Stage Manager Position
The Black Motherhood and Parenting Festival, produced by Blackboard Plays and Parent Artist Advocacy League, is looking for a Stage Manager for its 2022 season!
Blackboard Plays is partnering with Parent Artist Advocacy League (PAAL) to promote a platform for Black Playwrights who tell stories about Black Families. Black parenthood is often overlooked in our national and artistic conversations and represented without any nuance. That’s why this festival is so important.
We opened up submissions to playwrights and have chosen our top four finalists. Their 30-40 minute plays will be produced virtually and will virtually premiere in the Fall of 2022.
Stage Manager(s) will report to the Producers and oversee stage management activities for all four shows
Will assist in upholding and updating the production calendar
Work with the individual Directors & Producers to create and distribute the rehearsal schedule
Create and distribute the rehearsal Zoom links
Begin preparation for virtual rehearsals
Attend all rehearsals & captures
Attend and participate in all production and needed administrative meetings
Coordinate all Production Meetings
Create and distribute show company contact sheet
Oversee the collection of all show company's Comm Form Information, Headshots and Bios
Distribute the script to all show companies
Oversee and distribute script changes and update the BMPFest Script folder to the most updated version
Promptly relay all needed technical elements to the Producing Team
Track cast attendance during rehearsals
Send out daily rehearsal reports to the show company and OTF Executive Staff
Oversee the uploading of captured content to Dropbox
Ensure that the Production Team has all needed recordings and answer any questions that they might have during the editing process
Help oversee Talkbacks, Panel Recordings and Interview Recordings
Participate in a festival debrief, with the Executive Staff, after the festival closes
Other duties as assigned
This position will receive a $1500 flat fee stipend for this project. This stipend will be paid in three parts.
REHEARSAL/CAPTURE/VIRTUAL STREAM SCHEDULE:
19-27: Show #2 Rehearsal (off on the 25th)
28-31: Show #2 Capture
9-17: Show #3 Rehearsal (off on the 15th)
18-21: Show #3 Capture
23-31: Show #4 Rehearsal (off on the 29th)
1-4: Show #4 Capture
6-14: Show #1 Rehearsal (off on the 12th)
15-18: Show #1 Capture
20-24: Stream Show #1
24: Show #1 Talkback
27-31: Stream Show #2
30: Show #2 Talkback
3-7: Stream Show #3
7: Show #3 Talkback
10-14: Stream Show #4
14: Show #4 Talkback
For more information about The Black Motherhood and Parenting New Play Festival please visit https://www.bmpfestival.com/.
Email your resume and cover letter to email@example.com as soon as possible. We are looking to onboard immediately.
In the subject line please label as followed:
Stage Manager Submission - Your First And Last Name