Camdram

Technical and designer roles


Deathtrap

19:45, Tue 12th November 2019 - Sat 16th November 2019 at ADC Theatre
Michaelmas Week 5

Looking for:

  • Technical Director
  • Set Designer
  • Photographer

We are re-opening applications for the roles of TD, Set Designer and Photographer for our 70s comedy-thriller set in Cambridge. This is a fantastic opportunity to join an ADC mainshow with a cracking team.

Please note that applications will be considered on a rolling basis!

To register your interest, email Connor (cr579@cam.ac.uk) and Jacob (jjwb2@cam.ac.uk) with a summary of your previous experience, and any ideas you have in mind for your particular role.

Contact: cr579@cam.ac.uk and jjwb2@cam.ac.uk
Deadline for applications: Saturday 31st August 23:59


Twelfth Night

19:45, Tue 29th October 2019 - Sat 2nd November 2019 at ADC Theatre
Michaelmas Week 3

Looking for:

  • CLX

"My stars shine darkly over me"
When twins Viola and Sebastian are shipwrecked and separated on the strange city of Illyria, the two are forced to assimilate into a heightened world of hedonism and grief, laughter and cruelty. Viola’s attempts to integrate into the privileged centre of this modern city disguised as Cesario, are complicated when she falls in love with Duke Orsino, who is himself in love with Olivia.
Twelfth Night is a tale of unrequited love and mistaken identity, a brilliant blend of hilarity and melancholy.

We are incredibly excited to be staging this modern and innovative production of Twelfth Night and are looking for a dedicated stage management team to make this happen! We are currently looking for:

CLX - You'll work with the Lighting Designer to produce the lighting for the show. This is perfect for someone looking to get involved in theatre tech as you'll learn how to rig and plot lights. It is a relatively low commitment role - you will mainly be needed for the get in (27th October) and the get out (2nd November evening).

If you would like to apply, please send us an email letting us know:

  1. Why you are interested in this role and the play Twelfth Night
  2. Any relevant experience you have and your general approach to the role.
  3. Any challenges you foresee taking on this role/play.

Feel free to send any questions you may have to Issy (ie242@cam.ac.uk) or Theo (ths33@cam.ac.uk) xx

Contact: ie242@cam.ac.uk and ths33@cam.ac.uk
Deadline for applications: Monday 2nd September 23:30


The Last HotelCUOS

20:00, Sat 30th November 2019 - Mon 2nd December 2019 at Fitzpatrick Hall, Queens' College
Michaelmas Week 7 to Week 8

Looking for:

  • Filmmaker / Videographer
  • Lighting Designer
  • Sound Designer
  • Choreographer
  • Publicity Designer

'The Last Hotel', a unique and singularly powerful work that combines theatre, opera, recorded music, and film is looking for a prod team to help bring this electric show to life. All of the production roles for 'The Last Hotel' will involve a much greater involvement in the creative process of developing a show, and will allow for artistic freedom to showcase creative skills. It is an exciting and challenging opportunity to help craft a subtle and poignant work that reaches the heights of what modern opera can achieve.

Please email any applications to st714@cam.ac.uk describing any relevant experience and what excites you about working on 'The Last Hotel'.

Videographer / Filmmaker

‘The Last Hotel’ is a truly exciting opportunity for a student filmmaker to explore collaboration with theatre and opera. As a true multimedia work, the opera will have film projected onto the stage during the drama. These films are a crucial part of the work, creating and reinforcing a sense of being constantly watched: a feeling that adds to the spiralling mental state of the characters and comments on a media culture where the private life has become public. The videographer on ‘The Last Hotel’ will work with the director and actors to create short films that create and add to the claustrophobic atmosphere on stage. Along with this they will also work to create a series of trailers for the opera that will be released as publicity. It is a unique chance to use film to interact with other art forms, melding their work with the music and drama to create an integrated whole.

Lighting Designer

The chief lighting designer of ‘The Last Hotel’ will play an essential role in interpreting communicating the themes of the opera. We plan on mixing the fantastic lighting capabilities of the Fitzpatrick Hall with dark onstage lighting which the characters interact with to explore the themes of death and love in the opera. The lighting will be paramount to our interpretation and communication of the opera’s narrative, and so is a brilliant chance for a lighting designer who wants to be more involved in the interpretation and creative process of a work.

Sound Designer

Part of what makes ‘The Last Hotel’ such a singular and electrifying work is its blend of live music and recorded sounds. Whether it is voicemails from character’s family members that intensify the tragedy of certain scenes, or cuts of jarring pop music that shatters the operatic soundworld, the use of recorded audio in this opera is deeply affecting and requires a committed and passionate sound designer. They will work to record audio and will then spend time with the musical director to coordinate recordings with live music. The sound designer will also have the opportunity to create a soundscape that creates atmospheric tension as the audience walk into the theatre.

Choreographer

The choreographer will work one-on-one with the dancer playing the silent role of the Caretaker in the opera, crafting movement and dance sequences to Dennehy’s viscerally rhythmic score that blends minimalist writing with influences from rock and Irish folk music. The aim is to create a form of unsettling and unpredictable movement that contrasts moments of deathly stillness with more demonic and contorted dancing. This is an exciting opportunity to delve into choreography for contemporary music that challenges genre boundaries and to meld dance with modern opera.

Publicity Designer

The publicity for ‘The Last Hotel’ will be an innovative and exciting part of the production. We are looking for anyone with experience in the visual arts, be it photography, painting, or graphic design. The publicity designer will work with the director and prod team to create an artistic and captivating aesthetic for the opera’s publicity. They will also blend their art with publicity headshots, and work with the videographer to create a coherent artistic vision for the media in the show. Like many of the prod team roles in ‘The Last Hotel’, the publicity designer will be greatly involved in the creative process of the show and in helping to craft its aesthetic.

Contact: st714@cam.ac.uk
Deadline for applications: Wednesday 4th September 01:00