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Cohesion Theatre Company Seeks Three New Staff Positions: Artistic Producer, Technical Director, and Marketing Director

Cohesion Theatre Company is entering an exciting time of growth. With the coming departure of Co-Founder and Artistic Producer Alice Stanley for Graduate School in Austin, Texas, Cohesion is looking to expand our staff in order to build upon the artistic achievements of our first three years. We are currently accepting applications for three staff positions: Artistic Producer, Technical Director, and Marketing Director. The descriptions of these positions and their duties are listed below. Interested parties should submit a resume and cover letter detailing the position they are interested in no later than August 4th via email to info@cohesointheatre.org. 

Time demands for all staff positions vary based on production schedules, and it is up to each person to create their own schedule and commit to those tasks which they know they can accomplish. Most staff members have full time jobs and families so there are no set “office hours.” You are expected to manage your time and your tasks when you can, and we are understanding and flexible. Cohesion staff meetings occur biweekly, and communication between is largely done by email, so written communication skills are key. 

Please note that all Cohesion staff positions, unlike production roles, are volunteer at this time. However, our long-term goal is to offer salary positions to all staff. All staff members participate in season planning and company decision making, and seek to help grow Cohesion and serve the Baltimore theater community. Cohesion Theatre Company is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity in all aspects of the work we do and the people we work with. Everyone is encouraged to apply.

Artistic Producer
As part of a two person executive team, the Artistic Producer will work closely with Co-Founder, Brad Norris on the administration and planning for the overall direction of the company, as well as overseeing staff and production tasks. This person should be outgoing, independent, and proactive, as the time commitment can vary based on production schedules and long term tasks. The executive team is expected to set the example by taking an active role in company and production tasks. It is our hope that this person will have a strong aptitude for accounting, staff management, delegation, networking, development, and artistic planning, as well as being a public representative of Cohesion Theatre Company in a variety of settings both in person and via electronic communication. A wide breadth of knowledge about theatre, new works, diversity in the arts, parity, underserved voices, social justice, collaboration and a fearless vision about what can be accomplished on a small independent stage would all serve this person well. A strong background in the arts and management, and a deep love for the Baltimore Theatre Community and the neighborhoods of Southeast Baltimore are highly desired. 

•    Conduct high-level brainstorming and planning about overall direction of company
•    Consider how individual activities will further Cohesion’s missions and goals
•    Forge relationships with community members and other artistic leaders for potential collaborations
•    Work closely with staff, particularly Brad Norris, in season planning and ongoing decision making
•    Coordinate staff meetings and ensure all tasks are being completed according to schedules
•    Network and build relationships with donors and potential sponsors
•    Continually grow the pool of artists and collaborators that Cohesion works with by scouting talent and creating opportunities for new artists to contribute to Cohesion’s mission


Technical Director
The Technical Director is largely responsible for coordination and execution of the technical and design needs for each production in Cohesion’s season. In collaboration with the Artistic Producers, Directors, and Design teams, the Technical Director (TD) will set dates for load in, build, and tech for each production, and manage that aspect of the overall season calendar. The TD is also responsible for managing the inventory of lighting equipment, sound equipment, properties, costumes, and building materials, including any items that Cohesion might lend out, or borrow from other companies. The TD will also be responsible for coordinating personnel to assist with load in, build, light hang, painting, strike, and space cleanup as needed. As a staff member, the TD also has a voice in season planning and companywide decision making, as part of the regular staff meetings. This person should be outgoing, independent and proactive, as the time commitment can vary based on production schedules and long term tasks. It is our hope that this person will have a strong aptitude for staff management, delegation, budgeting, construction, and organization, as well as being a public representative of Cohesion Theatre Company in a variety of settings both in person and via electronic communication. A wide breadth of knowledge about theatre, new works, diversity in the arts, parity, underserved voices, social justice, collaboration and a fearless vision about what can be accomplished on a small independent stage would all serve this person well. A strong background in technical theatre and design, and a deep love for the Baltimore Theatre Community and the neighborhoods of Southeast Baltimore are highly desired.

•    Identify and manage Cohesion’s inventory of props, costumes, paint, lumber, lighting equipment, etc
•    Create season-long calendar of tech, build, and load-in dates
•    Organize a volunteer base for assistance with load-in and build needs
•    Coordinate strike for each production with the cast and crew
•    Maintain the space in a clean and orderly fashion
•    Communicate with designers, particularly designers new to Cohesion, regarding Cohesion’s inventory, resources, and relationships to produce high-quality work within budget restrictions
•    Manage the production budget for each show and keep the Artistic Producers informed regarding needs or concerns


Marketing Director
The Marketing Director is responsible for getting out the message about what Cohesion is doing to our audience base, press contacts, and the public at large. They will create a season long calendar of marketing and press deadlines and will be responsible meeting those. They will also oversee the creation of press releases, graphic designs, marketing images, posters, postcards, and digital media, as well as coordinating the distribution of any physical pieces for individual productions or the season at large. They will manage and oversee the social media presence of Cohesion Theatre Company, including email campaigns through Mail Chimp, and posts to our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram feeds. The management and expansion of Cohesion’s email list and press contacts will be an important part of this role, as is networking with other theatres, arts organizations, and local businesses to organizing ad trades, program ad purchases and cross promotions. As a staff member, the Marketing Director also has a voice in season planning, and company wide decision making, as part of the regular staff meetings. This person should be outgoing, independent and proactive, as the time commitment can vary based on production schedules, and long term tasks. It is our hope that this person will have a strong aptitude for marketing strategies, written and verbal communication, and graphic design, as well as being a public representative of Cohesion Theatre Company in a variety of settings both in person and via electronic communication. A wide breadth of knowledge about theatre, new works, diversity in the arts, parity, underserved voices, social justice, collaboration and a fearless vision about what can be accomplished on a small independent stage would all serve this person well. A strong background in marketing, theatre, social media management, and a deep love for the Baltimore Theatre Community and the neighborhoods of Southeast Baltimore are highly desired.

•    Create and Manage a detailed Marketing Calendar for the entire season
•    Oversee creation and distribution of all marketing and press related materials (ideal candidate will have some graphic design experience)
•    Manage social media accounts to effectively market productions and events
•    Write and distribute press releases and invitations for productions
•    Network with local theatres, arts organizations and businesses to increase partnership opportunities
•    Manage the Marketing Budget for each production and the overall season


WORKING WITH COHESION THEATRE COMPANY

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.


Cohesion Announces Season 4 Auditions: August 26, 28, & 29.

Cohesion Theatre Company is holding open auditions for all uncast productions of our 2017/18 Season, including four mainstage productions, and our Playwrights Fellowship projects. Season 4 Auditions will be held on August 26, 28, & 29 with callbacks for individual projects to be determined by the directors at a later date. Actors of all ages, ethnicities, and genders are encouraged to attend, as the available rolls are many, and varied, and Cohesion values diversity of casting for all our projects. Directors for each production in the season will be in attendance, along with the Artistic Producers of the company. A detailed character breakdown of each production will be available online in the coming weeks on our auditions page online at www.cohesiontheatre.org/audtions. You must contact Brad Norris via email in order to arrange an audition slot. See full info below. 

Auditions:

United Evangelical Church

923 S. East Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21224

Enter through the grey doors on East Avenue

Saturday, August 26 from 10am – 3pm

Monday, August 28 from 7pm – 10pm

Tuesday, August 29 from 7pm – 10pm

 Prepare:

Two Contrasting Monologues, no more than three minutes total.

If you are auditioning for Mr. Burns and would like to prepare up to 30 seconds of an acapella song you may.

Please email your headshot and resume in advance and bring one copy to the audition.

Please bring all your known conflicts for rehearsals and performances with you.

Contact Brad Norris by email with your three top preferences for an audition time slot: Brad@cohesiontheatre.org

Stipends:

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.

Inquiries:

Brad Norris, Founding Artistic Producer

Brad@cohesiontheatre.org

Show Details:

Typical Main Stage Productions receive 11 performances over three weeks.

The Repertory Productions will receive 8 performances each over 4 weeks, for a total of 16 performances.

Workshop productions receive 3 productions over one weekend.

2017/18 Main Stage Productions:

Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play by Anne Washburn

Directed by Lance Bankerd

November 30 - December 17, 2017

Industry Night on Monday, December 11, 2017

Rehearsals: Mid October – November 29, 2017

Tech starts over Thanksgiving Weekend

8 Actors. Can be cast color and gender blind.

 

Playing together in Cohesion’s first Repertory Production:

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

Both Directed by Susan Stroupe

March 22 - April 14, 2018

These two plays will utilize the same cast and alternate performance dates

8 Performances of each show over 4 weeks

Rehearsals: Early January – March 21, 2018

At least 6 Actors. Specific need for Hispanic females, Native American female, Transgender actor.

 

The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity by Kristoffer Diaz

Directed by Daniel Douek

May 31 - June 17, 2018

Industry Night on Monday, June 11, 2018

Rehearsals: Mid-April – May 30, 2018

5 Male Actors. Multicultural Casting. Need for Puerto Rican male, African-American male, Indian-American male. Heavy physicality and actual wrestling required.

 

The Playwrights Fellowship Series:

Cohesion will select three playwrights for the Fellowship, culminating in a three-part workshop series in the second half of the season. Each playwright will be assigned a director from the start, and a cast will be assembled as scripts develop. Playwrights will be able to submit drafts in various stages to the directors for feedback, and arrange readings with the cast throughout the season. Cohesion is seeking playwrights with ideas for full length scripts or scripts in very early stages which can be developed throughout the season. The goal is not to have playwrights submit finished plays, but rather to create new ones through the workshopping process.


SEASON 4 CALL FOR DESIGNERS, DIRECTORS, STAGE MANAGERS, AND MORE.

Overview:

Cohesion Theatre Company is seeking designers, stage managers, directors, assistant positions and general technical assistance for four main stage and several workshop productions, as well as possible smaller one-off engagements as part of our 2017/18 Season. Interested applicants should submit a resume and brief letter of interest detailing which positions and productions they are interested in and available for. Each show will not necessarily require all listed positions. All inquiries should be emailed to Artistic Producer, Brad Norris via email at Brad@cohesiontheatre.org. Artists of all ages, ethnicities, and genders are encouraged to apply. Detailed information about the productions can be found on our website: www.cohesiontheatre.org.

 Stipends:

Stipends are available for all actors, playwrights, 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.

Directors & Assistant Directors (contract, stipend)

Cohesion is seeking a director for its final mainstage of the season, The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity as well as its workshop productions. Cohesion seeks Assistant Directors for all productions. Ideal applicants have experience directing contemporary plays using imagination and creativity within specific budget. The chosen party for each production would be responsible for casting and assembling design team (with assistance from Cohesion staff), overseeing all artistic elements of the process, collaborating with staff on marketing and development associated with the show, and maintaining artistic integrity. . 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 detailing which productions they are available and applying for via email to Info@cohesiontheatre.org.  Applications should be submitted by July 1, 2017.

 Costume Designers (contract, stipend)

Ideal applicants have experience with theatrical costume design and construction, and are able to work within the confines of a small but reasonable budget. The productions this season range from contemporary and minimal to period fantasy and complex. The chosen party for each production would be responsible for the design and execution of all costume related elements of the show, while also working closely with the Director, Lighting Designer, and Scenic Designer to form a cohesive vision for the production design. 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 detailing which productions they are available and applying for via email to Info@cohesiontheatre.org.  Applications should be submitted by July 1, 2017.

 Scenic Designers (contract, stipend)

Ideal applicants have experience with theatrical scenic design and construction, and are able to work within the confines of a small but reasonable budget. The productions this season range from contemporary and minimal to period fantasy and complex. The chosen party would be responsible for the design and overseeing the execution of all scenic elements of the show along with the technical director and production manager, while also working closely with the Director, Lighting Designer, and Costume Designer to form a cohesive vision for the overall production design. 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 detailing which productions they are available and applying for via email to Info@cohesiontheatre.org.  Applications should be submitted by July 1, 2017. 

Props Designers (contract, stipend)

 Ideal applicants have experience with properties design, construction, and procurement, and are able to work within the confines of a small but reasonable budget. The productions this season range from contemporary and minimal to period fantasy and complex. The chosen party would be responsible for the design and overseeing the collection or construction of all props elements of the show, while also working closely with the Director, Lighting Designer, Costume Designer, and Scenic Designer to form a cohesive vision for the overall production design. 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 detailing which productions they are available and applying for via email to Info@cohesiontheatre.org.  Applications should be submitted by July 1, 2017.

Lighting Designers (contract, stipend)

Ideal applicants have experience with theatrical lighting design, hang and focus, and are able to work within the confines of a small but reasonable budget. The productions this season range from contemporary and minimal to period fantasy and complex. The chosen party would be responsible for the design and overseeing the hang and focus of all lighting elements, as well as securing any additional equipment beyond Cohesion’s stock. They will also work closely with the Director, Scenic Designer, and Costume Designer to form a cohesive vision for the overall production design. 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 detailing which productions they are available and applying for via email to Info@cohesiontheatre.org.  Applications should be submitted by July 1, 2017.

 Stage Managers (contract, stipend)

 Ideal applicants have experience with theatrical stage management, and overseeing assistant stage managers and run crew. The chosen party would be responsible for overseeing 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 detailing which productions they are available and applying for via email to Info@cohesiontheatre.org.  Applications should be submitted by July 1, 2017.

 Assistant Stage Managers (contract, stipend)

Ideal applicants have some experience with theatrical stage management and/or run crew. The chosen party would be responsible for attending rehearsals and assisting the Stage Manager in completion of duties related to communication, scheduling, and production meetings. During the show’s run the Assistant Stage Manager will act as a board operator or run crew for the duration of the performances. 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 detailing which productions they are available and applying for via email to Info@cohesiontheatre.org.  Applications should be submitted by July 1, 2017.

Run or Build Crew (contract, stipend)

 Ideal applicants have some experience with set construction, painting, or theatrical tech work. Interested parties might be asked to assist with construction or painting during the scenic build process and tech, or to sign for the duration of the show’s run if there is need for additional crew during the performances. This position will not need to attend rehearsals prior to build and tech, but will be contracted on an as needed basis depending on the level of production requirements. The ideal applicant must be a hard worker and willing to learn and complete tasks independently, as well as having excellent organizational and time-management abilities and possess good written and oral communication skills. This is a contracted position with a small stipend.  Interested applicants should submit a resume and brief letter of interest detailing which productions they are available and applying for via email to Info@cohesiontheatre.org.  Applications should be submitted by July 1, 2017.

Inquiries:
Brad Norris, Founding Artistic Producer
Info@cohesiontheatre.org