Costume, Sound, and Lighting Designers

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Costume, Sound, and Lighting Designers
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Design Openings
Rubber City Theatre, Akron’s only Equity Theatre, is searching for designers for productions in its 2021 season of world premieres. RCT is looking for inspired professionals to join their productions as a Costume Designer, Sound Designer, or Lighting Designer. Duties for each of the following are listed below. Applicants should be within the Northeast Ohio region and willing to drive to the theatre space for necessary rehearsals during the production period. Designers should be comfortable working with IATSE Union crews throughout the process. All interested personnel please email our Director of Artistic Operations, Brian C. Seckfort at Production@rubbercitytheatre.com and include a resume, portfolio, and website if applicable, also include in the subject what position you are interested in. These are paid positions and can open to future designs with the emerging company! For more information on our current season and company visit our website rubbercitytheatre.com.

Costume Designer
1. To provide a costume plot and complete sketches or representations necessary for execution of costumes and to design, select or approve all accessories.
2. To supply color schemes/sketches or outline sketches with examples of materials for each costume including ornaments and detail.
3. To design, select or coordinate all contemporary costumes, including selections from the performer’s personal wardrobe when necessary.
4. Select appropriate costumes from stock, rental or other resources and coordinate their adaptation for the production.
5. To supply specifications for competitive bids for costume shops or other suppliers mutually satisfactory to the Producer and the Costume Designer.
6. To supply specifications for the shop to make, sew, construct/and or paint costumes and costume accessories.
7. To oversee the fittings and attend appropriate rehearsals.
8. To approve hairstyles and/or select of wigs, hairpieces, mustaches, beards, prosthetics and special make-up.
9. To attend the rehearsals as necessary to design the production.
10. Respect the physical property of the production and RCT.

Costume Design for Play (up to 10 actors) $750.00; Costume Design for a Play (more than 10 actors) or Musical $1,000.00 (1/2 paid after 2nd design meeting, 1/2 paid after Opening of show)

 

Sound Designer
1. To provide all designs for pre-recorded music and or sound effects and enhancement of “live” voices, musical instruments and sound elements.
2. To provide technical drawings and specifications as required for the production.
3. To design a sound delivery system that will properly execute the needs of the production.
4. To attend the dress rehearsals and coordinate the sound rehearsals therefore.
5. To supply specifications for competitive bids for sound equipment and studio time from suppliers mutually satisfactory to the Producer and the Sound Designer.
6. To coordinate the installation of the sound delivery system and the setting of the sound cues.
7. Respect the physical property of the production and RCT.

Sound Design for a Play $500.00; Sound Design for a Musical $750.00 (1/2 paid after 2nd design meeting, 1/2 paid after Opening of show)

 

Lighting Designer
1. To provide full lighting equipment lists and a light plot drawn to scale from Scenic Design and theatre drawings provided by Producer.
2. To provide color, hook-up plots and instrument schedule including all information required for the realization of the design.
3. To coordinate and plot special lighting effects.
4. To supply specifications for competitive bids for lighting and special effects suppliers mutually satisfactory to the Producer and the Lighting Designer.
5. To oversee focusing of the lighting equipment and setting of lighting cues.
6. To attend the rehearsals as necessary to design the production and to conduct the lighting rehearsals.
7. Respect the physical property of the production and RCT.

Lighting Design for a Play $500.00; Lighting Design for a Musical $750.00 (1/2 paid after 2nd design meeting, 1/2 paid after Opening of show)

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