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Technical and designer roles


CUADC / Footlights Pantomime 2018: The Gingerbread Man - CUADC

7:45pm, Wed 21st November 2018–Sat 1st December 2018, at ADC Theatre
2:30pm, Fri 23rd November 2018–Sat 24th November 2018, at ADC Theatre
2:30pm, Tue 27th November 2018 at ADC Theatre
2:30pm, Thu 29th November 2018 at ADC Theatre
2:30pm, Sat 1st December 2018 at ADC Theatre
Michaelmas Week 7 to Week 8

Looking for:

  • A Sewing Machine + Costume Assistants
  • Mic Fitters/Sound Operators
  • Set Builders/Painters

This year's CUADC/Footlights panto is looking for more friendly faces to join our gingerbread team! You can devote as much or as little time as you like to! Whether it's a chill low commitment way of trying tech, or a relaxing destress paint session after handing in an essay. Most of all you get to be part of one of the biggests shows in the Cambridge Calander!

✂️Costume: Desperately looking for a sewing machine and someone who can spare an hour or so to perform some magic! There’s a huge range of costumes this year which offers the opportunity to create something you would love to make. Time commitment will vary from a simple suit alteration to helping with a huge ballgown! Previous sewing experience would be helpful.
📮Ruby: costume@cuadcfootlightspanto.com

🎶Sound: A team of mic fitters is needed to help fit cast with headset mics before each show. Mic fitting involves fitting the actors with their mics and transmitters before the shows. The jobs are very flexible, and it is possible to do as many or few shows as wanted. Also looking for one Sound Operator every night to click space bar on the QLab to play some sound effect cues. Both are awesome opportunity to see panto for free!
📮Fernando: sound@cuadcfootlightspanto.com


🛠Set: This year's set is going to be a whirlwind of colour and we need your help: from the villain's industrial lair, through the dappled glades of a candy-cane forest and even to the surface of Mars! As casual set builders and painters you can drop in whenever you want; we'll let you know when we're in the workshop.
Join the Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/257365718307882/.

Contact: producers@cuadcfootlightspanto.com
Deadline for applications: Thursday 15th November 5:00pm


Legally Blonde - CUADC

7:45pm, Wed 13th March 2019–Sat 16th March 2019, at ADC Theatre
2:30pm, Sat 16th March 2019 at ADC Theatre
7:45pm, Mon 18th March 2019–Sat 23rd March 2019, at ADC Theatre
2:30pm, Thu 21st March 2019 at ADC Theatre
2:30pm, Sat 23rd March 2019 at ADC Theatre
Lent Week 8 to Week 9

Looking for:

  • Technical Director
  • Stage Manager
  • Deputy Stage Manager
  • Head of Props
  • Costume Designer
  • Set Designer
  • Lighting Designer
  • Sound Designer
  • Chief Electrician
  • Publicity Designer

Legally Blonde, LTM 2019, are looking for some wonderful people to join our team and make this wildly crazy show look and sound fabulous!!!

For detailed information on applying for all roles see the show application back:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Zi82hQDbJVqmSkspRuTa47dRHwNBareF9FfA5qcCEaE/edit?usp=sharing

Provisional interview dates are set for Saturday 17th November or Sunday18th November but these may change. Please include your availability in your application and we'll give you as much notice as we can!

Contact: ham36@cam.ac.uk
Deadline for applications: Thursday 15th November 7:00pm


Raven, or; How I Stopped Spending And Learned To Love Killing Bears... - CADS Panto - CADS

7:30pm, Tue 27th November 2018–Thu 29th November 2018, at Yusuf Hamied Theatre
Michaelmas Week 8

Looking for:

  • Costume Designer
  • Technician

Looking for a relaxed way into Cambridge theatre design/tech? Like the sound of a pantomime involving Marxism, Metatheatrics and Mutilation? We`re looking for people who are keen to help us get potentially the weirdest show of the year onto the stage - no experience necessary!

Costume designer:
We need someone with a huge imagination - our bizarre concept mixes the TV show Raven with the Wild West, somehow still based around Cambridge student stereotypes. No experience necessary, just enthusiasm! Send us an email (thb37 and drsp2) letting us know why you`re interested!

Technician:
This is perfect for someone who wants to get into all aspects of theatre tech - lighting, sound, set... No experience is necessary as we will show you how to use the system and this role is perfect for freshers (although of course people from any year may apply). Send us an email (thb37 and drsp2) letting us know that you're interested, and details of any tech you've done before (although "none" is perfectly ok!).

Contact: thb37@cam.ac.uk
Deadline for applications: Thursday 15th November 11:59pm


Today's Late Late Morning Show Live! - Eggbox Comedy

11:00pm, Wed 28th November 2018–Thu 29th November 2018, at ADC Theatre
Michaelmas Week 8

Looking for:

  • Stage Manager

Today's Late Late Morning Show Live needs you!

Jimmy and Billy are doing their first ever late night show and they are looking for a talented production team to bring their dreams to life.

As STAGE MANAGER you will be responsible for keeping things running smoothly on the actual nights!

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY and training provided just send a quick email to hml50@cam.ac.uk expressing interest. Please do this ASAP as we are on a tight schedule- looking forward to hearing from you!

If you have any questions/ concerns about any of this get in touch with Hannah Lyall by email (hml50@cam.ac.uk) or on Facebook.

Contact: hml50@cam.ac.uk
Deadline for applications: Thursday 15th November 7:00pm


The History Boys

7:45pm, Tue 22nd January 2019–Sat 26th January 2019, at ADC Theatre
2:30pm, Sat 26th January 2019 at ADC Theatre
Lent Week 1

Looking for:

  • Technical Director
  • Musical Director

****The History Boys - ADC Main Week 1****

Hello!

Applications are now open to be TECHNICAL DIRECTOR and MUSICAL DIRECTOR for the Week 1 ADC Main “The History Boys”

As it's a Week 1 show, we're gonna have a bit of a busy schedule. The MD is going to be required before the end of this term to help with the musical element to some audition callbacks, and then work with the actors who sing/play piano in the show after Christmas, preferably before term starts up again. The TD will mainly work to their own schedule, but it would be good to at least be able to meet this side of Christmas to sort plans. (Also, you should have a fairly empty workshop, so thats a bonus!)

Could all applicants please write an application with why you would like to be involved, your prospective availability/commitments between now and the show, and any prior experience you may have that you consider relevant.

Please keep applications to about one A4 page if you can, and all applicants should be current students in higher education and resident within the city of Cambridge.

Send applications to pw395@cam.ac.uk by midnight on the 16th of November!

Contact: pw395@cam.ac.uk
Deadline for applications: Friday 16th November 11:59pm


True Stories - Pembroke Players

9:30pm, Fri 23rd November 2018–Sat 24th November 2018, at Pembroke New Cellars
Michaelmas Week 7

Looking for:

  • Stage Manager
  • Props Manager (experience in making contraptions and things explode necessary)

Please send applications to Alex Watson (Producer) at aw827@cam.ac.uk by midnight 16th of November

Please include:
- Why you want to involved
- Any relevant experience (not necessary for ASM!)
- Availability for remainder of this term this term

This sketch show will not have blackouts - so we're looking the make-up and stage manager artist to be actively involved in the scene changes!!

Applications from Freshers are especially encouraged x

Looking forward to hearing from you!!

Alex

Contact: aw827@cam.ac.uk
Deadline for applications: Friday 16th November 11:59pm


Atomic Jaya - CUADC

7:00pm, Tue 5th March 2019–Sat 9th March 2019, at Corpus Playroom
Lent Week 7

Looking for:

  • - Stage Manager
  • - Sound Designer
  • - Light Designer
  • - Set and Props Designer
  • - Projectionist
  • - Costume Designer
  • - Publicist
  • - Publicity Designer
  • - Photographer
  • - Videographer
  • - Head of Finance

Do you like nukes? Do you like female scientists? Are you interested in taking the piss out of the BBC? Would you like to help us bring a retro and dystopian Malaysia to life onstage? Come and be a part of Atomic Jaya, the first Southeast Asian comedy to be brought to life on the ADC stage!

We have a strong vision involving Cold War aesthetics, film projections, and general absurdity on the stage, and would love for anyone, particularly with an interest in Southeast Asia, to join us in putting this exciting project together.

To apply, please send us an email stating your reason(s) for applying and any prior experience. (None necessary!)

Contact: sn521@cam.ac.uk (Shameera) and jbcyc2@cam.ac.uk (Jonathan)
Deadline for applications: Saturday 17th November 5:00pm


CU Show Choir: The Greatest Show - Cambridge University Show Choir

11:00pm, Tue 27th November 2018 at ADC Theatre
Michaelmas Week 8

Looking for:

  • Guitarist
  • Stage Manager
  • Deputy Stage Manager
  • Lighting Designer
  • Sound Technician

CU Show Choir are looking for the following for our one-night late show at the ADC on the 27th November!

Guitarist - we have an array of arrangements from different musicals for you to play with the rest of our band! Previous experience playing in a show is preferred, but not essential! You'd be required on the 25th and 27th November and for a sitzprobe (date TBC).

Stage Manager and Deputy Stage Manager - these are very low commitment roles and excellent to get a first taste at stage management at the ADC. You'll only be required on the 25th and 27th November, and for some initial training. Previous experience is preferred but not essential (especially not for the deputy).

Lighting Designer - a great opportunity to use the ADC's new lighting equipment! This is very low commitment and you can get very creative! You'll be needed on the 25th and the 27th only.

Sound technician. Needed the 25th and 27th November only. Experience necessary!

To apply, please email Phoebe at pjp49 before midnight on the 18th November detailing why you'd like to be involved and any experience you have. Hope to hear from you soon!

Contact: pjp49@cam.ac.uk
Deadline for applications: Sunday 18th November


Pool Noodles: A Comedy Show

11:00pm, Wed 13th February 2019–Sat 16th February 2019, at ADC Theatre
Lent Week 4

Looking for:

  • Stage Manager
  • Set Designer
  • Lighting Designer
  • Publicity Designer

Hello! Technical team applications are now open the Week 4 ADC late show 'Pool Noodles'!! This show is going to be absolutely mad and we need a fantastic team to make it all happen and take full advantage of the tech the ADC has to offer. If you're a fan of swimming pools and/or narrative sketch comedy, this might be the show for you!

Drop a quick email to Noah (ng417), Alex (af608) and Will (wlb24) with the following info, and we can get together and have a chat about the show!
- Why you want to be involved
- Any relevant experience (none required!)
- Current show plans, or other significant time commitments, for the Christmas break and next term
- Your favourite thing about leisure centres
- [PLUS: for publicity and set designers, it would be great to see a bit of your past work or rough ideas for this show if you have any!]

best splashes,
Noah, Alex and Will xxx

Contact: Noah (ng417), Alex (af608) and Will (wlb24)
Deadline for applications: Sunday 18th November 7:00pm


Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

7:45pm, Tue 19th February 2019–Sat 23rd February 2019, at ADC Theatre
Lent Week 5

Looking for:

  • Technical Director
  • Set Designer
  • Publicity Designer

The Holistic Detective Agency needs more staff!

This show has such a wacky and wonderful mix of theatrical elements and we are looking for some fab designs to make sure this show is as gorgeous as it can be. So hit me up with an e-mail about:

-Why you want to get involved with the show
-Any past experience you may have (not necessary!)
-Any ideas on what you would like to do for your given discipline in the show (see below)

Set Designer:
The performance is largely spread across 3 spaces - Dirk's Office (standard detectivey style), Susan's apartment (standard apartment but with sofa wedged in a stairway which may or may not be on stage) and the office of the Professor of Chronology (standard fellow's office) as well as some additional action in non-descript outdoor locations. On top of this there are supposed to be animations that assist with some of the visual effects/gags/story telling. I would love to hear your ideas on how you will combine all these space on the stage be it through permenant elements or movable dressings and props, as well as any additional elements you may want to coordinate.

Technical Director:
Baring in mind all the requirements of the space in the Set Design above, what do you envisage being the largest tasks to deal with and how would you go about working with the rest of the tech team to ensure that production is as exiciting and fantastical as possible while still remaining within the realms of possibility

Publicity Designer:
This show has it all, Detectives, Magic, Time Travel, Ghosts, Aliens, Fictional Cambridge colleges. What ideas do you have to make a poster that conveys the massive breadth of this show that captures audience attention while still being overall clear about what audiences may be in for.

Contact: ogj21@cam.ac.uk
Deadline for applications: Wednesday 21st November 11:59pm


Conversations with Myself

9:30pm, Tue 5th March 2019–Sat 9th March 2019, at Corpus Playroom
Lent Week 7

Looking for:

  • Conversations with Myself is looking for a group of creative and driven individuals for PRODUCER, DIRECTORIAL and TECHNICAL roles. These positions will be tailored to the specific skill-sets and interests of the successful applicants. We will be operating in a small company format, so you are invited to apply to ONE or MORE of the following roles:
  • ⁃ Assistant or Associate PRODUCER 🤹👑
  • ⁃ Assistant or Associate DIRECTOR 🎬🎭
  • ⁃ Creative Music Consultant 🎼🎶
  • ⁃ Sound Designer 🎧 🔊
  • ⁃ Lighting Designer 💡⚡
  • ⁃ Set Designer 👨‍🏭 👩‍🏭
  • ⁃ MASK Designer 🗿🎭
  • ⁃ Props Manager 👨‍🎨 👩‍🎨
  • ⁃ Photographer 📷
  • ⁃ Videographer 🎥
  • Deadline : 22nd November (let us know if this will prove to be an issue)

The first-half of the show is SCRIPTED and is structured around the NEUTRAL MASK technique; the second-half of the show is DEVISED and works with CHARACTER MASKS. We are looking for imaginative team-players who will unite behind this special and aesthetically challenging show. Please tell us why you are interested in applying; give us some of your relevant theatrical and/or creative experience; the way in which you envisage your role within this team format; what you feel you’ve got to offer; and what you feel you would want to learn.
N.B This is a project we are considering taking to Fringe & touring internationally, but there is no obligation to commit to this.

Contact: Leo lwjb2@cam.ac.uk Zsofia zh296@cam.ac.uk
Deadline for applications: Thursday 22nd November 11:00pm


Wild Honey

7:45pm, Tue 29th January 2019–Sat 2nd February 2019, at ADC Theatre
Lent Week 2

Looking for:

  • Musical Director/Composer
  • Set Designer
  • Costume Designer
  • Lighting Designer
  • Sound Designer
  • Choreographer
  • Technical Director
  • SM
  • DSM
  • CLX
  • Publicity Designer
  • Publicist
  • Videographer
  • Photographer
  • Russian Consultant/ Dramaturge

Wild Honey, Michael Frayn's tragi-comic adaptation of Chekhov's earliest work, is looking for a dedicated, enthusiastic production team to bring this lost classic to life!

Please apply for one or more roles with the following details:

For creative/design roles:
• Why you're interested in the show
• Initial ideas
• Any relevant experience
• Portfolio/Images of previous work, where possible

For technical roles
• Why you're interested in the show
• Relevant experience

For publicity roles
• Why you're interested in the show
• Initial ideas about how to market the show
• Relevant experience

To apply, or if you'd like any more information, email bk396 and ampt4.

'Charming, handsome, and with an opinion on everything, once upon a time Platonov seemed bound for greatness. Now he is a simple country schoolteacher and husband to a dutiful yet unimaginative wife. Arriving at the local estate one day for lunch with old friends, he is reunited with Sofya, a beautiful and recently married woman from his university days. Halfway between Hamlet and Don Juan, Platonov is desperate for a bit excitement and can't resist taking advantage of his one true gift: making himself utterly irresistible to women.

Adapted from Chekhov's untitled earliest complete work, which remained unperformed in his lifetime, Wild Honey is Michael Frayn's romp through the Russian countryside. A blending of the farcical and the tragic, this unique piece captures the combined absurdity and despair at the heart of Chekhov's scenario, creating the world of a gloriously bittersweet summer where none of the rules apply.'

Contact: ampt4@cam.ac.uk & bk396@cam.ac.uk
Deadline for applications: Friday 23rd November 11:00pm


Jinkies! - TBC

9:30pm, Mon 21st January 2019 at Corpus Playroom
Lent Week 1

Looking for:

  • Director of Photography
  • Production Assistant
  • Sound Recordist
  • Technician
  • Publicity/Portrait Photographer

Step into the hallucinogenic world of Jinkies! where the colours are bright and nobody moves their arms when they run. 45 minutes of darkly surreal character and sketch comedy by your host for this evening, Louisa Keight.

We're going to film a sketch that will run through the show and we're looking for a Director of Photography, a Production Assistant and a Sound Recordist. Filming will probably take about a day or two and we'll be doing it in London in December.

Please detail in your application
- your experience with film
- your availability over December

We would also like a portrait/publicity photographer to take some snaps for the poster. Please in your application include:
- past work
- your ideas for the shoot

Finally, we need a technician for the night itself! Please let us know:
- your experience
- any wacky tech ideas you have (eg. lighting, sound! Get creative!)

LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU!

Contact: louisakeight@hotmail.com
Deadline for applications: Sunday 25th November 12:00pm


The Yeomen of the Guard - G&S

7:45pm, Thu 15th November 2018–Sat 17th November 2018, at Robinson College Auditorium
Michaelmas Week 6

Looking for:

  • Lighting Operator

'The Yeomen of the Guard' (G&S Society Michaelmas Show, Week 6) is looking for a lighting operator

- No experience needed (rig is pre-designed and only need someone to operate cues)
- Availability in evenings from 13-17th of November required

Please send applications to Alex Watson (Producer) at aw827@cam.ac.uk ASAP

Applications for Freshers are encouraged and a great chance to get involved in Cambridge Theatre!!

Looking forward to hearing from you!!

Alex

Contact: aw827@cam.ac.uk
Deadline for applications: Monday 26th November


Hourglass (SHORT FILM) - Notes x Cambridge Film Association

9:00pm, Thu 29th November 2018 Venue to be confirmed
Michaelmas Week 8

Looking for:

  • DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

We are looking for a Director of Photography for our short film 'Hourglass'
No experience necessary! Great way to get into student film - email me lhb32 asap!

Contact: lhb32@cam.ac.uk
Deadline for applications: Tuesday 27th November


Machinal

7:00pm, Tue 22nd January 2019–Sat 26th January 2019, at Corpus Playroom
Lent Week 1

Looking for:

  • Stage Manager
  • Set Designer
  • Sound Designer
  • Lighting Designer
  • Publicity Designer

Drop me an email stating your interest in a particular role, then we can meet for a coffee and have a chat! Machinal is expressionist in genre, so will give you plenty of opportunity to get creative and try something different.

Don't hesitate to get in touch with me regarding any questions you may have!

Contact: email- gd434@cam.ac.uk
Deadline for applications: Tuesday 27th November