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.
A Night of Inappropriately Funny Moments
By April Bender
Jul. 28 – 29, 2014
Mon. – Tue., 8 pm
Tickets: $5 at the door; FREE for Jobsite season ticket holders.
Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Come see an outrageously funny night filled with hotdog-fueled haikus, drunken conversations, the search for the perfect job, an obsessive love for cats, phone sex, and a birthday party gone horribly wrong! A Night of Inappropriately Funny Moments will leave you both laughing and saying, “Oh, that’s so wrong!”
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.
An Israel Horovitz staged reading
Written and Directed by Israel Horovitz
Feb. 21, 2015
Sat. 8 pm
FREE for Jobsite season ticket holders.
TECO Theatre, Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Jobsite embarks on a new relationship with the distinguished writer of such plays as The Indian Wants the Bronx and Line. Horovitz, anecdotally also a “Beastie Dad” – he’s the father of Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz, has also made a string of acclaimed films, including the adaptation of his play The Old Lady, in post-production and starring Kevin Kline and Maggie Smith. Mr. Horovitz will spend a week in residency directing a staged reading of one of his plays culminating in a single public performance with a talkback afterward. Jobsite and Horovitz hope to announce the production of a full-length work for the 2015–16 season at that time.