The Job-side Project umbrella has grown (which we love!) to now include Job-side Productions and Job-side Staged Readings.
Job-side Productions are fully produced evenings from members of the Jobsite Ensemble that occur late nights or off-nights in the theater when the mainstage production does not need the space.
Jobsite has hosted events of this type in the form of an evening of short plays (Short Comings), a one-woman show (See Bob Run), a full one-act play (The House of Yes) and even stand-up comedy (LOL: An evening with Mr. FunnyBlackman).
Any Jobsite Ensemble member may petition the Producing Artistic Director for a slot, and determinations are made on an ongoing basis. Jobsite provides the space, technical support in the form of loans from scenic, costume and prop stock and offers basic marketing support to the artist. This is an excellent opportunity for ensemble members to stretch or showcase their talents or further develop their craft.
Superwoman Died Tonight
Written and Performed by Lori D. Shannon
Directed by Gavin Hawk
Jul. 19 – 20, 2015
Sun. 8pm; Mon. 7:30pm
Tickets: $5; FREE for Jobsite season ticket holders.
All tickets sold only at the door. Contact us to reserve tickets in advance.
Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Superwoman Died Tonight is a one woman show based on a collection of original works based on Lori D. Shannon’s life experiences with her family. Superwoman Died Tonight also explores the myth of the strong Black woman and the burden of trying to live up to a lifetime of unrealistic historical and social expectations.
Job-Side Staged Readings
Job-side Staged Readings are an excellent opportunity for playwrights to have their work loosely staged and read aloud by our ensemble. These readings are done with script in hand with a minimal number of rehearsals for the actors, typically on a make-shift set and minimal technical embellishment. The emphasis here is on the exploration of the written word, and Jobsite typically offers an opportunity after the reading for the playwright and possibly the other artists to gather feedback from the audience.