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Jobs (Edmonton): Costume/Props Designer – Grindstone Theatre

Designer Call:
Die Harsh: A Christmas Musical
A One Act Musical
Book and Lyrics by Byron Martin
Music by Simon Abbott
Directed by Byron Martin

Submission deadline: November 18, 2022
Rehearsals: November 28 to December 19 – Times TBD
Performances: December 20th through 30th

Sexy German criminal Alan Rickman-I-mean-Hans-Gruber leads an international gang of terrorists who seize an office tower during a Christmas party. John, a cop from New York, is trapped on the upper floors. He’ll need a Christmas miracle to save his power-dressing wife Holly and the other hostages.

Grindstone is an improv-based theatre company in Edmonton. The Grindstone wrote and produced Jason Kenney’s Hot Boy Summer The Musical, taking it on tour across Alberta, as well as the disturbingly popular (Thunder)CATS for the 2019 and 2022 Fringe. Other mainstage productions include the award-winning improvised musical The 11 O’clock Number, Urinetown The Musical, The Adventures of Chucky and Reggie, Here Lies Henry, The Complete Works of Shakespeare Abridged, HONK! The Ugly Duckling Musical, and Shakespeare’s Henry V.

Costume and Props Design:

  • Collaborate with the Director to execute the vision for the show
  • Coordinate props and costumes that support a minimal, flexible show with improv style character switching
  • Examine script in detail in order to understand costume requirements
  • Create drawings to communicate the final “look”, as required
  • Attend production meetings, as required
  • Attend rehearsals, as required
  • Execute expenditures and keep budget in check
  • Submit all wardrobe related receipts to producer
  • Plan and supervise costume fittings and dress rehearsals
  • Supervise and assist with load-in and set-up
  • Attend technical rehearsals and dress rehearsal, as required
  • Supervise and assist with striking the set following the run
  • Make arrangements to clean, return, store, and/or dispose of used costumes and props after production run

The Costume/Props Designer will bring to life the vision of Die Harsh: A Christmas Musical


  • Previous working experience as Costume Designer/Props Designer
  • Ability to work creatively within restrictive budgets and timelines
  • Good time-management skills
  • Ability to task manage efficiently
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Critical-thinker and problem-solver

Additional information:
To submit your interest, please email Jocelyn at with your resume and portfolio. Please write “Die Harsh Costume/Props Designer” in the subject line. In an effort to reduce paper consumption, we accept online submissions only. The Deadline to submit your application is Friday, November 18, 2022.

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