ASSISTANT TO THE DIRECTOR for our production of CANDIDA

Job Description

Gingold Theatrical Group seeks an Assistant to the Director to partner with director David Staller for their production of George Bernard Shaw’s CANDIDA.

This individual will provide artistic, clerical and administration support to the Director of the production and help maintain the smooth operation of the production.  The primary responsibility of the position will include assisting with dramaturgical elements of the production, note taking, emails, running lines with actors, word processing, research, assisting in ordering props and supplies, and running errands. Assistant to the Director will attend rehearsals, designer run-throughs, production meetings, and first week of preview performances.

Required Qualifications

Ideal Candidate has experience in directing, in language-driven work and the ability and interest in dramaturgical work and running lines with actors. Applicant should have strong writing and observational skills, the ability to take notes quickly, follow directions.  Being patient, responsible, and punctual are essential. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suites, MAC OS, Theater Terminology, Dropbox and Google Drive strongly recommended. 

Rehearsals at 520 8th Avenue.

Performances at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street.

Duration: 30 hours per week, 8 weeks, August 22 – October 14

Rehearsals for CANDIDA: Sept 6. First Performance Oct 4.

Pay: $500 a week + Metrocard

CANDIDA. This incredibly taut romantic comedy by George Bernard Shaw will be reset from London 1894 to Harlem 1929. It’s a time of global upheaval and these six characters come together on one tumultuous day to ultimately redefine not only who they are but how to launch into the world in a new way. Written as a response to Ibsen’s A DOLL’S HOUSE, this short but pithy play races along in ever-surprising ways. The Reverend James Morell and his wife Candida live a comfortable life until the young poet, Marchbanks, is taken into their home and challenges everything they’d built their lives upon. This dynamic and surprising comedy is one of Shaw’s most popular and entertaining plays, which then went on to inspire Anderson’s TEA AND SYMPATHY.

GINGOLD THEATRICAL GROUP, now in its 17th year, creates theatre and theatre-related programs that promote the humanitarian ideals central to the work of activist playwright George Bernard Shaw, including universal human rights, the freedom of thought and speech, the equality of all living beings, and the responsibility of individuals to promote societal progress. All of Gingold’s programming is inspired by the opportunity to present and create art that embraces the fundamental elements of the joys of diversity, self-empowerment, and the chance to bring hope and clarity through art to a needful community.

To Apply

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Gingold Theatrical Group is committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment. We strongly encourage candidate of color and those from underrepresented communities to apply. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status.

Covid-19 Policy: We are requiring all new hires to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19.

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