**UPDATE 7/20/23** All auditions and callbacks for the 2023-24 season that have already been scheduled have been sent. The only remaining callback not scheduled is for El Maleficio de la Mariposa.
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We’ve increased pay for 23-24 by 25-50% for most every position we contract. Pay for performers and stage managers in 23-24 is $425 a week for the length of the contract (putting us toward the top of the pack of regional theaters our budget size), plus profit share.
Fee-based positions like designers vary by scope of work $750-$2500 and also carry a profit share. Hourly workers start at $15-$20 an hour depending on the task. All personnel are brought on as 1099 Independent Contractors.
Actor contracts run 7 to 9 weeks. Rehearsals are Tue-Thu. evenings 6:30-10:30pm and Sa-Su 1-5pm. We are unable to accommodate standing rehearsal conflicts (eg cannot work on Tue. nights or weekends). Performances are Thu – Sat at 7:30pm, Sun. at 2pm, and we can add Wed. 7:30 and Sa. 2pm performances if sales warrant. Most contracts carry an extension clause for one additional week. Performers must agree to their availability for all performances, both actual and tentative, before signing their contract. We are making great strides to invest in our performers in the coming season and, reciprocally, are asking for greater accountability with availability.
We’re an ensemble-based company of artists who live in the greater Tampa Bay area. We do not offer travel, housing, or per diem. We engage in union hiring on a case-by-case basis, but only for the Shimberg Playhouse, we are unable to offer AEA contracts in the Jaeb Theater (impacting Twelfth Night and Rocky Horror this season).
We do not require current ensemble members to go through the initial audition process, they are invited to callbacks directly. We encourage active ensemble members to speak with David M. Jenkins about interest in the coming season no later than July 1.
Jobsite attended the Tampa Bay Unified Auditions organized by Theatre Tampa Bay on June 24 and saw 125 members of our acting community.
If anyone was not able to make Unifieds, we have extended our deadline for video submissions to 6pm on July 1, this deadline cannot be extended again. Follow these instructions:
- Send a single PDF file containing both headshot and resume (no jpg/doc combinations, please) and make sure that the filename is your name (eg, Viola-Davis.pdf, adittimittal.pdf etc).
- In the body of the email, include a link (YouTube, Vimeo, etc — no file attachments, please!) to your audition video.
- If you desire to be considered for El Maleficio de la Mariposa and/or The Rocky Horror Show include roughly 30 seconds of an uptempo song and 30 seconds of a ballad.
- If you desire to be considered for Twelfth Night, please include a Shakespeare monologue or sonnet roughly no more than 1 minute. Please include another 1 minute non-classical contrasting monologue of your choice.
- If you are not interested in being seen for Twelfth Night, include two contrasting contemporary one-minute monologues.
- This video should be roughly 3 minutes in total length if performing songs, 2 minutes if not.
- Email the single PDF properly named and the video link to firstname.lastname@example.org NO LATER than 6pm on July 1.
In-person callbacks are by invitation only and will follow this schedule:
Rocky Horror: Mon., July 24, 6:30-9:30pm. Artists called back for this show will be sent sides July 2-3 and should come to the callback prepared to move. Please note: we cannot consider performers under 18 years of age for this production. All roles are open.
El Maleficio de la Mariposa: TBA late July/early Aug. For Maleficio, we are particularly looking for performers who speak both Spanish and English (though bring bilingual is not required for casting) with strong non-traditional theater skills like aerial/circus arts, gymnastics/acrobatics, puppetry, specialty physical skills, strong singers, or those who play instruments. Maleficio will be built in our unique style as displayed in Jobsite’s ALICE and Shockheaded Peter, meaning we require a team of artists who are both self-driven and who can give and take with grace as part of an intense and fast-paced group collaboration. All roles are open.
PLEASE NOTE: If we are interested in seeing you at a callback and you are not in town on the given day, we will attempt to schedule a Zoom read for you within 48 hours of the scheduled callback — but we sincerely hope to see everyone in person.
If you’re interested in design, craftsperson, stage management, or backstage positions please send a current resume and statement of desire along with links to work samples (if applicable) to email@example.com.