Job Posting: Production Manager for summer 2016

Job Posting – Production Manager position for Repercussion Theatre

Posting date: December 15th 2015

Deadline for submission: January 22, 2016

Position: Shakespeare-in-the-Park, Production Manager

Employment Period: February to May (flexible hours) May to early-August (full time).

Note: There is the possibility of continuing with the company part-time during the off-season – to be determined in communication with the chosen applicant.

Position Summary

Working closely with the Artistic Director and General Manager, the Production Manager will build a production team and oversee all aspects of production related to mounting Shakespeare-in-the-Park’s 2016 summer tour in Montreal and beyond.

General Schedule and Duties (further details available upon request)

Prep for the tour (Part-time, February – June)

  • Set up Production Budget & Schedule; Hire the Production Team (in collaboration with the AD); Organize Production Meetings; Liaise with CAEA re contracts and riders; Participate in Park Visits to ensure adherence to tech rider; Secure rehearsal locations (as needed) and touring details outside of Montreal; Update the company Road Book.

Rehearsal and Build (approx June 6th –July 7th)

  • Review Daily Schedule and production notes with designers and TD; Purchase necessary supplies and manage TD/SM petty cash and receipts; Arrange and assist in the transportation of the stage and inventory to outdoor rehearsal venue; Oversee the crew during build and outdoor rehearsals; help ensure health and safety of crew and artistic team.

Tour (July 7Th – 31st )

  • Oversee daily set up of stage, lights, sound; Forecast/follow-up production and technical difficulties; Formulate solutions with the TD/Tour Coordinator; Monitor health and safety; ensure proper record-keeping is taking place; Prep for strike and returns.

Strike (early August)

  • Oversee and assist in the strike of the set, costumes, props and equipment. Ensure inventory is returned to proper storage spaces; Cull TD, TM and SM production books; Finalize budget.

Qualifications

  • Candidate must have five years production management experience (or like experience directly related to the role of Production Manager)
  • Fluency in English (written and oral) and French (oral)
  • Interest in leading and motivating our relatively young production team
  • A positive attitude and ability to multitask, take initiative, and work independently
  • Ability to work long hours in the outdoors (sun, rain, heat etc) and to adapt easily to an ever-changing environment
  • Valid driver’s license, own car would be ideal
  • Please e-mail your cover letter and resume to ad@repercussiontheatre.com

Casting Call for summer 2016

Repercussion Theatre announces:

Casting Call for

An all-female production of Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Julius Caesar

For the 2016 Shakespeare-in-the-Park summer tour

Audition dates: January 17th & 18th 2016

General Information

Director: Amanda Kellock
Union: PACT/Equity
Total Contract Length: 8-10 weeks
Rehearsals: early-June to early-July

Performances: July 2016 (possibly into early August)

Auditioners will be asked to prepare:
– A monologue or scene from Julius Caesar (those given a time slot may audition in pairs)

– A song or piece showing your musical ability (rhythmic sensibility will be especially valued)

Repercussion Theatre is committed to representing the cultural diversity of Montreal and the surrounding areas. Current theatre students, recent graduates, and established professionals are all encouraged to apply.

Please email your resume (in Word document or PDF format ONLY) and headshot (in PDF or JPG format ONLY) torepercussion.theatre@gmail.com before January 4th 2016

*Note that Repercussion Theatre tours outdoors (in various kinds of weather!) and that actors in the show participate in the strike of the set. The faint of heart need not apply.

Only actors selected for an audition will be contacted.

Donate to Repercussion this Holiday Season!

At this frosty and festive time of year, Shakespeare-in-the-Park may seem a world away. But even in the deep, dark days of winter, we at Repercussion are working hard to prepare next summer’s show. And we promise it’s going to be an exciting one!

As you look back on 2015, we sincerely hope that our small role in your year is a source of warmth and happy remembrance. And since it is the season of giving, perhaps you’ll find it fitting to send a gift our way, to ensure that we can continue to bring you the dynamic and worthwhile theatre experience you have come to expect from us.

We at Repercussion are proud of the big dreams we bring to life with the relatively small means at our disposal, and we could not do it without the support of people like you.

We want to wish you and yours much peace and joy this holiday season and all the very best in the new year. Summer will be here before we know it, and we look forward to seeing you then.

With warm wishes,
Amanda Kellock and Zina Koro

You can donate in one easy and secure step through Canadahelps.org, or, if you prefer to donate by cheque, please mail your cheque to Repercussion Theatre, 460 Saint Catherine West, suite 610, Montreal, Quebec H3B 1A7.

Send in your donation on or before December 31st to get a tax receipt for 2015.