Contact

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. – Online only
Wed. – 1:00-5:00
Thurs. – Online only
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

Email Us

Auditions

General auditions take place in the summer. For more information, please use the email portal above. 

ETC is now accepting video submissions for Equity and non-Equity actors. For further information about upcoming auditions, please sign up for the mailing list.

Please note that we are a fully vaccinated company, and proof of full vaccination as defined by the CDC is required as a condition of employment (following AEA guidelines as required).
If you have any questions or issues regarding auditions, please email generalmanager@etcsb.org



Ensemble Theatre Company – 2021-22 Season

All roles are open to all ethnicities unless otherwise specified. Submissions will be reviewed by ETC’s Artistic Director.  Deadline for submissions is September 14, 2021.

Prepare audition material that may include one or two monologues and/or a song not to exceed three minutes total. Singers may prepare a song of their choice, or use the accompaniment provided which can be accessed online by clicking HERE.

Tenderly (Musical)

by Janet Yates Vogt & Mark Friedman
Directed by Jenny Sullivan
First Rehearsal: September 14, 2021
October 7 – 24, 2021

Roles
Rosemary  – female 30s – 50s CAST
Man – male – 20s – 50s – CAST

The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley

By Lauren Gunderson & Margot Melcon
Directed by Michael Butler
First Rehearsal – November 9, 2021
December 2 – 19, 2021 

Roles
Lydia – female – 20s-early 30s
Brian – male – mid 20s
George – male – late 20s – mid 30s
Cassie – female – 20s
Darcy – male – late 20s – mid 30s
Mrs. Reynolds – 50s
Elizabeth – late 20s – early 30s

Carmen Jones (Musical)
by Oscar Hammerstein
Directed by Jonathan Fox
First Rehearsal – January 11, 2022
February 3 – 20, 2022 

Roles –  All roles African-American
Husky Miller – male – mid 20s – mid 30s
Myrt– female – late 20s – early 40s
Joe – male – late 20s – 30s
Sally – female – 20s – 30s
Rum – female – 20s – 30s
Cindy Lou  – female – 20s
Carmen Jones – female – mid 20s – mid 30s
Frankie – female – late 30s – mid-40s
Dink – male – 20s – 30s
Sergeant Brown – male – 30s – 40s

American Son
By Christopher Demos-Brown
Directed by Jonathan Fox
First Rehearsal – March 15, 2022
April 7 – 24, 2022 

Roles
Kendra – African-American female – 40s CAST
Scott – Caucasian male – 40s CAST
Officer Larkin – Caucasian male – 20s – early 30s CAST
Officer Stokes – African American male, 40s – 60s

Sleuth
By Anthony Shaffer
Directed by Jenny Sullivan
First Rehearsal – May 17, 2022
June 9 – 26, 2022 

Roles
Milo – 30s – CAST
Andrew – 50s

 

Work With Us

Current Openings as of 2/7/2022

Responsibilities include supervision of full-time technical director and master electrician, engagement and supervision of overhire, pre-production scheduling and budgeting, facility management and consultation with facility renters, acting as liaison between artistic team and technical crew, and ensuring compliance with safety regulations. Requirements: experience in production management, excellent organizational and communication skills, and experience in – or a deep understanding of – all aspects of production, including carpentry, electrics and sound. Some knowledge of video technology and streaming platforms is helpful. Working periodic nights and weekends is required. Position is full-time year-round. Benefits include vacation and participation in company's health and pension plans. Please email resume to artisticdirector@etcsb.org.

The Technical Director (TD) manages all the Scenic elements related to company productions and events. The TD position should be held by an individual who has extensive understanding of theater drafting, mechanical and electrical engineering, welding and great organizational skills. The TD also acts as Shop Foreman for the scenic shop facility and supervises training and scheduling of all over-hires for all fabrication and installation requirements. In consultation with the Production Manager, the TD requests bids and purchases materials and creates construction drawings. The TD optimizes scenic department workflow, ensures facilities and equipment are in excellent operating order, and guarantees that material resources are available on a timely basis.  The TD works closely with the Scenic Designer and other creatives to make certain that designs are realized in a timely and cost-effective basis. Flexibility and positivity are key. To apply please email resume to productionmanager@etcsb.org.

ETC is looking for carpenters and metal workers for set and prop builds, load ins and load outs. The position would work primarily in our carpentry shop in Goleta with our Technical Director to achieve all the builds for the Ensemble theater season and any third party contracts. Position will use power tools such as table saw, chop saw, pneumatic tools, screw gun, jigsaw and welding equipment to construct from lumber and steel all the needed pieces for each show. All types of welding & metalwork woodworking and carpentry skills are needed! Position will also assist in load ins and load outs as well as final touches to finish a set in the New Vic Theater, Santa Barbara. This position is part time and on an as-needed/on call basis. If you are any good with tools and want the unique experience of building for and in the theater please send contact information and experience to productionmanager@etcsb.org.

ETC is looking for carpenters and metal workers for set and prop builds, load ins and load outs. The position would work primarily in our carpentry shop in Goleta with our Technical Director to achieve all the builds for the Ensemble theater season and any third-party contracts. Position will use power tools such as table saw, chop saw, pneumatic tools, screw gun, jigsaw and welding equipment to construct from lumber and steel all the needed pieces for each show. All types of welding & metalwork woodworking and carpentry skills are needed. Position will also assist in load-ins and load-outs as well as final touches to finish a set in the New Vic Theater, Santa Barbara. This position is part time and on an as-needed/on call basis. If you are any good with tools and want the unique experience of building for and in the theater please send contact information and experience to productionmanager@etcsb.org.

The Lighting and A/V Supervisor (LX) manages the Lighting and A/V elements related to company productions and events. The LX also supervises training and scheduling of all over-hires for all installation requirements. In consultation with the Production Manager, the LX requests bids and purchases materials. The TD optimizes department workflow, ensures facilities and equipment are in excellent operating order, and guarantees that material resources are available on a timely basis.  The LX works closely with the Lighting, Sound and Video Designers and other creatives to make certain that designs are realized in a timely and cost-effective basis. Flexibility and positivity are key. To apply please email resume to productionmanager@etcsb.org.

Required Qualifications:  Must be detail-oriented and have strong interpersonal skills.  Experience with Microsoft Office Suite including Excel and Google Ads; CRM familiarity; Adobe CC and WordPress or other CMS system preferred.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills.  Experience with Tessitura valued, but not required.

 

Responsibilities in support of Fundraising

 

  • Assist the Director of Development with fundraising events; stewardship and acknowledgement of donors; managing volunteers; collaborating on creating and distributing annual appeals, newsletters and other special funding requests.
  • Compiling reports, generating thank you letters, data entry, managing mass mailings for all departments and a wide array of other administrative duties.
  • Providing concierge services to all donors providing annual support of $2,000 and above

 

Responsibilities in support of Marketing and PR

 

  • Facilitate generation of lists, advanced data extractions, custom reports and ad hoc queries
  • Work with Tessitura Support staff and consultants to troubleshoot database issues
  • Facilitate distribution of ETC events via an annual community calendar for selected news sources
  • Populate social media scheduler for owned Instagram and Facebook
  • Copy and asset creation: provide assistance on projects as required
  • Work with hired vendors to coordinate production of in theatre assets and promo items, create shipping lists, and track shipping process

 

Responsibilities in support of administrative staff

 

  • Provide basic support for administrative staff such as checking mail, making copies, filing.

 

Reports to:    
Director of Development

Director of Marketing and PR

To apply please email resume to development@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. 

5-Play subscription are now on sale. 

3 Ways to Subscribe:

Online:
Subscription Form

By Phone:
ETC Box Office (805) 965-5400

Box Office Hours:

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


Please note: Plays, dates, and artists subject to change. All sales final. Payments will be processed shortly after they are received.

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. 
Flex-Pass Series
Juggling a hectic schedule? Choose our flex plan and enjoy the same subscriber savings and decide on your performance date right up until show time. (Subject to availability at the time of request)
Discount Subscriptions for 29 and Under
Theatergoers 29-and-Under and students enjoy and even greater discount when subscribing to the whole season.

Theater Tickets Make Great Gifts!

Ensemble Theatre Company gift certificates do not expire, and can be redeemed for any ETC production or education class.

Purchase Gift Certificates!

Groups Have More Fun & Save Money!

 

Save 15% to 25%

If you have 10 or more people, then you are a group! We host groups of all different types, including schools, active adult communities and senior centers, churches and synagogues, tour groups and fundraisers, professional organizations and businesses, social clubs and family reunions.

 

Why attend as a group?

Spectacular Savings — Discounts of 15% to 25%, depending on group size.

Priority Reservations — Ordering early, and placing a 50% deposit, is the easiest way to ensure your group gets the best seats at the best price. Pre-book the performance of your choice well in advance of the general public and you’ll have the seats to those sold-out shows.

Free Promotional Materials — Posters, flyers, show information—let us help you promote your Ensemble Theatre Company event!

Fundraisers — Buy the tickets at the discounted rate and use it as a revenue-generator by selling the tickets at a premium. Your organization can host a reception before the show to add value to the ticket price.

 

Contact

Box Office: 805-965-5400
Email: Click here to email the Box Office

 

Enjoy the Best Theater in Santa Barbara!
 

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.
WILL THE THEATER HAVE LIMITED SEATING?
• If we are required to limit seating capacity, we may not be able to offer your normal performance and seats. Preference will be given in order of subscription purchase. Don’t delay in purchasing your subscription!
CAN I GET A REFUND?
Rest assured! All subscription tickets will be refundable if we are unable to present the performance.
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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