effective communication skills in person and in writing.
  • Compose and distribute rehearsal/performance reports and daily calls in a timely fashion; via e-mail or other written mechanism.
  • Anticipate and communicate problems, before and as they arise, to appropriate staff/management.
  • Respectfully communicate via effective oral and written skills, with punctual follow-through (email, phone, text, whatever it takes).
  • Fluent use of computer and e-mail.


COMPENSATION is based on experience.

DEADLINE for inquiries:
Friday, January 24, 2014.  Please email your interest and resume to artscollective@howardcc.edu

AC's website: www.howardcc.edu/artscollective

Volunteer and paid opportunities are available for committed folks with or without experience.  We're always looking for folks who enjoy working in the theatre... folks who are interested in exploring the world of technical theatre at HCC!

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About Ragtime:

Early 20th century generations collide in this emotionally charged journey bursting with passion, tragedy and love.  A tapestry focused on social upheaval which speaks directly to the pulse of America today.  RAGTIME!

About the Director:
David Gregory makes his Arts Collective debut with Ragtime. Originally from Spain, David has performed and directed in the Baltimore area for almost 15 years. Directing credits include Brooklyn: The Musical, Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party, Side Show, Café (Premiere at University of Maryland), For Whom The Southern Belle Tolls, A New Brain, Dreamgirls (Toby’s Dinner Theatre), and Songs For A New World.  While completing his MFA at Towson University, he translated and co-directed the first English production and U.S. premier of Los Engranajes (The Gears) by Rául Hernández Garrido; he also directed the world-premiere of 7:32 The Musical, which was honored as a Kennedy Center Theatre Region II Finalist.  Choreography credits include Bernarda Alba, Bare, Falsettos, and A New Brain. As founder and Artistic Director of Teatro101, David has produced critically acclaimed productions of The Little Dog Laughed, Side Show (City Paper Top Ten), Violet (DC Theatre Scene Top Ten), The Wild Party (Broadwayworld’s Not To Miss), and Brooklyn (Maryland Theatre Guide Top List). Also a performer, David recently appeared in the regional premiere of In The Heights as Usnavi and in The Olney Theatre Center’s King and I.  Some of his favorite performances include roles in The Color Purple, Legally Blonde, Aida, Rent, Into The Woods, Angels in America, Sweeney Todd, Romance/Romance, West Side Story, Falsettos, Arcadia, Spelling Bee, and Jesus Christ Superstar to name a few. While not performing or directing, David teaches various theatre courses at Towson University and the University of Maryland, where he is completing his PhD. He also holds a MFA in Theatre Arts from Towson University and a MA in Arts Administration from Goucher College.

About HCC's Arts Collective (AC):
AC, now in its 19 season, is a force to be reckoned with... entirely committed to offering diverse, awe-inspiring works across all genres: plays, musicals, improvisation, dance and more!  Established in 1994, located in Columbia, Maryland, AC is a professionally run organization all about supporting, nurturing and fusing collaborative relationships between artists, from students to professionals - on and off the stage - to Howard County and beyond. Celebrate AC's artistic bravery and unique learning environment with us!