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Join a first-class group of artists, business and theatre professionals. When openings become available they will be posted here. Geva is Rochester’s premier professional theatre and is an equal opportunity employer.
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Geva Theatre Center provides a variety of opportunities for tomorrow’s artists and leaders to hone their craft alongside our professional staff.
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Geva is a member of the national League of Resident Theatres and works under an agreement with Actors Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers. By agreement, most but not all adult actors are required to be members of the union and Geva uses casting director Paul Fouquet of Elissa Myers Casting in New York City for all Equity casting. Please address all resumes/headshots to his attention at:
Elissa Myers Casting
250 West 54th Street, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10019
Local non-union casting is done by the artistic staff in Rochester. Each year, General Auditions are held before the beginning of the new season at which time area adult actors present monologues and/or songs appropriate to the upcoming season. Any actor can audition every two years at Generals. Check this site for audition dates and requirements.
Audition Notice for Geva’s 2017-2018 Season
Auditions for Geva’s productions of In the Heights, The Agitators, A Christmas Carol, The Other Josh Cohen, The Diary of Anne Frank, Heartland, One House Over and Steel Magnolias to be held on April 18.
Geva Theatre Center will be holding Equity and non-Equity dramatic and musical auditions for its 2017-2018 season, for both actors and singers 18 years of age or older on Tuesday, April 18, from 10am-1pm, and 2pm-6pm.
For dramatic auditions only, auditionees should prepare two contrasting monologues, not to exceed four minutes total. Those wishing to audition for In the Heights, A Christmas Carol and/or The Other Josh Cohen should prepare a brief monologue and bring sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided.
Members of Actors’ Equity must make an appointment by phoning (585) 232-1366. A list of Equity roles being cast has been submitted to the Equity office. AEA members without appointments will be seen as time permits.
Non-Equity members will only be seen on a first come, first served basis when no Equity actor is waiting. Non-Equity actors who have auditioned for Geva within the past twelve months are ineligible for these general auditions. All roles are paid.
Auditions will take place at Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd., Rochester, NY 14607. All auditionees must bring a headshot and resume.
Children’s auditions for A Christmas Carol will be held in September.
Assistant Company Manager
Geva Theatre Center, a LORT B&D regional leader in Western New York, seeks applicants for Assistant Company Manager. Responsibilities include: Assist Company Manager with preparation and execution of artist contracts, correspondence with guest artists and/or agents, guest artist hospitality, travel and housing arrangements, oversight of company housing, transportation and company vehicles. Position will also have duties with purchasing, creation of purchase orders and expense tracking, payroll paperwork, and collective bargaining agreement reporting. Skills/Qualifications: Strong organizational skills, welcoming and positive attitude, able to operate calmly under high stress situations, written and verbal communication skills, and an attention to detail.
Occasional evening and weekend availability is required. Must have good computer skills and be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Google Calendar. Must have a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record and be able to lift/carry loads up to 50 lbs. Must be willing to be on call. Knowledge of AEA/LORT Rules and Regulations and hospitality training is a plus.
This is a full-time position. Benefits; salary commensurate with experience. Please complete the online application form here. Please also include a cover letter, resume and references with the application form. Geva Theatre Center is an equal opportunity employer.
Properties Artisan/Swing Carpenter
Geva Theatre Center, a LORT B & D regional leader in Western New York, seeks applicants for a Properties Artisan/Swing Carpenter. Under supervision of the properties master and technical director, Candidate will be tasked to create scenic elements, hand-properties, furniture and scenic dressing. Candidate will regularly be scheduled to work under the supervision of the technical director on scenic construction and during load-ins. Candidate must have skills in hand and computer graphics, scenic and furniture construction/finishing/upholstery. Candidate will be proficient working with a wide variety of materials and with Photoshop, MS Office and have experience with large-format printing. Candidate must have knowledge of period style. Other duties include organization and cleaning of properties stock and regular tool maintenance. Candidate must be organized, collaborative, positive and professional. This position starts 07/31/17 (seasonal full-time Aug. – May) and has benefits and salary commensurate with experience. Please complete the online application form here. Please include a cover letter, resume and references with the application form. Geva Theatre Center is an equal opportunity employer.
Geva Theatre Center, a LORT B leading regional theatre in the western New York tri-state region seeks experienced stitchers for part-time over-hire work in the upcoming 2016-2017 season. Theatrical training or experience preferred but NOT necessary. Advanced sewing skills and the ability to work at a high technical standard and at a professional pace is necessary. Should be experienced with sewing machines and over-locks, and working with a wide variety of fabrics. Will require a basic understanding of garment construction and experience with garment alterations. This position is on a part-time, “show-by-show” basis and may require evening and weekend work hours. Please complete the online application form here. Please include a cover letter, resume and references with the application form. Geva Theatre Center is an equal opportunity employer.
Geva Theatre Center, a professional producing theatre located in downtown Rochester seeks applicants for part time production positions including: Backstage Run Crew, Follow Spot Operator, Wardrobe Run Crew, Scenic Carpenter, Scenic Artist, Stitcher, Costume Crafts, Light and Sound Board Operators, Lighting and Audio Technicians. Under the supervision of the applicable Production department head, job duties will include the construction, maintenance and/or operation of various production elements. The ideal candidate will be diligent, organized, collaborative, positive and professional. This position is on a part-time, “show-by-show” basis and will require evening and weekend work hours. Please complete the online application form here. Please include a cover letter, resume and references with the application form. Geva Theatre Center is an equal opportunity employer.