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For Artists

SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED THROUGH SEPT. 18

ACT THEATRE – YOUTH ACTOR AUDITIONS

“A CHRISTMAS CAROL” 2022 directed by John Langs

ACT is seeking Youth Actors aged 16 or younger (must be no older than 16 at the closing performance) for its annual holiday production of A Christmas Carol, directed this year by John Langs and featuring Bradford Farwell as Ebenezer Scrooge (alternating with another actor still to be cast), with Avery Clark and Keiko Green as Mr and Mrs Cratchit.

Available roles are open to young actors of all races/ethnicities, gender identities, disabilities, and neuro-diversities. Gender non-conforming, gender-queer, transgender, and non-binary youth artists, please submit for the roles you most identify with.

We ensure BIPOC representation in all casting rooms, real or virtual, in addition to representation of other identities specific to individual plays at all callbacks.

Rehearsals start on November 7th at ACT. The production begins performances on November 25th, and has its final performance on December 24th. Thanksgiving Day is a Day Off, but there are two final performances on Christmas Eve.

First round auditions will be done as video submissions, with in person callbacks on Monday, September 26. Videos will be reviewed by Director John Langs, Associate Director Shana Bestock, and Casting Coordinator Margaret Layne.

We’ll be accepting self-taped video auditions through September 11th.   Your video presentation should be about 5-6 minutes long and include the following:

  • Your name, age, and date of birth
  • Title or character name and source of your monologue and song
  • Monologue (or short poem) and song (accompanied or a cappella), memorized
  • Either before or after your monologue and song, please take a couple of minutes to tell us something you’d like us to know about you – this can be a story about something that happened to you, something you love to do, why you want to be part of the show, etc. (Parents, if you want to act as off-camera interviewer to help out, by all means do!)

Please upload your video link, along with a picture, resumé, and some other information you’ll see requested, at this Airtable location:

https://airtable.com/shrye4vBmclq4YJMl

All young actors will be contacted about the results of the auditions.

Detailed information about rehearsal expectations, performance schedule, and COVID precautions and procedures can be found in the Dropbox at this link:

https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fo/z8pih5yj341wn7jco7xof/h?dl=0&rlkey=npraxx3esd0upczg5qcjhkqun

If you have any questions, please email to:

Margaret Layne, margaret.layne@acttheatre.org

**NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.**

AVAILABLE ROLES:

Two of the young actors cast as Cratchits double as YOUNG SCROOGE and FAN.

STREET URCHIN – Savvy street kid, resourceful, gregarious, engaging. Artful Dodger type. Track includes Turkey Urchin and Undertaker’s Assistant.

MARTHA CRATCHIT—Warm, capable, loving, a second mother to the little ones.

PETER CRATCHIT — Practical, helpful, a leader with a sense of fun.  (Possible double: Young Scrooge).

CHARLES CRATCHIT — Bright, ebullient, full of mischief and high spirits. (Possible double: Young Scrooge.)

BELINDA CRATCHIT — Quiet, sweet, a little shy, but emotionally intuitive.  (Possible double:  Fan).

ELIZABETH CRATCHIT — Outgoing, spontaneous, affectionate   (Possible double: Fan.)

TINY TIM — Youngest Cratchit. Fragile, walks with a crutch. Chipper and sweet-natured, but an old soul.  [Possible double: Fan.]

YOUNG SCROOGE — Intelligent, inquisitive, melancholy

FAN — Scrooge’s younger sister. Generous, innocent, loving

YOUTH UNDERSTUDY – any gender, to cover some youth roles TBD

**COVID INFORMATION (thru December 2022): ACT mandates masking, vaccination and boosters against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.  Testing required a minimum of 3x per week. These policies may be revised pending new recommendations by CDC or FDA.  ACT will comply with all applicable federal, state, and local law regarding mandatory vaccinations, including any legally required exemptions, limitation, payments, leave, and record-keeping.

 

Submit your own work for consideration in our programming lineup

ACT accepts script submissions from Literary Agents and/or theatre professionals with a letter of introduction/recommendation. Northwest playwrights (Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho) are welcome to submit up to a 15-page script sample, with a cover letter and play synopsis.

Average response time is six months.

Please mail work to:
ACT Theatre
ATTN: Submissions
700 Union St.
Seattle, WA 98101

Current Job Opportunities

ACT currently has the following available positions:

The Director of Finance is a key member of the senior leadership team. They are charged with effectively managing and communicating all financial matters with the senior leadership team and Board to enhance strategic decision-making and strengthen the organization’s internal capacity and long-term fiscal stability. They supervise all financial matters with the goal of enhancing controls and bringing transparency and consistency throughout the organization by partnering with internally with colleagues and the Board and externally with audit, accounting, and legal teams. The Director of Finance plays an important role in a broad range of activities related to institutional planning and resource management. An exceptional and open communication style is required. The Director of Finance works with the Managing Director to develop the annual budget, makes regular presentations concerning organizational finances to the Board, and is expected to be a thought leader on financial and strategic matters.

Full Job Description

How to Apply

To apply, submit a resume and cover letter with “Director of Finance” in the subject line to work@acttheatre.org.

ACT is seeking a Director of Facility Operations (DFO) to join our senior leadership team. They drive ACT’s day-to-day operational activities and long-term strategic building use. The DFO creates and administers systems for efficient facility management, including offices, auditoriums, lobbies, common areas, rehearsal rooms, and shops. Responsibilities include the development, implementation, and oversight of facilities-related operating and capital budgets, policies, procedures, and standards. This position is also responsible for workplace safety; devising and implementing all safety and emergency procedures, including OSHA and WISHA compliance; and ensuring a safe, clean, and welcoming environment for staff, artists, volunteers, and patrons.

This position oversees the upkeep, maintenance, and operations of Eagles Auditorium Building (a National Historic Landmark building that serves as ACT’s home) and its mechanical systems, boilers, elevators, HVAC, generator, plumbing, and electrical systems. The DFO develops, prioritizes, and leads all projects related to the physical plant such as room set-ups, maintenance, testing, repair, replacement, and upgrades of systems and equipment. They serve as President of the Eagles Building Condo Association Board where ACT is the majority owner.

The DFO oversees safety systems such as the fire system, fire safety (evacuation plans, drills, extinguishers), earthquake preparedness, and security and alarm systems. They ensure a safe working environment for all, and devise emergency plans for facility use with and without patrons. The DFO supervises and manages all facilities (HVAC, Water Tower, Janitorial) and IT vendors and administer all service contracts.

Full Job Description

How to Apply

To apply, submit a resume and cover letter with “Director of Facility Operations” in the subject line to work@acttheatre.org.

The Digital Media Manager (DMM) is responsible for building, planning, and implementing ACT’s overall digital marketing strategy across all domestic markets and ACT initiatives. This role is responsible for driving relevant patrons and consumers with the objective of improving brand recognition, trust and ultimate purchase intent and conversions. The DMM drives ACT!s social media presence, ensuring high levels of web traffic and patron engagement. They will devise and implement content strategies and collect engagement data as well as identify trends among patron interactions to help plan digital campaigns that build brand loyalty and build community online. They will engage people, leverage monitoring tools for insights, and align their work with ACT!s brand goals. They also have an eye for social media trends and know how to engage the company!s followers. Communications from the DMM will be the primary external voice of ACT, and they must execute that voice with care, creativity, authenticity, and good judgement.

Full Job Description

How to Apply

Submit resume and cover letter with “Digital Media Manager” in the subject line to work@acttheatre.org.

ACT is seeking an innovative and passionate Institutional Giving Manager to join our ambitious Development Team. This role is responsible for maximizing contributed income from institutional funders including government, private foundations, and corporate partners, while contributing to the overall fundraising excellence of ACT. This position is charged with growing ACT’s institutional giving program, which is a key aspect of ACT’s contributed income. They develop, manage, sustain, steward, and grow contributed revenue sources, which contribute to ACT’s economic stability and multi-million dollar goals.

The Institutional Giving Manager successfully navigates across operating and education grant programs, multiyear project support, corporate giving and sponsorship programs, and capital improvement opportunities. They must be steeped in all organizational activities so they may successfully and succinctly articulate our case for support to identify and attract funders to achieve our goals. The Institutional Manager collaborates with all departments across the organization in the development of grant and proposal materials. They bring a strategic approach to funding and developing systematic work processes, while ensuring accountability from colleagues in the completion of their work. They steward gifts and grants, and establish and manage processes for fulfillment.

Full Job Description

How to Apply

Submit resume and cover letter with “Institutional Giving Manager” in the subject line to work@acttheatre.org.

ACT is seeking an innovative Sales and Marketing Analyst (SMA) to join our team. The SMA is an integral member of ACT’s dynamic Marketing and Patron Services team. They are responsible for guiding ACT’s marketing decisions by crunching large data sets, analyzing the results, and providing clear insight. The SMA interacts closely with all departments across the institution, leading organizational Tessitura efforts and steering best-practices for effective uses of ticketing and systems management. The Sales and Marketing Analyst relies heavily on data to inform their strategies and decision-making, and product pricing, including seasonal subscription packages.

Full Job Description

How to Apply

Submit resume and cover letter with “Sales and Marketing Analyst” in the subject line to work@acttheatre.org.

The Senior Accountant is a key member of the Finance Department. They perform a variety of complex accounting functions including payroll, monthly reconciliations, maintaining chart of accounts, resolving discrepancies, research and analysis for reporting, decision making, and audit support all with a high level of accuracy and efficiency. The Senior Accountant is responsible for all aspects of the employment lifecycle of ACT’s year-round and seasonal employees in a multiple-cycle, multiple-union, complex payroll environment. In addition, they ensure accounts payable and credit cards are coded and paid accurately. They serve as a thought partner with theatre leadership to improve process and ensure good communications between departments. This position supports the Finance Director in budgeting and reporting and will take on special projects to update and streamline accounting system as needed.

Full Job Description

How to Apply

Submit resume and cover letter with “Senior Accountant” in the subject line to work@acttheatre.org.

ACT is seeking a Senior Development Officer to join a dynamic Development Team. This ideal candidate is excited about helping ACT take things to the next level on the contributed revenue front. This position is a key member of the Development team and its activities. The specific responsibilities cover a full spectrum of development work. They collaborate with ACT staff, Trustees, and volunteers to cultivate, steward, and solicit gifts. The Senior Development Officer manages a portfolio of $5,000+ donors, comprised of individual, corporate, family foundation, and in-kind donors. Making effective use of our database system and other institutional resources, they will work to ensure appropriate management of donors and prospects

Full Job Description

How to Apply

Submit resume and cover letter with “Senior Development Officer” in the subject line to work@acttheatre.org.

Benefits 

ACT offers a benefits package which includes a comprehensive Medical, and optional Dental and Vision package, paid time off, and the opportunity to contribute to a tax-deferred retirement account. Other benefits include Life Insurance, AD&D & Long-term Disability Insurance, complimentary tickets, and paid company holidays.

Equal Opportunity Employer

ACT is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity; treats all employees and applicants equally without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, veteran or marital status, sensory, physical or mental disability and all other groups protected by law; and promotes diversity in its workforce.

ACT seeks to recruit, hire, promote, and retain a diverse workforce. Diversity in our staff is vital to high quality services and client/community connection. We prioritize the hiring of applicants from historically marginalized communities. We are committed to eliminating barriers to access and equity; cultivating a diverse workforce is an essential step toward this goal.

General ACT Volunteer

ACT has a variety of emerging opportunities for volunteers. Help ACT maintain its elegant state of the art facility, reach patrons, members, and donors, and keep up to date on administrative tasks by adding your name to our growing volunteer pool. We have a broad range of tasks available to our volunteers, appealing to whatever ability or interest you bring to the table:

  • volunteer ushering
  • helping with mailings and administrative tasks
  • staffing parties and galas
  • distributing materials and acting as an ambassador for ACT
  • . . . and more!

Volunteering can be a tremendous opportunity for students, seniors, or anyone who wants to be involved with Seattle’s thriving arts community and to preserve ACT’s important place within it. Plus, there are plenty of perks for volunteers, including an annual appreciation event, discounts or passes to attend our productions, and more.

We hope you’ll consider volunteering and becoming a member of our expanding family.

To add your name to the growing volunteer pool, please contact us at volunteer@acttheatre.org, or call 206.292.7660, x1316 .