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JOB POSTING | Designers for FOR NOW by Scott Button

Application Deadline: July 11, 2022

Posted: June 6, 2022

Green Thumb Theatre is seeking three (3) lower mainland-based designers to execute the Set and Props, Costumes, and Sound for Green Thumb Theatre’s tour of For Now by Scott Button, directed by Leslie Dos Remedios touring into secondary schools in our 2022-23 season.

About the show:

From the outside, best pals Jacob and Bex may seem like an odd pairing: Jacob is queer and comes from a wealthy family, while Bex is straight and working class – yet they’ve navigated the minefield of high school together, venting about annoying boys and being passionate advocates for LGBTQ+ causes around their school. On the first day of Grade 12, Bex shares their journey with their gender identity with Jacob – and the world. Will this change Bex and Jacob's friendship forever? Or maybe just for now? FOR NOW is a touching and funny new play for youth that explores issues of gender, sexuality, and privilege among two best friends.

About the positions: DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Set and Props Designer

Interviews week of July 18th, 2022 Production Meetings throughout

Build anticipated January 2023 (TBC)

Rehearsals March 6-26, 2023

Anticipated Opening: March 27, 2022 Fee $2,500-$3,000 (commensurate with experience)

Budget (Pending approval): Set $7,000 Props $900

Touring into elementary schools, the set must be able to be set up and struck two times a day, within 30 mins. Previous touring set design experience would be an asset.

Current script has two locations, a school hallway and Bex’s bedroom. The Set Designer will be expected to provide renderings to be handed over to the scene shop for budgeting and building. They will also be expected to buy/make all props for the show.

Costume Designer

Interviews week of July 18th, 2022 Production Meetings throughout

Rehearsals March 6-26, 2023

Anticipated Opening: March 27, 2022 Fee $2,500-3,000 (commensurate with experience)

Touring directly into high schools, costumes must be durable, be able to go through 2-3 shows per day, be stored in duffle bags or something similar, non-dry clean, and easily machine washable. Budgets must include doubles for all base costumes and any long wear costumes that touch skin. All alterations and building must be included in this budget. Due to the nature of touring, rentals are not possible. This play tours with 2 actors, all actors wear a contemporary base costume with small additions throughout the show of jackets and sweaters to denote passage of time.

Budget (pending approval):

$1,500.00

Sound Designer

Interviews week of July 18th, 2022 Production Meetings throughout

Rehearsals March 6-26, 2023

Anticipated Opening: March 27, 2022 Fee $2,000-$2,500 (commensurate with experience)

The Stage Manager will run sound cues from QLab through two left/right speakers on the gym floor. Please note that the show should also be able to function without the L/R capability if the sound system is reduced during set up. The Designer should be aware that the typical venue will be a large gymnasium. The show is contemporary. The Designer will be required to compile pre-show music, intro, transition and ending music and be familiar with QLab in order to make timing adjustments as needed. A QLab license and computer can be made available to the Designer for the duration of the contract if needed in order to build the layered and complex cues.

Application for positions:

Please submit the following as attachments in one email by July 11, 2022.* Please send files as PDFs, named in the following format: YourName_COVER and YourName_CV.

· A short cover letter outlining your experience and why you are interested in working with Green Thumb Theatre.

· A CV or resume outlining your related experience.

· A digital portfolio with examples of your work Email your application to submissions@greenthumb.bc.ca with the subject line: DESIGNER FOR NOW – Your Name

*Please note, if you have applied as a designer to Green Thumb Theatre within the last 12 months, you are only required to send an updated resume, if applicable, and any other information that you would like to share can be provided in the body of the email. A cover letter is not required, but we will happily accept one.

If you have any questions pertaining to this posting, or require assistance with your application, please contact Madelaine Walker, Production Manager, at production@greenthumb.bc.ca or by phone at 604-254-4055 (ext 228).

COVID-19 and cancellation: This tour will only move forward if the Theatre has the ability to tour into schools in our 2022-23 season. The Theatre will make every effort to keep the designer apprised of this schedule. All work that has already been completed by the designer will be paid out if the tour is cancelled/rescheduled.

Green Thumb Theatre is actively seeking to dismantle inequity in the theatre sector, and to further principles of access, inclusion, and equity in our work. We strongly encourage applications from BIPOC and LGBTQ+ individuals, and welcome members of those communities to self identify as they feel comfortable. Green Thumb also recognizes that artists and contractors are informed by all facets of their identities. We welcome applicants to inform us of their pronouns if they wish, and to include details about how their identity informs their practice and needs as they see fit.

About Green Thumb Theatre:

Green Thumb Theatre is a force within the field of theatre for young audiences, not only in British Columbia, but across the country and throughout the world. Green Thumb Theatre creates, produces, and tours plays that explore social issues relevant to the lives of children, youth and young adults. We provide theatre that celebrates the language and stories of today’s generation and culture to stimulate empathy, debate and critical thinking. www.greenthumb.bc.ca

As a touring company, Green Thumb Theatre’s work often takes place throughout the traditional homelands of most of the Indigenous Nations and cultures across British Columbia and beyond. Green Thumb's offices are located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam),  Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

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