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

AEA Production Stage Manager

 

Position Dates:

  • September 20 - October 17, 2021 - Tommy & Me

  • November 8 - December 19, 2021 - Million Dollar Quartet

  • January 3 - March 20, 2021 - Other World [AEA ASM for this production]

  • April 12 - May 22, 2021 - Brighton Beach Memoirs
     

Salary: AEA / LORT D scale ($911/week for SM, $749 for ASM), as an employee (W4)

 

Full listing: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1aN1gdFkn5u-IfSFJaF_ETnOteSuMsKSg0l187nAN7eU/ 

 

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 work with the PM, to create 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.
 

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to production@delawaretheatre.org

Assistant Stage Manager (non-union)

 

Position Dates:

  • November 8 - December 19, 2021 - Million Dollar Quartet

  • January 3 - March 20, 2021 - Other World

  • April 12 - May 22, 2021 - Brighton Beach Memoirs
     

Salary: $600/week, as an employee (W4)

 

Full Listing: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1O_rrVNQJT7PjfcT-ttINpE991uM773eRGN1kdOvj_l4/

 

The Assistant Stage Manager (ASM) will be responsible for assisting the AEA Stage Manager in all aspects of rehearsals and performance management. This includes, but is not limited to, the preparation of all rehearsal and performance spaces, the generation of all pertinent paperwork, maintaining a Master Script and handling the distribution of script changes, the moving and setting of scenery, props & costumes, and supervising members of the Run Crew as instructed by the AEA Stage Manager. Assistant Stage Manager agrees to update necessary paperwork for the orderly running of the backstage area as necessary. Assistant Stage Manager is also responsible for other duties as assigned by the Stage Manager within the reasonable scope of an Assistant Stage Manager. For some smaller productions the ASM may cover running wardrobe. The ASM will serve as the Production Stage Manager for the Delaware Youth Playwright Festival (DYPF).

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to production@delawaretheatre.org.

Child Guardian/Assistant Stage Manager, Tommy & Me

 

Position Dates: September 20 - October 17, 2021

Salary: $600/week,  as an employee (W4)

 

Full listing: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NkNo0kPFWwAin0fmdhBfrIvNtycQKbtFANS_beHPAzw/

 

The position’s first responsibility is the Child Guardian, providing care and support of the one juvenile actor in the production. The Child Guardian will attend all rehearsals, half hour calls, and performances where the juvenile actor is called. The Guardian will be responsible for maintaining safety and focus; escorting them to rehearsals, fittings, and the stage;  and other duties as determined by Guardian, stage manager and parents. Guardian will stay with all juvenile actors until a parent or guardian picks up the juvenile actor.

 

During prep Week, pre- and post- rehearsal, pre- and post - show, and at times when the child actor is not called, this position will assist the Stage Manager. The Stage Management team (SM) is responsible for scheduling the actor(s) in rehearsal, 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, keeping a thorough and accurate written and recorded record of rehearsals, and 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. SM will participate in meeting and design sessions which may be called outside of rehearsal hours. 

 

As Assistant Stage Manager, this position will be responsible for pre-show stage prep (including sweeping & mopping) and post-show responsibilities (including resetting props, laundering costumes, etc.). For strike, the Assistant Stage Manager will perform regular post-performance duties (unless instructed otherwise) and remove all Stage Management items from the deck such as spike tape, run sheets, signage, supplies, etc.

 

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to production@delawaretheatre.org.

Wardrobe Supervisor

 

Position Dates: November 7, 2021 - May 27, 2022

Salary: $650/week,  as an employee (W4)

 

Full Listing: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Q7-RGfxHZ9PXXb-nEDS7ntEZZuQRv0PMn7Bcw-nkXhU/

 

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/check-out, 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.
 

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to production@delawaretheatre.org.

Props Supervisor*

* This is a non-gendered title for the role more commonly known as “Props Master.”

 

Position Dates: September 20, 2021 - May 27, 2022

Salary: $625-700/week depending on the amount of qualifications candidate meets, as an employee (W4)

 

Full listing: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1N1ZfVUXhv_nLw6C-SeGue3gF0l-a32iOxEjprcOoo34/ 

 

The Props Supervisor collaborates with the Scenic Designer, Director, and Stage Manager to realize the design and vision of the productions by providing (through acquisition, construction, or a combination of the two) all properties for the production including hand properties, furniture, and set dressing. Prop Supervisor shall provide rehearsal props and furniture, shall attend all production meetings, shall load-in the props and set dressing, and shall strike the props at the end of the run, including returning any rentals. Props Supervisor will be present during tech to perform notes, continued set dressing, etc. as required. Props Supervisor will be available to do notes throughout previews, and perform any notes during the performance run that are not accomplishable by the show crew. Props Supervisor will create and maintain the Props List including specifications of where/how each prop was acquired for future commercial productions. Props Supervisor will manage the props budget, and will retain and submit all receipts for purchases and rentals in proper accounting procedure and on time. Props Supervisor will oversee the organization and cleanliness of the props storage and props works space.

 

As a carpenter, this position will also support the Scenic Department, by assisting with load-ins, strikes, scenery shuffling, institutional projects, etc. This part of the position will be about 20% of the time.

 

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to production@delawaretheatre.org.

Theatre Electrician

 

Position Dates: September 20, 2021 - May 27, 2022

Salary: $600/week,  as an employee (W4)

 

Full listing: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hSOKj1QRlli_tkvx0BU4UWkHTnZ5y93VRGWG9ZmSK_g/ 

 

The Electrician supports the Lighting/Sound/Video departments and serves as member of the running crew for all productions. The Electrician’s responsibilities include hangs, focuses, troubleshooting, wiring practicals, strike, changeovers, and maintenance/organization. The Electrician will serve as a board op, spot light op, or A2 for each production, depending on the production’s needs.
 

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to production@delawaretheatre.org.