Parallel 45 Theatre Company
Traverse City, MI

Expires: 05/09/21

Job Dates

06/14/21 - 08/06/21


$3600 plus housing and $200 towards travel flat fee

Essential Job Functions:
-To design the lighting to correspond with the needs and budget of the Production(s) (three (3) Main Stage shows performed in rep), such needs having been defined in discussions with the Director, the other Designers and the Theatre.
-To supply a Designer Research Package to be used in the Presentation based in consultation with other members of the Creative Team. The Research Package will include a brief research presentation for each show and will be uploaded to the applicable google drive folder (as communicated by the PM)
-To coordinate and direct the realization of the Lighting in direct communication with the Associate Designer/Master Electrician, Production Manager, Director, or with any other agent as appointed by the Theatre.
-To provide: a hanging plot rendered to scale showing type and position of all lighting equipment, hookup schedules, full equipment list, additional schedules, specifications and working drawings for items necessary for realization of the Lighting.
-To maximize the use of the inventory of equipment and color provided by the Theatre. Any additional equipment or color is to be approved in advance by the Theatre.
-To consult with Director of Production for the acquisition of any additional venue, equipment, or stock information needed to complete the necessary paperwork remotely.
-To attend rehearsals as necessary and at least one run-through prior to the first light cueing session.
To supervise the electrical set-up, to direct the focus of all lighting equipment and their related hook-up.
-To set and record the lighting cues and to supervise the execution and operation of the Lighting during technical and dress rehearsals and the first public performance.
-To provide the PSM for each show and applicable D+P team with a Final Cue List at least six (6) hours prior to 1st dress rehearsal
-To supply the Theatre with all plans and specifications required by the Theatre for estimation of cost, acquisition and/or construction of all equipment, instruments, etc.
-To be available remotely for consultation with TD + PM to clarify, adjust designs as the budget/venue may require, as needed
-To design and/or supervise special effects in consultation with the other Designers and the Theatre

Desired Qualifications:
-Design credits for outdoor productions
-Resourceful, with a knack for problem-solving
-Proactive, self-starter who is highly organized with acute attention to detail
-Ability to read + create CAD drawings
-Exhibits grace under pressure
-Demonstrated ability to effectively lead a team
-A strong sense of humor

Parallel 45 Theatre produces cutting-edge interpretations of classic plays, giving familiar stories new life and fresh relevance for our northwest Michigan audience. By producing a repertory of reinvented classics, new works and imaginative adaptations, we seek to entertain, encourage critical thought, and inspire conversation in our community. Since 2010, Parallel 45 Theatre has brought more than 150 artists from across the country and around the world to create groundbreaking shows for our audiences.

In 2021, Parallel 45 Theatre will host a 5-week season featuring 3 shows in rotating repertory in our brand new outdoor theatre at Traverse Citys Civic Center Park from July 2 August 1, 2021

We consider diversity and inclusion a driver of institutional excellence and seek out diversity of participation, thought and action, especially from historically underrepresented communities. We seek to champion dignity, visibility and accessibility, while promoting cultural competency, humility and sensitivity. Parallel 45 is an equal opportunity employer.

If interested, please send a resume, cover letter and three references to production@parallel45.org


Jody Cohen

Director of Production



(770) 639-2810

Business Address

PO Box 1829

Traverse City, MI 496851829

Posted: 11/09/2020 12:08:34 EST

Last Updated: 11/09/2020 16:01 EST

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