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    JOB POSTINGS:

  • Geneva Community High School is looking for a Technical Director/Auditorium Manager for the 2019-2020 season. This position involves working with the theatre director at the high school on 4 productions and working to facilitate smooth technical meetings and conferences. Interested applicants please contact KWoodruff@Geneva304.org. (6/11/19)

  • Glenbard East High School is hiring an Assistant Technical Director for the 2019-2020 school year. Candidates should have a strong background in lighting and scenery. If interested contact Mark Kaetzer at 630/424-6640 or mark_kaetzer@glenbard.org. (5/28/19)

  • Lake Forest High School is looking to hire a Technical Theater Director. This is a full time position which includes being the Tech Director for several shows, building a tech crew and program, along with other duties related to managing the Theater facilities, performances, show activities and school events. The job also includes supporting the technical curriculum in the Theater department and managing budgets related to show expenses and performances. (5/18/19)

  • The Sauk Valley Theatre Alliance was created to combine resources and staffing in order to improve theatrical quality in the Sauk Valley area. Our facilities include a 6000 sq ft woodshop, 8000 sq ft connecting storage facility, Centennial Auditorium (State of the Art 850 seat main stage), 250 seat small stage, convertible theatre space at Woodlawn, and outdoor stage in the park. Having ten productions creates a year-round position with opportunities to also direct, teach, and work within our broadcasting department. The ten productions, produced over a twelve month period, range from small scale productions to main stage and outdoor productions.
    Working knowledge of all aspects of theatre, including scene design, construction, sound, lighting, and rigging as well as a degree in Theatre, with an emphasis in technical theatre is needed. Send resume, cover letter, references to Tim Schlegel (tschlegel@sps5.org). (5/15/19)

  • East Aurora High School is seeking a qualified candidate for the full-time position: Auditorium & Little Theater Manager and Technical Director. A design stipend is also available through the theater arts program. Experience in relevant areas of technical theater or theatrical facilities management. Minimum of three years experience in managing and maintaining a theatrical venue of similar size and complexity. Training and proficiency in relevant areas of theatrical productions including lighting, stagecraft, rigging, sound and theatrical safety needed. Applications should be completed online at https://www/applitrack.com/d131/onlineapp/jobposting/view.asp?category=Department. (5/14/19)

  • Quincy Community Theatre is looking for a Head of Education/Student Theatre Director. This position is responsible for outreach workshops to area schools; for Theatre classes held in the QCT facility; and for directing 3 student theatre productions. This person collaborates with the Artistic Director in program development and implementation insuring that the educational curriculum and stage productions meet the standards of the artistic vision. This person works with the Executive Director to insure the financial and staffing needs are being analyzed and met. For detailed job description go to QCT website www.1qct.org. To apply, contact Dan Conboy, Executive Director, at Dan.Conboy@1qct.org. (5/7/19)


    AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • The Beverly Arts Center is casting for Same Time Next Year, a play by Bernard Slade. Performance dates will be August 10, 11, 16, 17, and 18, 2019 at the Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W 111th Street, Chicago, IL. Auditions will be held on Monday, July 1, 2019 6-9 pm, with callbacks on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 6-9 pm at the BAC. Rehearsals 2-3 days per week. Day time rehearsal hours availability preferred. Will depend on actors’ availability. Actor’s will be paid $800 for this gig total.
    This is a non-equity casting notice. Looking for one female and one male play to fill the following roles:
    Doris (25-45) attractive, very sensual, liberal attitude towards sex,vulnerable, enchanting, must play age 25 to 50
    George (25-45) charming, loving, somewhat neurotic, and insecure, often guilt-ridden by the affair.
    Please submit headshot and resume to Carly Bishop, Interim Director of Education, at carly@beverlyartcenter.org. No phone calls please. Auditions are by invite only. (6/19/19)


    RESOURCE GUIDE:  

  • Under, Not Under, and Around Music Rights in Community Theatre - A Community Theatre Resource Guide by ITA member Lucinda Lawrence. 
    YOU can understand the tangled 'bundle of rights' and use your understanding effectively with this guide to copyright, moral rights, public domain, which permissions and licenses apply, and where to find and acquire them. https://1787themusical.com/portal-to-other-music-and-interests-of-lucinda-lawren-ce/ in both slides format (perhaps easier to navigate and easier to digest in smaller bits) and printer-friendly PDF. (Refresh if link broken, red font.)
    Since there are many variables for our uses of music and since this covers areas of law, this is thorough and, therefore, not brief.


    ANNOUNCEMENTS: 

  • Lewis University's Philip Lynch Theatre will celebrate its 45th season in 2019-2020. PLT@45! Strive, Thrive, Alive! 2019-2020 New Showtimes & Pricing! Subscription: $50. Evening shows: 7:30 pm   

    MAMMA MIA!
    July 19-20 & July 25-28, 2019

    THE WOLVES
    Sept. 27-29 & Oct. 3-6, 2019

    BORN YESTERDAY
    Nov. 15-17 & Nov. 21-24, 2019

    THE CURIOUS INICIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
    Feb. 14-16 & Feb. 20-23, 2020

    RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET
    April 17-19 & April 23-26, 2020

    Subscriptions available after May 13. 
    ALL show single tickets go on sale June 24, 2019. (4/1/19)


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Lewis University's Philip Lynch Theatre will celebrate its 45th season in 2019-2020. PLT@45! Strive, Thrive, Alive!
Lewis University's Philip Lynch Theatre will celebrate its 45th season in 2019-2020. PLT@45! Strive, Thrive, Alive!
Lewis University's Philip Lynch Theatre will celebrate its 45th season in 2019-2020. PLT@45! Strive, Thrive, Alive!
Lewis University's Philip Lynch Theatre will celebrate its 45th season in 2019-2020. PLT@45! Strive, Thrive, Alive!