Powerhouse 2020 Season Technical Staff
New York Stage and Film
New York CIty, NY 10001
New York Stage and Film (NYSAF), a not-for-profit AEA Company which produces its summer season of new plays at the Powerhouse Theater at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY, seeks fulltime technical staff for the 2020 Powerhouse Season. The Powerhouse Season supports 2 fully-produced mainstage productions, 3 musical workshops, 2 play workshops, 10 readings, and a few residency projects in a flexible environment tailored to meet each project’s developmental needs, all of which are open to the public. Salary, free on-campus housing, and transportation between NYC and Poughkeepsie at the beginning and end of the season are provided, as well as access to campus resources such as the gym and library. Positions begin early June and run through early August.
ASSISTANT PRODUCTION MANAGER
ASSISTANT TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
ASSISTANT MASTER ELECTRICIAN
ASSISTANT COSTUME SUPERVISOR
ASSISTANT SOUND SUPERVISOR
ASSISTANT PROPERTIES SUPERVISOR
For job descriptions and to apply, visit: www.newyorkstageandfilm.org/powerhouse-staff
Ideal candidates must have excellent organizational and communication skills; the ability to prioritize and multitask; familiarity/experience with their department; and a notable interest in supporting the development of new plays and musicals. Staff members will work on a team with supervisors and interns, as well as world-class designers on a tight timeline and budget.
New York Stage and Film (NYSAF) is a non-profit company dedicated to both emerging and established artists in the development and production of new works for theater and film. Since 1985, NYSAF has played a major role in the development of new plays for the American theater, provided a home for a diverse group of artists free from critical and commercial pressures, and has established itself as a vital cultural institution for residents of the New York metropolitan region. The people and projects we support go on to shape the landscape of theater in America and around the world; our apprentices and interns mature to become leaders in the performing arts and beyond; and our audiences sustain the work of celebrated artists and newly-discovered voices, as crucial participants in the creation of new work.
The cornerstone of NYSAF’s artistic programming is the Powerhouse Season, an eight-week residency and partnership with Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY, where each summer more than three hundred and fifty professional playwrights, directors, actors, and designers as well as close to fifty student apprentices live and work together. During the Powerhouse Season, NYSAF is deliberately flexible with its production resources and with its three producing venues, to meet the specific needs of artists and projects. The professional artists present mainstage productions with full technical support, as well as workshops and readings of works in progress, all of which are open to the public.
Dozens of notable works trace their developmental roots to NYSAF, including Tony Award winners for Best Musical (HAMILTON and HADESTOWN) and Best Play (THE HUMANS, SIDE MAN and DOUBT) as well as the Broadway musicals HEAD OVER HEELS, AMERICAN IDIOT and BRIGHT STAR, 2017 Pulitzer Prize finalists THE WOLVES and A 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC and this season’s SANCTUARY CITY by Martyna Majok, THE BEST WE COULD (A FAMILY TRAGEDY) by Emily Feldman and BECKY NURSE OF SALEM by Sarah Ruhl.
June 1, 2020 – July 31, 2020
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