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Box Office & General Information

Box Office/Theater Location
33 West Victoria Street
Santa Barbara CA 93101
Phone: 805-965-5400
Email: boxoffice@etcsb.org
Hours:
Tues. – 1:00-5:00
Wed. – 1:00-5:00
Thurs. – 1:00-5:00
Fri. – 1:00-5:00
Sat. – 1:00-5:00
Open one hour before curtain on performance days

Administration Office
1330 State Street, Suite 204
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone: 805-965-5400
FAX: (805) 568-3806

Business Mailing Address
Ensemble Theatre Company
P.O. Box 2307
Santa Barbara, CA 93120

5-Play subscription are now on sale. 

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Box Office Hours:

Tuesday – Saturday
from 1 pm to 5 pm 
and 1 hour prior to performance time. 


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Low-Cost Preview Nights
Get in early – and be a part of the show’s development.
Opening Night Series
A special night filled with excitement! Join the cast and press for a post-performance party with food and wine. 
Wednesday Pre-Show Talk Series
A free, lively, and informative half-hour talk in The New Vic courtyard before each Wednesday performance. Enhance your theater-going experience with background information on the play you are about to see.
Thursday Talk-Back Series
Immediately following the final Thursday performance of each production, meet members of the cast and join in an informal discussion about the show.
Friday Martini Night
Bring your friends and grab a spirit and socialize before the show! The second Friday of each production features complimentary martinis in The New Vic courtyard. 
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Email: Click here to email the Box Office

 

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WILL I HAVE MY REGULAR SEATS?
• While we’re delighted to offer you your regular seats, please note that, at performance time, if we are required to operate at reduced capacity, we may need to convert your ticket to general admission.
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CAN I GET A REFUND?
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CAN I WATCH THE PRODUCTION ONLINE?
Streaming may be available for some performances. We encourage you to let us know if you foresee choosing that as an option by emailing boxoffice@etcsb.org. 
WILL I HAVE TO WEAR A MASK?
Please note that we intend to follow CDC guidelines at the time of the performance, which may include:
Wearing masks in the theater during the performance.
Showing proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID test
Social distancing, and restriction on sitting in the first two rows

It’s almost like being outdoors!
We have upgraded our theater’s ventilation system to meet current standards, including upgrading our filters, increased filter replacement, and bringing in 40% outdoor air. Lobby restrooms will have additional air-purifying stations, and the lobby will have hand-sanitizing stations. The New Vic will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized on a regular basis.

Ease-ticketing!
We will now offer print-at-home ticketing as well as contactless ticket scanning at the theater.

 

 

 

Single tickets to our 2021-22 season will go on sale in late August 2021. 

Juggling a hectic schedule? Choose our flexible plan and choose your dates at your convenience – even at the last minute. Enjoy the same subscriber savings!

Students with a valid student I.D. are eligible to receive our greatest ticket discount with a 5-show package available for only $100! 

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Auditions

Join us for the Equity Principal Auditions (EPAs) for the 2024-25 season on Monday, June 10, and Tuesday, June 11 in North Hollywood. Local auditions will also occur in Santa Barbara on Saturday, June 8. 

AUDITION NOTICE FOR THE 2024-25 SEASON

LOCAL AUDITIONS / AEA and NON-UNION
Saturday, June 8
in Santa Barbara / Accompanist Provided
Audition Times: 10 am-12 pm. 5-minute audition slots.
Audition Location
: The New Vic, 33 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara
Book an Appointment



LOS ANGELES / AEA EPA AUDITIONS
Monday, June 10
in North Hollywood / Accompanist Provided
Tuesday, June 11 in North Hollywood / No Accompanist Provided

Audition Times: 10 am-6 pm. Lunch from 1:30-2:30 pm. 5-minute audition slots.
Audition Location
: Screenland Studios 10501 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood 91601

Book an Appointment



Preparation
: One or two monologues OR one monologue and one legitimate musical theater selection not to exceed 32 bars in length. The combined length is no longer than 3 minutes. Please be sure to bring a headshot and resume with you to your audition appointment. A current AEA membership card will be required for check-in; those who cannot present one will be allowed to audition with non-AEA members if time permits.

 

What to Bring: Be sure to bring a headshot and resumé. If you are singing, bring sheet music in the correct key.

 

Questions or concerns may be addressed to Elena Cruz at 805-880-1997 (M, W-F 10a-6p) ecruz@etcsb.org. This includes being added to the waiting list. Only AEA members will receive appointment times via direct communication. Non-union members are welcome to wait for an available slot and will be admitted on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Audition appointments will be scheduled through the Sunday before the Audition Date. Actors may check in no earlier than 20 minutes before their audition time. Parking is available on the street.  


Other Information:
ETC has had a long-standing approach to diversity in casting and hiring. Unless otherwise specified, all roles are open to any gender, race, disability, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or identity. 

The 2024-25 Season

DRACULA: A COMEDY OF TERRORS – By Gordon Greenberg & Steve Rosen

Director- Jamie Torcellini

First Rehearsal: 9/10/24

First Performance: 10/10/24

Closing Performance: 10/27/24


ABOUT THE SHOW
:
All roles require exceptional comedic actors who demonstrate bold character choices and instinctual comedic freedom, and the ability to switch characters as quickly as changing a wig. Must be great with physical comedy, proficient in various dialects, and the ability to deliver fearlessly sharp melodramatic humor, much like the style of 39 Steps.

Additionally, the show enthusiastically embraces the playful exploration of gender representation in the whimsical, queer-camp tradition inspired by figures such as Charles Ludlam, Everett Quinton, and the Ridiculous Theater Company (as seen in The Mystery of Irma Vep). 

It’s Dracula meets 39 Steps, by way of The Mystery of Irma Vep, Young Frankenstein, and a dash of Rocky Horror. 


CAST OF CHARACTERS

Actor One- Harker/ Suiters/ Bosun/ Gravedigger

Actor Two- Dr. Westfeldt/ Renfield/ Captain

Actor Three- Lucy/ Kitty/ Driver+

Actor Four- Mina/ Van Helsing

Actor Five- Dracula*+

*Characters may be required to be shirtless for all or part of show.

+Characters are in scenes with kissing/intimacy.


CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS
ACTOR 1:
He/Him, late 20’s – 30s, any ethnicity. Small, unassuming. 
Plays the following roles:

  • JONATHAN HARKER (RP British dialect): He/him – a meticulous, prim and proper real estate agent with an obsessive-compulsive streak, who’s easily spooked by his own shadow. He’s engaged to Lucy Westfeldt, his childhood crush, and admires her boldness. Once he’s bitten he undergoes a dramatic transformation, shedding his inhibitions and embracing a rock star persona reminiscent of Tom Jones, complete with leather pants.
  • THREE SUITORS (various dialects): he/him – Lord Cavendish, Lord Windsor and Lord Havemercy, played simultaneously with the help of a puppet on either side of his head.
  • BOSUN (Irish dialect): he/him – A scurvy seaman who goes down with the ship in a storm.
  • GRAVEDIGGER (cockney dialect): he/him – A drunk gravedigger with a secret.


ACTOR 2
: She/Her, aged 40s-50s, any ethnicity. Plays the following roles:

  • DR. WESTFELDT (RP British dialect): he/him – 
    Lucy and Mina’s Father, a pompous misogynist who enjoys making grandiose declarations.
  • RENFIELD (cockney dialect): he/him- 
    A deranged patient under Dr. Westfeldt’s care, obsessively devoted and with a peculiar fondness for consuming insects. He’s insanely kooky.
  • CAPTAIN (sea captain dialect): he/him – 
    The scurvy and grizzled captain of a doomed vessel trapped in a fierce storm. He’s “going down with the shiiii…”

ACTOR 3: She/Her, aged 20s-30s, any ethnicity. Plays the following roles:

  • LUCY WESTFELDT (RP dialect): The spirited and intelligent daughter of Dr. Westfeldt, Lucy is an adventurous earth scientist brimming with energy. Often underestimated, because of her beauty. Engaged to Jonathan, but becomes enamored with Dracula upon his arrival in Whitby due to their shared interests and his exotic allure, including his shirtless appearances. When her sister falls victim to Dracula’s bite, Lucy fearlessly joins the fight against him.
  • KITTY (cockney dialect): An eccentric elderly patient of Dr. Westfeldt, Kitty is a quirky kleptomaniac who also serves as a maid in his household.
  • DRIVER (thick Eastern European or Russian dialect): A Transylvanian Uber driver with a comedic mix of Mel Brooks and Borat vibes.

ACTOR 4: He/Him, aged 40s-50s, any ethnicity. Embodies the following characters:

  • MINA WESTFELDT (RP dialect): she/her 
    The frequently overshadowed daughter of the Westfeldt family. Living in her sister Lucy’s shadow, Mina craves attention and validation. With a hungry heart, she is easily swayed by Dracula’s charisma, and falls victim to his charms/arms, becoming ensnared in his curse.
  • JEAN VAN HELSING (German dialect): she/her
    A stern and disciplined German Doctor specializing in Rare Infectious Diseases from the esteemed University of Schmutz. Scientific and humorless, she approaches her work with strict professionalism and a no-nonsense attitude. 

ACTOR 5: He/Him, in his late 20s to 30s, any ethnicity. Portrays:

  • COUNT DRACULA (Transylvanian dialect): A figure of immense allure, exuding magnetic charm and possessing a rock star aura with a captivating physique. Dracula embodies narcissism yet carries a profound loneliness within. Upon encountering Harker, he becomes consumed by an instant obsession with Lucy, drawn to her independent spirit and fearless nature. He journeys to Whitby in pursuit of Lucy, intent on claiming her from Jonathan and making her his eternal bride.

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET – By Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux

Director- Brian McDonald

First Rehearsal: 11/05/24

First Performance: 12/05/24

Closing Performance: 12/22/24

**Cast Doubles As Band**

 

Sam Phillips– 33, the Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll and founder of Sun Records; discovered Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and many, others, including Roy Orbison and B.B. King; a towering and charismatic figure in American music. Non-Musical Role.

Jerry Lee Lewis– 20, Rock ‘n’ Roll’s legendary piano prodigy and celebrated Last Man standing – Vocal Range: D5-D7

Carl Perkins– 24, lead guitar player, the first poet of Rock ‘n’ Roll – Vocal Range: D5-C7

Johnny Cash– 24, guitar player, a giant of American Music at the dawn of his epic career – Vocal Range: D4-G#6

Elvis Presley– 21, guitar, the first and still undisputed King of Rock ‘n’ Roll – Vocal Range: A4-C7

Dyanne– mid-twenties, an aspiring singer, Elvis’ girlfriend – Vocal Range: A4-D6

Brother Jay– mid-twenties, bass player, brother of Carl Perkins

Fluke– mid-twenties, drummer

 

HAMLET – William Shakespeare

Director- Margret Starbuck

First Rehearsal: 1/07/25

First Performance: 2/06/25

Closing Performance: 2/23/25

 

Hamlet- ALREADY CAST

Claudius/Ghost

Gertrude

Ophelia/Francisco/2nd Gravedigger

Polonius/Captain/Gravedigger

Horatio

Laertes/First Player/Bernardo

Marcellus/Osric/Guildenstern/Priest

JUSTICE– A NEW MUSICAL By Lauren Gunderson

Director- Jenny Sullivan

First Rehearsal: 5/06/25

First Performance: 6/5/25

Closing Performance: 6/22/25

SANDRA – White woman, 60

Headstrong, classy, by the book, no nonsense, a formidable and decisive leader. Everyone’s big sister. Lawyer and former politician and elected official. Lover of spicy food. Wife and mother of three boys. Known to most as Sandra Day O’Connor, first woman Justice of the United States Supreme Court. White.

RUTH – Jewish woman, 60

Calm, thoughtful, strategic. Enjoys a laugh, a good meal, a nice outfit, a moving opera. Defies assumptions of her firebrand personality by being generous, kind, and friend to all. Wife and mother of two as well as being a feminist activist and experienced judge, lawyer and professor. Known to most as Ruth Bader Ginsburg, second woman Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Jewish.

SONIA – Puerto-Rican American woman – 50s Diligent, level-headed, savvy and strong. Kind as well as fearless, she is not scared of being unflinchingly tough if the facts are behind her. Does not suffer fools. Fluent Spanish speaker, investigator, and rather a detective of the law. Diabetic, and early on dissuaded from being a lawyer because of it. Known to most as Sonia Sotomayor, first Latina on the Supreme Court. 

Seeking Actors for Young Playwrights Festival

Audition Announcement

ETC is seeking union and non-union actors of all ages and types for is 10-minute Young Playwrights Festival.

HOW TO AUDITION
To audition, please submit a video with 1 or 2 short monologues not more than 3-minutes in total length. Be sure to slate your name and contact information in your video introduction. You will also be asked to submit a headshot and resume. 

File names should be your first and last name. i.e.  BrianMcDonald.mov or BrianMcDonald.pdf

Acceptable video file types .mov or .mp4  Acceptable document file types: .doc, .jpeg, .jpg, .pdf

UPLOAD YOUR AUDITION VIDEO

 

DEADLINE
Submission must be received be Monday, April 24 at 11:59 p.m. to qualify.


REHEARSALS and PEFORMANCE

The first two rehearsals will take place online via Zoom between May 8-19. There will be one final rehearsal on stage at The New Vic on Saturday, May 20 between 9am and 12noon. The readings will happen that same afternoon at 2pm. Actors will not be expected to memorize the material.


COMPENSATION
If selected to participate, actors will receive a modest honorarium.


CONTACT US

For more information, please contact Director of Education, Brian McDonald at 805.965.5400 Ext. 541 or via email at bmcdonald@etcsb.org.

Season Breakdown
Other Information: All roles are open to all ethnicities unless otherwise specified.

The Thanksgiving Play – Larissa FastHorse

Director- Brian McDonald

First Rehearsal: 9/12/2023

 

 

Logan – Female, Caucasian looking – 20s-40s

 

Jaxton – Male, Caucasian looking – 20s-40s

 

Alicia – Female, Caucasian but passes as “ethnic in 1950’s movies” – 20s-30s

 

Caden – Male, Caucasian Looking – 20s-50s

 

 

 

Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash – Sylvia Khoury

Director- Nike Doukas

First Rehearsal: 1/10/23

 

Taroon- Male- Afghan- early 30s

Afiya- Female- Afghan- early 30s

Leyla- Female- Afghan- early 30s

Jawid- Male- Afghan- late 30s

THE CHILDREN – Lucy Kirkwood

Director- Jenny Sullivan

First Rehearsal: 3/14/23

 

Rose- Female- 60s

Hazel- Female- 60s

Robin- Male- 60s

SEARED – Theresa Rebeck

Director- Jonathan Fox

First Rehearsal: 5/16/23

 

Harry- Male- 30s-40s

Rodney- Male- African American- early 20s

Mike- Male 30s-40s

Emily- Female- late 20s-early 30s


Work With Us

Current Openings as of 5/7/2024

Interim Lighting and AV Supervisor

Position: Interim Lighting and AV Supervisor (Salaried Full-time)

Department: Production

Reports To: Director of Production

Annually Salary: $65,000-$75,000

Potential Direct Reports Include: Over-hire Electricians, Audio Engineer, Video Engineer, Sound Board Operator, Spotlight Operator, and Light Board Operator

 

Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Interim Lighting and AV (LXAV) Supervisor. This full-time benefits-eligible position requires someone who has demonstrated expertise in lighting, video and audio.

 

ETC is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion and justice in our organization and our community, and thus we seek a broad spectrum of employees. We strongly encourage and welcome applicants who are Black, Indigenous or People of Color, as well as those who are from other underrepresented communities.

 

Organizational Description

Led by Executive Director Scott DeVine, ETC presents important new plays and innovative interpretations of classic works for a broad audience. ETC engages audiences with entertaining, compelling, and thought-provoking theatrical productions, develops the community’s knowledge and appreciation of live stage productions, and offers a range of educational programs for young people.

 

Position Summary

The LXAV Supervisor leads the lighting, video, and audio departments in planning and execution of all produced and presented works at Ensemble Theatre Company, as well as provides support in audio, video and lighting to rental clients on an as needed basis. They supervise crews in audio, video and lighting in the day to day operation of these departments. They are responsible for the realization of each production’s artistic vision in a safe and efficient way. This position reports to the Director of Production and works closely with designers and other production department heads.

 

This is a temporary, interim position covering a current employee’s leave of absence, starting in late July 2024 and running through August 2025.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and manage the operation of the lighting, video and audio departments and execution of respective designs including the supervision of electricians, board programmers/operators, audio engineers, audio assistants, and video engineers.
  • Attend design meetings, production meetings, and production department head meetings.
  • Generate and review labor and material estimates for lighting, audio, and video designs and general department operation.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with production departments, designers, and other parties as needed to interpret and develop final designs within budget parameters.
  • Coordinate purchasing and rental of materials as needed.
  • Track and manage production and department expenditures.
  • Collaborate to develop cost-conscious solutions when confronting design challenges.
  • Hire, schedule, and manage over-hire, electricians, audio engineers, audio assistants, and video engineers by providing support and feedback to ensure employees are growing and working to their potential.
  • Collaborate with other department heads to manage the flow of units through the shops when lighting, video or audio elements are part of the design. Oversee installation of electrics, audio and video elements with the crossover departments.
  • Lead all lighting calls necessary for the execution of the production lighting designs.
  • Serve as light board programmer during tech rehearsals.
  • Maintain up-to-date light and audio rep plots for company events, rentals, and special projects and supervise the restoration of rep plots following each production.
  • Maintain and improve production spaces, LXAV systems and equipment inventories by scheduling inspections, repairs, and upgrades.
  • Work with Director of Production and/or Rentals Manager on examinations of future season calendars, budgets, and potential presented work.
  • Provide lighting and AV support for company events, education programming, and rentals as needed. Possible design opportunities for interested candidates.
  • Adhere to and enforce safe working practices and follow all Ensemble Theatre Safety policies. As needed, establish guidelines for safe work in theatre space for department staff.
  • Stay informed of health and safety issues regarding materials, equipment and working environment.
  • Serve as Technical Supervisor/run crew for performances as needed.

 

Qualifications:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage shifting and competing priorities, exercise good judgment and discretion, and maintain a positive attitude in stressful environments.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams).
  • Proficiency in Google Workspace.
  • Proficiency in Vectorworks Spotlight and Lightwright software and ability to quickly extrapolate data from design plates and lighting and audio paperwork.
  • Proficiency in ETC Eos Family Consoles.
  • Familiarity with QLab software.
  • Understanding of audio and video signal paths.
  • Basic rigging experience.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as necessary.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • 2-3 years’ experience as a Lead Electrician or 6-10 years’ experience as an electrician in an entertainment venue.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3 or more years’ experience as Lead Electrician.
  • Proficiency in QLab 5 software.
  • Audio mixing experience, especially on Allen and Heath SQ5 console.
  • Familiarity with Isadora software.

Please send a letter of interest and resume to productionjobs@etcsb.org

 

Audio Engineer

Audio Engineer

Part Time/ show by show basis,

Hours are scheduled on an as- needed basis with no set schedule or guarantees with potential overtime

Pay: $25-$30 BOE


The Audio Engineer is part of a team that works in a creative space to make the sound designer’s and music director’s ideas come to life. This position supervises the A2 and oversees the load in, strike, board operation and system maintenance of the Ensemble Theater Company show as assigned by the Production Manager. The Audio Engineer reports to the Lighting and A/V Supervisor and the Production Manager. 

Candidates should have detailed knowledge of the following:

  • Audio signal flow, troubleshooting and audio equipment repair 
  • Current audio technology, specifically wireless microphone setup/operation, com systems, QLab, and digital mixing (ETC uses a Allen and Heath SQ5 mixer)
  • Safe rigging practices

Job requirements include: 

  • Attending production meetings
  • Reading and interpreting designer drawings and communications regarding the sound design.
  • Leading load-in and strike of all audio equipment, including speakers, microphones, monitors, and band set-up.
  • Serving as primary audio engineer and board operator during tech and previews with the expectation of working evenings and weekends. 
    • Live-mixing band and vocals for a full-scale musical production
    • In collaboration with the sound designer, program all recorded tracks and effects in QLab.
    • Supervising sound check prior to each rehearsal and performance.
  • Running and maintaining sound design after show opening, including mixing, troubleshooting, speaker check, and maintenance and repair of equipment
  • Maintaining a clean and orderly working environment.
  • Working in a safe, efficient, and organized manner

Please send letter of interest and resume to productionjobs@etcsb.org

Over-Hire Scenic Carpenter

Over-Hire Scenic Carpenter

Part Time/ show by show basis.

Hours are scheduled on an as- needed basis with no set schedule or guarantees with potential overtime

Pay: $17-$25 BOE

Scenic carpenters are part of a team that work in a creative space to make the set designers idea come to life. This position often carries over to load in the crew when it comes time to install the set you just helped build. The Ensemble Theater Company Scene Shop is off site therefore, carpenters must be able to travel from the shop in Goleta to the stage space in Santa Barbara. Carpenters report to the Technical Director and the Production Manager. You must know and be capable of the following:

  • Tool Usage
    • Table saw
    • Chop saw
    • Metal chop saw
    • Circular saw
    • Jig saw
    • Oscillator
    • sawzall
    • Drills/Impact Drivers
    • Pneumatic nail gun
    • Belt Sander
    • Grinders
    • Adhesives/Fasteners
    • Wrenches
  • Carpenters must know the basics of theater set construction
  • Know the true dimension of lumber and how to account for it in cuts and builds.
  • Can read/produce cut lists, and interpret working drawings.
  • Must be able to lift more than 75 lbs ( that is the average weight of a full sheet of ¾ plywood.)
  • Must have a general understanding of structural integrity in regards to framing of platforms and walls.
  • Must be able to work in a fast paced environment and take action from orders quickly.
  • Must be comfortable with climbing ladders and riding in lift baskets over 20 feet tall.
  • Must be comfortable with tight spaces (ex. Going under a platform, or between walls.)
  • MUST be willing and able to ask for clarifying questions and explanations.

Please send letter of interest and resume to productionjobs@etcsb.org

Over-Hire Scenic Welder

Part Time/ show by show basis,

Hours are scheduled on an as- needed basis with no set schedule or guarantees with potential overtime

Pay: $17-$25 BOE

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Scenic Welders are part of a team that work in a creative space to make the set designers idea come to life. This position often carries over to load in the crew when it comes time to install the set you just helped build. The Ensemble Theater Company Scene Shop is off site therefore, Welders must be able to travel from the shop in goleta to the stage space in Santa Barbara. Welders report to the Technical Director and the Production Manager. You must know and be capable of the following:

  • Tool Usage
    • Mig Welding 125-220
    • Aluminum welding (not required)
    • Oxy acetylene (not required)
    • ARC welding (not required)
    • Table saw
    • Chop saw
    • Metal chop saw
    • portaband
    • Sawzall
    • Drills/Impact Drivers
    • Pneumatic Staplers/nail guns
    • Belt Sander
    • Grinders
    • Adhesives/Fasteners
  • Welders Must know how to change the gas tank and wire wheel on a mig welder.
  • Must know how to clean metal and prep the space to begin welding.
  • Must follow proper ventilation and light protection guidelines.
  • Welders must know the basics of theater set construction
  • Can read/produce cut lists, and interpret working drawings.
  • Must have a general understanding of structural integrity in regards to framing of platforms and walls
  • Must be able to work in a fast paced environment and take action from orders quickly.
  • Must be comfortable with climbing ladders and riding in lift baskets over 20 feet tall.
  • Must be comfortable with tight spaces (ex. Going under a platform, or between walls.)
  • MUST be willing and able to ask for clarifying questions and explanations.

Please send letter of interest and resume to productionjobs@etcsb.org 

Over-Hire Wardrobe Run Crew

Part Time/ show by show basis.

Hours are scheduled on an as- needed basis with no set schedule or guarantees with potential overtime

Pay: $15-$20 BOE


Wardrobe Run Crew is part of a team that works in a creative space to make the costume designer’s idea come to life. This position assists actors with any dressing or quick change needs and  assists the wardrobe supervisor with laundry, repairs and organization. You Must be capable of the following:

  •  Assist actors with quick changes
  • Track costume pieces throughout show
  • Make sure all appropriate undergarments and costumes are available to actors before half hour
  • If needed, preset costumes in correct areas
  • Assist with wigs, hair, or makeup if needed
  • Costume maintenance and repair
  • Iron and steam costumes according to care instructions
  •  Laundry according to care instructions and equity standards
  • Possible sewing skills needed either by machine or hand

Please send letter of interest and resume to productionjobs@etcsb.org

Over-Hire Electricians

Over-Hire Electricians

Part Time/show by show basis.

Hours are scheduled on an as-needed basis with no set schedule or guarantees with potential overtime.

Pay:$17-$25 BOE

 

Theatrical electricians are part of a team that work in a creative space to make the lighting designer’s ideas come to life. Electricians are responsible for the safe installation of lighting equipment and execution of the lighting design under the guidance of the Lighting and A/V Supervisor and ETC Production Team. Overhire Lighting Technicians will service ETC’s theater space at The New Vic for load-ins, changeovers, focus calls, strikes, notes calls and maintenance calls. Some work maintenance and wiring work may also occur at ETC’s scene shop.

 

JOB DUTIES:

  • Participating in the preparation of shows. Includes preparing required equipment, organization of color, templates, and other consumables as well as the wiring of practicals and effects.
  • Participate in loading in the light plot. Includes hanging lights, running power and data cable, and installing lighting accessories.
  • Participating in the maintenance of lighting department equipment and facilities as assigned: including (but not limited to) theatrical lighting instrumentation, practical electrical properties, backstage running lights, projection equipment, atmospherics, effects devices, cue lights and tech tables.
  • Maintaining cleanliness and promoting a safe working environment in all Lighting areas in the theater: Production Office, control booth, dimmer room, grid, catwalks, work areas, and storage spaces.
  • Act in concert with the theater’s safety policies, including adherence to the Ensemble Theatre Company’s current COVID-19 Safety Plan.
  • Additional related duties as assigned by Lighting and A/V Supervisor or other Production Staff.

 

In addition to the duties listed above, Ensemble Theatre Company expects the following of each employee:  adheres to theater’s policies and procedures; works in a safe manner; performs duties as workload necessitates; maintains a positive and respectful attitude; communicates regularly with supervisor about department issues; demonstrates efficient time management and prioritizes workload; and demonstrates regular and consistent attendance and punctuality.

 

REQUIREMENTS (SKILLS and KNOWLEDGE):

  • Familiarity and working knowledge of current lighting instruments and equipment.
  • Ability to read and understand common drawings and paperwork used in theatrical lighting installations.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, energized and quickly changing environment.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills with a proven ability to work independently and as a team player.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Prolonged periods of standing, ladder work and work on Personnel Lifts.
  • Ability to work at heights of up to 50 feet, in cramped spaces and otherwise limiting job sites.
  • Ability to regularly move and lift 30-50 lbs.
  • Typical hours are during the day, but the position requires the flexibility to be available for weekend and evening work hours as needed. 

 

Please send letter of interest and resume to productionjobs@etcsb.org

Light Board Operator

Light Board Operator

Part Time/show by show basis.

Hours are scheduled in accordance with the rehearsal and performance calendars with potential overtime.

Pay: $17-$20 BOE

 

The light board operator (lights op) is part of a team that works in a creative space to make the lighting designer’s ideas come to life. Under the direction of the Stage Manager, the lights op is responsible for running the lighting console during performances and performing all necessary pre-show checks and post-show resets for the lighting design.

 

JOB DUTIES:

  • Attending technical rehearsals and run-throughs as assigned by the Lighting and A/V Supervisor.
  • Attending dress rehearsal and previews to train in running the show.
  • Performing daily dimmer/focus checks to maintain the lighting design during the run of the show- correcting any focus problems, changing lamps or burned gel as needed and referring any other problems to the Lighting and A/V Supervisor.
  • In accordance with the Stage Manager’s direction, run the lighting console during all performances of the show run.
  • Properly shut down the lighting system and reset any lighting effects at the end of each performance.

 

In addition to the duties listed above, Ensemble Theatre Company expects the following of each employee: adheres to theater’s policies and procedures; works in a safe manner; performs duties as workload necessitates; maintains a positive and respectful attitude; communicates regularly with supervisor about department issues; demonstrates efficient time management and prioritizes workload; and demonstrates regular and consistent attendance and punctuality.

 

REQUIREMENTS (SKILLS and KNOWLEDGE):

  • Familiarity and working knowledge of current lighting instruments and equipment.
  • Ability to read and understand common drawings and paperwork used in theatrical lighting installations.
  • Have a general understanding of the functions of ETC EOS Family Consoles and be able to independently troubleshoot and correct common theatrical lighting problems in an efficient manner.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, energized and quickly changing environment.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills with a proven ability to follow directions and work as a team player.

 

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Ability to work on ladders and work on Personnel Lifts.
  • Ability to work at heights of up to 50 feet, in cramped spaces and otherwise limiting job sites.
  • Ability to occasionally move and lift 30-50 lbs.
  • Typical hours are afternoons and evenings on both weekdays and weekends, with some morning availability required for occasional rehearsals and student matinees.

 

Please send letter of interest and resume to productionjobs@etcsb.org

Sound Board Operator

Sound Board Operator

Part Time/show by show basis.

Hours are scheduled in accordance with the rehearsal and performance calendars with potential overtime.

Pay: $17-$20 BOE

 

The sound board operator (sound op) is part of a team that works in a creative space to make the sound designer’s ideas come to life. Under the direction of the Stage Manager, the sound op is responsible for running the sound board and Q-lab during performances and performing all necessary pre-show checks and post-show resets for the sound design.

 

JOB DUTIES:

  • Attending technical rehearsals and run-throughs as assigned by the Lighting and A/V Supervisor and Audio Engineer
  • Attending dress rehearsal and previews to train in running the show.
  • Performing daily speaker checks to maintain the sound design during the run of the show- correcting any audio issues as needed and referring any other problems to the Lighting and A/V Supervisor.
  • In accordance with the Stage Manager’s direction, run the sound board and Q-lab during all performances of the show run.
  • Properly shut down the sound system at the end of each performance.

 

In addition to the duties listed above, Ensemble Theatre Company expects the following of each employee: adheres to theater’s policies and procedures; works in a safe manner; performs duties as workload necessitates; maintains a positive and respectful attitude; communicates regularly with supervisor about department issues; demonstrates efficient time management and prioritizes workload; and demonstrates regular and consistent attendance and punctuality.

 

REQUIREMENTS (SKILLS and KNOWLEDGE):

  • Familiarity and working knowledge of current sound equipment.
  • Have a general understanding of the functions of Mac OS and Allen Heath sound board and be able to independently troubleshoot and correct common theatrical sound problems in an efficient manner.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, energized and quickly changing environment.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills with a proven ability to follow directions and work as a team player.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Ability to work on ladders and work on Personnel Lifts.
  • Ability to work at heights of up to 50 feet.
  • Ability to occasionally move and lift 30-50 lbs.
  • Typical hours are afternoons and evenings on both weekdays and weekends, with some morning availability required for occasional rehearsals and student matinees.

Please send letter of interest and resume to productionjobs@etcsb.org

New Play Submissions

ETC does not accept manuscripts through the mail. We do, however, accept electronic scripts with play synopses and character breakdown, via email only to info@etcsb.org. Please note that you will receive a response only if we have further interest. Please do not follow up via phone or email.

ETC Shop Services

ETC’s production team has a fully functional scene shop capable of fabricating for theatrical needs and other events. If you are interested in having ETC fabricate for your next show or event, please contact the ETC production manager at productionmanager@etcsb.org for available build slots. 

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