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Production AUDIO ENGINEER

Bristol Riverside Theatre (LOA) located on the Delaware River twenty miles north of Philadelphia, is currently seeking an A1 Audio Engineer. Successful candidates will be organized self-starters, strong communicators, and hard-working team members. Preference will be given to candidates with either a degree in audio or several years of proven engineering experience.

The audio engineer will be expected to collaborate with production and artistic staff, multitasks, meet deadlines, and demonstrate specific skill and exercise independent judgment in performing a wide variety of duties including but not limited to:

Responsibilities

– Working with production and artistic staff to achieve desired sound quality for content
– Working with production companies to obtain rental equipment when needed
– Reading and executing designs and tech riders with associated paperwork for productions
– Maintains proficiency on applicable systems (both audio and projection)
– Advising Production Manager on technical specifications, including costs and usage of needed equipment required for shows.
– Operating, maintaining and safeguarding the technical assets of the theatre
– Attending all production meeting and technical rehearsals
– Ability to do in house recordings
– Ability to use VectorWorks or AutoCAD
– Proficient in Qlab (Audio and projection)
– Ensuring that projects are delivered on time and on budget
– Maintaining a current equipment inventory
– Applicant will be required to work nights and weekends
– Punctuality, professionalism, team player, positive and respectful attitude

Requirements

– Experience working with both wired and wireless RF audio systems
– Experience mixing live audio in a theatrical setting
– Experience with audio system set up and optimization (EQ, Crossover and Delay Settings)
– Working knowledge of basic signal flow principles (Stage Patch/FOH Patch)
– Working knowledge of basic gain structure principles (System and Console)
– Working knowledge of digital and analog mixing consoles
– Working knowledge of QLab.

This is a union position; however, all candidates will be considered. If you are not currently union, you should expect to join if you are offered the position.

Please submit resume to Andrew Deppen at andrewd@brtstage.org

ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER (ASM)

Bristol Riverside Theatre is currently accepting applications for a Non-Equity Assistant Stage Manager (ASM). This position will last the entire 2017-2018 season. This position serves as ASM for five Main Stage Productions and will also act as Production Stage Manager on a 4 show concert series over the course of the season (1 winter, 3 summer). This is a salaried staff position that includes housing, health benefits, and Equity points on all Main Stage Productions while working under the Equity PSM. The position is begins the week of 8/22/2017.

The ASM will be responsible for assisting the Production Stage Manager in a wide variety of areas including, but not limited to, pre-production arrangements and communications, monitoring and running rehearsals, generating running sheets for performances, supervising the stage crew, monitoring and maintaining the cleanliness and safety of rehearsal and performance spaces, and assisting in strike and post-production clean-up. The ASM will report directly to the Production Stage Manager and, as a member of the production staff, ultimately reports to the Production Manager. Additionally, ASM may be asked to assist in preparing and/or running Special Events.

For consideration, please send your resume and cover letter to Andrew Deppen, Production Manager at andrewd@brtstage.org. Please include “BRT ASM 17-18” in the title of your email.

Bristol Riverside Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to employ individuals without regard to gender, race, age, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or any other factor made unlawful under applicable fair employment laws. In accordance with such laws, reasonable accommodations are made for persons with disabilities.

Casting BRT SEASON AUDITIONS – Equity Principal Auditions

– Bristol Riverside Theatre      Bristol PA      LOA      $486/week minimum.

– Producers: Anne S. Kohn/Susan Atkinson

– Artistic Director/Stage Director: Keith Baker

`Season Runs:  September 19, 2017 to May 20, 2018.

Equity Performer Auditions (Principal/Chorus):

Monday May 22, 2017 – 10AM to 6PM (lunch break 1PM to 2PM) – Accompanist provided.

Tuesday May 23, 2017 – 10AM to 6PM (lunch break 1PM to 2PM)

AUDITIONS ARE AT THE BRISTOL RIVERSIDE THEATRE REHEARSAL STUDIO – 201 CEDAR STREET, BRISTOL, PA 19007

Prepare EITHER a) two contrasting 1-minute monologues OR b) a brief song (appropriate for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Producers or Triumph of Love) OR c) a brief song and a 1-minute monologue. If singing, bring sheet music in the correct key; an accompanist will be provided, but may not transpose. Please bring a photo and resume, stapled back-to-back.

2017-2018 BRT Show casting descriptions:

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee – by William Finn, Rachel Sheinkin and Rebecca Feldman

Director:  Amy Kaissar

Musical Director: Nate Beversluis

Choreographer: Stephen Casey

1st Rehearsal:  August 29, 2017

Opens:  September 19, 2017

Close:  October 15, 2017

Olive Ostrovsky, female: A quite, shy, sensitive girl, who finds comfort in her dictionary. She’s lonely and a bit awkward in her skin.

William Barfee, male: “the fat kid who becomes a bully to avoid being picked on.” He’s very smart, very conceited, and very competitive. Actor must move well.

Chip Tolentino, male: considers himself quite the athlete at this young age, very social, things come easily to him. He’s going through puberty and is not used to this awkward phase.

Logainne …, female, a very serious and motivated middle schooler. The youngest speller of the group. Has a lisp, is a little uncomfortable in her body, but very comfortable in all subjects political.

Leaf Coneybear, male: an easily distracted child who is blissfully unaware of how awkward he is. He’s not sure if he’s good at anything, is homeschooled, wears homemade clothes, and sometimes falls down.

Marcy Park: female, Asian. School (and everything else) comes easily to her. She is unimpressed with the competition and just about everything and everyone else. Actor must dance well (including tap) and play piano. Baton twirling, gymnastics, martial arts, and other physical skills a plus.

Rona Lisa Perretti, female: A former spelling bee champion (an adult) whose glory days came in middle school. Loves spelling bees, her enthusiasm comes through in all ways. Also plays Olive’s mother.

Douglas Panch, male: The vice principal, although he’d rather not be. He’s not happy that he has to be at the bee to fill in. A non singing role. Actor must be able to think on his feet – he controls who stays in and who gets out as well as improvs comments about the audience spellers. Improv or stand up experience, as well as attention to daily news and political comedy highly desired.

Mitch Mahoney, male: He has been assigned to be the comfort counselor as community service. Big, physically intimidating, might be an ex-convict, face and neck tattoos would be good. At heart, he’s a sweet guy who wishes the kids had a little more perspective. Also plays various fathers.

****** With the exception of Marcy Park non-traditional casting in all other roles is encouraged.

Quartet – by Ronald Harwood

Director:  Susan D. Atkinson

1st Rehearsal:  October 10, 2017

Opens:  October 31, 2017

Close:  November 19, 2017

All characters are over 70 and Opera Singers

Cecily Robson–An ample woman.  THIS ROLE IS PRECAST

Reginald Paget – a slim, fit, immaculate, man.  THIS ROLE IS PRECAST

Wilfred Bond- An untidy artistic sort of man.  THIS ROLE IS PRECAST

Jean Horton- A grande dame, the diva.  THIS ROLE IS PRECAST

Time Stands Still – by Donald Margulies

Director:  Susan D. Atkinson

1st Rehearsal:  January 2, 2018

Opens:  January 23, 2018

Closes:  February 11, 2018

Richard Ehrlich:

Male, 55 years old. A photo editor, so he functions from the business side of things. He is a former love interest of Sarah and then a mentor to her as she progressed in her career. He is close with both James and Sarah, but has recently started dating a girl who is ½ his age and far from their liberal intellectual world. A unique charm.

Mandy Bloom:

Female, around 25. An event planner and very beautiful. She is far from the intellectual liberal world that the rest of the characters live and she is trying very hard to be accepted into their world. She often makes gestures that seem appropriate to her but odd to everyone else. Very optimistic and always looking for the happiness and joy that you can find in life. She empathizes with all the tragedy around the world, but would rather hear an uplifting story.

Sarah Goodwin:

Female, late 30’s to early 40’s. She is a strong woman who is bold and adventurous. She gets what she wants by going for it. In her professional world she thrives on conflict, which bleeds into her person life. She tries to maintain a sense of full control over her situation, although recently she has had a trauma that has left her trying to regain her balance. She is not used to being held up at home, so she is easily annoyed.

James Dodd:

Male, late 30’s to early 40’s. Much like his longtime partner, Sarah, he has worked in high stress war areas as a reporter. Recently traumatic events have led him to desire a life with less conflict and a desire to settle down. He is a man who is trying to defuse situations and keep things low key. He is tired of the high stress world and wants a “normal” life and a family.

The Producers – by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan

Director:  Keith Baker

Musical Director: Douglass Lutz

Choreographer: Stephen Casey

1st Rehearsal:  February 13, 2018

Opens:  March 6, 2018

Closes:  April 1, 2018

Max Bialystock – You must “blow us away” at auditions.  Max is an over-the-top, high-energy, Professor Harold Hill/Tevye-type.  Once known as the King of Broadway, he’s become a producer of Broadway flops.  He raises money for his shows by romancing wealthy little old ladies.  Should appear to be late 40’s/early 50’s…..stocky, but has to be able to move around a lot.  Always has an answer, always has a plan.  A quick-talker, but you don’t miss a word he says…Perhaps one of the best roles ever written for a comic lead.  Vocal Range – Bari-Tenor

Dance – Moderate.  Must be able to move and have good stamina.

Leopold Bloom – A lovable nerd that can sing, dance and act.  He is a meek (and wimpy at times,) law-abiding and courteous accountant….believes he should do everything by the book.  Has always dreamed of being a Broadway producer.  An absolute contrast to Max, character-wise and physically.  Should appear to be in his 30’s, tallish, slender, neat and clean.  Vocal Range – Bari-Tenor.  Dance- Moderate-Heavy. Tap experience would be great. Big ballroom dance with Ulla.

Franz Liebkind – Yikes!  Franz is a German nazi who now resides in New York and has written the play, “Springtime for Hitler” a tribute to his hero.  This is the play that Max hopes to produce that will be a sure-fire flop.  When we first meet Franz, he is seen wearing lederhosen, army boots and an army helmet while singing to his collection of singing carrier pigeons.  He is a nut!  Franz must be able to do a German accent that we can understand clearly.  Can appear to be in his 30’s-40’s.  Vocal Range – Baritone.  Dance- Light-Moderate. More character dancing than anything else.

Roger DeBris – The over-the-top flamboyant director that Max has chosen to direct Springtime for Hitler (he’s looking for the worst director to create the biggest flop.) When we first meet Roger, he is wearing a silverish gown that he’ll be wearing to a costume ball (he’s going as the Grand Duchess, Anastasia).  He at first declines to direct the show because it’s too serious, but eventually agrees, providing they can “Keep It Gay” (he wants to rewrite the play so that Hitler wins and it has a happy ending…!)  Roger should appear to be late 30’s/early 40’s.  Must show over-the-top stereotypical flamboyant director traits.  Vocal Range – Tenor.  Dance-  Light – Moderate

Carmen Ghia – This is Roger’s common-law assistant….and is as flamboyant as Roger… Together, he and Roger make for an hysterical couple, arguing cattily yet exchanging winks from time to time.  Carmen should appear to be about the same age as Roger, perhaps a bit smaller in stature than Roger.  Vocal Range – Second Tenor. Dance- Moderate.

Ulla – A knock-out, sexy, tall blonde Swedish woman.  (we can work on the blonde…might have to make concessions for the tall…but MUST be sexy) Must be able to read with a stereotypical Swedish accent…She comes to audition for the show, Max & Leo hire her as a receptionist/secretary, though her limited English allows her to say little more than “Bialystock and Bloom..”  Her song, “When You Got It, Flaunt It’ characterizes her quite nicely!  Vocal Range – Second Soprano.  Dance- Moderate-Heavy. Has a dance solo (If you can do splits that would be great) Big ballroom number with Leo.

Hold Me Touch Me – one of the many old ladies who help finance Max’s creations.  She has a very funny scene with him in his office.  She needs to be able to look and sound as if she’s 75-80 years old…great character part.

Triumph of Love  – by James Magruder, Jeffery Stock and Susan Birkenhead

Director:  Keith Baker

Musical Director: Douglass Lutz

Choreographer: Stephen Casey
1st Rehearsal:  April 10, 2018

Opens:  May 1, 2018

Closes:  May 20, 2018

Agis – A student of reason. Beautiful. Destined to be the returner of Sparta to his family’s reign. Puts thoughts before emotion until he falls head over heels for the disguised Princess Leonide.  Gender: Male. Age: 20 to 25.  Vocal range top: A5 – Vocal range bottom: E3

Hesione – Agis’s aunt. A stern philosopher who, until she is wooed by a disguised Princess Leonide, has little time for emotions or flattery after having her heart broken as a young girl.

Gender: Female.  Age: 40 to 55.  Vocal range top: F5 – Vocal range bottom: E3.

Harlequin – The valet. Quick, clowning, and smart. Fancies himself a Casanova. Scheming, but with mostly good intentions. He falls in love and lusts after Corine. Gender: Male

Age: 30 to 40.  Vocal range top: B5 – Vocal range bottom: E3

Dimas – The gardener. Grumpy and lewd, but an obedient and honorable worker to Hermocrates and Hesione. Lusts after Corine.  Gender: Male.  Age: 30 to 40.  Vocal range top: A5 –

Vocal range bottom: F3

Hermocrates – A philosopher. Hesione’s brother. A powerful, forbidding intellectual tyrant. Thinks emotions are a waste of time until he falls in love with the disguised Princess Leonide.

Gender: Male. Age: 50 to 65. Vocal range top: F5 – Vocal range bottom: G3

Princess Leonide – Beautiful, young, and strong. She is clever, quick, and hopelessly in love with Agis. Disguises herself as several different people in order to have the opportunity to win his love.  Gender: Female.  Age: 18 to 24.  Vocal range top: G5 – Vocal range bottom: F3

Corine – Princess Leonide’s maid servant. Sexual and brassy. She is a good servant, but also very much looks out for herself and has her own agenda. The only character who truly can’t be bothered with love.  Gender: Female.  Age: 30 to 40.  Vocal range top: G5 – Vocal range bottom: G3.

Questions? Please contact David J. Abers at david@brtstage.org.

Script Submissions BRT thanks you for your interest in submitting a script for season consideration. BRT reads and considers work for both its mainstage season as well as the America Rising: Voices of Today new and contemporary play staged reading series. Due to the volume of plays and musicals that we read, we can no longer accept unsolicited work for consideration. All plays and musicals must be submitted via agent or MFA Playwriting program recommendation only.

We apologize for any inconvenience and wish you the best of luck in finding a home for your work.

If submitting via agent or MFA program, e-mail submissions are preferred. All scripts should be sent to the Artistic Associate listed on the staff page. If necessary, please send hard copies to:

Artistic Associate
Bristol Riverside Theatre
120 Radcliffe Street
Bristol, PA 19007