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HIRING FOR IMMEDIATE START.

 

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre is hiring the position of Deck Chief for the 2016-2017 YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL Showcase, which will be produced in the Studio Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center.  Load-in, tech and performances will take place May 1-May 7, 2017.

 

Current students, recent graduates and young professionals are encouraged to apply.

MCT is an Equal Opportunity Employer seeking a diverse pool of applicants.

 

Duties shall include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting the stage manager during tech rehearsals by coordinating the backstage operations of three original one act scripts, performed in repertory in a black box theatre.
  • Safely planning and executing scene shifts using actors as crew; managing run sheets.
  • Assisting with strike immediately following the final performance.

 

Qualifications:

  • Self-motivated leader with a positive disposition and problem-solving abilities.
  • Applicant should have backstage experience running shows on crew; preferably having been in charge of a deck as either Deck Chief or ASM for at least one show in the past.
  • Reference from a professor, stage manager, production manager or equivalent.

 

This position pays $250.00 and is a professional credit.

 

Please send a cover letter and resume to Brandy Kline, Production Manager to brandy@milwaukeechambertheatre.com.

 


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Milwaukee Chamber Theatre is hiring the following positions for the 2016-2017 YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL Showcase, which will be produced in the Studio Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center.

 

The production process begins mid-November of 2016 with a design conference.

There will be two required production meetings before load-in, tech, performances, and strike which will take place May 1-7, 2017.

 

Current students and recent graduates/young professionals are encouraged to apply.

MCT is an Equal Opportunity Employer seeking a diverse pool of applicants.

 

  • Sound Designer
  • Scenic Designer
  • Prop Designer
  • Technical Director
  • Stage Manager
  • Deck Chief
  • Scenic Charge

 

Qualifications:

  • Applicant should have at least one design that has been built and used for a previous production.
  • Reference from a design professor, technical director, production manager or equivalent.
  • Familiarity with other design areas is a plus.

 

These positions are paid.

Check out http://www.milwaukeechambertheatre.com/about-us/opportunities.aspx for details.

 

Please send a cover letter and resume to Brandy Kline, Production Manager, by August 24, 2016, to the address below or brandy@milwaukeechambertheatre.com.


Chamber 

MCT

Designers and Production Team Wanted

 For the Young Playwrights Festival Showcase

 Students and Young Professionals are encouraged to apply.

 

Stage Manager – Propmaster – Costumes

Sound – Scenic – Lighting – Deck Chief

Tech Director

See

http://www.milwaukeechambertheatre.com/about-us/opportunities.aspx

for information!


Milwaukee Chamber Theatre is hiring the position of Scenic Charge for the 2012-2013 YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL Showcase, which will be produced in the Studio Theatre at the BroadwayTheatreCenter.  Scenery will be ready for paint the week of March 11-18.  Load-in, tech and performances will take place March 18-March 24, 2013.  Current students and recent graduates are encouraged to apply.

 

Duties shall include, but are not limited to:

  • Collaborating with the technical director, designers and directors.
  • Painting all scenic elements as needed, as per the scenic designers elevations, including floor treatment and blackbox wall touchups.
  • Being present at the performance facility for paint calls during load-in and tech week.
  • Assisting with strike immediately following the final performance.

 

Qualifications:

  • Applicant should have demonstrated time management skills in scenic painting for at least one previous production.
  • Ability to interpret paint elevations from the designer.
  • Reference from a design professor, technical director, production manager or equivalent.
  • Familiarity with other design areas is a plus.

 

This position pays $150.00 and is a professional credit.

 

Please send a cover letter and resume to Brandy Kline, Production Manager, ASAP, to brandy@chamber-theatre.com.

Scenic Artist


As many of you know, our friend Sally Marks passed away on December 7. Sally and Robb Marks have been a very special part of the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre family over the last five years or so. They’ve been active as MCT Friends-for-Life, loyal subscribers and donors, and Sally appeared on the MCT stage as part of our 2007 Young Playwrights Festival. In the time since her cancer diagnosis, she has been a great inspiration to us all. She continued to act in shows around town (Soulstice, Boulevard, Pink Banana, Carte Blanche), travel, and do all the things she loved with an amazingly positive attitude. We will miss Sally very, very much, and count ourselves lucky for having known her.

There was a beautiful story about her in yesterday’s Journal Sentinel:

http://www.jsonline.com/news/obituaries/a-child-film-star-marks-later-conquered-the-stage-5m85mr4-184861811.html

Make sure you take the time to look at all seven of the photos…the shots of her as a child star in Hollywood are priceless!

Details for the memorial gathering are at end of the article.

If you plan to attend Sally’s memorial gathering, please RSVP to Robb Marks at 414-327-4794 or robbmarksbookseller@yahoo.com

Amy

Amy Geyser

Development Director

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre


Milwaukee Chamber Theatre will be holding auditions for its 2012-2013 Young Playwrights Festival on Monday evening, December 3, 2012, from 6:00pm-10:00pm,by appointment only. A prepared, one-minute monologue is preferred, but other material will be provided if needed. Looking for fifteen non-Equity actors: six females (ages 16-23), three females (ages 30-45), three females (ages 50-75), one male (age 30-45), and two males (ages 55-75). The showcase will run for five performances, March 21-24, 2013. All actors will receive a small stipend. For an audition appointment, please email michael@chamber-theatre.com. Auditions held at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, 5th floor. Actors of all ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to attend.

 

For more info, visit:

http://milwaukeechambertheatre.com/education/young-playwrights-festival.aspx


Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s

YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL 2011-2012

March 17-20, 2011

Broadway Theatre Center’s Studio Theatre, 158 N. Broadway
Tickets: $15 adults; $10 student/seniors/MCT subscribers
414.291.7800 or milwaukeechambertheatre.com

Don’t miss this unique showcase for budding young playwrights and theatre artists. All three of the one-act plays listed below will be performed each evening.

YOU’LL NEVER UNDERSTAND
by Emlyn Dornemann, Montessori IB High School
With a sophisticated sense of theatricality,YOU’LL NEVER UNDERSTAND explores the triumphs and guarded struggles of five high school students.
Directed by Laura Webb; Featuring Dylan Baxter, Lindsey Gagliano, Eric Ligocki, Anna Miller, April Paul & Jay Rattle

A ROSE FOR MRS. KEMP
by Melody Hardman, Rufus King IB High School
Set in the 1940s, this insightful domestic drama embroils an unsuspecting Mississippi family in the shocking truths revealed by their mother’s will.
Directed by Michelle Lopez-Rios; Featuring Scott Allen, Jennifer Grundy, Toni Martin, Amber Smith, Michelle Waide & Ken Williams

MISDIRECTED HAPPINESS
by Alyssa Cumpton, Homestead High School
Using the dark humor and sinister mystery of classic film noir, this script investigates a murder by examining both the suspects and the investigators who all have secrets of their own.
Directed by Michael Cotey; Featuring Libby Amato, Marion Araujo, Clayton Hamburg, Rachel Lau & Joaquin Rodriguez

PERFORMANCES:
Thursday, March 17 – 7:30
Friday, March 18 – 7:30
Saturday, March 19 – 7:30
Sunday, March 20 – 2:00


OPEN AUDITIONS

Young Playwrights Festival 2010-11

Celebrating today’s adolescent voice! 

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre has partnered with area high schools and local theatre professionals to foster the development of three brand new one-act plays written by talented high school students. Chosen from a large pool of entries, and reviewed by a huge panel of theatre professionals, the three winning plays receive fully-mounted performances.

Guided by the Literary Manager at Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, final drafts of their plays will be directed by:  Michael Cotey, Michelle Lopez-Rios and Laura Webb. 

Supported by student designs and technicians from the exemplary theatre departments at Cardinal Stritch, UW-Milwaukee and UW-Parkside who will provide the set, lights, sound, costumes and stage management for these productions.

 Here’s where you come in:

On Saturday, November 13, 2010 from 11:00a.m.-4:00p.m. at Broadway Theatre Center, we are holding AUDITIONS to cast the three winning plays.  We’re seeking 18 non-equity actors (10 women—teens to 60s, 8 men—teens to 40s) interested in working with professional directors and talented young playwrights!  No monologues or headshots are required.  Auditions will consist of cold readings from the scripts.  Rehearsals: T.B.D. Mid-February to Mid March, 2011 Performances: At the Broadway Theatre Center, March 17-20, 2011.  All actors cast in the shows will receive a small stipend.  

For an audition appointment or to ask questions, e-mail Jacque Troy, Education Director/Literary Manager at jacque@chamber-theatre.com.  Please include your name, gender, phone number and age.  

Auditioners will be called for a half hour audition slot, assigned by Jacque Troy.  

AN EXTRA INCENTIVE:  Two past YPF actors were “discovered” and ultimately cast in main stage shows at MCT!! 

See next page for more information about plays and roles. Please pass this information along!!


Plays Chosen for Production 

Misdirected Happiness by Alyssa Cumpton, Homestead High School 

Directed by Michael Cotey

Using the dark humor and sinister mystery of classic film noir, this script investigates a murder by examining both the suspects and the investigators who all have secrets of their own. 

Characters as described by playwright:

Shawna Bailey, Police Lieutenant: (mid 40s) Sarcastic.  Thinks everyone is an idiot and has a dark secret.

Greg: (mid 20s to 30) Lieutenant’s rookie partner.  Eager to please.  All around likable guy.

Charles Lynch: (late 30s-early 40s) Appears only as dead body—murder victim.

Mrs. Lynch:  (mid to late 30s) Wife of Charles. Prim, proper and flirtatious.

Mr. Hernandez: (late 20s to early 30s) Latino neighbor of the Lynch’s. Partier who likes to have fun at the expense of others. 

Ms. Droll: (late 20s to early 30s—could be older) Boss to Charles Lynch. Successful and intelligent woman who runs a tight ship. 

A Rose for Mrs. Kemp by Melody Hardman, Rufus King IB High School

Directed by Michelle Lopez-Rios

Set in the1940s, this insightful domestic drama embroils an unsuspecting Mississippi family in the shocking truths revealed by their mother’s will.  

Characters as described by playwright:

Betty Conner: (early 30s)   A conservative housewife who holds bitterness in her heart towards her sister.

Paul Conner: (early 30s)    Husband of Betty, a logical sensible man.

Mayella Richards: (late 30s) An overly ambitious woman, sister of Betty.

Eddie Richards: (late 30s) Mayella’s forceful husband.

Rose Jacobs: (late 20s)     Quiet, African-American woman with a surprisingly demanding presence, who

works as a servant in the Kemp household.

 Mrs. Brenner: (late 60s)     Laura Kemp’s next door neighbor and best friend, forceful and loyal.

 You’ll Never Understand by Emlyn Dornemann, Montessori IB High School

Directed by Laura Webb

With a sophisticated sense of theatricality, YOU’LL NEVER UNDERSTAND explores the triumphs and guarded struggles of five high school students.  

Characters as described by playwright:

(Teenagers may be played by college students.)  

Lacy                       (16)         An original girl suffering from depression.

Jason                     (17)         A slightly under-educated boy; victim of domestic abuse.

Alice                       (16)         A girl who acts like she is still six years old.

Gabriel                  (16)         A smart, well-dressed, obsessive-compulsive boy. Mary’s twin.

Mary                       (16)         A smart girl who fears speaking due to an earlier trauma. Gabriel’s twin.

Adult       (30s-50s)               All teachers and counselors, regardless of gender, should be played by the same

person as flat, boring and uncaring people.  Male actor may be most efficient but could be female.