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JOB POSTING | Set/Prop & Costume Designers

Contract Position

Application Deadline May 2nd, 2021

Posted: March 31st, 2021

Green Thumb Theatre is seeking 2 lower mainland-based designers to execute the set/props and costume for Green Thumb Theatre’s tour of Like it or Not by Katey Hoffman, directed by Rachel Aberle, touring into elementary schools in our 2021-22 season.

About the show:

Zoey and Leah are best friends. They have been inseparable since kindergarten. But at the beginning of grade six something has changed. Leah begins to hang out with Makayla, a fellow fashionista (and most popular girl in school!), and soon finds herself buying new outfits and posting pictures on her new fashion app, in the hopes of gaining “likes” and “followers”. This new comedy from the author of last year’s hit, WHAT IF, takes a close look at how young people can become preoccupied with their perception of who they are and how they are seen, both on social media and in school. Join Zoey, Leah, Madame Lagrange, Makayla, and Coach Dana as they try to understand the pressures of finding out who you are in a world that is obsessed with body image and social media “likes”.

About the positions:

Please note: Dates are subject to change

Set and Prop Designer

Contract accepted by May 19th, 2021

Build August, 2021

Rehearsals October 11th – November 8th, 2021 (exact dates to come)

Opening Either November 1st or 8th, 2021 (exact dates to come)

Fee $3,000 - $3,500 (to commensurate with experience)

Budget (Pending approval)

Set $7,000

Props $1,500

Touring into elementary schools, must be able to be set up and struck 2 times a day, within 30 mins. Previous touring set design experience would be an asset. Current script has 5-7 locations. Please note, this could change. Currently the script calls for typical school props, with a visually exciting photo collage art project and two baby twin puppets. 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

Contract start date July 5th, 2021

Rehearsals October 11th – November 8th, 2021 (exact dates to come)

Opening Either November 1st or 8th, 2021

Fee $2,300 - $2,800 (to commensurate with experience)

Budget (Pending approval)

$2,500

Touring to elementary schools, costumes must be durable, be able to go through 2 shows a day, be stored in duffle bags or something similar, non-dry clean, 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, usually rentals are not possible.

This play tours with 3 actors, the actors playing Zoey and Leah will each have base costumes with small additions including jackets, soccer uniform, sunglasses, etc. The third actor will play all the adult roles/remaining student role. The third actor will have to quick change with no assistance, between Zoey’s mom, soccer coach, French teacher and student. All costumes for the adult characters will be larger than life and may include alternative wigs.

Application for two positions:

Please submit the following as attachments in one email by May 2nd, 2021. 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 L.I.O.N– Your Name

If you have any questions pertaining to this posting, or require assistance with your application, please contact Ruth Bruhn, Production Manager, at production@greenthumb.bc.ca or by phone at 604-254-4055 (ext 228). Please note that due to staff working in office on a limited basis due to COVID-19, voicemails are checked once per week.

Green Thumb Theatre is actively seeking to dismantle inequity in the theatre sector, and committed to furthering 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.

COVID-19 and cancellation:

This tour will only move forward if the Theatre has the ability to tour into schools in our 2021-22 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.

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

Green Thumb Theatre’s offices are located in the city currently known as “Vancouver”, on the traditional, unceded, ancestral territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

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