Costume Designer

  • Contract / Stipend
  • Chicago

Website (sub)version productions, LLC

Resist. Reimagine. Redefine

(sub)version productions, LLC is seeking a Costume Designer for the 2022 production of The Buttcracker: A Nutcracker Burlesque, running Dec. 1-31st. The Buttcracker: A Nutcracker Burlesque has become a Chicago institution, an alternative re-telling of the holiday classic, and performed for thousands of people over the last six years. The show this year will be directed by Miguel Long (Trap Door Theatre, The Fly Honey Show).

Rehearsals begin Oct 2nd and run Sunday’s, Monday’s, and either Tuesday’s/Wednesday’s in the evening. Tech begins Nov. 27th.

Please note that costumes will need to be ready at least two weeks prior to tech to ensure enough time for performers to rehearse and adjustments to be made. There is a materials and construction budget, which includes budget for fabrication and build assistance. 

Performances are Dec. 1st-31st, Thursday-Sunday (no show on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day), with closing on December 31st, including a catered NYE party following the show.

Strike will be January 2nd. Designer is not required to attend strike.

(sub)version productions, LLC follows both the Chicago Theatre Standards (CTS) and the Burlesque Community Against Unsafe Spaces (BCAUS).

BIPOC, LGBTQ, and Women especially encouraged to apply. (sub)version productions, LLC is trans, BIPOC, and queer led.

Instructions to Apply:

Please submit a resume and brief message of interest.

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Pay Rate/Range*: $1,000
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