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ASSISTANT TO THE ARTISTIC AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS
TRINITY REPERTORY COMPANY, PROVIDENCE, RI
Trinity Repertory Company, the Tony Award-winning State Theater of Rhode Island, seeks an Assistant to the Artistic and Executive Directors. Responsibilities include providing administrative support for the Artistic Director, Executive Director, and Board of Trustees; scheduling appointments, auditions, meetings, and travel; managing expense budgets; answering telephone calls and mail; drafting written correspondence; coordinating Board and Board committee meetings and recording meeting minutes; performing clerical tasks; and coordinating with other departments as necessary. Minimum requirements include: an Associate’s degree; one or more years of professional office experience and/or training; strong administrative, computer, and organizational skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to prioritize; good judgment; discretion and ability to maintain confidential information; knowledge of the organization and/or theater; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Click here for full position profile. To apply, submit cover letter and resume to email@example.com. Trinity Repertory Company is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building a culturally diverse and equitable environment and strongly encourages applications from people of color and women.
Trinity Rep, the Tony Award-winning State Theater of Rhode Island, seeks an experienced Security Officer. We are looking for a part time security officer to join our team to monitor the premises and protect our staff, visitors, buildings, and inventory. A background check will be completed for this position once finalists are selected. Hours are approximately 15 hours per week, nights and weekends, with an opportunity to work holidays and cover for others as needed. Complete posting at www.trinityrep.com/jobs
To apply, submit cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Trinity Rep is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building a culturally diverse and equitable environment and strongly encourages applications from people of color and women. This position will remain open until filled and until a diverse and qualified pool of candidates is identified.
$11/hour, paid sick leave
Desired Start Date
Late October 2019, or as soon as practicable
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Brown/ Trinity Rep’s MFA Programs in Acting and Directing is looking for a Production Manager for the remainder of the academic year, to begin immediately. Duties include tracking all production budgets, working with student directors and professional design teams to facilitate design and production processes from prelim submission through implementation, hiring and contracting appropriate production staff where necessary, and facilitating clear communication with all production teams, directors, and faculty. The Production Manager oversees two third-year MFA Director thesis shows, two second-year MFA Director contemporary plays rehearsed and run in rep (design teams), one two-week touring educational tour (minimal design support), and up to four minimally supported studio productions (no formal design support). The Production Manager attends weekly production meetings and meetings with faculty and staff as necessary to facilitate all of the above. In addition, the Production Manger coordinates and produces our third-year MFA Actor Showcase in New York and Los Angeles.
Weekly salary based on commensurate experience. Full benefits available.
Please send resume and supporting documents or direct inquiries to Angela Brazil, Director of the Brown/ Trinity Rep Programs, at Angela_brazil@brown.edu.
The Brown/Trinity M.F.A. Acting and Directing Programs are dedicated to training total theatre artists who will possess the technical skill, creative imagination, and intellectual bravery to be leaders in the profession and the field. We offer a unique focus on cross-disciplinary study and collaboration; actors take Directing studios, directors study Acting, and all of our students take at least one year of Playwriting. Rigorous classroom training and extensive performance experience provide a course of study that combines the best aspects of conservatory training with the practical experience of a three-year relationship with a professional theatre.
Brown/Trinity Rep supports continued engagement in the work of equity, diversity and inclusion, and asserts that these efforts are central to our educational and organizational mission. Acknowledging that we operate within a culture dominated by structures of discrimination, Brown/Trinity Rep commits to creating an environment in which the experiences and perspectives of each student and staff member is acknowledged, valued, and respected. Our common objective is to inspire and empower generations of artists who will meaningfully impact the future of our field and the communities in which they live and work.
Trinity Repertory Company is seeking an experienced Technical Director. Duties include: overseeing the day to day operations of the scenic department for all mainstage and other Trinity Rep produced shows and maintaining a safe and efficient working environment. The TD collaborates with the production departments and designers to attain the common goals of artistic excellence, equity, diversity, and inclusion. Must be able to meet deadlines; schedule labor; supervise/train the crew; maintain industry standards, purchase, rent or procure equipment and supplies, evaluate budget, mechanical and logistic feasibility; and generate working drawings. Knowledge of AutoCAD, rigging, engineering a must. Candidate should be able to work at heights and work calmly and efficiently with others. Salary Range $50k-55k. Please send resume to: Trinity Repertory Company Attn: Laura Smith 201 Washington St Providence RI 02903 or email resume to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Trinity Rep is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building a culturally diverse and equitable environment and strongly encourages applications from people of color and women. This position will remain open until filled and until a diverse and qualified pool of candidates is identified.
The Technical Director ensures the successful interpretation, engineering, rigging, realization, and safety of all scenic, lighting, sound, and video designs, while maintaining a safe working environment for all. The Technical Director will serve as a safety officer and facilities manager within the department, and will work to ensure a safe working environment in both scene shop and theater spaces.
Coordinates work schedules with all production departments.
Evaluates budget, mechanical and logistic feasibility.
Generates working drawings for the scene shop.
Distributes technical ground plans and sections to technical departments and stage management.
Collaborates with other production departments on rigging plot, and provides specifications on rigging methods to Stage Supervisor as well as location of scenic pick points.
Maintains clear and consistent communication with other production departments to ensure successful integration of technical elements of shows.
Prices and purchases tools and construction materials.
Provides samples and photos as needed to designers and directors.
Oversees organization of warehouse with Prop Master
Trains running crews.
Provides input to upper management regarding future capital projects and improvements.
Assists designers with knowledge about use and capability of theater’s
Brings group incentive and drive to each production.
Skills and Knowledge:
Strong project management skills that demonstrate the ability to deliver complex projects on time, on budget, and in a safe and efficient way
Must possess written and verbal communication and be able to
collaborate with a wide variety of artists, technicians and administrators with diverse backgrounds
Must have complete proficiency and demonstrable experience using
AutoCAD. Working knowledge of Vectorworks is a plus.
Skills in carpentry, welding, rigging, and sewing.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office and other cloud based software.
Embraces a commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion by acting as an internal advocate in growing the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion skills of the Scenic Department employees and modeling inclusive behavior.
Five or more years of experience in related positions; or a combination of education and experience providing equivalent knowledge
Ability to handle situations involving electrical, scenic and mechanical risks; long hours; heavy work; work at heights in the grid and on ladders.
Must be able to work nights and weekends
Interested candidates should contact Laura Smith at email@example.com
Brown University/Trinity Repertory MFA Programs is looking for experienced, local, non-Equity Stage Managers for the productions during the 19-20 season. Individuals must be reliable and well-organized with a professional attitude. Must be able to work with a creative team, assist the director, keep a prompt book, run rehearsals & performances, and supervise actors. This is an excellent opportunity for early career Stage Managers to work in a professional and educational theater setting. Rehearsals are in the evenings and Saturdays during the day (Sunday’s day off). Paid position. Must be based in Providence area – housing and transportation not provided. Please send a brief cover letter & resume to Cole Ratkoski Tavares, Production Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org. EOE.
August – May
Pay: $525.00 per week
Trinity Rep is seeking a Soundboard Operator starting in August for the 2019-2020 season. Position includes assisting with the installation of sound systems and operation of the soundboard for main stage productions. Candidate should possess professional experience, and the ability to work well both independently and with others in a high paced environment. Must have the ability to work at heights and be able to lift at least 50lbs. Qlab, rigging and soldering a plus. Competitive salary and benefits package. Please send resume, cover letter, and references to Peter Hurowitz at email@example.com.
The majority of Trinity Rep roles are cast from our resident acting company and the students in the Brown/Trinity MFA program. If a production calls for addition casting, audition notices will be posted here. We also hold open auditions once a year, usually in the summer, for both union and non-union actors. There are no auditions to join the acting company.
Trinity Rep is committed to the development and production of new theater works. As part of that commitment, we seek to include at least one world premiere production in each season, and work throughout the year to develop new plays through readings and workshops. Our Mabel T. Woolley Literary Department reads and reviews hundreds of scripts, looking for new plays which support our aesthetic vision and our resident acting company.
To submit a play, please have your agent contact us at the address listed below. At this time, unsolicited scripts from playwrights without representation cannot be accepted.
The Mabel T. Woolley Literary Department
Trinity Repertory Company
201 Washington Street
Providence, RI 02903
For immediate assistance, please email Tyler Dobrowsky, Associate Artistic Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trinity Rep offers recent college graduates intensive professional training through our volunteer internship program. Interns are an integral part of our organization and serve alongside our staff in artistic, administrative, and production departments. Learn more about the internship opportunities.
The deadline to apply has passed. Please check back for next year’s applications.
Do you love Trinity Rep? Do you find yourself regularly talking about Trinity Rep’s productions and programs to your friends, family, and colleagues? Well, then we need YOU!
The Community Builders, a connectivity and outreach program for adults, makes you the ultimate theater insider. In return, we ask you to help spread the word about the great work we’re doing onstage and off.
As a Community Builder, you will:
- Read all of the scripts for the season
- Meet once as a group in the fall to discuss the scripts and identify one play with which you would like to especially work on building community connections.
- Work with Trinity Rep’s Director of Community Engagement, Michelle Cruz, to identify who you will reach out to and what you will attempt (eg, bring a specific group to: a performance or Context & Conversation)
- Create a check-in schedule for you and Michelle leading up to the show’s first rehearsal, which may involve email, phone, or in-person communication.
In return, you will be compensated with:
- Early access to all scripts Access to all first rehearsals (which are always Tuesdays at 1:30 pm)
- Insider information regarding the shows and the artistic teams involved. Input and influence on who accesses Trinity Rep and its programs
- An end-of-season celebration, including any community connections we make throughout the season.
To apply send an email or letter to Michelle Cruz at email@example.com describing why you’d like to be a Community Builder, including what communities you are a part of, what you love about live performance, and the three aspects of your life you hold the most dear.
Context and Conversation
Context & Conversation: “The Local Story,” with Community Partner The City of Providence
Monday, October 7, 2019, from 6 – 8 pm at Providence City Hall
25 Dorrance Street
Providence, RI 02903 United States
Inspired by George Brant’s The Prince of Providence, on stage at Trinity Rep from September 12 through October 20, 2019.
Long before charisma, criminality, and an astonishing talent for comebacks made Buddy Cianci nationally infamous, he was an untested mayor in a dimming city, and the only people paying attention to him were local journalists, asking their questions and filing their stories, day after day. While his antics and deceptions eventually attracted the national press, it was only the local reporters, with their years of daily, up-close experience with him, who could give his story all the nuance and depth it required. One of them, Pulitzer Prize winning Providence Journal reporter Mike Stanton, eventually wrote a biography of Buddy, The Prince of Providence, now the basis for George Brant’s latest play, premiering as the opening of Trinity’s 2019-2020 season. Join us for a conversation with Stanton, now an Associate Professor of Journalism at the University of Connecticut, and others for a discussion of the role of local journalism in an era of shrinking newsrooms, diversified delivery systems, precarious business models, and increasing anxiety about the trustworthiness of our news sources.
Please register for this event here.
Context & Conversation: “Who’s There?” with Community Partner Sophia Academy
Monday, December 16, 2019, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm, at Sophia Academy
582 Elmwood Avenue
Providence RI 02903 United States
Inspired by Tanya Saracho’s Fade, on stage at Trinity Rep December 5, 2019 through January 5, 2020
At every encounter with a new person we are looking for cues to tell us who’s there. How do we analyze features, clothing, build, coloring, accent, mannerisms – and what assumptions do we make from those? And is the other person focused on the same cues when meeting us? Do they interpret what they see as we would? Can they see past what we want to present to what we hope no one might notice? Can either of us trust our judgement? Or do first impressions always tell us more about ourselves than the other person? Join artist Josephine Devanbu of “Look At Art. Get Paid.” and others for a conversation about learning to doubt our eyes and ears, if only momentarily, in order to better see and hear the world around us.
Context & Conversation: “Who Defines ‘Community Investment’?” with Community Partner West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation
Monday, February 10, 2020, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm, at West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation’s Sankofa Community Room
70 Westfield Street, Providence
Inspired by August Wilson’s Radio Golf, on stage at Trinity Rep January 30 through March 1, 2020
Providence’s West End is home to gems of historic architecture, some newly restored, others in need of care; entrepreneurs from many countries running all kinds of small businesses; a microbrewery; subsidized housing developments; vibrant but underfunded community centers; a well-used library; multiple parks; expensive restaurants; street produce trucks; backyard gardens; even the occasional chicken. It’s also home to the tension that results in a tight housing market when new investment follows years of disinvestment, and longtime residents are priced out of their “improved” neighborhoods. Join us for a conversation with United Way of RI Executive Vice President, Director of Community Investment Angela Ankoma; Brown University Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Urban Studies Rebecca Carter and others about what constitutes “community,” how values inform our definition of “investment,” and who gets to decide which investments will yield the greatest return in their communities.
Context & Conversation: “Only Connect,” with Community Partner 134 Collaborative
Monday, March 9, 2020, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm
134 Collaborative, 134 Mathewson Street (at Mathewson Street Church) Providence, RI 02903
Ours is a pluralistic society, one where, in theory, the variances in our political allegiances, spiritual beliefs, cultural identities, gender expressions, education levels, languages of origin, military service, economic opportunities, generational experiences, and geographic regions should represent mere differences, not unbridgeable divides. But right now the idea of being united in pluralism is less theory than delusion, and many of us feel either estranged from family, friends, or co-workers to whom we were once close, or too afraid to express our beliefs, for fear that estrangement may follow. In times of societal splintering, how do we reclaim a sense of community with others? Join us for a conversation about seeking new and renewed connections as we navigate a precarious, provisional world.
Context & Conversation: “A Day’s Wage,” with Community Partner Slater Mill Museum
Monday, April 20, 2020 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Slater Mill Museum
67 Roosevelt Avenue, Pawtucket RI 02860
Inspired by Lynn Nottage’s Sweat, on stage at Trinity Rep April 2 through May 4, 2020.
A job is a bargain, an agreement, an understanding, an exchange, a contract. Our sense of literal and metaphorical worth, and of our essential place in an ecosystem of interwoven relationships, is often tied to the particulars of that contract, and the future it guarantees. What happens to our sense of worth, our sense of connection, when, as is happening more and more frequently, that contract is sundered without our knowledge or assent, and the new one offered is untenable, or no new one is offered at all? What are our options? What are our obligations, to ourselves and our fellow workers? Join public historian and activist Joey La Neve DeFrancesco and others for a conversation about the history of our relationship to labor, and to one another.
Context & Conversation: “You’re Killing Me” with Community Partner Ellie’s
Monday, May 11, 2020 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Ellie’s.
225 Weybosset St, Providence, RI 02903
Inspired by Stephen Sondheim’s/Hugh Wheeler’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, on stage at Trinity Rep April 23 through May 24, 2020
The character of Sweeney Todd, homicidal barber, first appeared in Victorian England, a careeningly modernizing society that generated a literary landscape awash with sensational tales of murder as entertainment. In our own societal moment characterized by violent diversions – whether via film, video game, television, podcast, even theater – can we stop to ask why? Does a cultural preoccupation with expressions of violent death reflect our violent reality? Does it promote violent behavior? Or does it sublimate our violent anxieties into safely consumable entertainments – like a night at Trinity Rep? Join horror writer Janaya Kizzie and others for a contemplation of cultural carnage.