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Announcing Auditions for Second Thought Theatre’s 2022 Production of One Flea Spare by Naomi Wallace
Directed by Carson McCain

Video Auditions are to be submitted with headshot and resume by Friday September 9th at 6pm to jobs@secondthoughttheatre.com

All performances to take place at Bryant Hall on the Kalita Humphreys campus

3400 Blackburn, Dallas, TX, 75219

PRODUCTION DATES

REHEARSAL: 
9/26/22 – 10/21/22
Monday through Friday
6:30pm – 10:30pm

TECH: 
10/22/22

RUN: 
10/26/22 – 11/12/22
Performances on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Monday

Second Thought Theatre is currently planning to present this production in person live to an audience at full capacity.  Actors and production staff will not be allowed to come in contact with the audience outside of the performance room.  Audience will be seated at a minimum of 6’ away and masks will be required for all patrons.  

PLAY SYNOPSIS

In 17th-century London, a city ravaged by the Great Plague with bodies mounting, the home of wealthy aristocrat William Snelgrave and his invalid wife becomes the couple’s infirmary, until a pair of intruders break in demanding food and refuge. Resigned to quarantine together, this unlikely group sees the social paradigms that once defined their behavior begin to break down. Roles shift, boundaries are shattered, and passions erupt in Naomi Wallace’s gripping 1995 drama. Originally inspired by the intersecting themes between Daniel Dafoe’s Journal of the Plague Year and the L.A. race riots catalyzed by the police beating of Rodney King, Wallace blends past and present – starkly pertinent given today’s current climate with COVID-19 and lingering tensions after the murder of George Floyd and subsequent riots in 2020. One Flea Spare explores how different types of oppression intersect across our timelines, always condemning the excesses of capitalism and imperialism.

“I began to think about what happens when the containment of a presumed danger through the regimentation of space breaks down, such as when South Central L.A. began to ‘invade’ Beverly Hills…By writing about about a time other than our own, it’s possible for issues that have become locked in rhetoric, or dismissed as too overdetermined for the stage, to become visible anew.” — Naomi Wallace

ROLES AVAILABLE

MR WILLIAM SNELLGRAVE: A wealthy, elderly man.

KABE: A watchman and guard

All other roles have been cast.

Contracts available:
AEA contract – (SPT-1) $271/week plus health and pension for current members of AEA
or
non-union contract – $1,050 stipend

SIDES
Actors auditioning for the role of KABE should use a reader if possible.  If you are not able to secure a reader, you may submit a video using the alternate monologue audition.





NOTE:  All actors must be able to provide documentation of full vaccination of a US-government approved COVID19 vaccine regimen for COVID19, at the time of hire.

PLEASE NOTE:  This play features disturbing stage violence.  The production staff will include an accredited Violence/Intimacy Director and all concerns from the cast will be absolutely considered in the staging of this production.  All potential cast members will have ample opportunity to review the script and address any questions/concerns with the director and STT staff before accepting any roles and beginning rehearsals.

Performers of all genders and ethnicities are encouraged to submit

Artists of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  Second Thought Theatre embraces non-traditional casting and encourages the casting of ethnic minority actors, female actors, and physically challenged actors where possible.  Second Thought Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

Please email jobs@secondthoughttheatre.com with resume and cover letter for all positions.

STT Technical Director/Production Manager Job Description

Second Thought Theatre is currently seeking a part time Technical Director/Production Manager for its final production of the 2022 Season (One Flea Spare) its 2023 three-show season. This position will act as coordinator for all season productions, hiring technical personnel as well as ensuring all production work is within the appropriate time and approved budget. This position will also act as technical director for each production, leading meetings, executing designers’ vision, as well as planning, organizing, and managing tasks and resources to bring about the successful completion of production. 

At A Glance: 

    • Employment Scope: Part Time Position
    • Salary: $15,000 Total per season at a rate of $5K per Show
    • Responsibilities: Act as Technical Director and Production Manager for each show in Second Thought Theatre’s season
  • The majority of work is to take place during pre-production and production for each show, approx. 5 weeks of pre-production and rehearsal, 3 weeks of performance, 1 week of strike/tear down. Any work outside of this timeline will likely be limited hours dedicated to early planning meetings, employing designers, initial design communication, and coordinating potential overhire.

Major Duties include:

  • Act as Producer Assistant as necessary
  • Act as master carpenter in scenic construction
  • Coordinate electrics/sound load in
  • Hire all production/design staff for the season
  • Maintain and adjust production budget as necessary
  • Maintain and repair the set throughout rehearsal and performance
  • Coordinate and participate in the strike of each set, disposing of materials, and returning space to original condition
  • Coordinate and lead all production meetings throughout production schedule
  • Load in all equipment necessary for start of season activities as well as rehearsals and production
  • Organize tech schedule and be on hand for 
  • Hire all associated technical labor
  • Source and purchase all construction materials

Other Responsibilities include: 

  • Participate in routine cleaning of rehearsal space
  • Generate and distribute production calendars and contact lists
  • Maintain/replace any necessary equipment
  • Work with Stage Manager to coordinate all individual actor schedules throughout the week
  • Coordinate with the rest of design team for any additional equipment needs/rentals
  • Report building and internet outages to DTC, and work with their staff for resolutions
  • Organize load in schedule for all designers/technicians
  • Create all necessary spacial and construction drawings for scenic designs, incorporating ADA recommendations.
  • Update computer equipment for the booth
  • Prep and maintain dressing rooms
  • Help finish any technical notes during production process
  • Daily costume laundry and ironing during performance, and arrange weekly dry cleaning of costumes when necessary
  • Maintain equipment/hardware supplies during production process
  • Organize strike schedules
  • Organize and store all equipment and audience risers during offseason
  • Return all rental equipment
  • Check all safe working load limits and project any possible safety hazards
  • Maintain safety integrity for all scenic/lighting/audio elements


 

STT Executive Director Job Description

Second Thought Theatre is seeking a full-time Executive Director to become part of its staff leadership. The Executive Director will work with the Artistic Director and Board of Directors to develop and execute the company’s strategic plans and budget and will have direct responsibility for all organizational, administrative, and financial activities. The Executive Director will interact regularly with the Board, donors, audience members, and artists, and will be one of the public faces of the organization. The ideal candidate would possess excellent organizational and communication skills, have some administrative experience, and a passion for Second Thought’s mission.  

At A Glance: 

  • Employment Scope: Full Time Position
  • Salary: $30,000 

Major Duties include:

  • Collaborate with the Artistic Director to create / revise annual budget
  • Coordinate with the STT Board to negotiate leases and other non-employment agreements
  • Collaborate with the Artistic Director and Production Manager/Technical Director to formulate and enforce STT hiring, safety, and conduct policies
  • Collaborate with the Artistic Director, Director of Communications, and Board President to make and publish public statements for Second Thought Theatre
  • Keep accurate and up to date financials, making necessary payments, and generating financial reports as necessary. 
  • Generate, sign, and log all paychecks
  • Maintain the office, office supplies and equipment, as well as checking the mail 
  • Maintain the website with help of the Director of Communications
  • Act as Box Office Manager for all STT Productions
  • Act as the primary point of contact between Second Thought and Actors’ Equity Association
  • Manage Season Auditions for STT, excepting AEA and casting communications 

Other Responsibilities include: 

  • Generate ‘Thank You Letters’ and any other mailing campaigns 
  • Maintain all Quickbooks expenses and checks, paying invoices and predicting cash flow
  • Make all cash/check deposits
  • Monitor credit card charges and collect all receipts
  • Monitor CD accounts
  • Verify IRS 909 statements to be filed at the end of the fiscal year
  • Maintain a list of donors and donor organizations 
  • Annual completion of the Cultural Data Profile to be used for grants
  • Collect all contracts and tax forms for independent contractors during the season
  • Work with Finance Committee on verifying payment amounts
  • Deliver/mail paychecks to independent contractors
  • Work with Finance Committee at end of year for accurate IRS reporting
  • Generate weekly AEA reports per contract
  • Generate weekly AEA health and pension reports
  • Make payment on AEA dues and health/pension fund
  • Liaison between board and STT’s insurance company
  • Distribute information for insurance renewal/updates
  • Make all insurance payments
  • Quarterly reporting on payroll for worker’s compensation
  • Quarterly/annual financial reporting for grant use (when necessary)
  • Log all ticket sales, donations, raffle tickets
  • Generate and distribute multiple updates on sales/donations leading up to event
  • Close out and filing all donations post event
  • Close out and reimbursing all incurred expenses post event
  • Make all room reservations for Bryant Hall
  • Monitor all email addresses and updating company mailing lists
  • Maintain/update/log all company logins for various websites
  • Compile all end of year season reporting for AEA, including end of year financial reports of all reporting duties, diversity in hiring forms, etc.
  • Generate season planning document for review
  • Sign and complete all approval forms necessary for season planning
  • Confirm AEA annual bond
  • Create individual contracts for AEA/SDC members
  • Generate and distribute weekly rehearsal/performance reports for AEA and Equity Health/Pension League
  • Handle all conflicts between union deputy, AEA, and STT to resolve any issues
  • Update any AEA contract revisions throughout season
  • Help provide information for generating playbills
  • Hire all necessary box office staff/volunteers
  • Generate weekly box office reports for publishing companies


More information regarding auditions for One Flea Spare by Naomi Wallace will be available at a later date.

Artists of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  Second Thought Theatre embraces non-traditional casting and encourages the casting of ethnic minority actors, female actors, and physically challenged actors where possible.  Second Thought Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.



Stage Managers, Designers, and Directors may submit resumes and portfolios via email at jobs@secondthoughttheatre.com or post to:

Second Thought Theatre
3839 McKinney Ave,
Ste 155-452
Dallas, TX 75204

Seeking performers, designers, and directors of all ages, genders, and ethnicities.  Artists of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  Second Thought Theatre embraces non-traditional casting and encourages the casting of ethnic minority actors, female actors, and physically challenged actors where possible.  Individual show directors, together with the artistic director make all casting decisions.  Second Thought Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.