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Stage Manager for 2021-2022 season

 

Job Dates                    Pay

10/22/21-11/07/21       $150

01/25/22-03/27/22       $200

06/01/22-08/14/22       $200

Operativo Houston is looking for (a) stage manager(s) to serve in rehearsal process through performances.

 

DESCRIPTION: One paid Stage Manager position is available per show. Possible to be on for entire season. Stage manager may hire their own non-paid stage hands, but they must send in a resume to operativohouston@gmail.com to see eligibility.  Duties will include keeping the space neat and tidy after rehearsals, making sure someone is running/making projections/surtitles by dress rehearsal, liaison for technical designers, director, and producer (technical includes lighting, props, costuming, and set). Calling the show will be stage managers job for Summer 2022 gig. Other gigs may not need stage manager to call, depending on venue location.

 

ELIGIBILITY: Should have an exceptional interest in opera/music theater and must have a positive demeanor and solid work ethic. Ability to deal with similarly aged or older colleagues in a mature manner is required. Candidates for stage management positions must be able to read music to the point of being able to follow along with the score. All candidates should consider having experience, but is not required.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Deadline: 08/01/2021

Materials should be emailed to operativohouston@gmail.com addressed to Mr. Brian Yeakley.

Director

 

Job Dates                    Pay

01/25/22-03/27/22       $200

06/01/22-08/14/22       $200

 

Operativo Houston is looking for (a) director(s) for two shows. L'Elisir D'Amore by Donizetti and A Little Night Music by Sondheim. Ideally L'Elisir D'Amore would like to be set in a school yard where everyone singing is an overgrown child playing pretend, and A Little Night Music will be Minimalistic in design for Act 1, and having a large projection facade in Act 2.

 

DESCRIPTION: One paid Director position is available per show. Possible to be on for entire season. Director may hire their own low paid assistant, but they must send in a resume to operativohouston@gmail.com to see eligibility.  Duties will include blocking, working closely with producer to see what is financially feasible, working on schedule with assistant and producer, determining technical needs ahead of time, attending August auditions, helping with all technical aspects of theater as needed (technical aspects at this time include lighting, props, costuming, and set.)

 

ELIGIBILITY: Should have an exceptional interest in opera/music theater and must have a positive demeanor and solid work ethic. Must be flexible in vision for producer and low budget company. Ability to deal with similarly aged or older colleagues in a mature manner is required. Candidates for stage management positions must be able to read music to the point of being able to follow along with the score. All candidates should have previous related experience.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Deadline: 08/01/2021

Materials should be emailed to operativohouston@gmail.com addressed to Mr. Brian Yeakley.

Assistant Director

 

Job Dates                    Pay

10/22/21-11/07/21       $50

01/25/22-03/27/22       $50

06/01/22-08/14/22       $200

 

Operativo Houston is looking for a/an assistant director(s) for three shows. Zanetto by Mascagni, L'Elisir D'Amore by Donizetti, and A Little Night Music by Sondheim. Zanetto will be set in a hotel near an airport. Ideally L'Elisir D'Amore would like to be set in a school yard where everyone singing is an overgrown child playing pretend, and A Little Night Music will be Minimalistic in design for Act 1, and having a large projection facade in Act 2.

 

DESCRIPTION: One paid Assistant Director position is available per show. Possible to be on for entire season. Duties will include sending out daily schedules, working closely with director, taking over rehearsal for any conflicts director has, assisting with overall vision, being sent out on errands during rehearsal, writing down all blocking in staging rehearsals reliably, standing in spots onstage for singers/actors with conflicts (not performing), being on book for any dropped lines at staging rehearsal, working on obtaining props etc. that stage manager, director, or producer are not able to fulfill due to their other duties. (will never be asked to spend own money)

ELIGIBILITY: Should have an exceptional interest in opera/music theater and must have a positive demeanor and solid work ethic. Must be flexible and adapt with director and producer. Ability to deal with similarly aged or older colleagues in a mature manner is required. Candidates for stage management positions must be able to read music to the point of being able to follow along with the score. All candidates must have some sort of theater experience of any kind. Assistant directors usually go on to be full directors for Operativo in the future. Commitment will yield results.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Deadline: 08/01/2021

Materials should be emailed to operativohouston@gmail.com addressed to Mr. Brian Yeakley.