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« on: December 22, 2017, 03:08:40 PM »

Wheatland Theatre Co. in Davenport WA seeks a music director and choreographer for our upcoming production of Oklahoma!

Key dates
May TBD: Ensemble dance rehearsals begin (1-2 days/wk)*
June 10: Full rehearsals begin (6 days/wk—evenings weekends)
July 17-23: Performances

*Because of the range of experience levels of our casts, we hope to give our local ensemble some advance rehearsals and are ideally looking for a Northwest-based choreographer who can travel to Davenport 1-2 days per week (with housing provided and travel expenses reimbursed), but this is flexible.

Competitive fee DOE, plus travel and housing as applicable.

About us
WTC is the only nonprofit arts organization in Lincoln County, WA—a county with 10,000 people in an area twice the size of Rhode Island. Lincoln County is the country’s #2 producer of wheat. It’s the least racially, religiously, and politically diverse county in the State of Washington—which is exactly why we think it’s important to do theatre there… and why we’re particularly interested in hiring artists of color or with other diverse backgrounds. Spokane is the closest city, about 45 minutes away.

WTC is a community theatre, and our casts are often made up of middle-aged farmers and teachers who have never been onstage before (yes, there will be real-life “farmers and cowmen” in this cast). Three years ago, we launched a guest artist program, which brings a small number of professional theatre artists from around the country to mentor and work alongside local volunteers on one production a year.

The show

Other guest artists for Oklahoma! include a director (Lee Mikeska-Gardner, artistic director of The Nora Theatre Company, a mid-sized Equity company in the Boston area), one designer, and two actors (at least one on an AEA Guest Artist contract).

While we are still developing the concept for this production, we hope to create a fresh, story-driven take on this classic story that will subvert expectations about what a community theatre production of Oklahoma! in a town of 1,700 people looks like. One aspect we are exploring is connecting the story to the local community. As part of this, we are interested in possibly developing an acoustic/bluegrass/Americana-inspired orchestration to this classic score.

To apply
Please email Managing Director Drew Kowalkowski at with a résumé and a note expressing your interest and relating your experience to this project.

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