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Over the last year, we closed our theater doors to in-person performances, just like many others across the globe.

We paused and used the time to listen, deliberate, and reflect. We looked at ourselves, and we looked at our home city—one that is mixed across differences such as race, language, sexual orientation, gender identity, and more.

At our core, we became consciously aware that we do not reflect the breadth and beauty of diversity the way we could and should.

As we open our doors once again, we at Hartford Stage are seizing the moment now and taking intentional, deliberate actions to truly become Hartford’s stage.

Hartford Stage is a place for everyone—a place for you to be you.
All are encouraged to apply.

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Assistant Technical Director

As the assistant technical director, you will be hands on, collaborating with the technical director in fulfilling the scenic designer’s vision for all Hartford Stage productions. You are an incredible draftsperson who enjoys creative problem solving and figuring out complex problems. You are detailed oriented, focusing on efficient construction of the design. You’ll be providing support, guidance, and direction to the shop staff through your expertise and knowledge of construction techniques. You will assist the technical director in planning, organizing, and scheduling the builds, work calls, and supply chains and lead specific, complex builds as necessary.

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Company Manager

As the company manager, you will primarily organize and facilitate the travel and housing of all our guest artists. You are a concierge, hotel manager, local tour guide, and travel agent! You are an incredible multitasker with stamina for a fast-paced environment where organizational skills, coordination, and flexibility are of the utmost importance. You will work closely with actors and local hotels and attractions to ensure an incredible experience in Hartford.

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Assistant Costume Shop Director

As the assistant costume shop director, you will be hands-on, collaborating with the costume shop director in fulfilling the costume designer’s vision for all Hartford Stage productions. You are a multi-tasker and detail-oriented individual maintaining the logistics to keep the process moving. You’ll be in a fast-paced atmosphere keeping track of expenses, costumes/clothing, and buying and returning garments. You will assist with managing and responding to rehearsal notes, fitting notes, and supervising production wardrobe crew.

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Draper

As the draper, you will highlight your ingenuity and skills. You are an incredible craftsperson with fabric and think critically in three dimensions. You will primarily be creating the patterns of costumes from sketches as you supervise their construction. You have a good sense of design and are familiar with all forms of clothing construction. You will have your hands in all of it. You are an incredible multitasker and an experienced communicator. You’re someone who sees the big picture and enjoys getting into the nitty gritty. You’ll be part of an ambitious team of artisans and will partner closely with the first hand/stitcher and costume shop director.

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First Hand/Stitcher

As the first hand/stitcher you will help bring the show to life by assisting the draper in producing costumes, taking measurements—ensuring our artists are well-fitted and looking just like the designer envisioned. You have a good sense of design and are familiar with all forms of clothing construction. You will have your hands in all of it. You are an incredible multitasker and an experienced communicator. You’re someone who sees the big picture and enjoys getting into the nitty gritty. You’ll be part of an ambitious team of artisans and will partner closely with the draper and costume shop manager.

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Lead Carpenter

As the lead carpenter, you will keep the scene shop organized and on track.  You are a leader whose expertise in construction of scenery and shop organization allows for the fabrication of the scenic design.  You’re someone who enjoys assisting others in their success and working on complex builds.  You’ll need to multi-task and keep an eye on the big picture while ensuring the carpenters have what they need to be successful.  You will assist in running crews during load-in and strike ensuring all safety practices are followed.

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Scenic Carpenter

As the scenic carpenter, you will bring into reality the scenic designer’s vision.  You are a craftsperson with a wide range of skills in woodworking, welding and rigging.  You’ll be part of collaborative team building, installing and removing all the elements that make up the scenery for all Hartford Stage productions.

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Scenic Charge Artist

As the scenic charge artist, you will ensure that the scenic designer’s vision becomes a reality.  You are an incredible painter, communicator and organizer.  You’re someone who enjoys seeing the big picture as well as concentrating on the details.  You will problem solve and execute the finishes for the set, creating samples, finishing techniques, schedules, material choices and budgets and track expenses.  All your work provides the finishing touches to the scenic design.

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Wardrobe Supervisor

As the Wardrobe Supervisor you will bring all your problem solving and detail oriented mindset in executing the dressing of actors for all performances.  You are a multi-talented supervisor who can think quickly on their feet in a fast paced environment as you prepare and dress the actors for the stage.  Your organizational skills and attention to detail will be tested nightly as you insure the actors wear the costume pieces as designed and determined by the designer.  You work in conjunction with and oversee other crew to succeed.

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Director of Marketing and Communications

Hartford Stage is in preparation for its return to full production following COVID-19, and seeks a Director of Marketing and Communications who will direct the currently reduced staff and intentionally grow the team to support future operations. This role leads an energetic and experienced team of marketing, sales, and communications professionals, as well as co-leads community engagement efforts along with the Artistic department to establish relationships with local entities that will broaden and deepen the theatre’s network and impact. All of this is aimed at achieving the strategic objectives of the theatre, producing content and campaigns as groundbreaking as the work on stage. In addition to meeting the theatre’s revenue and attendance goals, the Director of Marketing and Communications will play a pivotal role in further embedding and integrating Hartford Stage into the local community through thoughtful and authentic partnerships.

In particular, Hartford Stage seeks a Director of Marketing and Communications who can be a valuable thought partner to the Artistic team to interpret the vision for the stage into creative campaigns and materials that will connect it to the desired audiences. This role will be best served by an exceptional communicator and collaborator with strong copywriting and creative direction abilities. This is particularly important as Hartford Stage seeks to broaden the definition of Traditional theatre audiences and reach a larger segment of the local community.

The search for the Director of Marketing & Communications is being conducted on behalf of Hartford Stage by Tom O’Connor Consulting Group, a New York-based executive search and consulting firm specializing in marketing, development, and adjacent disciplines within the arts and culture industries.

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Development Assistant

As the development assistant, you will keep us organized and on track. You are an incredible multitasker and an experienced communicator. You’re someone who sees the big picture and enjoys getting into the nitty gritty. You’ll be part of an ambitious and collaborative fundraising team and will be responsible for providing essential support to internal and donor-facing operations. You’ll get to know some of our most ardent supporters and theater lovers and why they’ve come to love Hartford Stage. Together with the development services director, you’ll manage our database along with gift processing, and other related duties.

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Front of House Manager

As the front of house manager, you will be at the center of all the action before, during, and after each of our performances, creating a superior experience for our guests. You will lead and engage a team of part-time staff and volunteers, teaching and modeling superior customer relations skills to ensure our audiences are well-taken care of during their visit in an inclusive and professional manner. From preparing the theater for guests and making sure the show starts on time, to resolving seating and ticketing issues, to managing concessions, you will have many balls in the air. You are an incredible multitasker and an experienced communicator. You’re someone who sees the big picture and enjoys getting into the nitty gritty details. You’ll be part of an ambitious and collaborative marketing team, delivering on our vision for the front-of-house experience for each production.

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Events Coordinator/Assistant House Manager

As the Events Coordinator/Assistant House Manager you will be key in the public experience at Hartford Stage. From managing concessions inventory and assisting with organizational events, to preparing the theater for guests and making sure the show starts on time, you will have many balls in the air. You are an incredible multitasker and an experienced communicator. You’re someone who sees the big picture and enjoys getting into the nitty gritty details. You’ll be part of an ambitious and collaborative team, delivering on our vision for the front-of-house experience for each production.

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Customer Service Supervisor

As customer service supervisor, you will manage and maintain all functions of ticketing and supervise the box office during performances in coordination with, or in the absence of, the box office manager. You are an incredible multitasker and an experienced communicator. You’re someone who sees the big picture and enjoys getting into the nitty gritty. You will make the first impression on our patrons and donors, representing the theatre with professional, courteous, and informed service. You’ll get to know some of our most ardent subscribers and theater lovers and why they’ve come to love Hartford Stage.

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Customer Service Representative

As customer service representative, you will assist patrons with purchasing single tickets and subscriptions over the phone and in person, represent the box office during performances, provide outbound call support to sell subscriptions or raise money. You will make the first impression on our patrons and donors, representing the theatre with professional, courteous, and informed service. You’ll get to know some of our most ardent subscribers and theater lovers and why they’ve come to love Hartford Stage.

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Assistant House Manager

As the assistant house manager, you will be at the center of all the action before, during, and after performances, creating a superior experience for our guests. You will lead and engage a team of part-time staff and volunteers modeling superior customer relations skills to ensure our audiences are well-taken care of during their visit in an inclusive and professional manner. From preparing the theater for guests and making sure the show starts on time, to resolving seating and ticketing issues, you will have many balls in the air. You are an incredible multitasker and an experienced communicator. You’ll be part of an ambitious and collaborative marketing team, delivering on our vision for the front-of-house experience for each production.

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Bartender

As the bartender, you will be at the center of all the action before and during performances, creating a superior experience for our guests. You will use customer relations skills to ensure our audiences are well-taken care of during their visit in an inclusive and professional manner — from preparing concessions orders to assisting front of house staff with late-seating. You’ll be part of an ambitious and collaborative marketing team, delivering on our vision for the front-of-house experience for each production.

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Hartford Stage 2021-2022 Season Auditions

Thank you for your interest in auditioning for the 21-22 Season. We are thrilled to be reopening and are looking forward to getting reacquainted with the talented community of actors in our city, our region and beyond.

For AEA and Local, Non-Union Adult Actors

To audition for our 2021/2022 Season, click here.

For Young Performers

We are seeking video submissions from youth ages 12 or 13 years old for the role of Tommy in Ah, Wilderness! directed by Melia Bensussen to begin rehearsals this September.

*All youth must be 12 or 13 years old, vaccinated, non-union and live with-in a 50-mile radius of Hartford Stage. They must not turn 14 before November 7, 2021 to be considered for the role of Tommy.*

Ah, Wilderness
First rehearsal: 9/14/21
Tech rehearsals begin: 10/8/21
1st Preview: 10/14/21
Opening: 10/22/21
Closing: 11/7/21 

Tommy: A good natured, fun-loving boy*. Looks about 10 or 11 years old.

Performances: Performances are nightly Tuesday-Sunday. There are no student matinees. Weekend and Wednesday matinees are at 2pm.

Rehearsals for the role of Tommy will be after school Tuesday through Friday and during the days on Saturday and Sundays. Your child will be required to miss some school during tech rehearsals and during any Wednesday 2pm matinees. Please share all potential conflicts in the audition form.

To audition, follow this link: https://forms.gle/AM5V2GyveeRPKeRd8

Auditions should include the Tommy side (download) plus a short song (up to 16 bars) a cappella. If you play any instruments, feel free to demonstrate that as well. The music in Ah, Wilderness! has an “Americana” feel and takes place on the 4th of July. Let that inspire your song selection. 

All videos should not exceed 3 minutes in length.
The deadline to submit is August 30.

*While the characters are written with “he/him” or “she/her” pronouns in the original scripts, we welcome gender non-conforming, genderqueer, transgender, and non-binary actors to audition for the roles they most identify with. We will also list race/ethnicity when specific to the character but are otherwise seeking all races and ethnicities. In addition, we will list disability when specific to a character, but are otherwise seeking actors of all abilities.  Thank you to First Folio Theatre for inspiring the language in this note as we work towards a more inclusive casting process.

A Christmas Carol Youth Ensemble

We will not be producing A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas adapted by Michael Wilson in the 2021-2022 season and therefore will not be holding Youth Ensemble auditions this season. Please check back in the future for opportunities.

Top photo: The cast of Kiss Me, Kate (2015). Photo by T. Charles Erickson.