FireWorks, a new three-play repertory series presented by Alumnae Theatre Company, is in need of an Assistant Director for one of its plays: Theory, by Norman Yeung, directed by Joanne Williams.
About Theory: How can you remain progressive when progress becomes dangerous? A mysterious student posts questionably offensive material on the class discussion board, testing the liberalism of a young professor of film theory. She is obsessed with reading meaning into films and into the behaviour of her tormentor as the attacks become vicious and bizarre. Theatre, cinema, and new media combine to investigate the dangers of how we communicate today.
The successful candidate will gain experience in directing contemporary pieces for the stage while using their keen research skills, assisting the director in rehearsals, and liaising with the Director, Designers, and Stage Manager. The Assistant Director must be available to attend the majority of rehearsals (various evenings and weekends throughout October and the beginning of November; schedule available upon consideration). The play uses a good deal of film projection in its storytelling, so the ideal candidate has some experience in filmmaking or using projections in theatre.
FireWorks runs November 13 to December 1, 2013 at Alumnae Theatre, in the Studio.
If interested, please send your résumé and a brief cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible with the subject line “AD Theory”.
Please note: this is a volunteer position.
We are only able to respond to the candidates selected to meet with the director.