VOLUNTEER WITH US

Delaware Theatre Company is always on the lookout for new volunteers to usher during performances, as well as to help with various tasks in marketing, production, education, and more.

 

For more information, contact:

 

Elisabeth Kersey

Patron Experience Manager 

302.594.1100

Send an email

SCRIPT SUBMISSIONS

Thank you for your interest in submitting a script to Delaware Theatre Company. DTC only accepts scripts submitted by literary agents at this time. We regret that we are unable to read unsolicited scripts and those not submitted by literary agents, including letters of inquiry, summaries, or page excerpts.

 

Read time for solicited materials is approximately six months.

 

We are interested in new full-length plays/musicals with an approximate maximum cast size of ten actors.

 

Literary agents may send plays to:

Script Submission

Delaware Theatre Company

200 Water Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

TECHNICIANS

If you would like to be added to our roster of part-time, hourly (aka overhire) technicians, please email a resume to production@delawaretheatre.org along with information about which kind of work you are qualified for and interested in. We generally have the greatest need for load-in/strike carpenters, electricians, build carpenters, and stitchers, but would be glad to know more technicians, of all persuasions.  

AUDITIONS/CASTING

We hold annual open calls for each season through Equity Principal Auditions (EPAs), which are posted on the Actors' Equity Associate website each spring. While AEA members are given priority and can make appointments in advance, we typically have time to see all walk up non-union members, as well.  

 

Outside of EPAs, we generally audition for specific roles by invitation only. We are happy to accept year round casting submissions. To be added to our casting database for future consideration, please fill out this form: 

https://airtable.com/shrtyMMTZt4jdwpsi.

If you have any questions about casting, please email us at 

casting@delawaretheatre.org

JOB OPENINGS

Audio Supervisor

The Highlights

Salary: $850/week

Timeline: Applications accepted until position is filled. Start date is May 2022; flexible for candidate.

Notes: This is a local position.

Benefits: Delaware Theatre Company offers a competitive salary and full benefits including 80% paid health with options for dental and vision insurance, a 403B retirement plan option, and paid vacation and sick leave. Delaware Theatre Company also offers a diverse, congenial, supportive environment conducive to professional growth.

 

We are passionate about fostering an inclusive space that values diverse backgrounds, experiences, identities, and cultures. Organizations that are diverse in age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, and perspective are proven to be better companies. More importantly, creating an environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work is the right thing to do.

About The Position

The electrics department is made up of a Lighting Supervisor, an Audio Supervisor, and seasonal and/or show-specific electricians. This department oversees lighting, sound, and video (when applicable) for all productions. The Audio Supervisor serves on the show crew for all shows. For most, smaller shows the Audio Supervisor serves as the sound operator/mixer. On larger musicals, or shows with a live mix, DTC employs additional sound crew (such as an A1 or A2) and the Audio Supervisor serves in the alternate capacity, such as A1 or A2.  Audio Supervisor is responsible for the sound department including:

  • Reviewing sound plots for cost & feasibility

  • Attending production meetings

  • Realizing the sound designs, including coordinating any necessary rentals, installing all cabling, speakers, etc. and ensuring proper functionality of that equipment/system, and providing sound services at all tech rehearsals, previews, and performances

  • Implementing any video monitoring as required for production (for Music Director, SM, etc.)

  • Serving as member of Audio run crew for all productions

  • Striking, returning rentals, and restoring rep systems (or changing over to the next plot), following each production

  • Maintaining the inventory of sound equipment (both the inventory paperwork and maintenance on equipment)

  • Developing and maintaining organizational systems of sound equipment

  • Working with Lighting Supervisor to provide video support if shows require it, including maintaining video equipment, running video cable, hanging projectors, etc.

  • Assisting in the care and maintenance of the stage, control booth, electrics/sound storage, and all areas of the facility as applicable to the electrics department.

  • Supporting Education programming like DYPF, Summer on Stage, and Totally Awesome Players.
     

Covid-19 Vaccination Requirement

To protect the health and safety of all personnel and our customers, DTC is mandating that all employees and guest artists be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to beginning work, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved by DTC. Artists/Employees will be required to provide documentation of their vaccination. Artists/Employees in need of an exemption due to a medical reason, or because of a sincerely held religious belief, must request an accommodation promptly to begin the interactive accommodation process. DTC will engage in an interactive process to determine if a reasonable accommodation can be provided so long as it does not create an undue hardship for DTC and/or does not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of others in the workplace and/or to the Artist/Employee. Artist/Employee may be required by DTC to provide documentation in support of the request for an accommodation. Employment is expressly contingent on completion of these requirements. 

 

Application Instructions

Please send a cover letter and resume to production@delawaretheatre.org.

Assistant Technical Director

The Highlights

Salary: $36,400-$42,900/year, commensurate with experience

Timeline: This is a full time position starting on/about September 6, 2022

Benefits: Delaware Theatre Company offers a competitive salary and full benefits including 80% paid health with options for dental and vision insurance, a 403B retirement plan option, and paid vacation and sick leave. Delaware Theatre Company also offers a diverse, congenial, supportive environment conducive to professional growth.

 

We are passionate about fostering an inclusive space that values diverse backgrounds, experiences, identities, and cultures. Organizations that are diverse in age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, and perspective are proven to be better companies. More importantly, creating an environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work is the right thing to do.

About The Position

The Assistant Technical Director is responsible for the construction of scenery and for assisting the Technical Director in scenic operations of the theatre.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Fabrication of scenic elements which may include paint and treatments on a show-by-show basis

  • Assisting the TD with scenic department planning and logistics including scheduling, drafting, brainstorming, etc.

  • Installation, designer notes, and maintenance of scenic elements

  • Care and upkeep of shop and stage equipment.

  • Oversight and organization of scene shop, scene dock, and stage with an eye towards safety, cleanliness, and efficiency.

  • Assist with other programs, events, Education, or special needs of DTC, including but not limited to, the Delaware Young Playwrights Festival, Totally Awesome Players, Totally

  • Awesome Players 2, and Summer on Stage.

  • Facilities upkeep and upgrades in line with available skillset and time

Covid-19 Vaccination Requirement

To protect the health and safety of all personnel and our customers, DTC is mandating that all employees and guest artists be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to beginning work, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved by DTC. Artists/Employees will be required to provide documentation of their vaccination. Artists/Employees in need of an exemption due to a medical reason, or because of a sincerely held religious belief, must request an accommodation promptly to begin the interactive accommodation process. DTC will engage in an interactive process to determine if a reasonable accommodation can be provided so long as it does not create an undue hardship for DTC and/or does not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of others in the workplace and/or to the Artist/Employee. Artist/Employee may be required by DTC to provide documentation in support of the request for an accommodation. Employment is expressly contingent on completion of these requirements. 

 

Application Instructions

Please send a cover letter and resume to production@delawaretheatre.org.

Scenic Charge

The Highlights

Salary: Starting at $22/hour, commensurate with experience

Dates: October 3, 2022-April 21, 2023

This is a part-time position with a guaranteed 20 hrs/week. We are anticipating closer to 40 hrs/week during build phases and can get more specific about the schedule with interested candidates.

We are passionate about fostering an inclusive space that values diverse backgrounds, experiences, identities, and cultures. Organizations that are diverse in age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, and perspective are proven to be better companies. More importantly, creating an environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work is the right thing to do.

About The Position

Scenic Charge is responsible for realizing Set Designer’s vision for all paint treatments and finishes of scenery and props for the production. Scenic Charge will work with the Technical Director and Production Manager to plan logistics of paint so that scope of work can be completed on time and on budget. This shall include, but is not limited to, determining methods and treatments to achieve design, creating a paint schedule & budget, ordering paint, completing designer notes, creating a touch-up kit, and cleaning/restoring the paint area of the scene dock. ​

Covid-19 Vaccination Requirement

To protect the health and safety of all personnel and our customers, DTC is mandating that all employees and guest artists be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to beginning work, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved by DTC. Artists/Employees will be required to provide documentation of their vaccination. Artists/Employees in need of an exemption due to a medical reason, or because of a sincerely held religious belief, must request an accommodation promptly to begin the interactive accommodation process. DTC will engage in an interactive process to determine if a reasonable accommodation can be provided so long as it does not create an undue hardship for DTC and/or does not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of others in the workplace and/or to the Artist/Employee. Artist/Employee may be required by DTC to provide documentation in support of the request for an accommodation. Employment is expressly contingent on completion of these requirements. 

Production Stage Manager

The Highlights

Title: Production Stage Manager

Salary: $911/week (plus $303.67 additional per production for tech week)  

Dates: 

  • Plaid Tidings -- Oct 31 - Dec 18, 2022

  • One Man, Two Guvnors -- Jan 3 - Feb 19, 2022

  • Borderline -- Feb 27 - Apr 29, 2023

 

We are passionate about fostering an inclusive space that values diverse backgrounds, experiences, identities, and cultures. Organizations that are diverse in age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, and perspective are proven to be better companies. More importantly, creating an environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work is the right thing to do.

About The Position

Stage Manager (SM) is responsible for overseeing the rehearsal and performance processes, facilitating a safe, collaborative, productive, and efficient environment.  The SM will collaborate with the creative, producing, and production teams. Stage Manager is responsible for scheduling the actor(s) in rehearsal, in association with the Director. SM is responsible for keeping rehearsals running smoothly: calling breaks in consultation with the director, working with Production Manager and production departments to make sure that props and costumes, as appropriate, are available for actors, and working with the Director to make sure that rehearsal needs arrive in time for rehearsal.

 

SM is responsible for taking detailed notes and keeping a thorough and accurate written and recorded record of rehearsals. SM is responsible for tracking blocking, costumes, props, and set pieces. SM will arrive early before every scheduled rehearsal. SM will be responsible for keeping rehearsal spaces clean and will organize clean-up of rehearsal space.

 

After each scheduled rehearsal, SM will prepare a detailed report and will email this report to the appropriate staff within 12 hours of the end of rehearsal. SM will participate in meetings and design sessions which may be called outside of rehearsal hours. SM will prepare, in consultation with PM, a detailed schedule for technical rehearsals and will distribute the schedule to the entire production team.

 

SM will run technical rehearsals. SM will run performances by scheduling actors and crew, facilitating pre-show prep/fight calls/dance calls, "call the show" each performance, and sending out performance reports following each performance.

 

This position will be on a AEA contract. 
 

About The Productions

PLAID TIDINGS: A SPECIAL HOLIDAY EDITION OF FOREVER PLAID
They’re back! Forever Plaid’s Jinx, Frankie, Smudge and Sparky are again sent to Earth, this time to put a little harmony into a discordant world by staging a nostalgic holiday extravaganza. A spectacular and fun show for the whole family, Plaid Tidings is a beloved Off-Broadway musical that has been performed internationally since its 1990 debut. It combines favorite tunes from the ’50s and ’60s with traditional holiday songs and plenty of classic and comical references to the era and its sounds!

ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS
One man, two jobs—how hard could it be? Down on his luck and permanently hungry, Francis finds himself employed by two bosses as an engagement party goes horribly awry. As confusion reaches a fever pitch, bumbling Francis takes advantage of the chaos with an ambitious plan to line his pockets. Set in 1963 in Brighton and delightfully underscored by a live skiffle band, this hilarious play transforms Goldoni’s 18th-century classic Servant of Two Masters into a fast-paced, satirical, door-slamming farce.

BORDERLINE
Borderline is a new musical dramedy about larger-than-life aspiring artist Anna. In her mid-20s and single, she’s a college dropout who can’t seem to hold down a job, even as a barista. Every attempt at a new job or romantic relationship results in disaster. Will she find the will to invest in her own future, embrace her circumstances and have the life of connection and expression she’s been longing for? Anna’s story explores the highs and lows, heartache and absurdity, of living on the borderline. 

This production will be rehearsing in New York City from Mar 4 - Apr 1, 2023. Housing and travel is provided for this rehearsal period.

This production has a possible extension May 1 - 7, 2002.

Covid-19 Vaccination Requirement

To protect the health and safety of all personnel and our customers, DTC is mandating that all employees and guest artists be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to beginning work, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved by DTC. Artists/Employees will be required to provide documentation of their vaccination. Artists/Employees in need of an exemption due to a medical reason, or because of a sincerely held religious belief, must request an accommodation promptly to begin the interactive accommodation process. DTC will engage in an interactive process to determine if a reasonable accommodation can be provided so long as it does not create an undue hardship for DTC and/or does not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of others in the workplace and/or to the Artist/Employee. Artist/Employee may be required by DTC to provide documentation in support of the request for an accommodation. Employment is expressly contingent on completion of these requirements.  

 

Application Instructions

Please send a cover letter and resume to production@delawaretheatre.org.

 

 


TECHNICIANS

If you would like to be added to our roster of part-time, hourly (aka overhire) technicians, please email a resume to production@delawaretheatre.org along with information about which kind of work you are qualified for and interested in. We generally have the greatest need for load-in/strike carpenters, electricians, build carpenters, and stitchers, but would be glad to know more technicians, of all persuasions.