Technical Director

  • Contract / Stipend
  • Chicago

Website refractedco Refracted Theatre Company

Bringing nuance back through innovative theatrical storytelling

Refracted Theatre Company seeks a Technical Director for the world premiere production of St. Sebastian by Andrew Kramer, set to premiere at The Den Theatre in September 2022. Refracted’s mission is to upend audience expectations by revealing “the other side of the story.” For more information about the company please see

Brief description of the play: 

Ben convinces his much younger boyfriend Gideon to move out of their apartment in the city to flip a house…but he leaves out that the new house is in a historically (and currently) Black neighborhood. When Ben befriends and employs a local neighborhood kid named Reuben, the blurry line between ignorance, activism, and fear lays bare how perniciously racism hides just beyond the face of “wokeness.”

Dates and further details:

St. Sebastian 

Pre-Production: June 2022 – August 2022

First Rehearsal: 08/15/22

Tech: 09/10/22 – 09/14/22

Performances: 09/15/22 – 10/02/22

The Technical Director will be required to attend a walk-through of the space during the last week of June. Production meetings are subject to the creative team’s availability and will be scheduled bi-monthly.




Production Meetings: June – August, 2022: 10 hours total

Building/Sourcing outside of load-in: August, 2022: 10 hours total

Load-In/Build: September 5th – September 9th: 8hrs/day

Tech Day 1: September 10th: 12 hours

Tech Day 2: September 11th: 12 hours

Tech Days 3-4: September 12th-13th: 6hrs/day

Dress Rehearsal: September 14: 4 hours

Any hours not accounted for in the above commitment, and as agreed upon by the TD and Producer will be subject to a $16/hr fee paid to the TD upon receipt of invoice.

Instructions to Apply:

Please email a resume and two relevant references to with the subject line “Technical Director”. If you have a website that’s not included in your resume, please include the link in the body of the email. Please also provide work samples (images from your previous work) if available and any information about potential conflicts with the above listed production schedule.

Refracted Theatre Company is committed to creating an anti-racist, diverse workplace and strongly encourages BIPOC individuals, women, LGBT individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, and foreign-born residents to apply. Refracted is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

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Pay Rate/Range*: $1,600
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