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Cohesion Theatre Company Seeks Stage Manager for Upcoming Repertory Productions

Paid Stipend: $1,000


Rehearsals start January 6, 2018 and are mostly Monday - Wednesday and Saturdays to start, with Thursdays added in mid-February.

Performances start March 22, 2018, and run Thursdays - Sundays until April 15, 2018.

Note: additional tech rehearsals will happen Monday through Wednesday of the second week of the run for the second show, and Sundays April 8th and April 15th will be two performance days, with a matinee and evening show.

Job Description:

Cohesion is particularly interested in any candidates from the Latinix community, and/or native Spanish speakers for this project. This role will manage two productions with the same director, cast, and creative team, that will rehearse and perform together in repertory. Ideal applicants have experience with theatrical stage management, and overseeing assistant stage managers and run crew. The chosen party would be responsible for overseeing and attending rehearsals, coordinating rehearsal schedules, participating in production meetings, running the shows in tech and performance, and generally facilitating communication amongst directors, actors, designers, and producers, along with distributing daily rehearsal and performance reports to all parties. The ideal applicant will also have excellent organizational and time-management abilities and possess good written and oral communication skills. This is a contracted position with a stipend.  Interested applicants should submit a resume and brief letter of interest via email to Brad@cohesiontheatre.org.

The Shows:

La Llorona by Cecelia Raker & The Orphan Sea by Caridad Svich

Both Directed by Susan Stroupe

March 22 - April 15, 2018

In the second half of our 2017/18 Season, Cohesion will produce two shows in repertory, utilizing the same diverse cast to tell two seemingly very different stories. It is however, these stories in conversation with one another that will be the one-two punch of this project that we think audiences will love, and which will inspire discussion and thought long after leaving the theater.

When widely diverse young women get thrown together on a school project about the local urban legend --  La Llorona -- they get much more than they bargained for bargain for when a horrifying, teary and murdering ghost lady starts messing with their lives. La Llorona, with her irreverent, haunting advice and constantly changing stories, seems intent on steering them away from her fate--or is she just luring them to a watery, weeping demise? Funny, irreverent, and a little creepy Cecelia Raker’s La Llorona brings legends to life and looks at the real impact they have on the futures they shape.

Caridad Svich’s The Orphan Sea is a reimagination of the story of Penelope and Odysseus from The Odyssey. A tale about love and migration, it presents us with what we lose when we are forced onto new shores, but also the strengths we bring with us, and the memories we can't put down. In an open and poetic format the play is the story of the many transformations that humans have undertaken as they moved from shore to shore.  It is the story of us, here, now, and also of who we were once. It is a story of those that cross rivers and seas and those that wait for them, of a lover who searches for one lost years ago. Penelope waits. Odysseus roams. Love is suspended in the balance. Years go by as the lovers circle each other in dreams, memories, and are reunited. The Orphan Sea is a multifaceted play about lovers and communities coming together. This is a tale told in poetry, movement, and song, and provides an immersive and thought provoking experience as it expands on the ideas of cultural narratives and their power through reflecting on geography, memory, and community.


If you are interested in working with Cohesion as a designer, director, or technician, you may submit your resume and letter of interest to us at any time by emailing info@cohesiontheatre.org. Any specific calls for tech positions will be posted on this page as well as sent out in our newsletter.

Lastly, if you are a playwright who would like to submit your work for Cohesion's production consideration, please send your submission to us via email to info@cohesiontheatre.org.

Cohesion Theatre Company is an equal oportunity employer. Persons of all ages, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, genders, religions, political parties, and planets of origin are encouraged to apply. Stipends are available for all actors, directors, designers, and crew working on Cohesion Theatre Company productions. Cohesion Theatre Company is committed to paying all our artists for their work. Cohesion is a non-equity theatre company.