Scenic Artist – Connecticut Repertory Theatre, professional performance arm of University of Connecticut’s Department of Dramatic Arts, seeks a scenic artist for our summer season consisting of two musicals. Must have knowledge of scenic painting techniques and surface treatments, including but not limited to translucencies, carving, texturing, ageing, distressing, marbling, wood graining, lettering and sign work, sculpturing, modeling, portraits, and murals. Season: mid-May to mid-July. Contracts are 8 – 9 weeks. Salaries: Competitive, free housing available. All performances will be in the Nafe Katter Theatre on the UConn campus, Storrs. Under the leadership of three-time Tony Award nominee and Artistic Director Terrence Mann, last season, the Nutmeg Series played to approximately 12,000 audience members. Send letter/resume to Robert Copley, Production Manager, CRT, 802 Bolton Road, Unit 1127, Storrs, CT 06269. Or email at bob.copley(AT)uconn.edu. EOE/AA.
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About Connecticut Repertory Theatre
Connecticut Repertory Theatre is the producing arm of the University of Connecticut’s Department of Dramatic Arts. CRT produces under a year-round contract with Actors’ Equity Association, and serves as a cultural center for Connecticut and the New England region. CRT productions are directed, designed by, and cast with visiting professional artists, including Equity actors, faculty members, and the department’s most advanced student artists. CRT operates on the belief that the synergy between professional and advanced student artists creates a unique learning environment for the development of extraordinary theatre.
Selling more than 20,000 tickets annually, and nearly 3,000 subscriptions, CRT presents a wide range of material including premieres, contemporary plays, classics of the American musical theatre, and great works from the canon of world drama presented with both traditional and experimental points of view. CRT is also the performance outlet for the Department of Dramatic Art’s internationally acclaimed Puppet Arts program, the only degree-conferring puppetry program of its kind in the United States.
CRT offers a subscription series of six plays and musicals during the academic year – two in the 476 – seat Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre, two in the 237 – seat Nafe Katter Theatre (the Main Stage series), and two in the 116 – seat Studio Theatre (The Studio Workshop Series, emphasizing new, more experimental texts and forms). CRT offers the Nutmeg Summer Theatre Series under the Artistic Direction of Terrence Mann. CRT’s Morning Matinee Series, which introduces more than 3,000 middle and high school students and senior citizen groups to theatre at CRT.
A constituent member of The Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national service organization for the professional theatre, CRT is committed to the development of new work. CRT world premieres include Mike Reiss’ I’m Connecticut starring Jerry Adler and Joyce DeWitt, Brad Korbesmeyer’s Open Window (a co-production with Merrimack Repertory Theatre, later sold to CBS for development as a television movie), Ellen M. Lewis’ Eastville, and Puppet Arts adaptations of A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and The Bell. Recent CRT regional premieres include Teresa Rebeck’s O Beautiful, Stephen Svoboda’s Odysseus DOA, Simon Stephen’s Punk Rock, and Stephen Adly Guirgis’ The Last Days of Judas Iscariot: A Play.
Guest artists recently at CRT include actors Terrence Mann, Leslie Uggams, Pat Sajak, Jerry Adler, Richard Kline, Joyce DeWitt, Liz Larsen, Ariana DeBose, Jennifer Cody, Kevin Meaney, Kim Zimmer, Andrea McArdle, David Patrick Kelly, Judy Kaye, Barrett Foa, Brandy Burre, Mariand Torres, Steve Hayes, Patrick Kerr; directors Joseph Hanreddy, Paul Mullins, Robert Ross Parker, Victor Maog, James Warwick, Victoria Bussert, Michael Montel, Nagle Jackson, B. Peter Westerhoff, Connie Grappo, Peter Bennet, Leah C. Gardiner, Larry Carpenter, and Peter Wallace; choreographers Sara Andreas, Gerry MacIntyre, Tony Stevens, Jayme McDaniel and Schellie Archbold; and designers Dennis Parichy, Campbell Baird, Jane Reisman, Mimi Sherin, Eric Renschler, Marilyn Rennagel, Crystal Tiala and Tim Hunter.