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Jobs (Edmonton): Lighting Designer – Light in the Dark Theatre

Light in the Dark Theatre is looking for a lighting designer for our upcoming production of the original musical The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes by Michael Kooman & Christopher Dimond.

This production will be performed at the 2023 Edmonton Fringe Festival in the Westbury Theatre which is within the Fringe Theatre Arts Barns.

Synopsis: The show follows Howard Barnes, who is a perfectly average man in his early thirties, until the day that he awakens to discover that his life has become a musical. Desperate to escape from the show, Howard embarks on a fantastical quest through the realm of musical theatre. Equal parts satire, romantic comedy, and love letter to the American musical, The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes is intended for people who love musical theatre, and their spouses who hate it!

The soundtrack is available here:

The rehearsal schedule for this production are as follows:

  • July 3-6: 6pm-10pm
  • July 10-13: 6pm-10pm
  • July 17-21: 6pm-10pm
  • July 24-28: 6pm-10pm
  • July 31-August 4: 2pm-10pm
  • August 7-11: 2pm-10pm
  • August 12: 12:15 – 3:45pm – Tech Rehearsal in Venue
  • August 13-15: 2pm-10pm
  • August 16: Dress rehearsal

Rehearsal Location: University of Alberta

Performance Schedule:

  • Thursday Aug. 17 – 11:45pm
  • Saturday Aug. 19 – 2:15pm
  • Sunday Aug. 20 – 10:45pm
  • Wednesday Aug. 23 – 6:30pm
  • Friday Aug. 25 – 12:15pm
  • Saturday Aug. 26 – 8:00pm

The lighting designer will not be required to attend every rehearsal or performance. However, the lighting designer will be required to attend rehearsal runs happening within these rehearsal dates, weekly production meetings and the technical rehearsal on August 12 from 12:15 – 3:45pm.

Compensation: As an independent company, we believe in compensating artists as much as we can for their work. For this production, we will be operating as a profit share, with a minimum guaranteed payment amount. For each this lighting designer position, we are offering a minimum payment of $200 plus one profit share. (The profit from this production will be divided equally among all the creative/artistic/performer/administrative positions.)

If you are interested in this lighting designer position, please email your resume & portfolio* to: Emily Marisabel at by Monday, July 24 2023 with the subject line: Lighting Designer – (your name)

*Your portfolio could simply be images from shows you have designed, a link to your artist website or anything that gives us an idea of your design aesthetic and your previous work.

Mandate & Hiring Statement:
Light in the Dark Theatre believes that light shines the brightest in the darkest of places. Therefore, we choose to share stories which illuminate hope, stories which make the glimmer of the world brighter, and stories which inspire an infectious flicker that continues to spread even after the curtain goes down.

Light in the Dark Theatre believes in the healing power of storytelling, and we view theatre as a spark that can ignite a more caring, understanding, compassionate and empathetic humanity. Therefore, we choose to share stories that exemplify and inspire personal as well as community and societal healing, and we endeavour to provide creative environments where both artists and audiences are cared for physically, mentally, and emotionally.

Therefore, we highly encourage submissions from those who identify as Indigenous, Black, or POC as well as 2SLGBTQIA+, Disabled/People with Disabilities, and/or Neuro-Divergent people.

*If there are any potential barriers (language, ability, or any other considerations) preventing you from applying for this position, please let us know, and we will work with you to find a suitable application process.

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