The Acting Company
New York, NY
TOUR | Professional Job

Expires: 12/10/24

Job Dates

08/01/24 - 05/11/25


1200 per week

General: The Acting Company seeks a Lighting Supervisor (LX Sup) for their 2024-2025 National Tour. The position serves as department head for the lighting department. The LX Sup joins the production during its design and rehearsal process in NYC while beginning the tour advance with the Production Manager (PM) and Technical Director (TD). The LX Sup will help tech the production at its regional presenting theatre with the rest of the technical tour staff. While on the road, the LX Sup is responsible for overseeing the installation, focus, and troubleshooting of all the production+rsquo;s lighting elements on a day-to-day basis. The LX Sup 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 Christina Anderson+rsquo;s modern verse translation of William Shakespeare+rsquo;s The 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 PM, TD, and Lighting design team during design and pre-production process, helping to resolve issues of scale, budget, scheduling, design, and tour-ability of the production+rsquo;s lighting design.
-Serve as primary lighting liaison between tour and venues, communicating complete and accurate information about the lighting plot to venue personnel during tour advance and adapting lighting needs to the available resources.
-Assist with lighting load-in and notes during tech to prepare for putting the show on the road after its initial run.
-Prep, restock, and maintain lighting tour kit.
-Assist in unloading and loading of truck, with an emphasis on lighting equipment.
-Supervise local crew with the focusing of the lighting instruments in each venue. Check pre-hung instruments, cabling, and patching.
-Review+ndash;and when necessary, adapt+ndash;cueing to each new space while maintaining the design.
-Run the light board for the shows at the discretion of the stage manager and TD.
-Ensure that all lighting equipment is fully repaired, maintained, cleaned, and packed for storage and the following tour.
-Process all returns of rented or borrowed lighting equipment at the end of the tour.

-At least 5 years of experience in technical theatrical lighting, technical direction, or equivalent experience. Knowledge of programmable consoles, electrical power, moving lamps and fixtures.
-Able to lift up to 50 lbs., push/pull 100lbs, stand for extended periods of time (3+ hours), navigate multiple levels of stairs.
-Able to work at a height and hang, focus, and cable instruments.
-Experience with ETC Eos based software and networking 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.

-August-October 2024: Pre-Production
--LX Sup works hourly (~10-20 hrs/week), as needed for design process and tour advance
--Remote work possible, hours flexible

-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
--LX Sup 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
--LX Sup begins full-time, onsite work for Tech and Tour Advance

-January 19-31, 2025: Tour Advance + Prep in New York, NY
--LX Sup advances tour with tour staff

-February 1-May 11, 2025: National Tour
--LX Sup 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.

$1,200/week while in production. Pre-production work will be paid on an hourly basis ($30/hr) as needed. The position is overtime exempt. Travel, housing and per diem provided on the road.

Application Process:
Please submit a document including a cover letter, resume, and (3) three references to careers@theactingcompany.org with Lighting Supervisor 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 13:10:17 EST

Last Updated: 06/10/2024 21:00 EST

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