The Canadian Badlands Passion Play is currently accepting applications for a Directing Assistant for the summer of 2014. The contract would run from May 6th to July 12th,. The Passion Play work week runs Thursday through Monday.
Part of a directing team consisting of:
- Lead Director
- Assistant Director
- Assistant/Fight Director
- Crowd Director
The Directing Assistant will function as an administrative and creative assistant to The Directing Team through the planning and rehearsal process. S/he will have impeccable organizational and research skills and the ability to work with a variety of personalities and directing styles. The duties of the Directing Assistant will vary depending on the needs of the Directing Team and may include some or all of the following: production and script dramaturgy, taking and distributing meeting minutes and scheduling, creative input, assisting one or more of the directors as they direct a scene, recording blocking, compiling and distributing director notes, assist with lines/blocking for absent actors in rehearsal, and any other function that helps in the creation and fulfillment of the Directors artistic vision of the play. This is an evolving position, so new duties may be assigned as they arise. This is a great opportunity for emerging directors to work on a unique, large-scale, outdoor production. This position will be paid an honorarium.
The Canadian Badlands Passion Play is one of Canada’s largest outdoor theatrical events. Now in its 21st season, the company annually depicts the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ in dramatic form. An epic story told on an epic scale, this year’s production features a creative retelling of the Gospel of John by a mixed professional/volunteer cast of approximately 200 actors in a 2700-seat outdoor amphitheatre.
Any interested applicants are encouraged to email a resume and cover letter to Mr Justin Born at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than May 3, 2014.