Olney Theatre Center
Olney, MD

Expires: 04/11/20

Job Dates

July 12, 2020 - June 6, 2021


250/wk (Housing Provided) per week


TO APPLY: Please submit resume and a video telling us about your SM experience and why youre interested in being a National Player and send to Jenna Duncan, Associate Artistic Director, at jenna@olneytheatre.org

National Players is a ten-artist touring ensemble presenting classic stories in fresh ways for contemporary audiences. The company performs a repertory of shows and educates audiences around America. The contract for Tour 72 (A Midsummer Nights Dream, A Raisin in the Sun) runs 11 months, from July 12, 2020 to June 6, 2021 (with a break off-contract from Dec-Jan for the holidays). This individual must be available for the entire contract period.
For 71 years, in classic American touring fashion, company members have performed in all plays and operate all onstage, backstage, and offstage elements. While this remains the case for most technical and administrative positions on Tour 72, the Stage Manager for all three shows would be a dedicated technician who tours with, lives with, drives with, creates with, and educates with the company of actors.
The ideal candidate is interested in being a part of an ensemble and an asset to a collaborative team, and is eager to continue to grow as an individual and with the company.
This Stage Manager also functions as Sound Technician during the tour, so they will head up load in and strike of sound as well as mix our body mics. However, this is something we can train you to do during the rehearsal and training period provided you have an eagerness to learn.

Benefits to being a National Player:
$250 weekly stipend paid via direct deposit
On-site accommodations at Olney Theatre Center during rehearsal and local touring
Hotel housing paid for while on the road.
Touring the greater United States (all regions east of the Rocky Mountains)
Honing your craft through eleven months of performances
Educating future audiences and artists of America
An alumni network rooted in Washington, DC, but sprawling from coast to coast

Responsibilities of being a National Player:
Work with a troupe of nine actors and two directors on a two-show repertory
Education and community outreach to students and adults of all ages
Loading-in and striking shows at many different venues
Assist in driving while on tour
Represent Olney Theatre Center to a national audience

A Brief History of National Players
Celebrating its 72nd season, National Players is a unique ensemble bringing innovative theater to communities large and small across the United States. Founded in 1949, National Players presents classic plays in contemporary and accessible ways. National Players is the hallmark outreach program of Olney Theatre Center in Olney, Maryland. A model for artistic collaboration and national education outreach, National Players embodies the Olney Theatre Center educational pedagogy: to unleash the creative potential in our audiences and artists, and to stimulate individual empowerment. National Players exemplifies these goals by presenting self-sustained productions of Shakespeare and other classics to learners of all ages and in all environments. Through performances and integrated educational programs, National Players empowers these learners to build stronger communities through artistic collaboration. National Players has performed in 41 states; in the White House; and for American military in Europe, Asia, and the Arctic Circle. Committed to artistic excellence and community engagement, National Players has brought great stories to life for more than 2.9 million people.

For more information about the company, please visit our Youtube page at https://www.youtube.com/user/NationalPlayers


Jason K. Jones

Senior Associate Artistic Director, Director of Education


Business Address

2001 Olney Sandy Spring Rd

Olney, MD 20832

Posted: 03/23/2020 14:55:00 EST

Last Updated: 03/26/2020 15:55 EST

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