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

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.

WARDROBE SUPERVISOR

The Highlights

Position Dates: August 8, 2023 - May 28, 2022 (start date is flexible)

Salary: $700/week

Notes: This is a local position; housing is not provided.

About The Position

The Wardrobe Supervisor serves as the theatre’s primary costume contact and support staff. 

 

In concert with the Costume Designer, Costume Assistant, and Stage Management, Wardrobe Supervisor will be responsible for the maintenance, running, and tracking of all costumes in the Production, and of all duties typically required of Wardrobe in conjunction with a theatrical production. These responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, supervising dressers, maintaining wigs, preparing tracking paperwork, daily costume check-in/checkout, assisting actors with changes, daily laundering of costumes, maintenance of costumes, prepping costumes for dry cleaning, inventorying returned dry cleaned costumes, and strike of costumes. Wardrobe Supervisor will be responsible for other wardrobe-related duties as assigned by the Costume Designer or Stage Management as needed. 

 

Wardrobe may be assigned non-wardrobe related show-running tasks when Stage Management needs an extra set of hands, and when no wardrobe tasks conflict. This will be especially true for Black Angels Over Tuskegee, where Wardrobe Supervisor will serve as run crew.

 

Qualifications 

  • Experience running wardrobe solo and leading a Wardrobe team for theatrical productions

  • Experience repairing costumes, removing stains, and choreographing & executing quick changes.

  • Excels at putting together efficient systems, documenting that system through easy-to-read tracking paperwork, and executing it consistently.

  • Expertise working on the fly, troubleshooting quickly, and collaborating with a variety of different personalities and working styles

 

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.