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1  TPS Message Boards (requires ID & Password to post) / Classes & Workshops / Yanis Marshall Dance Workshop 11/3/17 on: October 12, 2017, 10:32:39 AM
Dare to be challenged! Don’t miss it… Yanis Marshall in Seattle, WA this fall!

Yanis is fully booked for 2017 and,  we are thrilled to have him in our city.  He will be giving an exclusive Street Jazz and Heels Dance Workshop to a limited amount of dancers, where they will be able to learn and live an ultimate experience. ALL dance levels are welcome!

When: Friday November 3rd, 2017
7:00 p.m. Street Jazz
9:00 p.m. Heels

Where:
  Studio H (aka Theatre 4)  Located on the 4th floor of The Armory

Make sure you register in advance at yanismarshallworkshops.com
2  TPS Message Boards (requires ID & Password to post) / Employment / Audience Services Coordinator on: September 13, 2017, 09:48:50 AM
The Theatre at Meydenbauer Center is seeking Audience Service Coordinators to act as the main point of contact for all front of house needs on the day of the show.

The Theatre at Meydenbauer Center is an active 410-seat venue playing host to more than 150 performances and over 40,000 patrons each year as Bellevue's only professional theatre venue. We host a wide variety of music, dance, opera, children's events, and corporate and cultural presentations from our region's diverse communities.

If you enjoying working independently in a fast paced atmosphere where every day is different consider joining the Theatre team at Meydenbauer Center. To apply, please visit www.meydenbauer.com/about/careers.

For more information about Meydenbauer Center, please visit our company website:
www.meydenbauer.com
3  TPS Message Boards (requires ID & Password to post) / Employment / Snowflake Lane is looking for Techs/Float Drivers. on: August 30, 2017, 09:41:04 AM
Greg Thompson Productions is looking for people who have lots of energy, lots of enthusiasm, big smiles and a positive attitude!

Looking for 4 techs to roll out platforms and help set up and strike floats nightly and help do minor repairs.

Also looking for 16 float pullers do drive our float cart in the parade nightly along with set up, strike and maintain our floats and equipment. 

Must pay attention to detail and be able to follow instructions.  We will train you.

Auditions are on Saturday, September 16th, 2017 by appointment only. 

Techs and float pullers must be 16 or older. Float pullers must have a valid driver's license in order to drive our float caddies.

31 total performance dates, plus orientation and rehearsals.
Performances are nightly from Friday, November 24th thru Sunday, December 24st.

Please fill out and mail us an audition packet: http://files.constantcontact.com/0c669bf7301/e1f3b3bf-07ee-45f6-9069-0c78c81553fd.pdf?ver=1501709733000

SNOWFLAKE LANE & CELEBRATION LANE
Greg Thompson Productions
921 Elliott Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119
snowflakelane@yahoo.com
4  TPS Message Boards (requires ID & Password to post) / Classes & Workshops / TPS Member Discount! Next week. AUDITION PSYCH 101. “A must-have.” on: July 28, 2017, 02:53:46 PM
TPS MEMBERS GET 20% OFF!

Busy working New York actor Michael Kostroff (The Wire, Luke Cage, Wizard of Lies, The Good Wife, The Black List, etc.) de-terrorizes the audition process with logic, psychology, and field-tested techniques in his highly popular one-night workshop, Audition Psych 101. He’s bringing it to Seattle next week, right at TPS!

“You'll never fear auditioning again after this class. What are you waiting for? And prepare to laugh your ass off as a bonus.” —Donna Adamo, Atlanta


Thursday, August 3rd
6pm-10pm
Theatre Puget Sound — 305 Harrison St.
General public: $75
TPS members: $60 (20% off)
For lots more info, testimonials, and registration, visit www.auditionpsych101.com

“Michael's workshop is a delight to experience. His expertise, sense of humor, and just old-fashioned good sense does the impossible: It actually makes the actor comfortable with the audition process.”  —J. R. Orlando, San Jose
“The seminar with Michael Kostroff may have been the absolutely most important one of my career.”  —Edwin de Castro, D.C.
“Since your class, I've had two auditions, during which I felt more comfortable and had more fun than I ever had! BIG surprise… I got both.” —Craig Sunderlin, Chicago
“I can't wait for my next audition. (Holy mackerel, did I just write that?)” —Deborah Linehan, New York City
5  TPS Message Boards (requires ID & Password to post) / Project Promotion / Naomi Mercer Voice: New Free Closed Facebook Group on: July 18, 2017, 11:38:08 AM
Sponsor Message From Naomi Mercer:

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Dearest fellow performers of the Puget Sound region,

Is this year flying by or WHAT?!  Between politics, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and summer FINALLY coming to us after the most grueling winter ever, I feel like I've never had more distractions in my life.  Enjoying summer is a welcome distraction.  But the rest of it doesn't really make me any money or help me move forward with my goals.  So before another day escapes us, I want to get my closed Facebook group in the mix. 

You might ask, "What's so special about a closed Facebook group?"

Welp, for starters, it's FREEEEEE:)  It's also very interactive--people participate in discussions, give each other tips, and talk about what's going on right now in the industry.  You can get advice from either myself or another vo actor that might be a couple levels above you.  Or, if you're feeling generous, you can give advice to someone with less experience than you.  Calling it "closed" only means that not just anyone can join.  It's for two types of people - people who are serious about becoming a working voice over talent or people who are currently working regularly in the field.

Plus there are some very simple rules that keep things nuttin' but productive:)  Stuff like no self promotion except during designated times, or topics for the day - like Workin' Wednesday (Whatcha workin' on?) or Goal Digger Friday (What are your goals this week?) - so we can spark discussions that everyone can learn something from.

I've only recently learned how helpful closed groups are.  For my recording and editing, I use Adobe Audition and I joined the closed group for it, Inside Audition.  It's great for posting questions when I'm stumped with the software.  Sometimes I just read through all the posts because I learn so much!  Plus the developers are on there all the time and they chime in regularly. 

If you ask me a question on this new closed Facebook group, I can give you an answer that everyone can see and learn from.  It's going to be awesome!  Fellow voice over colleagues, I give you the Voice Over Talent Collective (you can call it the VOTC for short).

See you there!!

Naomi
6  TPS Message Boards (requires ID & Password to post) / Classes & Workshops / 1 NIGHT ONLY! —AUDITION PSYCH 101—with Michael Kostroff (The Wire) on: July 18, 2017, 11:08:14 AM
For the past decade, actor Michael Kostroff (The Wire, Luke Cage, Wizard of Lies, The Good Wife, The Black List, etc.) has been offering this unique and hugely popular one-night workshop all over the country. Actors have called it “a game changer,” “a must-have,” “eye-opening,” “transformative,” and “unf’inbelievable.”

And now, it’s finally coming to Seattle! Here are the details:

Thursday, August 3rd
6pm-10pm
Theatre Puget Sound — 305 Harrison St.
General public: $75
TPS members: $60 (20% off)

For lots more info, testimonials, and registration, visit www.auditionpsych101.com

“It has completely changed the way I now view auditions.” —Chad Manuel, Chicago

 “Honest, spot on, hilarious, inspirational, and simply balls-out brilliant. TAKE... HIS… SEMINAR…You’re welcome.”—Ellen Zolezzi, New York City

“Michael has given me the gift of being able to enjoy my auditions. If you’re considering going to a workshop don't hesitate, just do it. You won't be disappointed.” —Rían Sheehy Kelly, Chicago

“You will never spend better money on your career. So do this workshop and quit your bitchin’” —Kerri-Anne Lavin, Los Angeles
7  TPS Message Boards (requires ID & Password to post) / Employment / Theatre Services Manager–The Theatre at Meydenbauer Center on: June 30, 2017, 09:16:37 AM
The Theatre at Meydenbauer Center is excited to announce a brand new opportunity for a Theatre
Services Coordinator. This new position will play a key role in working with our clients to bring to life
theatrical, dance, concert and cultural performances. The Theatre at Meydenbauer Center is an active
410-seat venue playing host to more than 150 performances and over 40,000 patrons each year, and is
well respected by those that tread its boards.

Are you an experienced theatre professional with strong customer service and interpersonal
communications skills? Do you have high attention to detail and a collaborative spirit? You’ll need those
attributes to help serve and guide our clients, maximize the utilization of our theatre, and exceed
expectations.

Important things you’ll be doing:
• Respond to rental inquiries, providing information, tours and coordinates efforts with the
Theatre Production Manager to promote the use of the theatre.
• Create and execute license agreements for use of the Theatre.
• Advise and assist our clients in all patron services, including coordination of client or third party
ticketing, lobby layout, food and beverage, concessions sales and front of house staffing.
• Supervise the work of part-time Audience Services Coordinators for all performances.
• Routinely inspect public theatre spaces and ensure the established standards for safety and the
appearance of The Theatre at Meydenbauer Center are maintained at all times.

Important things we’re offering you:
• Full-time employment
• Health Benefits
• Retirement Plan Match
• Free ORCA card or discounted employee parking
• Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
• Team-centric environment

We invite qualified candidates to apply at www.meydenbauer.com
8  TPS Message Boards (requires ID & Password to post) / Employment / Job Openings at MAM on: June 12, 2017, 03:22:34 PM
MAM, a SAG-AFTRA Franchised Agency, is looking to hire for the following positions. Seeking individuals interested in pursuing career in Talent Representation. Will train ideal candidate.

MAM Models: Model Coordinator

To oversee, build, and manage the MAM Models division. Cultivating relationships with clients and talent. Background in Modeling Industry required.
MAM Theatrical Agent
Oversee, build, and manage legit theatre bookings for  MAM. Cultivating relationships with clients and talent. Background in stage management and/or experience with theatre required. Applicant can not be AEA.
MAM Voice-Over Coordinator
Oversee, build, and manage the VO Division of MAM. Cultivating relationships with clients and talent. Background in VO industry required. Applicant can not be SAG-AFTRA.
MAM Junior Booking Agent
Agent in Training position. Assist Division director for Portland and Seattle projects. Applicant can not be SAG-AFTRA.

About MAM: Our clients include Toyota, Amazon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Rubbermaid, Nordstrom, Coca-Cola, McDonalds, Microsoft, and more. Our talent have appeared on Grimm, The Librarians, Nashville, CSI, Cold Case, Criminal Minds, Man in the High Castle, Twin Peaks, Z Nation, and numerous Feature Films.

General Capabilities Required: Must be outgoing, personable, familiar with working with the public, talent, and resilient to rejection. Must have impeccable customer service. Must be well organized with ability to multi-task and remain focused. Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills. Excellent problem solving and attention to detail. Driven to take initiative, capable of working independently and desire to advance internally within the firm. Maintain high level of integrity and confidentiality. Tactfulness and an eye for Talent. Proficient in the use of internet, Social Media, MC Word, and Excel. Interest in fashion, film, and performing arts. Self-motivated.

Compensation: All positions are commission based. MAM covers all business expenses including but not limited to offices, travel, support staff, ongoing training/development, event & production tickets, marketing materials, and more. Agents have options to grow experience to SAG-AFTRA subagents with access to union benefits.

Please email resume with cover letter and references to Book@WeAreMAM.com
9  TPS Message Boards (requires ID & Password to post) / Classes & Workshops / UW Shakespeare Summer class for high school students on: April 12, 2017, 08:51:46 AM
Unlocking Shakespeare: An Acting Workshop
This workshop is designed to give theater students of all levels a tool kit for performing Shakespeare. Through a series of exercises in text analysis that are aimed to help students understand, illuminate and physically engage with language, students will develop a new relationship with Shakespeare’s words as a source for powerful acting choices. Morning sessions include voice and movement work, stage combat and an introduction to Elizabethan dance. Afternoon sessions will focus on rehearsals of scenes and sonnets. Students will discover that acting Shakespeare requires commitment and a willingness to risk oneself to explore deeply human questions. Workshop will culminate in both a student-driven teaching demonstration and a performance.

Meets: July 10–21; 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Location: UW Seattle campus
Length: 2 weeks
Cost: $760
Instructors: Julie Olsen and Karen Skrinde

To register online, go to UW Summer Programs
10  TPS Message Boards (requires ID & Password to post) / Classes & Workshops / The Workflow of Voiceover--TPS Member Discount on: March 22, 2017, 10:58:03 AM
Hey TPS Peeps!
Naomi Mercer here.  In November, I did a soft-launch of my online class The Workflow of VO and then, in January, I hosted an online accountability group called Momentum Month.  Here's a quote from a gal who signed up for both:

"...thank you so much for everything. From The Business of Voiceover videos, chocked full of the most useful and easy to understand information, to the amazing Momentum Month we just shared, I am feeling so fired up!"    -Nicole Corbo

It's true, The Workflow of VO is good stuff - I use the information in there to book the work I do everyday and earn my own living.

So, now that I am doing my official launch, I wanted to offer TPS members a 40% off discount.  TPS members have a special place in my heart because I am from the Puget Sound area and I also started in theatre.  If I can take my acting chops to use it to book voice over work from my own home on my own time, there's a good chance you can too:)

Click here to get your coupon
11  TPS Message Boards (requires ID & Password to post) / Employment / Concierge - ÁEGIS AT MARYMOOR on: March 16, 2017, 01:41:08 PM
ÁEGIS AT MARYMOOR is a service-focused leader in assisted living that believes if you value employees and make them feel special, you will attract and retain the best.  At Áegis, we are a family.  We are a new, growing community, just a little over three years old.  We celebrate every day and we want you to join us!
 
We are currently hiring for the position of CONCIERGE; full and part time shifts available.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
Greet all residents, their families, and all guests to our community; you are our “Director of First Impressions”.
Answer questions
Make reservations/schedule appointments for residents
Answer the main community phone line
Help with various administrative projects as needed
Occasional assistance with resident activities
Monitoring common areas for tidiness
 
SKILLS NEEDED:
 
Excellent customer service with a calm, friendly, welcoming & cheerful personality
Professional office, phone and computer skills
Strong improvisational skills
Flexibility & a desire to work on a great team
Ability to work in a high energy environment/multi-tasking capabilities
Attention to detail a must!
 
We believe in taking care of our employees.  We are proud to say that for a number of years we have been voted as one of the best places to work.  If you work for us, we offer the following benefits:
 
·         Paid Time Off
·         Appreciation Bonuses
·         Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance
·         Meal Benefits
 
Please submit a cover letter with salary requirements and resume to be considered for this position. Additional information is available at http://www.aegisliving.com/aegis-at-marymoor.
12  TPS Message Boards (requires ID & Password to post) / Classes & Workshops / Advanced On Camera Workshop in Seattle: Special Guest: Eryn Goodman on: February 16, 2017, 04:06:18 PM
This one day workshop is for actors who are are ready to elevate themselves in the Television and Film industry. You will work from Television scripts on camera and hone your audition skills so that you will stand out in the audition. Casting Director Eryn Goodman from Cast Iron Productions (Wild, Leverage, and several primetime shows currently up and running) will be our special guest, giving her input and invaluable feedback on your work.

-Start to finish preparation technique
-Self Taping Exercise and feedback
-Working with a reader
-Auditioning for the Camera
-What to expect and how to prepare for a Casting Session
-One on One work with Tim True and Eryn Goodman
-Question and Answer with Eryn Goodman

Dates (Choose one):
Saturday, April 8th
Sunday, April 9th
Hours: 11AM - 5PM
Cost: $240 Full payment required to register. (Non Refundable)
Limit: 12
Where: Playhouse NW Acting School ( Located Upstairs in the Lee's
Martial Arts Bldg)
3270 California Ave SW
Seattle WA. 98116
Contact: itimtrue@yahoo.com (Don't forget the i
before my name)

Tim True
Tim Is a Professional Actor, Director, Writer, and Teacher now living in Los Angeles. He is currently featured in a New HBO series, Big Little Lies Starring Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon. Last Fall, he wrapped  over a month long shoot for HBO’s up coming film All The Way starring Bryan Cranston as LBJ and directed by Jay Roach playing FBI deputy Director Deke Deloach. He has been teaching actors since the 90's as he has been simultaneously working in the Theatre, and in TV and Film. Tim brings his ever evolving process in the room and an interest in every actor's individual assets and strengths. Television: Workaholics, CSI: Cyber,  Agent Carter, Modern Family, Criminal Minds, Young and the Restless, Grimm, Portlandia, Leverage, Colbert Report, Guiding Light, All My Children. Theatre: Third Rail (Founding Member), Portland Center Stage, Artists Rep, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Intiman, Actor's Theatre, Of Louisville, Utah Shakespeare Festival, San Jose Repertory, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, and many others.

Eryn Goodman (Casting Director for Cast Iron Productions) After graduating with a theatre degree from Western Washington University, driving buses in Alaska and wrangling actors in Chicago at O’Connor Casting, she  returned to Portland in 2005. Soon after, she joined Cast Iron Studios, and since then she’s cemented strong relationships with everyone from regional actors to agents, producers and teachers. Eryn currently oversees the commercial and print divisions at Cast Iron, and is co-casting director of its television and film divisions. Her relaxed presence behind the camera puts talent at ease, while her devotion to finding the best talent
for every project puts clients at ease. Memorable job escapades include visiting 11 strip clubs in three nights to interview dancers for a major film, approaching attractive athletes for sports shoots and conducting a casting session on the Columbia River in kayaks. Eryn possesses two fully functioning green thumbs and can usually be found having a good time, though not in high heels.

“This workshop is a learning experience. It is not an audition or employment opportunity. When the workshop is over, the casting director teaching this workshop will not be taking home nor be given access to your headshot, resume or any other of your promotional materials”
13  TPS Message Boards (requires ID & Password to post) / Employment / Lighting Director/Production Stage Manager on: February 08, 2017, 02:02:37 PM
Imago Theatre, based in Portland, Oregon, is seeking a Lighting Director/Production Stage Manager for the 2017/2018 season.
 
You must have extensive experiences in the following fields:
 
Ability to use vectorworks, read and adapt light plots, and is agile in drafting.
Ability to over see union and non-union crews to focus and cue in plot and cues on one day load-in.
Well understanding of basic sound.
Ability to call cues legibly and with proper terminology.
Willing to drive, work hard and put in more hours than the rest of the team.
Willing to be away from home for 4 to 5 week periods.
Well humored, likes people and knows how to diffuse conflict.
Ability to lead as well as to follow. To instruct as well as be mentored.
Has loaded in and overseen a crew in more than 50 load-ins.
Adept at word and excel and has a good sense of administrative skills.
Can schedule and lead a team and create legible itineraries for complex tour routes.
Understanding of state of the art light boards, lighting inventory and software/techniques for transporting, importing and building a cue list.
Ability and willingness to work at lower than state of the art theaters.
Willing to share a room with another room-mate (single rooms are available when presenter pays but not when company pays)
 
The primary crucial ingredient to this position is lighting director. If you feel you have that under your belt but lack some of the other skills, we may be able to work around that and/or give you time to get up to speed.
 
Tour Periods
La Belle
 
Oct 9-Nov 29, 2017  (off Oct 20 to Nov 2)
Jan 22-March 4, 2018
 
$1,000 per week.
 
If you do not live in Portland, Oregon, we would fly you here for rehearsals, and provide housing.
 
To apply, send resume and cover letter to:
 
jerry@imagotheatre.com
 
To learn about Imago Theatre go to:
 
www.imagotheatre.com
14  TPS Message Boards (requires ID & Password to post) / Discussion / Theatre Artist Survey on: February 07, 2017, 03:21:24 PM
Dear TPS Members:

A University of Oregon graduate student is surveying theatre practitioners and administrators in the Vancouver, BC and Seattle regions about collaboration. If you are able, please take a moment to complete the survey. Message from Charissa and survey link below.

Thank you,
Theatre Puget Sound Staff
tps@tpsonline.org

~~~~~

Hello!

My name is Charissa Hurt, and I'm currently a graduate student in the Arts and Administration department at the Unviersity of Oregon. My terminal research project, "Opening the Curtain to Collaboration," explores "what opportunities are there for the theatre communities in Vancouver, BC and Seattle, WA to collaborate to increase cultural vitality in the transborder Pacific Northwest?" As part of the project, I am conducting a survey about each of the individual theatre communities.

If you are a theatre artist or administrator currently working in Vancouver, BC or Seattle, WA (or have worked in either city in the past year) please consider taking this short survey! If you have any questions about the study, please contact me at churt@uoregon.edu.

Survey Link (https://oregon.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9F6aEZYP98Jym2N)

Thank you very much.

Charissa Hurt.
Master's Candidate, Performing Arts Management
Arts and Administration Program
University of Oregon

Thank you very much.

Charissa Hurt.
Master's Candidate, Performing Arts Management
Arts and Administration Program
University of Oregon
15  TPS Message Boards (requires ID & Password to post) / Employment / ISO Theater Crew: Multicam projectionist, Lighting Designer, Sound Designer, Et on: January 30, 2017, 04:57:54 PM
The In[heir]itance Project, a national theater series, is premiering it's newest devised work "The Leah/Rachel Play" in Seattle on April 6. The performance will combine video with live performance. We are looking to hire several people:  a multicam projectionist, a lighting designer, and a sound designer/board op. We will be projecting on several screens at once, so projectionist must be familiar with multicam projection, and available as needed to consult on post-production, vendors, tech specs, etc. There is a budget for each of these positions. We load in on Monday April 3 and have four full days of work before we open the evening of April 6. We look forward to hearing from interested parties.

Projectionists: please contact Ilana Trachtman, itrachtman@hotmail.com.
All other positions: please contact, Ariel Warmflash, ariel.warmflash@gmail.com
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