Stage Manager/Audio Technician
National Players is a ten-artist touring ensemble presenting classic stories in fresh ways for contemporary audiences. The company performs a repertory of shows and educates audiences around America. The contract for Tour 71 (As You Like It, The Diary of Anne Frank, and Walk Two Moons) runs 11 months, from mid-June 2019 to mid-May 2020 (with a break off-contract from Dec-Jan for the holidays). This individual must be available for entire contract period.
For 70 years, in classic American touring fashion, company members have performed in all plays and operate all onstage, backstage, and offstage elements. While this remains the case for most technical and administrative positions on Tour 71, the Stage Manager and Sound Technician for all three shows would be a dedicated technician who tours with, lives with, drives with, creates with, and educates with the company of actors.
The ideal candidate is interested in being a part of an ensemble and an asset to a collaborative team. This is also a new position for the National Players, so we are eager for someone who will be excited to explore what this position can do for the tour, can help to put new systems in place, and is eager to continue to grow as an individual and with the company.
Benefits to being a National Player:
- $250 weekly stipend paid via direct deposit
- On-site accommodations at Olney Theatre Center during rehearsal and local touring
- Hotel housing paid for while on the road.
- Touring the greater United States (all regions east of the Rocky Mountains)
- Honing your craft through ten months of performances
- Educating future audiences and artists of America
- An alumni network rooted in Washington, DC, but sprawling from coast to coast
Responsibilities of being a National Player:
- Work with a troupe of nine actors and three directors on a three-show repertory
- Education and community outreach to students and adults of all ages
- Loading-in and striking shows at many different venues
- Assist in driving while on tour
- Represent Olney Theatre Center to a national audience
A Brief History of National Players
Celebrating its 71st season, National Players is a unique ensemble bringing innovative theater to communities large and small across the United States. Founded in 1949, National Players presents classic plays in contemporary and accessible ways. National Players is the hallmark outreach program of Olney Theatre Center in Olney, Maryland. A model for artistic collaboration and national education outreach, National Players embodies the Olney Theatre Center educational pedagogy: to unleash the creative potential in our audiences and artists, and to stimulate individual empowerment. National Players exemplifies these goals by presenting self-sustained productions of Shakespeare and other classics to learners of all ages and in all environments. Through performances and integrated educational programs, National Players empowers these learners to build stronger communities through artistic collaboration. National Players has performed in 41 states; in the White House; and for American military in Europe, Asia, and the Arctic Circle. Committed to artistic excellence and community engagement, National Players has brought great stories to life for more than 2.9 million people.
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There are currently no part-time positions available.
Olney Theatre Center Institute Advanced Training Program
Each class of full-time apprenticeships plays an essential role in Olney Theatre Center (OTC) operations. Working in every department of production, apprenticeships will learn standards of professionalism while building their resumes and/or portfolios, making them more marketable to future employers.
OTC Apprenticeships offer emerging theatre artists a bridge between the university and the profession. The apprenticeship aims to develop each individual’s skill and knowledge of the professional theatre world through hands-on work in a professional theatre.
Apprenticeships work alongside production staff and directly with visiting directors and designers on various productions in a variety of spaces. From a one-man show performed in a black box to a full-scale, main stage musical, OTC produces a range of theatrical productions.
Each participant will explore his or her chosen discipline (lights, costumes, etc.) while exploring other interests within the theatre. However, acceptance of an apprenticeship requires a full-time commitment. Due to the variable and extended hours of the program and the nature of theatre work, outside employment is not possible.
We are still searching for Carpentry (summer and full-time) apprentices for the 2019-20 season. If you are interested, please send a resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
Learn more about the program and available apprenticeships here.