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Auditions – The Tempest and Jesus Christ Superstar

 

The TempestHart House Theatre is now accepting submissions for
The Tempest
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Jeremy Hutton

 

Deadline for submissions: Friday, September 5, 2014 – early submissions are encouraged.

 

Non-union, Non-paying

 

Those contacted for auditions will be seen beginning the week of September 7, 2014. Only those contacted for an audition will be seen.

 

Performance run: November 5-22, 2014

 

Please send headshots and resumes to auditions@harthousetheatre.ca

 

We strongly encourage actors of all ethnic backgrounds to audition.

 

Audition requirements: Actors are asked to prepare one Shakespearean monologue no longer than two minutes in length. It is strongly recommended that actors read the play and familiarize themselves with the characters as they may be asked to read from the text.

 

 

Jesus Christ SuperstarHart House Theatre is now accepting submissions for
Jesus Christ Superstar
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Directed by Luke Brown
Music Direction by Anthony Bastianon
Choreography by Amanda Nagy

 

Deadline for submissions: Friday, September 26, 2014 – early submissions are encouraged.

 

Non-union, Non-paying

 

Those contacted for auditions will be seen the week of September 29, 2014. Only those contacted for an audition will be seen.

 

Performance run: January 16-31, 2015

 

Please send headshots and resumes to auditions@harthousetheatre.ca with “JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR” marked clearly in the subject line.

 

We strongly encourage actors of all ethnic backgrounds to audition.

 

Audition requirements: Actors will be asked to prepare two contemporary pieces (16- 32 bars per piece) in the rock/pop vein. Please ensure that one piece is a ballad and the other an up-tempo piece. Artists are expected to bring sheet music for their song. If you do not bring sheet music we will not listen to your song. Acapella auditions are not welcome. It is strongly recommended that actors read the play and familiarize themselves with the characters.

 


Job Postings

Postings include both production positions that are paid with competitive honorariums to part-time Front of House, ushering or work study positions paid by the hour. Production positions are open to the general public (including U of T students) while Front of House, ushering and/or work study positions are only open to current U of T students.

 

JOB POSTING: Front of House

 
Hart House Theatre is currently looking to hire several new Front of House employees for the 2014/2015 Season.

Front of House duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: ushering, ticket collection, concessions, customer service, audience development/services, audience safety, and other front of duties as required. The Front of House employee will adhere to and execute the Theatre Front of House policies and procedures.

Hours are determined by the theatre’s schedule and staff availability. Staff is scheduled on a monthly basis. Hours will range from 0 a week (if the theatre is dark) to up to 30. The average hours per week will be closer to 10-15 (3 shifts approx.)

The Front of House staff is the theatre’s front line customer service representative and thus must have excellent communication and customer/audience service skills. Prior front of house and/or theatre experience is an asset. A passion for theatre and the arts in general is also an asset.

Successful candidates will be given appropriate training and will be expected to research Hart House Theatre – its current operations/programming and its history.

Front of House shifts are mostly in the evenings (weekdays and weekends) according to the theatre’s production and rental schedule however there will be some afternoon shifts. Candidates’ availability will be taken into consideration in the hiring process.

 

Application information:
Candidates are to send a cover letter and resume to foh.hht@gmail.com

 

Deadline for application: Sept. 12, 2014 11:59 PM
Duration: Temporary
Start Date: 09/15/2014
End Date: 08/31/2015
Number of Positions: 5-8
Salary: $12.73 hourly


Volunteering

Join the blend of students and professionals, actors, playwrights, dancers, directors, musicians, and technicians in a unique formal and informal educational opportunity.

Benefits:

  • Opportunities for personal development and confidence building: learn a skill and meet new people.
  • Rare university opportunity that allows you to work with other students, university staff and theatrical industry professionals.
  • Work as part of a team towards a larger goal.
  • You will get your name and job title listed in the Hart House Theatre Program.

 

There are no postings at this time.

 

Volunteer opportunities include:

 

Assistant Stage Manager – a part of the management team. They are responsible for the tracking of people, set pieces and props in rehearsals to ensure the smooth running of the show backstage during the performances.

Operator – responsible for attending all technical rehearsals and shows. They run one of the technical elements for the show from the booth (lighting, sound, video).

Running Crew – responsible for attending all technical rehearsals and shows. They are responsible for technical elements during the show from backstage (curtain, fire watch, costume changes, props and set movements).

Design Assistant – provide support to the show designer. These positions tend to be more administrative in nature – research on time periods and sourcing products – allowing the designer to focus on their art (sound, lighting, set, props, costumes).

Marketing and Administration Support – assist the marketing team in finding new ways to promote Hart House Theatre and its productions. They duties may include: studying traffic patterns to find new audience members, creating postering routes for promotion, organizing archives, booking interviews with media and various other office/administrative work.

Audience Development – responsible for connecting with audience members before a performance to have them fill out questionnaires. This can also include calling audience members to follow up on the feedback they provided.

Outreach Development – assist the marketing team with looking for alternate ways to promote productions around campus and in the community as a whole, as well as looking for new and interesting ways to create new ties between the theatre and our various communities.

 

If you are interested in volunteering at Hart House Theatre, please contact:

 

Gillian Lewis
Education and Production Coordinator
Hart House Theatre
416.978.6392
gillian.lewis@utoronto.ca