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Managing Director - (posted 2/25/17 by Forward Theater Company)

Forward Theater Company (FTC), a professional contemporary theater company based in Madison, Wisconsin, is launching a search for a Managing Director.

FTC was founded in 2009 and is a resident company of Overture Center for the Arts in downtown Madison. Our mission is to “create a home base for Wisconsin’s theater professionals and audiences, that expands the cultural and economic life of the greater Madison area.” A balance of bold artistic programming with shrewd financial management has allowed Forward to finish each of its seasons in the black.
Forward produces three mainstage plays each year, as well as presenting two programs supporting new work in alternating seasons. In addition, FTC allocates significant resources to outreach programming built around the themes of each of our mainstage productions. Per our mission, over 90% of our hires are Wisconsin residents.

FTC’s operations are structured around an unique organizational structure, which balances governance between their Board of Directors and an Advisory Company, consisting of area theater professionals. Open communication and transparency around their artistic and financial needs are at the core of their success.
Mainstage productions run for three weeks each. Their subscriber base is approximately 2,700 patrons, and total 2015-2016 attendance was over 14,000.

Since its founding, FTC has been led by a Producing Artistic Director, with a growing staff that now includes two full-time and four part-time employees. (Over 100 additional contracts go to artists hired to work on our productions each year.) As we move towards our tenth anniversary season in 2018-2019, we are looking to add a full-time Managing Director to start in January 2018.

Candidates for the position must have prior nonprofit leadership experience, preferably with arts organizations. Wisconsin residence (current or past) is a plus, per our mission. Ability to work in a collegial, cooperative environment is a must.

Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume and references to jobs@forwardtheater.com between February 1 and March 31, 2017.

Wide Open Actor Leads - (posted 2/23/17 by Glowstix Studios)

Looking for leads in film 'Open Wide' (1) Male mid thirty - early forty (1) Female mid thirty - early forty. See www.facebook.com/WideOpenPictures. Please contact me directly at brienpaige@gmail.com

Male & Female On Camera talent - (posted 2/21/17 by Spectrum Reach)

HIRING – Multiple Male and Female On Camera Talent for TV Commercials
Looking for 6 on camera talent to deliver multiple lines for a series of 2 TV commercials that will air in the Sheboygan WI market.
Commercial will be shot in Madison WI on either Tuesday, February 28th OR Wednesday, March 1st between the hours of 9am – 4pm.
Individual talent will only be needed for 1 hour for that day and time will be scheduled upon casting.
Demographics Needed:
4 women and 2 Men
Between the age of 25 and 60 years old
All races and ethnicities are encouraged to apply.

Talent will be paid a flat rate of $50 for the hour.
Please send head shot and resume to:
Kelly Klaschus – Senior Producer/Director for Spectrum Reach at Kelly.Klaschus@Spectrum.com

Dance Instructor - (posted 2/14/17 by Dance Now! Studios)

Dance Now! Studios is looking for a part time dance instructor beginning in June. Position is part time and will require approximately 2-3 evenings per week. Location is Watertown, WI. Qualified candidate should be able to teach children of all ages and be knowledgeable in ballet, tap, jazz and lyrical. Hip Hop would be beneficial. If interested please send resume and dance history to email:
dancenowstudios@att.net or call Julie at 920-887-3262

Seeking PAID Performers for Menopause, The Musical - (posted 2/13/17 by Palace Theater in the Dells)

The Palace Theater in the Wisconsin Dells is seeking Female Musical Theatre PERFORMERS for ALL roles in its upcoming production Menopause, The Musical!

This hilarious musical parody staged to classic tunes from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles.

CASTING BREAKDOWN - They are four women who bond because of menopause symptoms.

SOAP STAR (SS): [soprano with a belt, lyric soprano to E, belt to B] attractive, well preserved, and buxom. She is obviously passed the ingénue character that she has played in a popular soap opera. She is struggling to come to grips with aging unsuccessfully because it affects her livelihood as well as her life. She is the most sallow of the four but manipulative because of her celebrity. Her emotions run from fearful to frustrated. The evolution of her friendship with the others is the result of having to look beyond beauty, from what is skin deep to what is real. Age range: 40 to 50.

IOWA HOUSEWIFE (IH): [low chest voice, sweet innocent sound, should be able to belt to C] not quite in shape, her clothes make her look frumpier than she really is (i.e. no sense of style). She is in town with her husband who is on a convention and is trying to rekindle their romance on a second honeymoon…to no avail. She wears bifocals and carries her handbag under her arm constantly. IH had her children later in life so they are still at home. She has naïve wisdom; she prattles oblivious to the fact that no one is paying attention; she is the product of being a housewife and a mother. Until her hormones started to surge, she got her power from being a wife and mother. She is discovering – but waffles as she is doing it – what her husband and kids have known all along. She has strength… and the ability to discern her own destiny. Age range: 44 to 50.

EARTH MOTHER (EM): [warm pleasant voice, strong chest voice to C] very healthy, vegetarian, survivor of the 60’s drug era; she could wear Birkenstocks and socks; herbalist, astrologist. She lives on a community farm in Connecticut with her “husband” whom she met at Woodstock. She is roly poly. OF the four she has the least baggage…she is warmer, and the least judgmental. She is the Mother Earth character that one would expect the IH to be…as long as she has had sleep. She doesn’t get angry….only cranky. And is not self-conscious about who and what she is. She is the most playful. Unlike most women at this age what are put in the position of parenting their parents due to aging or ill health, she has been mothering her mother for the last several decades (and marriages). She loves and is lovable, both characteristics draw people to her. Age range: 45 to 55.

PROFESSIONAL WOMAN (PW): [big belt voice to E, should be able to sing gospel and improvise] African American, with an attitude; she is in the position of power in her career and has earned every dollar working twice as hard as her male counterparts; great legs under short skirts; a control freak, out of control with the big M and has little patience with the havoc it is reeking on her life. Her ride to the top of the heap (i.e. owning her own company) has left her with little relationship… to her daughter, her mother….even her race. She was never about Black Power, just power. And it has always been difficult for her to identify if it was fear of failure or fear of success that was her great motivator. The frustration of dealing with the raging hormones is not only with the symptoms, but in her inability to control them. This perceived failure allows other parts of being a woman to surface including accepting the knowledge that she is, in fact, not alone on her mountain. Age range: 45 to 55.

Please submit your headshot and resume to
dellspalacecasting@gmail.com. Don’t forget to put Menopause and your Full Name in the subject line of the email.
Rehearsals begin Wednesday, 3/1/17, opening Friday, 3/17/17 and closing Sunday, 4/9/17. Must be available for all rehearsal and performance dates. Please see performance schedule at www.dellspalace.com

All roles PAID, plus housing and travel
Seeking All Ethnicities, NON-UNION ONLY
Anthony and Joseph Tomaska Casting Authority

Piano Teacher - (posted 1/31/17 by Monroe Street Arts Center)

Monroe Street Arts Center is a non-profit community arts school on Madison's near west side. We are seeking experienced teachers in piano. All selected candidates will be hired as hourly part-time employees of the arts center, and would be assigned one day of teaching with the possibility for additional days. Available days for teaching are Thursday-Saturday. Teaching contracts
would begin as soon as possible. All teachers start at $20/hour. For more information please contact Matthew Dahm at matthewd@monroestreetarts.org or call 608-232-1510

Director Applicant Pool - After School Program - (posted 1/24/17 by First Act Children's Theatre)

First Act Children’s Theatre is seeking applications for directors.

Our "Stage Right" programs meet for 2 hours after school once a week on either Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday between 2:30 & 6 p.m., offering grade school aged children 10 weeks of fun and learning, finishing with a fully costumed production!

* Qualified directors have experience directing theatre productions as well as experience leading grade school aged children.
* Must have knowledge of theatre techniques using voice and body, as well as warm ups and games.

* Directors will work closely with their Assistant Director/Stage Manager and intern to ensure a safe and fun learning environment.
* Directors will attend production meetings and work closely with the Artistic Director and TECH team to carry out the vision of the show.

This is an "applicant pool" posting. It does not signify that vacancies actually exist at this time. The purpose of this posting is to develop a pool of qualified applicants, should vacancies become available.

Please send resume to Saritah at GazeboDweeb@gmail.com

Performing Arts Center Manager - (posted 9/23/16 by Ashwaubenon School District)

The Ashwaubenon School District and Village of Ashwaubenon are seeking a full time Performing Arts Center Manager for our newly constructed 700-seat facility that serves both the Ashwaubenon Schools and Village of Ashwaubenon community.

Individual will be responsible for serving as the lead facility and program manager for the Ashwaubenon PAC and is responsible for managing all PAC dedicated staff and coordinating all performing arts activities and events that the PAC will house.

The Village of Ashwaubenon is a suburban community adjacent to the city of Green Bay and in the shadows of Lambeau Field. The Village, which currently has a population of 18,000, is approximately 110 miles north of Milwaukee.

For complete job description and application requirements please visit www.ashwaubenon.k12.wi.us/employment.cfm .

Application deadline is October 17, 2016.

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