Casting and Hiring

OTHER PEOPLE’S MONEY by Jerry Sterner
Fast-talking Wall Street shark Lawrence Garfinkle —also known as “Larry the Liquidator”—has his sights set on taking over the undervalued stock of New England Wire and Cable. It’s up to Kate Sullivan, a determined big-city lawyer, to stop Larry from gutting the company. Can Kate save her hometown’s esteemed business from being conquered by Larry? Loaded with conflict, comedy, and a touch of romance, Other People’s Money delves into the seedy and deceptive world of business.

William Coles – Mid-forties.  Attractive, polished, President of New England Wire and Cable.

Andrew Jorgenson – Chairman of New England Wire and Cable, about 60.

Bea Sullivan – Longtime assistant and friend of Jorgenson.  An attractive woman in her 50’s.  Any ethnicity.

Lawrence Garfinkle – An obese, elegant, cunning New York “takeover artist.”  About forty, hails from the Bronx and speaks in a “New York” accent.  Any ethnicity.

Kate Sullivan – Bea’s daughter.  An attractive, sexy Wall Street attorney, mid 30’s.  Any ethnicity.


Begins rehearsal – July 10, 2018
Previews – August 1 & 2, 2018
Opens – August 3, 2018
Closes - August 19, 2018 (with a possible extension)

 


 

Florida Studio Theatre is continuously looking for enthusiastic, creative and dedicated people for backstage crew, wait staff, box office associates, teaching associates and many other hourly positions. To be considered for any position, please email your resume and completed application to James Ashford, Casting & Hiring Coordinator at [email protected]Click here to download the application. If you have any other questions, please contact James Ashford at (941) 366-9017 or via e-mail: [email protected]

Florida Studio Theatre is committed to developing a work environment that is reflective of the diverse community that it serves. Applicants from all populations and underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Consideration for employment will be given to all applicants without regard to race/ethnicity, gender identity/sexual orientation, age or ability.


Employment Opportunities

SUMMER EDUCATION POSITIONS - Florida Studio Theatre, A LORT D regional theatre in Sarasota, FL has the following positions available in the upcoming 2018 Summer Performing Arts Camp:

Teaching Artist – experienced teaching artist for youth (ages 7-12) and teens.  Also seeking a teaching artist for Little Theatre (ages 5-6).  Responsible to communicate acting techniques to students and coach pieces for the final performances.

Teaching Artist Interns – assist Master Teaching Artists with acting classes and general camp support as needed—working with children and/or teens.

Contract dates are May 21-August 11, 2018.  If you would like to be considered for either of these positions, please email cover letter and resume with references to James Ashford, Casting & Hiring Coordinator.  EMAIL –[email protected].    For more information, please check out our website at www.floridastudiotheatre.org.

Florida Studio Theatre is committed to developing a work environment that is reflective of the diverse community that it serves. Applicants from all populations and underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Consideration for employment will be given to all applicants without regard to race/ethnicity, gender identity/sexual orientation, age or ability.

FST, one of Florida’s leading theatre  operates five stages, the 237 seat Gompertz Theatre, the 173 seat Keating Theatre , the 109 seat Goldstein Theatre, the 110 seat Court Theatre and the 100 seat Bowne Lab Theatre.


ASSOCIATE ARTIST – Florida Studio Theatre, a 5-theatre complex in Sarasota, FL operating under the LORT D, AEA Experimental, AGVA, SDC and USA contracts is seeking an Associate Artist.  This position will provide leadership in the adult acting component of FST’s educational programming, including managing and full oversight.  Additionally, the Associate Artist will take the lead on the professional acting apprentice program and manage that program.  There will be directing opportunities in all programs, musical and non-musical.  Improv background is a plus, sketch writing is a big plus.  Directing experience in musicals, dramas or comedies can make a fit.  This position will be tailored to the individual.  Leadership/Managerial experience is necessary.  FST prides itself in working with artists who also take on managerial duties.  Strong writing, computer, management and directing skills are a must. The right candidate will have at least 5 preferably 10 years of professional theatre experience The right applicant is authentic, emotionally resilient, passionate about theatre, responsible, a team player, flexible and confident.  Please email resume with references and cover letter to: James Ashford, Casting & Hiring Coordinator- EMAIL: [email protected].


 BUSINESS OFFICE ASSOCIATE - Florida Studio Theatre, a professional LORT D regional Theatre in Sarasota, FL is seeking a Business Office Associate. The Business Office Associate works with the Business Manager and Business Office staff in support of the theatre’s financial processes.  Specifically, the Business Office Associate processes vendor information and invoice information for Accounts Payable and Receivable, updates the Cash Receipts log, assists with Payroll distribution, reconciles monthly vendor statements, monitors office supplies and provides other general clerical support. Applicants must have MS Excel and MS Word proficiency, the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and assist the Business Office in meeting various deadlines.  Candidates must have excellent communication and organizational skills.  Email cover letter, resume with references and salary requirement to  Doris Iemolo - EMAIL: [email protected].

For more information, please check out our website at www.floridastudiotheatre.org.  Florida Studio Theatre is committed to developing a work environment that is reflective of the diverse community that it serves. Applicants from any and all diverse background are encouraged to apply.


Florida Studio Theatre is committed to developing a work environment that is reflective of the diverse community that it serves. Applicants from all populations and underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Consideration for employment will be given to all applicants without regard to race/ethnicity, gender identity/sexual orientation, age or ability.

Florida’s leading theatres, operates five stages: the 237 seat Gompertz Theatre, the 173 seat Keating Theatre, the 110 seat Court Theatre, the 109 seat Goldstein Theatre and the 100 seat Bowne Lab Theatre.

 

 
 
 

Florida Studio Theatre is now seeking Interns & Apprentices
for the 2018-2019 Season.
Priority Deadline: March 5th, 2018

FST’s Intern & Apprentice program is an immersive and comprehensive way to bridge the gap between academic theatre and the professional world and to provide additional training and experience to those individuals who are serious about careers as theatre professionals. Applicants must have a strong passion for theatre, a desire to learn more about professional theatre and an interest in being a part of a community of artists.


Compensation package includes:
• Free, furnished shared housing, including utiilities, cable, and internet.
• $120 weekly stipend.
• 25% discount at The Green Room Café & Bar.
• Two comp tickets to each FST production.
• Professional development, networking opportunities, and admission to FST classes & workshops.


To be eligible for consideration, applicants must:
• Be at least 21 years old.
• Be able to commit to a year-long program. (Starting in May or September)
• Have appropriate academic and/or professional experience.
• Be able to relocate to Sarasota for the length of the internship.


To Apply Submit the following via email ([email protected]) with the subject FST 18-19 Intern Application:
• Completed application.
• Headshot or current jpg picture.
• Theatre Resume.
• Non-Theatre/Professional Resume.
• 3 Letters of Recommendation from professors or professional colleagues, on official letterhead, with their contact information.
• Writing Sample
     -For Marketing, please focus on theatre in a journalistic style.
     -For Literary, please focus on summary/analysis of a play.
     -For Playwriting, please submit a sample of your playwriting in any form.
• Work Sample – Required for the following: Sound, Lighting & Costumes. Submit up to 5 jpg photos or a link to your website/online portfolio

AUDITION (Acting Apprentice ONLY)
Please include a video audition via YouTube link. Make sure this video can be viewed by anyone with the direct link, so that all casting representatives may watch your audition. Prepare 2 contrasting contemporary monologues (from plays written in the last 20 years) with a total length of no more than 3 minutes. Actors who sing (not required) may prepare 2 contrasting 32 bar cuts of musical theatre or pop/rock with accompaniment that show range. Ladies, if you have both a belt and a legit voice, please showcase both in this portion of your audition.

Florida Studio Theatre is committed to developing a work environment that is reflective of the diverse community that it serves. Applicants from all populations and underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Consideration for employment will be given to all applicants without regard to race/ethnicity, gender identity/sexual orientation, age or ability.

 Please download our internship application package here.

flyer18-19_internship_flyer_v2.pdf


 

Available Positions for the 2018-2019 Season

ACTING APPRENTICESHIP | Perform in TYA (Theatre for Young Audiences) shows, understudy when applicable, receive acting and improvisational training, participate in New Play Development, and work secondary duties in other departments as assigned. AUDITION REQUIRED.

ARTISTIC ASSISTANT | Assist Artistic department with casting/hiring prep, scheduling, production research, special projects, and general clerical support. Will also assist with Guest Relations and front of house as needed. Applicant MUST have own car.

AUDIENCE SERVICES | Gain well-rounded front of house experience through regular shifts in the box office, house management, usher management and phone campaigns. Support donor relations and special events as needed.

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT | Serve as a vital role in the daily operations of the administrative offices by assisting with processing of payments, receiving and reconciling daily deposits, tracking expenses, ordering and distribution of office supplies, and other tasks. Also support box office as needed. Accounting/Finance knowledge a plus.

CARPENTRY | Work as a key member of the scenic build crew with opportunities to develop and expand scenic construction skills, and work on the load-in crew for scenic and lights. Possible assignment to show run crew.

COMPANY MANAGEMENT | Assist the Company Manager in all aspects of guest relations: communicating with performers, assisting with travel and housing, and preparing and maintaining artist residences and vehicles. Secondary duties in other departments as assigned. Applicant MUST have own car.

COSTUMING | Assist in all areas of costuming from working with designers to running wardrobe for a production. Includes construction, daily maintenance, shopping, and tracking inventory and purchases. Possible assistant design or design work. WORK SAMPLE REQUIRED.

DEVELOPMENT | Learn more about theatre administration and fundraising. Develop skills in Tessitura and Wealth Engine Management programs through processing, donations,researching prospects and maintaining records.Assist in execution of direct mail and phone campaigns. Write, edit and proof materials for use in fundraising and publicity efforts. Maintain Development archives. Secondary duty in Frontof-House.

DIRECTING | Work closely with FST’s Resident directors while observing/assisting in rehearsals, Direct apprentice/student projects, dramaturgical research, and general support for the literary Department. Strong writing and research skills needed. Also serves as Assistant Stage Manager for the Stage III series.

EDUCATION - SUMMER ONLY | Assist Master Teachers with acting, movement, improvisation and voice workshops offered to ages 3 through 17. Provide general camp support while interacting with all staff and students. Secondary duties in other departments. All Education Interns are required to pass a background check.

EDUCATION/OUTREACH | Serves both the Education and Outreach Departments (WRITE A PLAY). Tasks include making reminder calls to educators and parents, confirming schedules and logistics for touring productions and in house performances. Support both FST after school classes and in school classroom workshops. Applicant MUST have own car and is required to pass a background check.

LIGHTING | Maintain lighting inventory, hang and focus changeovers, maintenance on shows,and special projects as assigned. Possibility for some assistant design or design work. WORK SAMPLE REQUIRED.

LITERARY | Gain hands-on industry experience in Literary Office operations with a focus on contemporary plays and New Play Development. Correspond with agents, playwrights, and community leaders for audience engagement. Multiple writing opportunities with marketing and development departments. Secondary duties in Front-of-House, box office, and marketing as assigned. WRITING SAMPLE REQUIRED.

MARKETING | Serve as a vital role in FST’s marketing department writing and editing articles for use in publicly distributed materials, maintaining press archives, and assisting in creating/updating all social media platforms. Execution of direct mail and phone campaigns.Photography, videography and graphic design opportunities as assigned. Secondary duties in front-of-house. WRITING SAMPLE REQUIRED. Design Portfolio a plus.

PLAYWRITING | Grounded in FST’s Literary Department, work on development of scripts for FST’s Cabaret & Children’s Theatre Series, develop original work, and provide dramaturgical support for Apprentice/Student projects. This a fully immersive experience in New Play Development. Secondary duties as assigned. WRITING SAMPLE REQUIRED.

 

PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT | Work closely with the Production Manager on all aspects of running a five theatre complex. Assist with research and provide general clerical support for the production department including creating and tracking of purchase orders.

PROPS/PAINTING | Work as a key member of the props and painting crews with opportunities to source, build/create props as well as develop painting skills for both scenic and properties divisions. Possible assignment to show run crew.

SOUND | Learn and operate the Yamaha digital sound console. Program and operate the Q-Lab computerized sound playback system. Work with production team on locating and creating sound cues for production. Other support as assigned. WORK SAMPLE REQUIRED.

STAGE MANAGEMENT | SM opportunities available in all 5 of FST’s spaces: Serve as ASM for AEA Productions, SM for non-union productions.Take blocking in rehearsals, track costumes and props, manage run crew for performances. Running shows also includes wardrobe maintenance: laundry, ironing, steaming, and basic repairs. Also provide SM support for educational recitals and special events. Secondary duty support as assigned.

 



Testimonials

"My internship at FST helped me see casting calls, acting, and professional theatre from the other side of the spectrum. As an aspiring actor, it was great to see what goes on behind the scenes of a casting as well as fill the shoes of an assistant casting director. The internship helped me appreciate the office aspect to professional theatre, and appreciation for every aspect of theatre can go a long way." -Kent Livingston, Artistic Intern

"I can’t begin to tell you how much I learned about myself and my acting training through working with the FST summer camps. The education internship at Florida Studio Theatre opened a new door in my mind leading to another possible career in the theatre world. FST wants their interns to succeed and will stop at nothing to see that this goal is met within the company and after the intern’s time with the company has come to an end." - Matthew Belopavlovich, Education Intern

"FST was the perfect start to my career. It's there that I learned how to be a theatre professional. Having been in a program that really allows you--and wants you--to do everything, I have a much clearer picture of who I want to be, and how to get there. Working with the staff at FST, who always demanded the best, challenged me to be my best, to think quickly on my feet and to problem solve."  -Rosa Schneider, Literary Intern

"Florida Studio Theatre was the perfect place for me to figure out a lot of things: the difference between Educational theatre and a real working - professional theatre company, and also what it takes to get your foot in the door outside of a college setting. Working alongside professionals and being held up to their standards made me re-commit to the quality of my work." -Joshua James Lalonde, Production Intern

"As a Marketing Intern at Florida Studio Theatre, I gained experience in a wide range of marketing, public relations and theatre operations areas. I was given both tasks that I was already capable of as well as assignments in areas where I wanted to gain more experience. I really felt like an important member of the team and was able to take ownership of various projects and duties. My secondary duties in front-of-house gave me a more holistic view of the organization, and I was able to interact with patrons and volunteers and hear how each production impacted them." - Hayley Shanks, Marketing Intern

"Working at FST was a re-discovery of theatre by emersion into the practical side of how a theatre really works. I worked in several facets while there; from Development to Box Office, from Literary to House Management, and more. It was a full and well-rounded experience that proves that a career in the theatre is a possible, viable career choice." - Noah Scheibmeir, Development Intern & Literary Intern