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Auditions

Hart House Theatre is now accepting submissions to audition for

Titus AndronicusTitus Andronicus

By William Shakespeare
Directed by James Wallis

Deadline for Submissions: Thursday, November 9, 2017 – early submissions are encouraged. Non-union (ACTRA or Equity), Non-paying

Those contacted for auditions will be seen the week of November 13, with callbacks on November 20. Only those contacted for an audition will be seen. Part-time rehearsals will begin in January.

Performance run: March 2-10, 2018

Please send headshots, resumes to auditions@harthousetheatre.ca. Be sure to include TITUS SUBMISSION in your email subject line.

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

Audition Requirements: Actors are asked to prepare one Shakespearean piece (max. 1.5 minutes). Actors are asked to choose a piece that excites them and to not be limited by gender, age, etc. Have fun with it and be ready to work with the monologue. Additionally, actors should be prepared to read from the text as some sides may be provided.

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

About the Play: Widely thought of as Shakespeare’s bloodiest tragedy, Titus Andronicus takes us down into the depths of humanity’s most vile traits and revels in the horrors contained therein. It tells the story of a Roman general, returned from a terrible war, who becomes embroiled in a circle of bloody revenge with his enemies. Titus Andronicus teaches us the fruitless nature of revenge and the hollow satisfaction of twisted justice.
WARNING: Extreme violence, sexual violence, disturbing scenes.

 


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

 

 


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