280 Lee Street
Brookline, MA 02446
Date Posted: July 15, 2019
Region: Eastern Massachusetts
White Snake Projects seeks a Properties Artisan for I Am a Dreamer Who No Longer Dreams, a new DACA-themed opera that will receive its world premiere performances in September at the Paramount Theatre in Boston. Dreamer is composed by Jorge Sosa, with libretto by Cerise Lim Jacobs, directed by Elena Araoz and conducted by Maria Sensei Sellner. Scenic Designer is Zane Pihlstrom.
The Properties Artisan for this opera will be a shopping position with limited craft work. He or she will be responsible for obtaining hand props and stage furniture. The Props Artisan will be on call during the Rehearsal Period and will supply rehearsal props, or final stage props, if possible, for use in rehearsal. All known properties will be complete by Load-in.
The Props Artisan will be on call during Production Week and will be available to respond to notes. This is not a run crew position. The Props Artisan will, in conjunction with the Production Manager, manage his or her own budget and will provide an accounting no later than one week after Load-out.
· Significant previous Properties experience at a high professional level
· Demonstrated facility with style and craftsmanship
· Ability to contribute to building a team oriented and positive work environment
· Excellent communication skills
· Demonstrated budget management skills
· Access to tools and workspace
Acquisition period begins by August 1 or by mutual agreement
Rehearsal Period August 26-September 15
Load-in September 15
Opening Night September 20
Load-out September 22
Please send resume, cover letter, and references to:
Wanda Strukus, Producer
White Snake Projects, (formerly the Friends of Madame White Snake) brings diverse, timely and relevant opera, based on original stories by Cerise Jacobs, to Boston’s mainstage over the next five years. Like the legendary White Snake demon who becomes human to live intensely, White Snake Projects transforms our present day experiences into passionate new opera made in America. We believe there is no better way to bridge the chasms of race, national origin and gender then through a reimagined art form combining cutting edge technology, music, theater, and dance. We kicked off our ambitious strategy with Ouroboros Trilogy, a trio of grand operas, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Madame White Snake, in September 2016 and continued with REV. 23 (2017). Upcoming projects include: PermaDeath (2018) and I Am A Dreamer Who No Longer Dreams (2019).
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