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House Manager

Evenings: July 8, July 14-16, August 11-13 (see detailed locations and times below)

The Theatre Lab seeks a part-time, contract house manager to support live theatre productions in Summer 2022. This individual will be responsible for providing great customer service to patrons and providing guidance and support to volunteer ushers. This person should enjoy helping people, being part of a team, and should be comfortable speaking in front of a large group when needed (example: announcing to a crowd of people where lines are forming and how guests will be admitted to the performance space).

During a typical night, the House Manager will arrive to the venue before the show and set up the box office area and folding table. They’ll review advance guest lists. They check in with the stage manager and technical director for any updates, and greet and train volunteer ushers for the evening. Once guests begin to arrive the House Manager will welcome guests and provide support with volunteers to check in guests, verify COVID vaccination cards, troubleshoot any patron issues, answer questions about the show (intermission, restroom locations), and prevent guests from entering the performance space before the house opens.

Compensation: $60 per performance (approximately 3-hour commitment per performance)

To apply, submit a brief cover letter and resume (including any prior house management or customer service experience) to angelo@theatrelab.org.

Detailed locations and times:

Performance Institute for Teens, The Theatre Lab
6-8:30pm Fri, July 8

The Hello Girls, Performed at Theater J (1529 16th St. NW, Washington, DC)
6:15pm-9:15pm Thur, July 14 (Opening Night, 7:30 show)
6:45pm-9:15pm   Fri, July 15 (7:30 show)
1:15pm-3:30pm Sat, July 16 Matinee (2pm show)
6:45pm-9:15pm   Sat, July 16 (7:30 Show)

Urinetown, Performed at Woolly Mammoth Theatre (641 D St. NW, Washington, DC)
6:00pm-9:15pm Thur, Aug 11 (Opening Night, 7:30 show)
6:45pm-9:15pm   Fri, Aug 12 (7:30 show)
1:15pm-3:30pm   Sat, Aug 13 Matinee (2pm show)
6:45pm-9:15pm   Sat, Aug 13 (7:30 Show)

Music Director-Musical Theatre Camp for Tweens

June 27-July 22, 2022 (no camp July 4)
Monday-Friday (Program runs 9 AM-3 PM)

The Theatre Lab is seeking an experienced music director to direct Once Upon a Mattress, Youth Edition. Candidate must be comfortable teaching students who are new to singing as well as those who have had prior experience. Previous work with middle school students is preferred.  The music director works directly with the program director to plan each day and make sure student learning is on track for the live performance. The music director is asked to be present for approximately 4.5 hours per day, with the exception of tech week, where they are asked to be present for the full camp day.  Final performance will take place on July 22nd at 6 PM.  Curriculum is supervised by the Co-Executive Director and the Youth Program Director. Candidates should be passionate about working with youth from a diverse cross-section of the DC region.  

This is a part-time, contract position.

Compensation: $2,250 

Candidate will be required to pass a background check and provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. 

Email cover letter and resume to Terah Herman-Saldaña: terah@theatrelab.org.  No phone calls please.

Director (Lead Teaching Artist)-Summer Acting Camp for Kids

Various dates/sessions 
June 21-August 26, 2022 (no camp June 20, July 4)
M-F, 9 AM-3 PM
Compensation: $40 per hour

The Theatre Lab is seeking experienced teaching artists who are passionate about working with students entering 1st-8th grades in the Summer Acting Camp for Kids. Directors develop their own curriculum for their program under the supervision of the Co-Executive Director and the Youth Program Director. Directors will be in charge of cultivating a final presentation to be shared at the end of the camp session. Candidates should have at least 3+ years experience teaching theatre to young people. Candidates should be passionate about working with youth from a diverse cross-section of the DC region.  This is a part-time, contract position. 

Candidates will be required to pass a background check and provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. 

Email cover letter and resume to Terah Herman-Saldaña: terah@theatrelab.org.  No phone calls please.

Intern-Summer Acting Camp for Kids

June 21-August 26, 2022 (no camp June 20, July 4)
M-F, 8:30 AM-3 PM

The Theatre Lab is seeking applicants with the desire and eagerness to work with youth to support faculty and staff in the implementation of drama curriculum for children entering grades 1-8. Interns work directly in the classrooms, helping to ensure a safe and fun environment for all campers. Interns work directly with the faculty and youth program director to assist any student who requires additional support in the classroom.  Interns also help with day-to-day logistics including greeting campers, preparing snack, and classroom cleanup.  

The Theatre Lab’s Summer Acting Camp is one of the area’s most recognized youth training programs.  Interns will work with and learn from renowned theatre teaching artists and educators and will receive training in a variety of topics including: working with students with learning differences, using theatre to create connections among a diverse student body, and implementing trauma-informed teaching strategies. The position will be supervised by the Executive Directors and the Youth Program Director. Applicants must be passionate about working with children from a diverse cross-section of the DC region.

This is a part-time, stipend position. There is a $150 per week stipend and the opportunity to take unlimited Theatre Lab adult acting classes free of charge from the start of the internship until the end of 2022. 

Candidates will be required to pass a background check and provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. Must be at least 18 years of age.

Email cover letter and resume to Terah Herman-Saldaña: terah@theatrelab.org.  No phone calls, please.

Costumes Coordinator

Part-time June – August (Performances July 22 and August 19), Grand Finales (Tweens)
Compensation: $1,200

The Theatre Lab is seeking a Costume Designer for its summer youth camp productions. Candidate will have the opportunity to design, pull, and build show wardrobe, in consultation with Faculty Director. Show preparation schedules are flexible, but some hours are required for production week. The following days are required for production week, Viewing Rehearsal as determined by the Faculty Director, Tech rehearsals the Wednesday and Thursday before performance, Dress Rehearsal the morning before performance, performance, and STRIKE (or load-out) after the show. This applies for the two show dates: July 22 and August 19.

For inquiries or to apply: Email  cover letter and resume to Angelo Merenda: angelo@theatrelab.org. No phone calls please.

Actors and staff will be vaccinated and masked per DC Health guidelines.

Audio Engineer —Musical Theatre Institute for Teens
July – August, Show schedule, evenings and weekends, $2000 stipend
Candidate with experience in mixing wireless microphones for a musical production will work with Technical Director in design and operation of theatrical sound system for two summer musicals for youth. The Theatre Lab’s Musical Theatre Institute for Teens is one of the area’s most recognized youth training programs. Applicant will work with a Behringer x32 console to mix 20 wireless mics for four rehearsals and four performances at a DC professional theater. Hours include evenings and weekends for two show weeks and some advance set-up.
Full schedule:
Hello Girls
Rehearsal
1pm July 8th (Design Run/Viewing rehearsal)
1pm July 11 (Load-in)
1pm July 12 (1st Audio rehearsal)
12pm-4pm July 13 (1st Dress Rehearsal)
5pm-11pm July 13 (Photo Call and Full Dress at 7:30pm)
12pm-4pm July 14th (Final Dress Rehearsal)

Performance
6pm-10:00pm Thur, July 14 (Opening Night, 7:30 show)
6:30pm-10:00pm Fri, July 15 (7:30 show)
1pm-4pm Sat, July 16 Matinee (2pm show)
6:30pm-10:00pm Sat, July 16 (7:30 Show, Strike to follow)

Urinetown
Rehearsal
1pm Aug 5th (Design Run/Viewing rehearsal)
1pm Aug 8 (Load-in)
1pm Aug 9 (1st Audio rehearsal)
12pm-4pm Aug 10 (1st Dress Rehearsal)
5pm-11pm Aug 10 (Photo Call and Full Dress at 7:30pm)
12pm-4pm Aug 11 (Final Dress Rehearsal)

Performance
6pm-10:00pm Thur, Aug 11 (Opening Night, 7:30 show)
6:30pm-10:00pm Fri, Aug 12 (7:30 show)
1pm-4pm Sat, Aug 13 Matinee (2pm show)
6:30pm-10:00pm Sat, Aug 13 (7:30 Show)
For inquiries or to apply: Email cover letter and resume to Angelo Merenda: angelo@theatrelab.org.

Stage Manager —Musical Theatre Institute for Teens

June – August, weekdays with evening and weekends on performance weeks

$3600 stipend

The Theatre Lab is seeking someone experienced in stage management and willing to work with youth performers in operations and maintenance of theatrical environment and production for our teen musical program. The applicant will be required to prepare a smooth run of show at a professional DC theater. Must be willing to run the lighting console in consultation with pro Lighting Designer. Candidate will also fulfill other duties in rehearsal as needed.

Actors and staff will be vaccinated and masked per DC Health guidelines.

Full schedule:

Monday through Friday, June 21st- June 24th, 4pm-8pm, June 27 – July 14, 1pm to 6pm. Dress rehearsals are scheduled for Wednesday, July 11th, from 9am to 11pm and Thursday, July 14th, (9am-5pm). Performances are July 14-16 from 6pm to 11pm with STRIKE immediately after closing night.

Monday through Friday, July 18th – August 11th, 1pm to 6pm. Dress rehearsals are scheduled for Wednesday, August 10th, from 12pm to 11pm and Thursday, August 11th, (12pm-5pm). Performances are August 11-13 from 6pm to 11pm STRIKE immediately after closing night.

For inquiries or to apply: Email cover letter and resume to Angelo Merenda: angelo@theatrelab.org.

Technical Director  —Grand Finales (Tweens)

June 27 – August 19, (7/4 is a holiday) Part-time Weekdays, $1600 Stipend

The Theatre Lab is seeking a creative artisan to support our summer performances for Tweens. Candidate will work with professional team to create set, props, and design for Once Upon a Mattress JR and an abridged Shakespeare. Flexible hours.

Candidate with experience in technical theater will work with Production Manager in operations and maintenance of theatrical environment and production management of one summer junior musical and one Shakespearean drama for middle school youth. The Theatre Lab’s Summer Acting Camp for Kids is one of the area’s most recognized youth training programs. Applicant must be willing to work in all aspects of theatrical production, including: sound, lighting, basic carpentry, scenic design, and stage management in coordination with professional lighting designer, costume coordinator, and program director. Students will realize a one-act length musical for teens and one-act drama. Must have valid driver’s license.For inquiries or to apply: Email cover letter and resume to Angelo Merenda: angelo@theatrelab.org.

WORK-STUDY OPPORTUNITIES

Usher Four Shows; Get a Free Adult Class!

Ushers make performances possible! You’ll meet other people who enjoy theatre, and get to see *most* of the show for free! In addition, when you usher four performances from the dates listed below, you’ll earn full tuition for an upcoming six-week class during the Summer I, Summer II, or Fall I 2022 session. To apply, send a brief email to marketing@theatrelab.org with your name, ushering experience (if any) and which performances you’d like to work. Ushers should be prepared to arrive at the venue at 45 minutes before showtime and stay through intermission.

The Hello Girls, Performed at Theater J (1529 16th St. NW, Washington, DC)
Thur, July 14 (7:30pm show)
Fri, July 15 (7:30pm show)
Sat, July 16 (2pm show) & (7:30pm show)

Urinetown, Performed at Woolly Mammoth Theatre (641 D St. NW, Washington, DC)
Thur, Aug 11 (7:30pm show)
Fri, Aug 12 (7:30pm show)
Sat, Aug 13 (2pm show) & (7:30pm show)

Tell Me Something Good, Performed at The Theatre Lab (900 Mass Ave NW, Washington, DC)
Fri, Aug 12 (7:30pm show)

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