Crew Call! Bygone Theatre’s Next Production: “Rope”

It’s that time again! We are looking to put together our production team for our next major show, Rope. There will be a total of 7 performances held between November 21-29, 2014 (exact dates are still being confirmed) at the Gibson House Museum. We are looking for the following;

  1. Stage Manager:
    1. Do you love lists and schedules? Are you a master-multi-tasker? Do you have previous experience as a stage manager (or assistant stage manager on more than one occasion)? Then we want to hear from you. The SM will be in charge of organizing rehearsals, sending rehearsal reports, taking minutes at production meetings, hiring ASMs and calling the show. Expect to be at the majority of the rehearsals. Must be available for all show dates.
  2. Technical Designer:
    1. Are you a skilled technician with a flair for creativity? Are you comfortable working in a site-specific space that doesn’t include traditional sound and lighting equipment? Drop us a line. While there will likely be limited lighting design, we are looking for someone to help build a unique sound design. Ideally the designer will also be available to run the sound cues, but this may be flexible. Expect several meetings leading up to the show, as well as attendance at the dress and tech rehearsals.
  3. Promotions Assistants:
    1. Are you social media savvy? A marketing guru? Do you have a better understanding of Vine and Twitter than our AD does (chances are, most do)? Call us up. We are looking for people to assist with social media updates, blog posts, youtube videos and postering. Experience is not necessary, just a good understanding of the social media platforms.

Benefits:
Aside from working with the awesome people at Bygone Theatre, you will get a chance to work on a show that is being produced with the help of the City of Toronto; this means better publicity and a much farther reach than our previous shows. We cannot guarantee any pay at this point in the project, but we are hoping to raise enough funds to be able to provide all those involved with an honouraium. We are more than happy to help spread the word about any of your own projects and will write letters of recommendation if requested. For high school students looking to get their mandatory 40 hours of volunteer time, we can provide that for you, as well as serve as a teaching tool for those interested in getting involved in local theatre. This is a non-union performance.

If you are interested in being involved, send a cover letter and resume to Artistic Director Emily Dix at emily@bygonetheatre.com with the subject line, Rope Production Crew: (Position Applying For).

The application deadline is Monday September 1, 5:00pm.

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Volunteer Position: Student Promotions and Social Media Intern

Bygone Theatre is looking for our next intern as part of our Youth Outreach initiative! Janice Li was our most recent volunteer, working as a Production Assistant; she worked on “Dial M For Murder” as an Assistant Stage Manager and helped build the set, creating our fabulous brick wall all by herself!

Right now we’re in-between shows, so we’re looking for someone to help with more general company stuff, especially with promotions and expanding our social media presence. The ideal candidate will be:

  1. A Toronto high school student
  2. Interested in and passionate about theatre and the arts
  3. knowledgable of social media platforms (ie. facebook, twitter, instagram, youtube, wordpress, pinterest etc)
  4. Reliable and responsible
  5. Full of energy with a positive attitude and willingness to learn

What is key here is not so much experience as attitude; we are happy to share anything we know and hopefully you can teach us some things too!

While hours are extremely flexible, we do require a time commitment of a minimum of 3 months, as responsibilities will include maintaining (and possibly creating) social media accounts leading up until at least our November fundraiser.

We are open to adjusting the position to suit the students interests and needs; production based positions will be available closer to our next show, and students who assist out in other areas before then will be given preference.

This is a non-paying position, and a great way to earn your volunteer hours! Students who complete their tasks competently are welcome to use us as references or ask for a formal reference letter.

HOW TO APPLY:

If you’re interested in being involved, send your cover letter (explaining what relevant skills you have and why you want to be involved) and resume to bygonetheatre@hotmail.ca . We will contact potential candidates for interviews. Feel free to email us with any questions as well!

-E.