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Auditions

Our 2022-23 Season Auditions were held on Monday, May 2, 2022. We are currently in the callback process and still accepting headshot and resume submissions for the following roles:

MAINSTAGE SEASON: Equity (Guest Artist Tier 2) and Non-Equity ($487 per week)

Performances are Thurs-Sat at 7:30pm, Sunday at 3pm, potential added Saturday at 2pm and weekday matinees for partner school groups on Wednesday at 10:30am

Last Night in Inwood by Alix Sobler

World Premiere

Dir. Matt Stabile

First rehearsal: 1/3/23; Previews: 1/26 & 1/27/23; Run: 1/28-2/12/23, possible extension through 2/19/23

A major disaster in Manhattan has everyone on the island looking for high ground. For Danny’s family and friends, that higher ground happens to be her one-bedroom apartment in Inwood. As the world outside  goes to pieces, Danny tries to keep the peace among the assorted characters gathered in her space. They might make it through this crisis, if they can manage to survive each other.

BILLY (m, 20-30, Asian-American, queer): Danny’s neighbor. An actor and NYC tour-guide. Funny, smart, hypochondriac. Child of immigrants who has fully embraced his American identity. Will consider actors who identify as Chinese-American, Korean-American, Southeast Asian-American, Pakistani-American, and Indian-American. Role will be tailored to the actor’s racial & ethnic identity.

Refuge co-created by Satya Jnani Chávez & Andrew Rosendorf, Translations by Mari Meza-Burgos

A National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere

First rehearsal: 3/14/23; Previews: 4/6 & 4/7; Run: 4/8-4/23/23, possible extension through 4/30/23

Original music, artistic puppetry, and magical realism allow this bilingual tale to tackle the immigration crisis through a beautiful, unique lens. Chronicling the harrowing journey of one young Honduran girl as she crosses the US border into the inhospitable, barren land of Texas, Refuge is an exploration of empathy and of America – who we are and who we say we are.

This is a bilingual production. All performers should be comfortable with both Spanish and English. Specific language requirements listed with roles. 

RANCHER: (m, 60-70, white) a Texan through & through. Tough and tired. Understands Spanish, but speaks in mostly English with some Spanish phrases. As with all roles, will perform some duties as ensemble - including singing in Spanish & English.

GIRL: (f, 17, Latinx) an undocumented migrant from Honduras, disguised as a male to make the journey. Speaks exclusively in Spanish. As with all roles, will perform some duties as ensemble - including singing in Spanish & English.

MARTINA: (f, 30s, Latinx) a Border Patrol Agent, rough around the edges, but still trying to make a difference. Very pregnant. Speaks and understands both Spanish and English. As with all roles, will perform some duties as ensemble - including singing in Spanish & English.

ENSEMBLE FEMALE: (f, 30-70, Latinx) Puppeteer and plays multiple roles including Rancher’s dog, Steph. Fully bilingual - understands and speaks in both Spanish and English. 

ENSEMBLE MALE: (m, any age, any race or ethnicity) Puppeteer and plays multiple roles including a WOLF and voice of a Border Patrol agent. Fully bilingual - understands and speaks in both Spanish and English. 

ENSEMBLE MUSICIAN: (any, any, any) comfortable playing multiple musical instruments and performing as a member of the ensemble. Fully bilingual - understands and speaks in both Spanish and English. 

Email theatrelab@fau.edu to submit your information. Please include the role for which you'd like to be considered in the subject line of the email.


Jobs

 Theatre Lab | Production Assistant | Job Announcement


POSITION TITLE: Production Assistant                                                        SUPERVISOR: Michael McClain

DEPARTMENT:  Theatre and Dance                                                             SUPERVISOR TITLE: Production Manager

SALARY: $15-$20 an hour; 20 hours a week                                                 POSITION CLASSIFICATION: Part Time

JOB LOCATION: Boca Raton, Fl                                                                  POSITION START DATE: 7/1/2022

 


Position Summary: Theatre Lab, the professional resident company of Florida Atlantic University, seeks a self-motivated and creative individual with a passion for theatre and community engagement to join our growing company. In collaboration with the Production Manager, this individual will work with directors, designers, and our experienced staff on four (4) mainstage productions, two (2) educational outreach productions, play readings, special events, and outside rentals. 
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  
❖     Production Management Responsibilities:
➢  Collaborate closely with the Production Manager to realize productions and events while maintaining the artistic core values and production standards of Theatre Lab
➢  Setup, maintain, and facilitate minor repairs on lighting and audio equipment
➢  Attend production meetings, staff meetings, and other meetings as needed
➢  Support production departments throughout entire production process including technical rehearsals, load-ins, and load-out. which will require night and weekend hours, and potentially some holidays
➢  Ensure a safe and supportive working environment in collaboration with production team and production department supervisors 
❖     Other Responsibilities:
➢  Assist with building, maintaining, modifying, and repairing scenery and props as needed
➢  Performs other duties as needed and directed by the Production Manager
 
 
Ideal candidate will possess experience in:
 
❖     Ideal candidate will possess experience in
❖     Lighting/Electrics, including but not limited to
Ø  Hang & Focus
Ø  Basic lighting console programming (ETC Nomad)
Ø  Troubleshooting & repair of equipment and software
❖     Audio, including but not limited to
Ø  Basic operations of equipment & software (Q-Lab)
Ø  Troubleshoot & basic repair of equipment and cable
❖     Basic carpentry skills
❖     Excellent written and verbal communication skills.  
❖     General level of computer proficiency. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
❖     A working knowledge of AutoCad and Photoshop are a plus.
❖     Ability to work productively under time pressures and meet deadlines. Ability to work independently and exercise excellent decision-making skills. 
❖     Ability to read working technical drawings and lighting plots.
❖     Ability to work long weeks and evening/weekend hours. Willing to work holidays is a plus.
 
Minimum Qualifications:
❖     At least one (1) year professional technical theatre experience 
❖     Experience in electrics, sound, carpentry, and/or rigging are helpful
❖     Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential to success in this position
❖     Comfortable working on ladders and small places
❖     Valid Driver’s License
 
Physical Demands:
Vision: The ability to perceive the nature of objects by eye. The ability to identify and distinguish colors. Depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships).
Reaching/Handling/Fingering: Extending the hands/ arms in any direction. Grasping, holding, or otherwise working with hands. 
Pushing/Carrying/Lifting: Must be able to push, lift, or carry up to 60 lbs. 
Moving/Climbing: Ability to move, bend, kneel, and climb. 
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodation that does not cause an undue hardship on the company may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.
 
Special Benefits:
Special benefits to this position include:
❖     Potential opportunities for additional employment within the season
❖     Opportunities to participate in fully funded professional development programs including: certificate and degree programs, non-degree programs, workshops, conventions, play festivals, seminars, and other general networking opportunities 
❖     Florida Atlantic University employee discounts
❖     Meeting and networking with emerging and established playwrights from across the country
❖     Opportunities to work on new play development and receive credits in published plays
 
To Apply:
Please submit a resume and a cover letter to theatrelab@fau.edu by Monday, May 30, 2022 at 11:59pm EST. Qualified candidates will be invited for interviews in mid-June.
Theatre Lab is an Equal Opportunity and E-Verify Employer and provides reasonable accommodations consistent with its legal obligation. All applicants receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, age, abilities, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression. 


Theatre Lab Play Submission Policy

Theatre Lab regrets it cannot accept open submissions of plays and musicals. Unfortunately, the cost of reading and processing hundreds of scripts is beyond our modest staff capabilities. We only accept play submissions electronically in the following circumstances:

  1. You are a writer who in the past has had a play developed in some phase of a Theatre Lab New Play Development Program.
  2. You are an agent at a recognized literary agency.
  3. You are either a writer who has had a play developed/presented at one of the theatres of the National New Play Network or are an Artistic/Literary head of an NNPN Theatre.
  4. You either work as, or were suggested to submit by, the Artistic Director, Associate Artistic Director, or Literary Manager (or equivalent position) at a Professional Theatre. In the case of a recommendation, a note from that person must accompany the submission, as well as their e-mail address.

For information on obtaining literary and theatrical representation, other theaters interested in new plays and script submission procedures, please consult the excellent publication Dramatists Sourcebook, published by Theatre Communications Group, a service organization for the not-for-profit professional theater, available through your local bookstore, online through vendors such as Amazon.com, or directly from TCG Publications at tcg.org. The Sourcebook is published biannually, so you may want to confirm that policies have not changed since the latest publication date.