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We are a band of happy artists that love creating performances that impact both our artists and patrons. We love to entertain and share in telling a good story. Our talented technicians, designers, directors, choreographers, dancers and actors all unite with the shared goal of capturing lightning in a bottle which compels us to produce great theatre. We are passionate about what we do and have a lot of fun doing it.

We are seeking like minded individuals that are slightly warped, creative, responsible, silly, talented, proactive, and fun to join the experiment. Please take a look at our Company Description, our Mission & Vision, and our Production History to understand the types of pieces that interest us. If you like who we are, what we believe in, what we have done, and want to join us, we would love to talk with you.

Some positions are eligible to receive a stipend that is based on experience. Please see specific job descriptions for more information.

These listings were updated 3/17/2014.



Administration

PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGER: The primary goal of the RTE Public Relations Manager is to expand the audience of the company. To this end, your responsibilities will include:

  • Coordinating press releases to be sent and/or faxed to all appropriate local outlets, especially print and online media (radio and TV and other outlets may also be explored).
  • Forging and maintaining relationships with entertainment writers and editors in a position to offer reviews and feature coverage of RTE.
  • Inviting press to "press nights" and gala functions.
  • Fielding requests for information from press, and coordinate interviews with artistic director, directors, and cast, as needed.
  • Coordinating with the RTE Webmaster to post all publicity materials on the website.
  • Supervising photo shoots for all RTE productions and sending photos out for publication or using them in-house for poster designs and the website.
  • Submitting a budget, work within it, and keep records and receipts of expenses.

This position reports to the Managing Director.

This position is volunteer.

If this job is for you, submit your resume now!

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Development

No positions available at this time. GRANTS MANAGER: The Grant Manager's primary goal is to raise the funds necessary for RTE to continue to grow and produce unique, quality productions. To this end, your responsibilities will include:

  • Identifying, researching and evaluating prospective new funding sources.
  • Developing and maintaining funding contacts with corporations, foundations, public agencies, and individuals.
  • Gathering information and background research for proposals.
  • Writing and editing grant proposals or components of grant proposals.
  • Providing technical assistance to other proposal writers as appropriate.
  • Maintaining and/or developing high-quality proposal attachments, such as organizational budgets, fact sheets, performance videos, and other materials.
  • Tracking deadlines of all grants and ensuring that they are delivered in a timely manner.
  • Working with the Development Director to ensure a sound grants development process that adheres to RTE's fundraising strategy.

This position reports to the Managing Director.

This position is volunteer.

If this job is for you, submit your resume now!

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Acting

We will be holding general auditions for our 13th season on Saturday, May 17th. 

For our 13th season, each play explores the impact of utilitarianism on our lives. Each of our protagonists are faced with the dilemma of either choosing to do what is best for them as an individual or sacrificing themselves for the greater good. Our scripts are available on request. 

Here are the details about our productions for next season:

PERISHABLE, KEEP REFRIGERATED
by Max Tachis
WORLD PREMIERE
1 female (25-35), 1 female (30-40), 1 female (40-60), 1 male (25-35), 1 male (20-25), 2 males (35-60), 1 male (40-60)
Tentative First Production Meeting: 5/26/2014
Kickoff Meal: 7/13/2014
Rehearsals: 7/21/2014 - 9/5/2014
Performances: 9/6/2014 - 9/27/2014

THE NORWEGIANS
by Colin Denby Swanson
WEST COAST PREMIERE
2 females (25-50), 2 males (25-50)
Tentative First Production Meeting: 7/28/2014
Kickoff Meal: 9/14/2014
Rehearsals: 9/22/2014 - 11/7/2014
Performances: 11/8/2014 - 11/29/2014

THE NORTH PLAN
by Jason Wells
BAY AREA PREMIERE
1 African American female (25-45), 1 female (25-45), 1 male (25-45), 3 males (25-60)
Tentative First Production Meeting: 10/1/2014
Kickoff Meal: 11/16/2014
Rehearsals: 12/1/2014 - 1/30/2015
Performances: 1/31/2015 - 2/21/2015

Please prepare two one-minute contrasting contemporary monologues. Monologues not to exceed 2 minutes. Stipend. Non-traditional casting. All are encouraged to audition. Non-AEA.

Auditions: 5/17/2014 - 11:00AM to 2:00PM

Auditions, rehearsals, and performances will be at the Historic Hoover Theatre in San Jose.

To schedule an appointment, please contact us at auditions@renegadetheatre.comand include your electronic headshot and resume. You may also email us or call us at (408) 493-0RTE should you have any questions.

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Directing

We are no longer accepting directing concepts for our upcoming 2014/2015 season.

We will be accepting directing concepts for our 14th season beginning in March of 2015. To get updated, please sign up for our RTE Friends Newsletter and select Directing as an area you are interested in Experimenting.

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Design

SET DESIGNERS: Designs the set to be used for a production. Must have prior experience or training in design, preferably scenic design for the theater. Must be well organized and an efficient worker. Should have at least basic drafting skills, but a competent draftsmen is preferred.

This position reports to the Production Manager.

Stipend based on experience. This position is reimbursed on a per-production basis.

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COSTUME DESIGNERS: Designs the costumes to be used for a production. Must have prior experience or training in design, preferably costume design for the theater. Must be well organized and an efficient worker.

This position reports to the Production Manager.

Stipend based on experience. This position is reimbursed on a per-production basis.

If this job is for you, submit your resume now!

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LIGHTING DESIGNERS: Designs the lighting for a production. Must have prior experience or training in design, preferably lighting design for the theater. Must be well organized and an efficient worker. Should have at least basic drafting skills, but a competent draftsmen is preferred.

This position reports to the Production Manager.

Stipend based on experience. This position is reimbursed on a per-production basis.

If this job is for you, submit your resume now!

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SOUND DESIGNERS: Designs the sound for a production. Must have prior experience or training in sound, preferably sound design for the theater. Must be well organized and an efficient worker.

This position reports to the Production Manager.

Stipend based on experience. This position is reimbursed on a per-production basis.

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PROP DESIGNERS: The Prop Designer is responsible for the procurement and/or construction of props and set dressing for each production, as well as organizing and managing the prop stock.

The ideal candidate must have a solid understanding of building of properties for production use. This understanding includes wood and metal construction, furniture construction, craftwork and painting. Knowledge of period styles is a plus, but not required. The candidate must have strong communication and record-keeping skills. Candidates should be self-motivated, innovative, and enjoy working in a creative environment. Candidates should possess the ability to work with a wide variety people and be able to adapt to an ever changing environment.

This position reports to the Production Manager.

Stipend based on experience. This position is reimbursed on a per-production basis.

If this job is for you, submit your resume now!

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Technical

ASSISTANT TECHNICAL DIRECTOR: Assists the Technical Director in the planning and execution of the construction of a show's set, and helps supervise shop crews during the build. Should be familiar with basic carpentry and stagecraft, a competent draftsman, and capable of leading others and organizing schedules and materials. Knowledge of rigging, painting, welding, or CAD drafting a plus, but not imperative.

This position reports to the Technical Director.

Stipend based on experience. This position is reimbursed on a per-production basis.

If this job is for you, submit your resume now!

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MASTER CARPENTERS: The Master Carpenter is responsible for the engineering and construction of all scenic pieces to ensure quality, structural integrity and safety based on the working drawings provided by the Technical Director or Set Designer. The Master Carpenter orders lumber, schedules the build, prioritizes the build task list to ensure on-time completion, maintains accurate account of lumber inventory, stock inventory (i.e. flats, platforms, and step units) and depletion of same. The MC supervises the construction crew to ensure a safe, clean, and friendly working environment using industry accepted methods and procedures. In coordination with the TD, accomplishes both load-in and strike of the show from the theater space. During the run of the shows, the MC completes repair notes as given by the stage manager.

The ideal candidate must have strong carpentry, metal working and rigging skills, as well as good project management, communication, and record-keeping skills. Must be proficient in all wood working tools and techniques. Welding/metal working, plastics, foam and rigging skills are highly desirable. The candidate should have experience in a supervisory position with strong organizational and leadership skills. Candidates should be self-motivated, innovative, and enjoy working in a creative environment. Candidates should possess the ability to work with a wide variety people and be able to adapt to an ever changing environment.

This position reports to the Technical Director.

Stipend based on experience. This position is reimbursed on a per-production basis.

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CARPENTERS: Help to build and install a show's set. Experience appreciated, but not required.

The ideal candidate must have strong attention-to-detail and communication skills. Candidates should be self-motivated, innovative, and enjoy working in a creative environment. Candidates should possess the ability to work with a wide variety people and be able to adapt to an ever changing environment.

These positions report to the Master Carpenter.

Stipend based on experience. This position is reimbursed on a per-production basis.

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PAINTERS: Paint the set and theater for a show. Both simple single color painting and also larger, more artistic projects. Some experience is good, but not a must.

The ideal candidate must have strong attention-to-detail and communication skills. Candidates should be self-motivated, innovative, and enjoy working in a creative environment. Candidates should possess the ability to work with a wide variety people and be able to adapt to an ever changing environment.

This position reports to the Technical Director.

Stipend based on experience. This position is reimbursed on a per-production basis.

If this job is for you, submit your resume now!

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ELECTRICIANS: Help the Lighting Designer hang, cable, and focus the lighting instruments used in the show. Should be comfortable with ladders and heights of around 20 feet. Experience appreciated, but not required.

This position reports to the Light Designer.

Stipend based on experience. This position is reimbursed on a per-production basis.

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STAGE MANAGERS: Assists the director in the running of rehearsals.  Assists the Technical Director and designers in running technical rehearsals.  Runs all performances and brush up rehearsals.  Must be well organized, punctual, have good communication skills and be good at leading others.  Previous experience recommended, but not a must.

This position reports to the Production Manager.

Stipend based on experience. This position is reimbursed on a per-production basis. Non-AEA.

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ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGERS: Assists the Stage Manager in all aspects of their duties.  In charge of run crew for a production.  No experience needed.

This position reports to the Stage Manager.

Stipend based on experience. This position is reimbursed on a per-production basis.

If this job is for you, submit your resume now!

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RUN CREW: Team that handles the running of the technical aspects of a show. Various positions are needed for different shows. Sound and Light operators, stage hands to move scenery, costume and prop crews to assist backstage. No experience needed.

The ideal candidate must have strong communication skills. Candidates should be self-motivated, innovative, and enjoy working in a creative environment. Candidates should possess the ability to work with a wide variety people and be able to adapt to an ever changing environment.

These positions report to the Assistant Stage Manager.

Stipend based on experience. This position is reimbursed on a per-production basis.

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