Resident Assistant Director – The Shakespeare Theatre Company

WHO: The Shakespeare Theatre Company

SEEKING: The Shakespeare Theatre Company seeks an early-career director to assist on up to five mainstage productions as Resident Assistant Director; All’s Well That Ends Well, directed by Michael Kahn; Candide, directed by Mary Zimmerman; Cymbeline, directed by Rebecca Bayla Taichman, An Ideal Husband, directed by Keith Baxter; and Enrico IV, directed by Michael Kahn.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Duties include but are not limited to; supporting the director in rehearsals (six days a week), rehearsing understudies with the stage manager, recording accurate blocking, keeping records of each production, and functioning as a full-time staff member of the theatre, with administrative duties in the artistic department.

REQUIREMENTS: Candidates should have a degree in theatre, experience as an assistant director on at least two professional productions, a working knowledge of Shakespeare/classics, and have directed at least one full-scale production of a classical play. Candidates should also have excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. 

WHEN: There is a flexible start date, but the job could begin as early as July 20, 2010.

BENEFITS: Competitive salary with excellent benefits.

HOW TO APPLY: Please email cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and a list of three professional references to Resident Assistant Director Search, Application materials must be received no later than June 15, 2010. No phone calls, please. The Shakespeare Theatre Company recognizes the value of a work force made up of highly skilled people from a variety of backgrounds.

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