The Canadian Badlands Passion Play is accepting applications for an Assistant Director to work with the Ensemble/Crowd.
Contract Length: April 28 – July 11, 2016.
Rehearsal Week: Thursday – Monday
Location: Drumheller, AB
Assistant Director – Ensemble/Crowd – Movement and Physical Theatre: Due to the large number of volunteer performers involved in populating the world of the Passion Play, the ‘Assistant Director – Crowds’ is hired to work specifically with the body of performers that make up the ensemble and are imperative to many scenes. The role of the Crowd Director is very similar to that of the 3rd AD in Film productions with more creative inclusion. Their job is to work as a liaison between the Directors and the large group of performers of the play to execute the vision of the Director/s for the play.
Experience working with large groups (i.e. Greek theatre, opera, etc.), incorporating movement and physical theatre into storytelling is essential.
The Canadian Badlands Passion Play is a professionally supported community theatre company on a filmic scale. Our stage is over a kilometer from SL to SR and rises in elevation more than 100′. The cast is approximately 200 performers, depending on the year, and 95% are volunteers. A not for profit, charitable organization in its 23rd season, the company annually depicts the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ in dramatic form. With a mix of volunteer and professional performers, live animals and permanent middle eastern set structures on a massive outdoor stage, The Passion Play is an epic story told on an epic scale.
Please submit resumes to [email protected] prior to April 6th, 2016. If you have questions please do not hesitate to contact the email listed above.