Assistant Director/ASM for Play at ART/NY Theater

Assistant Director/ASM for Play at ART/NY Theater

CATEGORY: Directorial

Untitled Theater Company No. 61
New York, NY 10025

Job Details


Looking for an Assistant Director/ASM for ALMA BAYA, a science fiction play with an absurdist sensibility at the ART/NY theater.  Looking for someone with interest and experience in absurdist and downtown theater.

The staff, cast, and audience will all need to be vaccinated.  Also, as an extra precaution, we are planning on using understudies, so that if a cast member becomes ill we have a backup in place.

That will also be your function: if the director or SM is unable to be at a rehearsal or performance, we want someone who can be ready to step in.  There are also specific rehearsals where the SM will need to be absent.  It is possible there may also be ASM duties during the run.

Rehearsals begin in July and the play performs for three weeks in August (tech week August 9)  Ideally, the AD/ASM will join by late June in order to be present at auditions.  The play will also be livestreamed.

Untitled Theater Company #61 is a Theater of Ideas: scientific, political, philosophical, and above all theatrical.  Our shows mix tragedy and comedy in a manner inspired by classic absurdism, while often incorporating music, technology, and physical theater.  Early defining events include our Havel Festival and our Ionesco Festival, in which we produced their full works (with the participation and attendance of President Havel and with Ionesco’s daughter, Marie-France, respectively).  Though we now produce only original work, their responses to the absurd and terrifying moments of their history are a continuing inspiration as we try to navigate a contemporary response to our time.  More information is available at


June 17, 2021 - August 29, 2021





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