Opportunities at Barter Theatre
Barter Theatre (founded 1933) is a full-time, year-round AEA resident repertory company of theatre artists, a founding member of LORT and located in historic Abingdon, Virginia. Bartertheatre.com.
Assstant Scenic Artist
- The Scenic Artist Assistant assists the Charge Artist with painting and sculpting sets/scenes as well as other duties as assigned by the Charge Artist or Technical Director.
Essential Functions and Skills:
- Knowledge of all aspects of scenic painting and sculptural techniques
- Ability to work off of designer paint elevations
- Ability to work in fast paced professional environment
- Maintain all scenic tools and equipment
- Organize paint schedule to be able to paint the shows on time
- Must attend all paint calls for strike and load-in times
- Must show up for paint calls on time and ready to work
- Strong, self-motivation
- Job may require heavy lifting, ladder work, and long hours
- Additional jobs may be assigned by Charge Artist or Technical Director
- B.A. in Theatre or Fine Arts or at least two years professional work experience is preferred.
Resumes and cover letters should be sent to Caspar Eichin, Technical Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Choose and fit appropriate wigs as per discussion with Costume Designer.
- Order wigs as needed.
- Add lace and ventilate as needed.
- Build specialty wigs as needed.
- Pull, order or build facial hair as needed per discussion with Costume Designer.
- Style wigs in styles determined with Costume designer, through research, pictorials, etc.
- Create Wig Bible for Wardrobe staff.
- Keep documentation up to date on any changes made during dress techs, etc.
- Maintain established styles through run of show. If wig will not make it through show in established style, determine if new wig is needed and obtain if possible.
- Teach/work with actors on wig application
- Maintain wig workspace, storage and supplies.
- Establish how often and when maintenance and cleaning will be done on wigs as dictated by Actors’ Equity and the demands of the show. Document and post at venues as well as email a copy to the Director of Production, Costume Manager and Stage Management.
- Teach/work with wardrobe on how to do basic maintenance. Set consistent maintenance times and have wardrobe attend as needed or work with wardrobe’s schedule to do so.
- Do spot checks to ensure quality of wigs is being maintained.
- Establish with designer if Actor or Actress will be using his or her own hair.
- Ideal candidate will be qualified to cut and color performer’s own hair. Alternatively, be responsible for setting up haircuts at local salon.
- Work with actor/actress on style and how to maintain style for show.
- Do spot checks to ensure quality of hairstyle is being maintained.
- Establish any make up needs for the show with Costume Designer. i.e. bruising, wounds, scars, etc.
- Order specialty make up, applicators, etc.
- Design specialty make up as asked by Director and/or Costume Designer.
- Educate actors on how to apply specialty make up, etc.
- Maintain make-up supplies.
- Do spot checks to ensure quality of make-up is being maintained.
- When needed, run shows (under Wardrobe Supervisor).
- Other duties as assigned.
Advanced degree in Wig and Makeup Design and Technology or equivalent professional experience
BARTER THEATRE ANNOUNCES AUDITIONS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS AND LOCAL PROFESIONALS FOR THE 2015 SEASON AND THE 2015-2016 BARTER PLAYER COMPANY.
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING VERY CAREFULLY.:
WHEN AND WHERE
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14th, 2015
||Registration for A.M. slot
|10:30 am – 1:00 pm
||Acting and singing auditions
|1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
||Callbacks and interviews from A.M.
||Registration for P.M. slot
|3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
||Acting and singing auditions
|5:30 pm – 7:00pm
||Callbacks and interviews from P.M
IT IS REQUIRED THAT YOU SIGN UP IN ADVANCE. Please see the sign up information at the bottom.
The auditions will take place at the Wellmont Regional Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of Northeast State in Blountville, TN. Please click here for address and directions to Northeast State and click here for a link to the campus map, and the Wellmont Regional Center for the Performing Arts which is labeled "Theatre" on the map.
When you sign up for an audition slot, you choose either the AM or the PM slot. If you choose the AM slot, arrive at 10:00am and plan to stay as late as 2:30pm. If you choose the PM slot, arrive at 2:30pm and plan to stay as late as 7:00pm. You will have approximately 5 minutes for your audition (first come, first seen), after which, you will be asked to stay for the callbacks or allowed to leave.
ACTING AND SINGING AUDITIONS
We would like to see either one or two monologues no more than ninety seconds each. If you will be doing two monologues please make sure that they contrast in some way. PLEASE REMEMBER: ABSOLUTELY NO MONOLOGUES LONGER THAN NINETY SECONDS.
We would like to hear one verse and one chorus of a song, or, sixteen bars of a song. Occasionally we ask for additional, contrasting songs so we suggest you come prepared for that possibility. Accompanist will be provided. No recorded accompaniment or a cappella singing. You must bring your own sheet music with full piano accompaniment part - no lead sheets or vocal only sheet music. All music should be written in key in which you plan to sing it. No on site transposing.
Please bring one copy of your picture and resume.
THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION DESCRIBES WHAT WE WILL BE LOOKING FOR IN THESE AUDITIONS
We will not be looking for any actors under the age of 18 (male or female) at this time. Please check the website at a later date for any youth auditions.
If you are not available for the 2015 season, we prefer that you wait until our 2016 auditions to be seen.
WE WILL BE LOOKING FOR:
** The Barter Players: Non-AEA; College graduates or equivalent experience; Pay, insurance, and housing provided; Year-round; Brochures available.
** Apprentice Company: Non-AEA; College undergraduates or equivalent experience; No pay but housing is provided; Summer only; Brochures available.
** Local and non-local jobbers: Various individual roles for a single show or single repertory.
** Possible replacements and understudies for the 2015 season.
PRODUCTION AND REHEARSAL DATES AND TIMES
The performance dates of our 2015 season and more information about each show can be found at our website beginning in January. Brochures are also available at the audition site. Rehearsals for most plays begin approximately six – eight weeks before they open. Most actors will participate in two productions during the same repertory.
We ask that you sign up for an audition slot for any part of this audition.
To sign up for an audition slot: email Katy Brown at email@example.com after January 15th with the following information: Your name, email, telephone number, and if you want to audition in the A.M. or P.M. slot. Please put “College Audition” as the heading for your email.
Availability is on a first come basis- you will receive a confirmation email. No sign ups before January 15th will be honored.
Currently Available Positions
Barter Youth Academy Instructors
Barter's Youth Academy in Abingdon, Virginia, is seeking energetic, passionate, and skilled instructors for our growing programs in Abingdon, Bristol, Kingsport, and Mountain City! Successful candidates will have at least 2 years of teaching experience with one or more of the following age groups: Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle School, or High School. Must also have a fluent working knowledge of theater (with stage-direction experience as a plus.)
The position will involve teaching students in Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle or High School fundamental and intermediate acting/stage skills. The position will involve 1 to 3 hours of class-time per week (during an 8 week workshop period), and also putting together a final “demonstration” performance at the end of the course which will include light, sound, costume, props, and set design.
Professional development and training is available and an initial 6 hour initial training/orientation session is required (December 6th).
Successful candidates must be self-reliant, motivated, adaptable, and willing to receive input from the Artistic Director and Associate Director of BYA. Strong class-management skills are imperative as well. Reliable transportation with proof of auto-insurance a must.
Apprenticeships and Internships
Acting apprenticeships and The Barter Players
Katy Brown firstname.lastname@example.org
Technical Internships: Camille Davis email@example.com
Marketing Internships: Kalonn Gentry Roberts firstname.lastname@example.org
Advancement Internships: Katherine Foreman email@example.com
Barter depends on its amazing group of volunteers! There are many ways to help support Barter with your time.
Volunteer ushers assist patrons, take tickets, answer questions, sell concessions and ensure the safety and comfort of all of our guests. For more information about ushering, contact: Kenny Davis, House Manager firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Advancement Office counts on dedicated volunteers to help with mailings, events and special projects. It’s a great way to make new friends and make a difference at Barter. To sign up, contact: Allison Woods, Advancement Associate, email@example.com.
Guidelines for the Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights (AFPP)
The usually takes place in July and August, and play submissions are accepted through March. The next AFPP deadline will be in March 2015. Click here for more information on the AFPP.
Plays may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Or mailed to
Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights
P.O. Box 867
Abingdon, VA, 24212-0867
Guidelines for Barter’s Shaping of America Initiative
America began as an idea. Who are we? Where did we come from? How did we get there? “The Shaping of America”: The stories you won’t find in history books. What’s your idea? Submit a proposal for Barter Theatre’s “Shaping of America” Series. Existing full-length scripts are not accepted.
Submissions may be emailed to email@example.com
Or mailed to
Shaping of America
P.O. Box 867
Abingdon, VA 24212-0867
Guidelines for other play submissions
Barter also accepts new play proposals that do not fit in to either of the above programs. Please note: Barter does not accept unsolicited manuscripts. Barter does not generally produce one-act plays nor plays with extremely urban themes. Barter does produce plays for Young Audiences, whether one-acts or full length. Plays with an Appalachian theme or by an Appalachian playwright are encouraged to submit via Barter Theatre’s Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights. To submit your play for consideration, please use the following guidelines.
Submissions may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Or mailed to
P.O. Box 867
Abingdon, VA 24212-0867
Emory & Henry College Theatre Department Partnership
Committed to the education and training of future generations, Barter Theatre, a professional LORT C Equity company, aids in the operation of the Emory & Henry College Theatre Department, in Emory, Va., 10 minutes from Barter Theatre. This association offers theatre majors opportunities for professional internships, mentoring, workshops, and master classes throughout their college career. Barter staff members and artists often serve as adjunct faculty and guest artists in the Theatre Department.
In addition, E&H theatre majors have the opportunity to attend professional rehearsals, participate in “talk backs” with the actors and crew after Barter performances, and serve as understudies in Barter Theatre productions. With this partnership, Emory & Henry Theatre Department offers students the combined strengths of a small liberal arts college and the type of pre-professional experiences often found only in large conservatories.
To learning more about the Emory & Henry Theatre Department and the educational offers available, visit ehc.edu or theatre.ehc.edu.