In The Upper Room - Stage Manager Submissions (Deadline: 12.03.21)

In The Upper Room - Stage Manager Submissions (Deadline: 12.03.21)

CATEGORY: Technical

Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Denver, CO

Job Details


Stage Manager

LORT Non-Rep
$1202 weekly minimum (LORT B)

Gregg T. Daniel, Director
Michael Morales, Production Stage Manager

Prep: Dec 28
1st Rehearsal: Jan 11
Open: Jan 14
Close: March 6

The Equity Stage Manager is a member of the DCPA-Theatre Company’s Stage Management team and works closely with the Production Stage Manager to execute all stage managerial duties for individual productions with DCPA Theatre Company, Education, and Off-Center. The Stage Manager will work closely with producers, directors, designers, technicians, and actors on assigned productions and is fundamental in relaying information to Theatre Company’s Artistic and Production leadership, teams and shops.

Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to submit.

Equity stage managers for IN THE UPPER ROOM.

A new play about family, secrets and the power of the stories we grow up hearing. Meet the Berrys, a multi-generational Black family living under one roof in the 1970s. Their lives orbit around Rose, a strong-willed matriarch whose superstitions and secrets drive her relatives nuts. Fed up, the aunties, in-laws and granddaughters of the household make their own plans to break away so they can finally live in peace. But by standing their ground, they may lose what has held them together all along. Loyalty, spirituality and colorism are all at play in this dramatic dark comedy, based on the real family history of playwright and novelist Beaufield Berry.


About the Artists
Beaufield Berry is an Omaha-based playwright, novelist and arts educator who was inspired by her own family for this piece. Gregg T. Daniel is an accomplished actor (True Blood) and was nominated for a NAACP Theatre Award for Best Director.

Duties and responsibilities:
- Maintain an atmosphere of empathy, compassion and inclusiveness in leadership
- Maintain all rehearsal scheduling, following LORT/AEA work rules and hours
- Plans and publishes schedule overviews for rehearsals, technical rehearsals and performances
- Attend and manage all rehearsals and performances
- Using DCPA stage management guidelines, distribute rehearsal and performance notes
- Serve as the point person for communication with producers, directors, designers, production department heads, and production management
- Create and keep archival records of shows (prompt book, etc.)
- Attend all production meetings
- Create and distribute contact sheets and other show-specific paperwork
- Serve as the main line of communication to actors/artists
- Serve as Stage Manager or Assistant Stage Manager for one show during the Colorado New Play Summit
- Other duties as assigned

An ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:
- Demonstrated continuous AEA Stage Management experience in operations of similar size and scope required.
- Member in good standing with Actors’ Equity Association, or willing to join the union.
- Ability to maintain artistic direction, rehearse understudies or replacements, direct a rehearsal
- Capacity to solve problems and engage in creative thinking to overcome challenges
- Maturity and understanding of the artistic process and excellent interpersonal, teamwork, and diplomacy skills
- Works well in a stressful environment with many personality types
- Well-developed communication skills
- Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast paced, rapidly changing environment
- Technical knowledge of safe working procedures
- An ability to remain, calm, professional and positive when working under pressure.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office
- Ability to lead a team of artists and technicians
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills & Ability to anticipate and adapt quickly to changes

PLEASE NOTE: The Denver Center for the Performing Arts has implemented a COVID-19 requirement, all employees must be vaccinated and present proof of their vaccination.

In order to provide high quality, culturally competent care to our patrons, students, guests and team members, it is of highest importance that our hiring practices reflect our values by offering an environment that celebrates diversity and embraces inclusion. All of our team members – regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, language, abilities/disabilities, socioeconomic status, geographic region, or other defining characteristics – should feel welcome and valued.

Please send resume to Michael Morales, production stage manager, for consideration.

Deadline: 12/03/2021

Denver Center for the Performing Arts Attn:
1101 13th Street
Denver, CO 80204




LORT Non-Rep $1202 weekly minimum (LORT B)