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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.
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.
A Job-side Staged Reading
By Evan Linder
Directed by Lori Shannon
Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Young, working class, unapologetically, redneck couple Jim and Laurel Parker are expecting their first child. As the story unfolds it becomes apparent Jim is not the father.
See more about this Job-side Staged Reading.