The Carpentry Apprentice will report to the Technical Director. Apprentice will assist with scenery construction, load in, load out, shop work, and maintenance for six shows throughout the season. Apprentices will learn safety procedures, tool work, organization and how to work with a variety of materials and techniques. Ideal candidates should have a working knowledge of scenic carpentry, some welding experience (or willingness to learn), drafting experience is a plus, but not required, and the capability to work as part of a team. Depending on the scope and scale of the productions, apprentices may be called upon to fill in or act as crew members.
Ideal candidates should have a positive attitude and the ability to follow instructions and feel comfortable working independently on build projects if required.. Must have a valid driver’s license and personal vehicle. Candidates should also be comfortable driving a company vehicle. There is a seasonal stipend and shared housing available.
Costume Shop Apprentice
The Costume Shop Apprentice will report to the Costume Shop Manager. The apprentice’s time is split between serving as a Wardrobe Supervisor and/or Dresser for productions or a Stitcher in the Shop. As a Wardrobe Supervisor and/or Dresser, the apprentice helps to coordinate the care, management, and organization of the costumes through the tech/dress rehearsals, performances, and strike periods. As a Stitcher, the apprentice is an artisan who assists in the implementation of the costume sketches under the supervision of the Shop Manager and Assistant Shop Manager.
Some of the responsibilities include: familiarizing themselves with Actor’s Equity Standards, maintains the costume change and dresser plot along with the Costume Designer, Shop Manager & Assistant, supervises the preparation of mirror cards and costume check in sheets, laundry & dry cleaning, supervises the costume strike, trains wardrobe crew and manages their work load starting the beginning of the week of tech/dress, and makes sure the integrity of the design in maintained (pressing, repairs, etc).
Ideal candidates should extensive sewing skills and experience in costume construction and repairs, positive, flexible, and work well in fast-paced environments, ability to work well with others, has experience with working with casts of all sizes, and quick change experience is desirable Must have a valid driver’s license and personal vehicle. Candidates should also be comfortable driving a company vehicle. There is a seasonal stipend and shared housing available.
Lighting and Sound Apprenticeship
The Electrics and Sound Apprentice will report to the Master Electrician (50%) and Sound Supervisor (50%). Apprentices will assist with electrics load-in/focus/strike for ALL six shows in the season, attend production meetings and technical rehearsals with the Master Electrician, and program/operate an ETC Ion light board for five MainStage shows as assigned. Ideal candidates will have some experience with lighting technology. Interest and experience with projections is desired as Triad Stage uses projections heavily. Apprentices will also shadow and assist guest sound designers, participate in daily sound tasks such as maintaining and repairing equipment and system design and maintenance, assist with load-in and load-out, and any other sound tasks that arise during the tech process. There may also be opportunities to serve as a board op or A2. Must have a valid driver’s license and personal vehicle. Candidates should also be comfortable driving a company vehicle. There is a seasonal stipend and shared housing available.
The Properties Apprentice will report to the Prop Master. Apprentice will assist the prop master with projects ranging from properties construction, set dressing, conducting research, sourcing and purchasing, and other projects as assigned. Apprentice will also be involved in the rehearsal process assisting the prop master with notes on a daily basis. Ideal candidates are dedicated, detail-oriented, organized, and demonstrate follow-through and an ability to work independently on projects over longer periods of time.
Ideal candidates will have experience in one or more of the following areas: carpentry, sewing, sculpting, and painting. Must have a valid driver’s license and personal vehicle. There is a seasonal stipend and shared housing available.
TRIAD STAGE CARPENTER
Triad Stage, an LOA to LORT D Theater, is seeking a full time Carpenter to work closely with our Technical Director and Master Carpenter to build 6 Mainstage Productions. The ideal candidate will have experience in standard scenic construction techniques, ability to lift at least 50lbs., have a valid driver’s license and comfortable operating company vehicles, and working knowledge of shop equipment and tools. Must be comfortable working on ladders, genie lifts, and at heights, and have the ability to read and interpret scaled construction drawings. Experience in welding and rigging is a plus, but not necessary. This candidate should be willing to teach or act as a mentor to the carpentry apprentice. Should be highly motivated, have a positive attitude, and ability to work well with a team or independently. This position is a seasonal full-time hourly, eligible for overtime, and includes benefits and paid vacation. Triad Stage has a core value of Inclusion and is actively seeking to diversify its staff. For consideration please send cover letter, resume, and references to Theater@triadstage.org.
Interested in volunteering with Triad Stage? We have a variety of volunteer opportunities. At the heart of our volunteer program are our volunteer ushers, who hand out programs, tear tickets and direct guests during all of our performances at The Pyrle Theater in downtown Greensboro. Volunteer ushers work closely with our Front of House staff to ensure that our patrons have the best experience possible at the theater. We also have opportunities throughout the year in our administrative office and at community events.
Thank you for your interest in Triad Stage. We are unable to accept unsolicited scripts at this time. Due to the volume of material we consider each year Triad Stage only accepts play submissions from playwrights, agents, and theatre artists with whom we have an existing professional relationship. Unsolicited scripts will be returned when there is a SASE enclosed; those without a SASE will be recycled.
Please note that Triad Stage does not provide any comments or suggestions about work that we do not intend to develop or produce. If you have any questions or need additional information, please email Sarah Hankins, Associate Artistic Director.
AUDITIONS: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Date: March 25, 10:00 am - 6 pm by appointment only. For an audtion appointment, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Preparation: 1-2 minute monologue appropriate to the play. Please bring a picture and resume.
Martha -- (Female, late 40s - mid 50s) Martha plays vicious games with her husband George, constantly pushing at the edges of what is allowed and finding new ways to win. As the daughter of the university president, she has status in the community and power over George. Frequently loud and vulgar, Martha is unafraid to take up space or break the rules. She is sexually confident and determined to get what she wants, not matter the cost or how it may affect other people. She is older than George, which is a touchy subject for her. Ultimately her brazen exterior covers a deep self-loathing and and rejection of what she has become. Despite loving each other deeply, she and George have engaged in dangerous stories and illusions to make their life bearable. Without them, she is vulnerable once again.
George -- (Male, early - mid 40s) A history professor with little career success, which Martha continually mentions. Faced with the unwanted afterparty, George plays host, but when provoked by Martha he reveals his cruelty, his wicked intelligence, and an expertise with manipulation. The games that George and Martha play operate on several levels at once, leaving their guests in the dark. As the evening unravels, Martha humiliates George, leaving him jealous and vulnerable. George and Martha have hidden their love for each other by indulging in a dangerous and secret illusion. Now George must decide how far he is willing to go to win or how far he and Martha must go in order to change their lives forever.
Nick -- (Male, late 20s) A handsome, intelligent man who is a new biology professor at the university. He can play the social game of faculty politics, but still has much to learn. Although he initially presents himself as reserved and pedantic, with the pressure of the games George and Martha play Nick reveals himself to be power-hungry, cocky, lustful, and possessive. Physically fit and powerful, Nick is a former college boxing champion and George frequently mocks Nick’s blonde hair and blue eyes as social ideals. Nick is sexually confident with Martha and isn’t afraid to stand up to George. Although Nicks resents and belittles Honey, Nick demands his wife Honey’s absolute faithfulness. But when the chips are down, he reveals that his confidence and pedantry conceal fears of powerlessness and infertility.
Honey -- (Female, mid - late 20s) Awkward and a bit out of her league at the party, Honey continues to attempt to observe social niceties, even when faced with the extremity of George and Martha’s misbehavior. It is revealed that Nick only married Honey because he thought she was pregnant, which affects their relationship on every level. She is frequently referred to as mousy and delicate and has difficulty holding her liquor. When drunk she is impetuous, funny, and loves to dance. Ultimately Honey has a deep capacity for empathy and a secret of her own.