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Auditions

Hart House Theatre is now accepting submissions for

Speeling BeeThe 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Music and Lyrics by William Finn, Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Conceived by Rebecca Feldman
Additional material by Jay Reiss
Originally Directed on Broadway by James Lapine
Directed by Cory Doran
Music Directed by Giustin MacLean

Deadline for Submissions: Thursday, August 17, 2017 – early submissions are encouraged.

Non-union (ACTRA or Equity), Non-paying

Those contacted for auditions will be seen the week of August 20, with callbacks on August 27. Only those contacted for an audition will be seen. Performance run: November 10-25, 2017.

Artists of all ethnic, cultural, sexual and gender identities are strongly encouraged to submit.

Please send headshots, resumes to auditions@harthousetheatre.ca.

Audition Requirements: Actors are asked to prepare one contemporary monologue (max. 1.5 minutes). Additionally, actors are asked to prepare one contemporary musical theatre piece (approximately 1-2 minutes). Actors are expected to bring sheet music for their song and an accompanist will be provided. A capella auditions are strongly discouraged.

It is recommended that actors familiarize themselves with the characters and material in the play.

 


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.

Work Study Positions

Hart House Theatre is now accepting applications from U of T students through the work study program. There are two positions available for the fall of 2017:

Marketing and Audience Development Assistant – 101040

This person will be engaged in various in-Season activities of Hart House Theatre including but not limited to:

  • Audience Development
  • Group Sales and Group Outreach (internal and external)
  • Archival Organization and maintenance
  • Props, Set and Costume Stock organization and maintenance
  • Bookkeeping and Records organization – Administration

View more information and apply through the Career Learning Network on or before Sept. 22, 2017

Event Coordinator | U of T Spotlight – 101041

The Event Coordinator will be responsible for the planning of three structured and branded Hart House Theatre student event/activities that fall under the brand name of U of T Spotlight.  The workshops, cabarets and play reading series will offer students from all three campuses the opportunity to engage with the Theatre in a accessible, inclusive, introductory and creative manner. 

View more information and apply through the Career Learning Network on or before Sept. 22, 2017

General Submissions

Hart House Theatre is now accepting general submissions for the following capacities in its 2017/2018 Season and beyond:

  • Lighting Design
  • Set Design
  • Sound Design
  • Video Design
  • Costume Design
  • Stage Management

 

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS:

Thursday, August 31, 2017 – early submissions are encouraged.

Hart House Theatre offers a competitive honorarium to contracted stage managers and/or designers.

Candidates should have some working experience in theatre, and have attended some sort of post-secondary institute for study in their field/discipline. Successful candidates will be contacted directly to arrange for interviews.

Please send resumes, letters of intent and online portfolios to Hart House Theatre’s Technical Director, Brian Campbell at bw.campbell@utoronto.ca

Candidates of all ethnic, cultural, sexual and gender identities are strongly encouraged to submit.

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR DESIGNERS:

  • Must have a portfolio or examples of their work
  • Set and Lighting Designers must use some sort of computer aided design software (AutoCAD, Vectorworks, WYSIWYG, Sketchup, etc.)
  • Will be asked to generate all relevant paperwork, be available for load in/set up and to source relevant materials (audio files, fabrics, furniture, video files, etc.)
  • Bonuses: Audio/Video Designers – Q-Lab Programming, Lighting Designers – ETC Ion knowledge, Set Designers – Construction drawing creation.

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR STAGE MANAGERS:

  • Must be available for all rehearsals or make suitable arrangements
  • Will be asked to train ASMs
  • Will be asked to work with and update Google Calendars, maintain all scripts, keep minutes at production meetings, take and disseminate rehearsal notes and show reports.
  • Bonus: Ability to read music and call from a score

Volunteer Positions

Join the blend of students and professionals, actors, playwrights, dancers, directors, musicians and technicians in a unique 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, alumni, community members, university staff and theatrical industry professionals.
  • Work as part of a team towards a larger goal of a high quality theatrical production.
  • You will get your name and job title listed in the Hart House Theatre Program.

 

Assisting Professionals (Time Commitment: 2 – 3 months):

These positions are reserved for current U of T students with experience working on theatrical productions looking to expand their craft by working alongside industry professionals. Interested applicants can forward a resume/CV and statement of interest to the Student and Volunteer Coordinator, Alyssa Obrigewitsch at alyssa.obrigewitsch@utoronto.ca. The number of hours for each of these positions will be determined by their direct supervisor.

Not all positions are offered for each Production. Potential positions available are as follows:

  • Assistant Director
  • Assistant Dramaturg
  • Assistant Musical Director
  • Assistant Technical Director – a valid driver’s license is required for interested candidates.
  • Assistant Designers (for either: Costumes, Set, Props, Lighting, Sound, Video)
  • Assistant Stage Manager

 

Short Term Design Opportunities (Time Commitment: 2-4 weeks):

  • Head Painter – work directly with Set Designer and Technical Director. Instructs volunteer painters on the techniques and lead the work calls.
  • Set Build Leaders – work directly with the Set Designer and Technical Director. Instructs volunteer set build crew on the techniques and lead the work calls.
  • Wardrobe Build Crew – work directly with the Costume Designer to build, alter and repair costumes for the production. Machine and hand sewing skills required.

 

Outreach Opportunities (Time Commitment: 2-4 weeks per production)

  • Marketing / Outreach / Audience Development – assist the Theatre’s marketing team with promoting productions around campus and in the community as a whole, including: classroom visits, promotional events and surveys with audience members in the lobby before and after performances.

 

Running Crew Positions (Time Commitment: 2-4 weeks):

  • Lighting Board Operator – work directly with Stage Manager and Head Technician. Test equipment before shows; operate lighting cues during the performances.
  • Sound/Video Operator – work directly with Stage Manager and Head Technician. Test equipment before shows; operate sound/video cues during the performances.
  • Backstage Running Crew – work directly with Assistant Stage Managers, Head Technician and Cast. Assist with scene changes, curtain operation and any other effects run from backstage.
  • Wardrobe Running Crew – work directly with Assistant Stage Managers, Head Technician and Cast. Assist with costume changes, wardrobe repairs and laundry.

 

Production Assistants (Minimal Time Commitments/any number of hours):

Production Assistant is a broad term meaning general labour who participates in a specific task or many tasks to contribute to the labour requirements for the show. This might include, but is not limited to:

  • light walking
  • painting
  • set/prop/wardrobe builds
  • postering
  • Stuffing envelopes for mailings

 

  • replacement running crew
  • dressing room set up/clean up
  • cleanup of set/prop/costume inventories
  • audience outreach
  • stocking first aid kits

DON’T SEE ANYTHING THAT INTERESTS YOU? Contact us to discuss other ways to get involved!

For more information on Hart House Theatre, volunteer opportunities, frequently asked questions and theatrical terms, please click here to download a PDF version of the Volunteer Information Package.

For a season overview of when we may require each position, please click here to download a PDF version of the Calendar Dates for Volunteers.

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

Alyssa Obrigewitsch
Student and Volunteer Coordinator
Hart House Theatre
416.978.6392
alyssa.obrigewitsch@utoronto.ca