The Acting Company
New York, NY
TOUR | Professional Job

Expires: 12/10/24

Job Dates

07/01/24 - 05/11/25


1250 per week

General: The Acting Company seeks a Touring Technical Director/Associate Production Manager (TD/APM) for their 2024-25 National Tour. The TD/APM will join the production during its design and rehearsal process in NYC while beginning the tour advance with the Production Manager. The TD/APM will help tech the production at its regional presenting theatre with the rest of the technical tour staff. While on the road, the TD/APM will personally oversee the scenic load-in while coordinating the work of all departments and tour staff (Lighting Supervisor, Sound Supervisor, Costume Supervisor, Stage Management) at each tour venue. The TD/APM will be a leader on the tour and must be dedicated to creating safe, open, and productive workspaces.

Company Information: The Acting Company (www.theactingcompany.org) is a fifty-year-old theatre company dedicated to developing artists and audiences through national repertory tours. This season+rsquo;s two show repertory will include August Wilson+rsquo;s Two Trains Running (directed by Lili-Anne Brown) and William Shakespeare+rsquo;s Comedy of Errors (directed by Devin Brain). The rep will rehearse in NYC, tech and run at a regional presenting theatre in January 2025 in Ventura, CA, before touring nationally from February 2025-May 2025 in a wide variety of theatrical venues from Kravis Center in West Palm Beach to American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco.

-Work with Production Manager to manage design and pre-production process, resolving issues of scale, budget, scheduling, design, or communication.
-Manage and supervise tour production personnel in coordination with the Producing Director, Associate Producer, and Production Manager.
-Serve as primary technical liaison between tour and venues, coordinating and leading meetings with presenting house personnel to discuss tour advance information.
-Assist with scenic load-in and notes during tech to prepare for putting the show on the road after its initial run.
-Create tour truck pack plan in collaboration with tour staff and Production Manager.
-Prep and restock department kits with tour staff and Production Manager in preparation for tour.
-Prepare for and oversee load in and strike at each tour venue +ndash; maintaining safety, efficiency, and the quality of the design execution within each venue+rsquo;s idiosyncrasies.
-Act as point of contact on the road for tour travel vehicles (bus + truck) in collaboration with the Associate Producer and Company Manager.
-Facilitate any additional rehearsals needed on tour with Company Management and Stage Management.
-Ensure that all technical equipment (soft goods, props, etc.) is fully repaired, maintained, cleaned, returned (if rented), and packed for storage at the end of the tour.

-At least 5 years of carpentry, technical direction, production management, or equivalent experience
-Able to lift up to 50 lbs., push/pull 100lbs, stand for extended periods of time (3+ hours), navigate multiple levels of stairs.
-Basic drafting skills are a plus.
-Previous experience with theatrical touring or travel is a plus.
-A valid US driver's license is a plus.
-Must have NYC housing for pre-production weeks. Housing provided during Tech process and Tour.

Production Timeline + Fees (as of May 2024, subject to change, exact dates TBD):
-July-October 2024: Pre-Production
--TD/APM works hourly (~10-20 hrs/week), as needed for design process and tour advance
--Remote work possible, hours flexible --$30/hour

-November 5-6, 2024: First Day of Rehearsal, Company EDI Training in New York, NY
--Company Introductions and EDI Training

-November-December 2024: Tour Advance
--TD/APM works hourly (~10-20 hrs/week), as needed for design process and tour advance
--Remote work possible, hours flexible

-January 2-18, 2025: Tech + Previews in Ventura, CA
--TD/APM begins full-time, onsite work for Tech and Tour Advance

-January 19-31, 2025: Tour Advance + Prep in New York, NY
--TD/APM advances tour with tour staff

-February 1-May 11, 2025: National Tour
--TD/APM works full-time on the road
--Dates include a final week post tour to pack the show, make returns, finish final paperwork

Equal Opportunity employer:
The Acting Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

$1,250/week while in production. Pre-production work will be paid on an hourly basis ($30/hr) as needed. The position is overtime exempt. Hotels and per diem provided on the road.

Application Process:
Please submit one document including a cover letter, resume, and (3) three references to careers@theactingcompany.org with Technical Director and your last name in the subject line. No mail or calls. Interviews will begin June 17, 2024.


Brianna Rafidi

Associate Producer



(212) 258-3111

Business Address

630 9th Ave

STE 603

New York, NY 10036

Posted: 06/10/2024 13:03:54 EST

Last Updated: 06/10/2024 21:00 EST

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