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Need One Male Actor for One Night Theatre Event - (posted 10/15/17 by Dancing Star Theatre Company)

This is a one man show that I've written, and am personally producing. I need one male adult actor to perform the role. It will be a one night event at the Tap It/New Works Theatre that I have rented for the date. I anticipate the performance length to be about 1 hour and 20 minutes.

It will be on the night of the Winter Festival in Madison, but not a part of the festival itself.

The play is part of an annual self-production I started doing last year in Chicago. Similar to last year, it's a low-stress play with the focus on being experimental, entertaining, and experiential.

After your contact, I will provide a portion of the script for you to read and record for review.

70+ Hispanic Female Actress for TV Commercial - (posted 10/5/17 by Spectrum Reach)

Kernel, a Spectrum Reach production company in Madison, is seeking a Hispanic/Latina female actress as paid talent for a commercial, who meets the following criteria:

- Female
- Hispanic/Latina descent
- Roughly 70+ years of age
- ¼ - ½ day of shooting in the Madison, WI or Rockford, IL area
- Must be dog friendly (small dogs)
- Must be able to sit comfortably in a chair
- No speaking roles
- We are not looking for “models”, but instead an “every day” style of woman
- Does not have to have extensive acting experience, but is someone that can take direction well with instructions in English
- Paid job
- Quick Turnaround - Would like to shoot early/mid October 2017

Shoot will be indoors in a living room setting, under script and producer direction.

If your daughter (45-55 y/o) is also of Hispanic/Latina descent, there is another paid talent request on MadStage relating to another role in the same commercial.

If interested or know of someone who may be, please contact Wendy Patterson at wendy.patterson@charter.com and include your name, recent headshot, any related experience or skills and any questions you may have. Thank you.

Hispanic/Latina Female Actress for TV Commercial - (posted 10/5/17 by Spectrum Reach)

Kernel, a Spectrum Reach production company in Madison, is seeking a Hispanic/Latina female actress as paid talent for a commercial, who meets the following criteria:

- Female
- Hispanic/Latina descent
- Roughly 45-60 years of age
- 1 full day or (2) ½ days of shooting in the Madison, WI or Rockford, IL area
- Must be dog friendly and able to walk a small dog
- Must be able to walk comfortably on paved or gravel paths
- No speaking roles
- We are not looking for “models”, but instead an “every day” style of woman
- Does not have to have extensive acting experience, but is someone that can take direction well with instructions in English
- Paid job
- Quick Turnaround - Would like to shoot early/mid October 2017

Shoot will be both indoors and outdoors, under script and producer direction.

If your mother (70+ in age) is also of Hispanic/Latina descent, there is another paid talent request on MadStage relating to another role in the same commercial, involving very minimal movement.

If interested or know of someone who may be, please contact Wendy Patterson at wendy.patterson@charter.com and include your name, recent headshot, any related experience or skills and any questions you may have. Thank you.

African American Female Actress for TV Commercial - (posted 10/5/17 by Spectrum Reach)

Kernel, a Spectrum Reach production company in Madison, is seeking an African American female actress as paid talent for a commercial, who meets the following criteria:

- Female
- African American
- Roughly 60-65 years of age
- ½ day shoot in the Madison, WI area
- No speaking roles
- We are not looking for “models”, but instead an “every day” style of woman
- Does not have to have extensive experience, but is someone that can take direction well
- Quick Turnaround - Would like to schedule shoot for mid October 2017
- Paid job

Shoot will be indoors and involve moving around a kitchen/dining area, per script and producer direction. If interested or know of someone who may be, please contact Wendy Patterson at wendy.patterson@charter.com and include your name, recent headshot, any related experience or skills and any questions you may have. Thank you.

Director - (posted 9/29/17 by Save the Rainforest, Inc.)

Job description: Directing a play to be performed as a fund raiser for Save the Rainforest Earth Day weekend (April 20-22, 2018) at the Middleton Performing Arts Center.

Summary of the play: Cast consists of 13 actors. There is one major set upstage and one minor set downstage. The play is a comedy approximately 2 hours long. It is an original play by a Council for Wisconsin Writers’ dramatist of the year award winner. The name of the play is DIAMOND GIRL.

Short synopsis of the play: Rita’s scholarly stepfather---who is hot on the trail of Euripides’ lost plays---is not exactly cruel, and she only has one wicked stepsister, but the moment she tries on an enchanted necklace her life becomes a modern day fairy tale.

Qualifications: Experience directing plays in a medium to large venue.

Compensation: Stipend

To inquire and/or request a copy of the script contact Bruce Calhoun at saverfn@gmail.com or call 608 729 4877. Find out more about Save the Rainforest at www.savern.org/plays/ or listen to a recent podcast about us at www.audioforthearts.com

Box Office Manager - (posted 9/25/17 by UW - Madison/Wisconsin Union - Campus Arts Ticketing)

Job Overview:
In a supervisory role, Box Office Managers will assist the Director of Audience Services and the Box Office Administrator in managing the successful day to day activities of the Campus Arts Ticketing Box Office (both at the Memorial Union and remotely throughout campus). As a mentor, this position oversees student box office clerks and Patron Services Managers (student supervisors who act as a liaison between the box office and front of house operations for all performances in the Wisconsin Union Theater.)

Candidates will demonstrate leadership and managerial capabilities, a high level of dependability and independence, attention to detail, flexibility, and a friendly outgoing personality.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
• Assist in providing management to a team of 40+ box office & front of house student employees, including but not limited to:
o Assist in enforcing the policies and procedures of the office outlined in the Campus Arts Ticketing Policies & Procedures Manual.
o Scheduling Weekly Office Hours/Events
o Training new student employees, (Including the creation of additional training materials)
• Selling individual tickets and subscription tickets to all Campus Arts Events
• Supporting the successful set up/selling of tickets/breakdown of all events in Mills Performance Hall/Music Hall/Union South/Morphy Studio, and other remote locations as needed
• Working with our customers to provide a genuine and unique customer service experience; selling tickets, handling patron issues, and in-the-moment problem solving

# of Openings: 3 (Will be hiring one individual to help manage the Wisconsin Film Festivals ticketing)

Hours: 16-20 per week
Pay: $15/hr

Work Schedule: Shifts Vary. Evenings and Weekends required for events, in addition to daily office hours Monday-Friday 9:30am-7:30pm, Saturday 11am-3pm.

Hiring Conditions:
• One-year commitment; Must be available and willing to work during holiday breaks (around Thanksgiving, Winter break, Spring Break, exam weeks)
• Must be available to work Wisconsin Film Festival – April 5th – 12th
• Criminal record investigation will be conducted prior to final selection.

Required Skills: Flexibility, dependability, dedicated work ethic. Customer service experience. Familiarity with Windows computers. Cash handling experience. Must be able to work independently and as a team.

Prior Experience: Customer service experience is required. Supervisory and cash handling experience a plus.

Please contact Shawn Bolduc, Director of Audience Services - sjbolduc@wisc.edu

Personal/Administrative Assistant - (posted 9/22/17 by Monkey Business Institute)

Monkey Business Institute, Madison’s favorite Improv Troupe, is hiring a part-time “Ringmaster”. You’ll work directly with the creative director of the troupe and gain first-hand experience in helping run a successful theater company.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
Administrative tasks and record-keeping
Scheduling classes, shows and internal meetings
Planning and task management

Hours are flexible, but do require some daytime availability and twice-weekly, in person meetings with the creative director. 10 hours a week, $13-15 dollars an hour, based on experience.

If interested in applying, please email your resume to admin@monkeybusinessinstitute.com

Youth Dance Instructors - (posted 8/30/17 by Madison School & Community Recreation)

Job Title: Youth Dance Instructor & Assistant Instructor

Number of positions open: up to 5

Application deadline: open until filled

Temporary end date for position: 11/18/17

Salary: $10-$18/hr

Job type (full time, part time): Part time

Functions: Teach pre-ballet, ballet, jazz, tap, modern, and hip hop to youth ages 3-13. Develop implement all lesson plans for a ten-week session and create and teach choreography for an end of session recital. Hours available for Lead and Assistant instructors at various locations on the East and West sides of Madison.

Estimated start date: 9/9/17

Estimated end date: 11/18/17- possibility of continuing into future semesters.

Hours of work: Shifts currently available are weekday afternoons/evenings, Saturday mornings and Sunday afternoons.

Total hours of work per week: 3-15

Required knowledge, skills & abilities: Must have formal dance training and past experience working with youth. Previous dance instruction experience required for lead instructors.

Other information: Please upload a cover letter and resume to the attachments section of your online application. Please note dance styles you are qualified and interested in teaching and availability (days and times). If offered an interview, please provide a sample lesson plan for review. For more information, please contact sazahn@madison.k12.wi.us.

**Applicants must be available to work at rehearsal Friday evening, November 17 and recital Saturday morning, November 18.

Light Board Op/Production Electrician - (posted 8/9/17 by Children's Theater of Madison)

Production Electrician / Light Board Operator
Company: Children’s Theater of Madison

JOB DESCRIPTION
Position Title: Production Electrician / Light Board Operator
Division/Department: Production
Supervisor: Stage Manager / Master Electrician

SUMMARY OF JOB SCOPE & RESPONSIBILITIES
Include operating the lighting console for each of the technical rehearsals and all performances. Also responsible for conducting dimmer checks prior to each performance listed below, troubleshooting and repairing any found problems; adjusting any focus issues during the run as deemed necessary by Stage Manager; keeping Stage Manager and Master Electrician apprised of any problems as they arise; other duties as assigned by Stage Manager and/or Master Electrician.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS
The successful candidate will have a working knowledge of theatrical lighting, and excellent time management skills. Demonstrated skills in pertinent areas of technical theater production are required. This position requires frequent work on evenings and weekends.

TO APPLY
Please contact Mike Lawler at lawler@ctmtheater.org

Scenic Carpenter(s) - (posted 8/9/17 by Children's Theater of Madison)

Scenic Carpenter
Company: Children’s Theater of Madison

JOB DESCRIPTION
Position Title: Scenic Carpenter
Division/Department: Production
Supervisor: Technical Director

COMPENSATION
Hourly, dependent on experience.

SUMMARY OF JOB SCOPE & RESPONSIBILITIES
Under supervision of CTM Technical Director and Master Carpenter, Scenic Carpenter constructs, installs, and strikes while maintaining a safe scene shop.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
1. Construct scenery for CTM productions in accordance with designs provided and in cooperation with technical director and master carpenter.
2. Maintain safety, cleanliness, and security of scene shop facility.
3. Assist technical director in set installation.
4. Ensure that both CTM property/equipment is properly cleaned and restocked.
5. Ensure that proper safety precautions are taken during work calls.
6. Communicate in advance any scheduling conflicts that may prevent attendance at any rehearsal and/or performance or work call.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS
The successful candidate will have a thorough working knowledge of theatrical production, excellent time management skills, and proficiency in both wood and metal constructions. Also, demonstrated skills in pertinent areas of technical theater production and professional experience required.

TO APPLY
Please send resume to Ryan Seifert at ryan@ctmtheater.org.

Front of House/Box Office Representatives - (posted 6/13/17 by Sunset Playhouse)

Box Office/Front Of House Representatives Needed - Sunset Playhouse
Status: Part-Time, Non-Exempt

Sunset Playhouse seeks Box Office Representatives / House Managers immediately. The ideal candidate will be hired and trained as both a Box Office Representative and House Manager.

In the role of Box Office Rep you will be the primary contact for Sunset’s patrons. As the House Manager you will be Sunset’s representative to its patrons and volunteers.

This is a fast-paced job in a fun and rewarding creative work environment. Working primarily evenings and weekends, the position requires a high level of customer service.

Preferred Qualifications:
Ticket Office and/or sales experience
Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
Computer and data entry skills
Basic math skills and cash handling experience

We are interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people. Theater experience not required.

Email your resume to to Ann Mather at amather@sunsetplayhouse.com or visit our website: sunsetplayhouse.com for more information and to complete and submit a Sunset Employment Application. Please include the words ‘Box Office Rep / House Manager’ in the subject line of your e-mail.

Entertainment begins at Sunset!

Sunset Playhouse
800 Elm Grove Road
Elm Grove, WI 53122
262-782-4430

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Alternative Compensation Opportunities!

male actor - (posted 10/18/17 by Crossroads Community Theatre)

I need a male actor who could pass for 20-30 years old. He's sincere and good hearted. He's the interim pastor who manages to lose his car to the casino while in search of a soul to reform. His wife manages to lose their mobile home to the casino in an effort to help him get the car back. Some physical comedy involved. The play is Southern Hospitality by Wooten, Jones and Hope.

Performance is Nov. 10, 11, 17, 18 and rehearsals are Tuesdays and Wednesday - more if needed.
Show is performed at the WOWSPACE in Wittenberg.

contact director Miriam Nelson 715-432-1202 or ycswi.miriam@gmail.com

We are the performing arts arm of the non-profit Walls of Wittenberg - visit wallsofwittenberg.com to check out the organization, but don't email the website.

Actors for short film - (posted 10/9/17 by Colm McCarthy)

SHORT FILM CASTING

Seeking actors for short film/music video.

A breakup story with a bit of a twist.

Some of my previous work can be viewed here:
https://vimeo.com/127899033
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eatFK1Qlh0w
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBgnabr-HvI

or at http://www.colmmccarthy.com

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ROLES

1 male late twenties to mid thirties.
1 female late twenties to mid thirties.

4-5 others late twenties to late thirties - gender unimportant.

All roles are non-speaking, as audio will be overlaid with a music track.

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FILMING

Filming hopefully throughout November.
Filming will take place in Madison.
Filming will be in the evening (after 7 PM), most likely weekends, and will consist of approx three 3-4 hour sessions. We can work around your schedules.

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COMPENSATION

Unpaid (sorry - I'm not getting paid either), but food/drinks will be provided, and you'll receive a copy of the finished film.

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IF INTERESTED

Resume with photos/reels to info@colmmccarthy.com

Director Submissions - (posted 8/15/17 by Sun Prairie Civic Theatre)

Call for Directors
SPCT 2018-2019 Play Season Selection

The Sun Prairie Civic Theatre is seeking play submissions for our 2018-2019 Season.

The play should be the kind of family entertainment Sun Prairie Civic Theatre audiences has been accustomed to for the past 48 years. All submissions must be in writing, come from the proposed Director, and include a synopsis of the show, cast numbers, and any special requirements. The Director may submit the name of any other staff members who are willing to work on the production. In addition, directors are encouraged to supply any additional information that could help the Board in making its decision. More than one submission per director is permitted. Submission deadline is Nov. 1, 2017.

The SPCT Board of Directors will review all submissions and present qualified selections to the membership for an advisory vote in December 2017. The Board’s goal is to create a balanced season to include: one large musical, one small musical (Cast ≤ 12), one show with a mostly children/youth cast, and one nonmusical. Show dates are based on availability of our show venue, which will not be confirmed by the School District until mid-May 2018.

Submissions should be emailed to bgoff60@ gmail.com or to P.O. Box 132, Sun Prairie, WI by November 1, 2017.

Here are some important considerations to keep in mind when selecting and submitting a show:
- Be sure you have read the script completely. Just seeing a show is not enough.
- What are the casting requirements?
- Will the show appeal to our audience and actors?
- Are there any unique technical, musical, or other requirements that may need to be solved in order to produce the show successfully?
- Is this show available for community theatre production? New Broadway shows are often not released for several years following their close on Broadway.
- Is this a show we can produce profitably? Is the show cost justifiable?
- Does our organization have the talent base – including performers, technical staff, and production staff to produce the show to our high standards?
- Do you know of any other groups that have this show in their season?
- Given the limitations of our performance facilities, is the show technically “doable?”
- You must agree to direct this show and devote the necessary time and energy to helping produce this show.
- Does the show provide any unique opportunities to partner with local organizations or businesses for sponsorship or community involvement?

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