Sheboygan Theatre Company
Sheboygan, WI 53081
The Sheboygan Theatre Company, one of the Midwest’s oldest and largest community theatres, is seeking a director for their production of Vanya and Sonja and Masha and Spike to be produced in the winter of 2022 as part of its 88th season. STC’s volunteer productions draw in professional directors from all over the country to helm the mainstage productions. Rehearsal periods range from six to seven weeks, Monday through Friday evenings. Directors are given access to free or extremely low-cost housing with local participants or hotel. Transportation to and from Wisconsin is not included, though local transportation from Milwaukee or Chicago on arrival/departure and reasonable travel within Sheboygan (to and from rehearsal, groceries, errands, etc.) can be arranged. A vehicle is advisable for exploring the scenic area. Sheboygan is a beautiful community of 50,000, located on Lake Michigan about an hour north of Milwaukee. Due to the limited rehearsal hours, this is a great gig to enjoy some downtime in a beautiful area and get a head start on other projects.
STC prohibits discrimination in employment against any job applicant because of that person’s race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, socioeconomic status or any other legally protected status. COVID prevention practices will be adhered throughout the process with guidance of the Sheboygan County Health Department and the CDC. Experience in Not In Our House practices and Intimacy Direction is helpful, and considered in stipend.
Stipend is paid in two parts: halfway through the rehearsal process, and at completion of the contract. Please do not submit if you are not amenable to the pay range posted. Negotiation within the pay range is possible. Audition and first rehearsal dates are flexible, within reason, and the director is under no obligation to stay past opening night. Directors should be comfortable working with actors and staff of all experience levels and should have the capacity to be patient with actors and staff who balance their theatre commitment with full-time jobs and family.
Artists are asked to submit their resumé and cover letter to email@example.com no later than Friday, March 05, 2021. Interviews will be conducted via ZOOM on Saturday, March 13. If selected for an interview, applicants will be contacted by STC to set up their appointment. Criminal background check is required.
The Sheboygan Theatre Company rehearses and performs at the Leslie W. Johnson Theatre housed within the Horace Mann Middle School. The 870-seat stadium-style theatre space was built in the 1970’s with STC in mind. The Leslie W. Johnson Theatre features a 58-foot proscenium and a circular thrust with functional elevators downstage (38 feet at its widest upstage).
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Auditions on or around January 3rd, 2022
Running February 18th – February 26th, 2022
Director Pay Range $2200-$2500
January 3, 2022 - February 19, 2022