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 on: October 23, 2014, 01:27:33 PM 
Started by Kate Gavigan - Last post by Kate Gavigan
Applications Available for

The Directing Workshop:
Process and Practice for Stage/Film
with John Jacobsen and Robin Lynn Smith at Freehold Theatre

This hands-on directing workshop, designed for directors at all levels, is a unique opportunity to work with two master teachers from two different worlds.

John Jacobsen, Emmy Award winning director and host of the PBS series The Artist Toolbox; co-founder and former Executive Director of TheFilmSchool, has written, directed, and produced feature films and commercials in Los Angeles, worked on and off Broadway in New York, and recognized as one of the experts on STORY. Robin Lynn Smith, Founding Partner and Artistic Director at Freehold, has worked for the past thirty years acting, directing, and teaching in Chicago, Boston, Seattle, and New York and is acknowledged as one of the best directors in Seattle.

This course is designed for directors seeking practical and high standard setting experience working with actors, camera and editing. Because of the intense and focused nature of the course, we limit class size to 8 directors in order to give each participant hands-on experience and lots of one-on-one work with the instructors and actors. We interview actors and directors to join the class, and students will work on a variety of different projects, focusing on what it takes to write a good scene; how to get honest and specific performances, where to put the camera and how to edit. Working with theatre text will give directors and actors an opportunity to work with actors in layered, proven material in which a rich subtextual life is necessary; then directors will move onto filming a short film (your choice is to shoot some scenes you have written, to shoot scenes we provide, or even shoot a narrative short limited to five minutes) with either a cast we help provide or your own cast. The proven beauty of this course is that you will rewrite, shoot and edit that short three times, thus giving the instructors and you the ability to improve it again and again, until we celebrate the work with the public in a gala screening at the end. This is one of the few courses in Seattle where directors get to work hands on with actors, text, camera and master teachers. This class is an excellent follow-up for students who have taken Directing and Acting for the Camera at Freehold.

To Apply

Directors must complete the online application and email a resume of pertinent experience to to apply for an interview with John Jacobsen and Robin Lynn Smith.
Submission Deadline for Directors: Monday, December 8, 2014, 5:00pm
Interviews for Directors: Thursday, December 11, 6:00pm-11:00pm (15 minutes each)
You can find the online application here (only directors need to submit this):

Actors must email a headshot and resume to to be considered for an audition.
Submission Deadline for Actors: Submit headshot/resume by Monday, November 24, 5:00 pm
Auditions for Actors: Monday, December 1, 6:00pm-8:30pm.  Instructions for the audition will be passed along when selected applicants are invited to audition.

Directors Only
First meeting: Wednesday, January 21, 6:30pm-9:00pm

Mondays 6:30pm-8:30pm, January 26 - May 4.  No seminar April 6.
Seminars run until 9:30pm on the following dates: January 26, February 2, April 13, April 20, May 4

Directors will shoot and edit final projects on location May 5 - May 25, with the final screening taking place at the end of May.

Directors and Actors
Wednesdays 6:00pm-10:00pm, February 11 - April 29.  No lab April 8.
**Actors should allow for 2-5 hours weekly rehearsal with directors outside of class.

Discounted Course Fee: $1,195
Full Course Fee: $1,435

Discounted Course Fee: $250
Full Course Fee: $300

Tuition is based on household income.

Freehold Theatre Lab/Studio
2222 2nd Avenue, Suite 200
Seattle, WA  98121
(206) 323-7499

 on: October 21, 2014, 01:25:11 PM 
Started by TPS Admin - Last post by TPS Admin


Seminar will cover four phases:
•   The basis of voice acting, technique and vocal preparation…how to use YOUR VOICE! The industry needs all types of voices.
•   Careers in voice acting (commercials, audiobooks, documentaries, animation and interactive media)
•   The business of voice acting, the major players in the business, union vs nonunion, creating work opportunities for yourself, producing your demo
•   Putting your voice and skills to the test (recording real scripts on the spot, audition simulation and you receive a copy of your recordings)

Saturday, November 15th
Time: 10am to 1pm
Place: Mirror Sound Studios
          301 NE 191st Street
          Seattle, WA 98155

Cost: $150

To register or for questions, please call: 888-600-0433.  Leave your name and number and you will be contacted shortly.

For more on Leonard’s workshops, visit


" From one teacher to another, you were entertaining, informative, and so kind. You even stayed late to make sure all of us could record which was quite generous." Dana Kinsey-Harrisburg, PA

"The most wonderful acting class I have ever attended" Emily Norwood-Ocean City, NJ

“You display a real passion for what you do and not only am I glad I attended your workshop, I’m just as glad to have met you.” Joe Voegler-Pittsburgh, PA

“What a great day..what a great inspiration you are. Thank you for sharing your experience but moreso the passion for what you do. That’s what sold me on you.“ Mike Makofsky-Philadelphia, PA

“Mr. Dozier, I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you very much for taking the time to lead such an informative and great session about voice-overs, voice-acting and the industry. I, personally, learned a lot from you” Bill Larsson-Philadelphia


Leonard Dozier is a SAG-AFTRA actor and voice actor with close to 20 years’ experience. He was cast as a principal actor in the Hollywood animated film “Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return” with Lea Michele, Dan Akyroyd, Kelsey Grammar and Jim Belushi. He served as the official voice for Boomtown Casino and is one of the voices for Centerlight Healthcare and the New York City Economic Development Corporation. Recently, he also became the new voice for NBA champion Derek Anderson’s website. Other voice credits include: American Idol Ruben Studdard’s national “Love Is” album release,  Coca Cola’s NCAA Recylemania campaign and several audiobooks and documentaries including world-renowned pastor Dr. Creflo Dollar’s “8 Steps to Create the Life You Want” and “Apostle of Freedom” respectively. He is signed to one of the leading voice over agencies in the country.
On screen, Leonard can be seen in the upcoming film “Turning Point” with Ernie Hudson and Todd Bridges and the Swine Films film “Pheasporia.” He also co-starred in the EMMY-winning docudrama Fever:1793.


“There are unique and talented voices in our industry. Leonard has one of the most beautiful voices in the industry.” Dave Giorgio, Founder of SpokenBooks Publishing

  “A kickass actor” Carman Spoto, director of Hylo and founder of Swine Films

“ Leonard replaced Hollywood actor Delroy Lindo to narrate “Apostle of Freedom”. Not only was his narration spot on but was as good if not better than any talent I have worked with.” Phil Katz, director and producer at History Making Productions


 on: October 21, 2014, 12:57:37 PM 
Started by Andrea Grapko - Last post by Andrea Grapko
Stone Soup Theatre is seeking an Assistant Director/Vocal Coach for a production in West Seattle. Auditions are mid-Dec, and while there will be a few rehearsals in Dec, most rehearsals will be Jan-Feb, Mon-Thurs from 3:30-5:30, with performances in mid-Feb. Candidates should have a musical theatre or voice background that would qualify them to serve as a vocal coach as well as enjoy working with children. $500 Stipend. Please send resumes to

 on: October 14, 2014, 11:30:00 AM 
Started by TPS Admin - Last post by TPS Admin
Private middle school looking for part time play director for spring musical.  Needed: experience with musical theatre, voice and choreography. 
Working hours, mid afternoon between 3:00 and 5:30.

Send resume and cover letter (Please include past work in theatre and experience working with children.)
Compensation DOE   
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 on: October 14, 2014, 09:28:09 AM 
Started by Kate Gavigan - Last post by Kate Gavigan
Voice Over with Susanna Burney at Freehold Theatre

In this four-week Voice Over workshop, we will take a step-by-step approach to interpreting various types of text and to exploring and utilizing your individual voice. We will cover the basics of staying focused and ready to perform under the pressure of a recording session, including diction and relaxation exercises, ways of quickly and effectively interpreting copy, and taking direction. Students will have an opportunity to explore audiobook narration, radio and television ad copy, technical narration, and character work for video games and animation. We will cover what to expect in a recording session, from auditions to bookings, and touch on broader questions about the business. The final class will culminate in actual practice in a professional recording studio.

October 28 – November 19
Tuesdays, 6:00 – 10:00 pm
$340 Discounted Price
$410 Full Price
Tuition based on household income

For more information or to register:

Susanna Burney is a professional voice over artist, actress, director and teacher, who makes her home in Seattle.  For over 20 years, her voice has been heard on radio, TV, promotional and training films, and the web.  Her talent has also been featured on video games, including Hoyle Casino and Kids Games, and she is the character Jin in F.E.A.R. (Monolith, Sierra, and Warner Bros.)  She has narrated dozens of audiobooks in a range of genres for BBC America, Harper Collins, Listen and Live, High Bridge, Writers Coffee Shop, Brilliance, and more.  Her stage work has taken her to New York, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New England, Florida, Nevada, and Scotland.  Film credits include The Beans of Egypt, Maine and John Carpenter's The Ward.

Explore the You You Don't Know

Freehold Theatre Lab/Studio
2222 2nd Avenue, Suite 200
Seattle, WA  98121
(206) 323-7499

If you are looking for outstanding training in a supportive atmosphere,
Freehold is the place.

 on: October 09, 2014, 12:04:06 PM 
Started by Margaretta Campagna - Last post by Margaretta Campagna
“Akropolis Displays an Excellence that blurs genre lines…. all is laid out with vocal and physical exactitude.”
~ Seattle Times review of Seneca’s Oedipus

Akropolis Performance Lab offers two workshops this fall in our Embodying the Impulse series: Spontaneity/Precision (Oct) and Voice (Nov). Act fast to secure your spot -- this is a rare opportunity to expand your artistic presence through practices rooted in Central and Eastern European technique that you will not find taught elsewhere! 

Learn how to develop your physical and vocal self as an artist and to gain a broader vision for what that might mean. Tap into your unique creative potential for creating strong, precise, fully-embodied performances. Everyone participates at all times; no idle watching while others work. Be prepared to sweat — a lot. Bring plenty of water and dress comfortably for work in bare feet.

These two-day intensives – offered to the public for the first time in more than five years – are open to performers of all experience levels who are interested in exploring the essential elements of craft in a dynamic, creative, and supportive environment. We look forward to working with you!

Thanks to a generous donor we are offering a 40% discount to TPS members. 

Register Now! DISCOUNT CODE: polyphony 

 on: October 09, 2014, 11:07:03 AM 
Started by Lucinda E Stroud - Last post by Lucinda E Stroud
I am looking for a properties designer for Ghost Light Theatricals' upcoming production "A Gogolplex" - winner of 2014's Battle of the Bards.  This new play is an adaptation of "The Nose" and "The Overcoat" by Nikolai Gogol - think 19th-century Russian proto-magical realism.  Show opens late February 2015.  A small stipend is provided.  If interested, please email me with your resume at

 on: October 08, 2014, 11:07:12 AM 
Started by John Munn - Last post by John Munn
The Lakewood Playhouse, located in Lakewood, Washington, invites applications for their Director of its Lakewood Institute of Theatre Department.  The Position will commence on, or around, November 1st, 2014.

The Lakewood Playhouse seeks to build upon the Lakewood Institute of Theatre legacy of inspiring, insightful and diverse educational experiences achieved through theatre Instruction.  Our Program seeks to better the community, facilitate a conversation, and encourage collaboration in art through theatrical education. We believe theatre is a powerful tool for social change and should be accessible to all.

The incoming Education Director will find a vibrant institution with engaged board members and staff, strong financial footing, and popular citywide support.

The Education Director is responsible for the artistic vision and direction of the Lakewood Institute of Theatre and its programs, as well as overall executive management.  He or she is the chief artistic officer leading a team of Instructors to create the Educational programming, and is also the chief executive officer responsible for operations, public relations and marketing, strategy, planning and evaluation as well as management of the personnel and fiscal management of their department.

This is a full time position hired by the Lakewood Playhouse Managing Artistic Director and accountable to the Managing Artistic Director as well as the Board of Directors. The Education Director has responsibility for the entire staff of their Program, including its Production Manager and its Instructors.

BA preferred or at least three years of practical experience in Theatre Education.

The Lakewood Playhouse is an Affirmative Action-Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply

Deadline for Applications is October, 17th, 2014

Please Send COVER LETTER and RESUME to:

John Munn, Managing Artistic Director at

In lieu of E-mail, you can also mail documents to:

John Munn, Managing Artistic Director - Lakewood Playhouse, 5729 Lakewood Towne Center, Lakewood, WA  98499

ABOUT OUR THEATRE: The Lakewood Playhouse was founded in 1938 and has established itself with theatre that is both intimate and epic.  The theatre is located within the Lakewood Towne Center, 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd., Lakewood, Washington 98499.  For further information about our “JOB ANNOUNCEMENT – Education Director” please contact the Box Office at the Lakewood Playhouse (253) 588-0042 or make any e-mail queries to John Munn, Managing Artistic Director, at


ITEM ENDS October 18th, 2014

 on: October 07, 2014, 02:00:23 PM 
Started by Kate Swenson - Last post by Kate Swenson
Youth Theatre NW seeking directors, music directors and stage managers for upcoming paid projects.  Interested individual should have professional theatrical credits, experience working with youth, and reliable transportation.  Send resume and references to

 on: October 03, 2014, 12:44:33 PM 
Started by Elizabeth James - Last post by Elizabeth James
Position:   Technical Director
Supervisor: Artistic Director
Classification: Full-Time, Exempt

Position Summary: Responsible for the execution and supervision of all scenic, sound, lighting and special effect elements used in the theatre productions and insures that all are completed and implemented in a timely manner and within budget.  Responsible for the procurement of production supplies such as lumber and paint. Directs production staff and provides operational expertise and oversight for all stage and gallery electrical and sound requirements. Oversee outside rentals and provide all necessary documents and staging information as required. Provides input for program calendar and budget. Serves as IT liaison and Safety Officer.

Scope: Budget Accountability: Executing, within budget, the Technical Production Costs, and Shop Budget Direct Supervisory Responsibility: Varies

Essential Functions:

Theatre Production
 Acts as liaison with scenic, lighting, and sound designers and determine in consultation with the Production Manager or Artistic Director, the technical and budgetary feasibility of scene, prop, and lighting designs. Supply technical information and budget estimate information for seasonal projections.
 Determines construction methods, schedules, materials, and mechanics for the scene, lighting, and sound design of each production, special events, and for the annual Gala.
 Recommends design changes where appropriate to match the given personnel and financial resources available.
 Produces construction drawings as needed in communication and collaboration with the scenic designers.
Supervises the installation and strike of each set, including all rigging and mechanical devices. Insures proper functioning and safety of all scenic elements.
Maintains and enforces schedules for all builds, load-ins and strikes.
Ensures budgetary control of materials and labor for all productions and assigned projects.
Attends and supervises all technical rehearsals and post-tech production meetings and dress rehearsals.
Supervises the timely response to designer and director scenic, lighting, prop and sound notes and implements adjustments during technical rehearsals and previews.
Supervises safety and maintenance of the scene shop, stage, and all shop equipment, including lighting and sound.
Oversees Set Construction as:
     o Shop Foreman, overseeing all work done in the Artswest Scene Shop.
     o Master Carpenter, supervising and leading the on-time construction of all scenic elements, including but not limited to: flats, platforms, doors, windows, moldings, and furniture.
     o Charge Scenic Artist, assisting the Scenic Designer with painting and props as necessary.

 Special installations
     o Assists and directs the large installations on an as needed basis.
 Basic maintenance of the Gallery space, including lighting.

 Perform building maintenance on an as needed basis.
 Attend Facility Committee Meetings.

 Maintain Safety Plan
 Oversee the maintenance of First Aid Kits
 Responsible for informing anyone with access to the building ArtsWest’s security practices.

Required Training/Experience:
 A minimum of five (5) years experience in theatrical construction or its equivalent.
 A minimum of two years technical supervisory experience.
 Proven ability as a carpenter, draftsman, and theatre technician with experience in rigging and utilizing standard mechanical devices, and a strong knowledge of sound and lighting equipment.
 Ability to communicate effectively with guest artists and colleagues.
 Ability to bid accurately and execute designs within a specific schedule.
 Good communication skills and the ability to organize and direct crews.

Applications will be accepted through to Monday, October 13th, 2014.  Please submit your cover letter and resume, including three references, to Laura Lee, Managing Director at

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