Sound Engineer

  • Contract / Stipend
  • Chicago

Website PrideArts

Producing works that center on the queer experience.

PrideArts brings the British theatrical genre of panto to Chicago for the company’s holiday show – Jack Off The Beanstalk by Tom Whalley.  Director Bryan McCaffrey is currently accepting resumes from SOUND ENGINEERS who are interested in bringing this hilarious (and very adult) retelling of the English fairy tale to life.

Jack and his mother, Dame Trott, live in a tiny cottage in the shadow of a terrible giant. With the rent overdue they have no choice but to sell their beloved bovine pal, Fist the Cow.  And you know the rest of the story – magic beans, Green Cock —*ahem*, we mean Beanstalk – defeat the giant, rescue the princess, etc.

Responsibilities for the SOUND ENGINEER include anything have to do with microphones (keeping fresh batteries in them, handing them out and collecting them at the end of the show etc), and maintaining sound levels throughout the show.  The SOUND ENGINEER needs to be available for rehearsals and performances starting November 7.

  • Monday October 10 – first rehearsal, followed by the first production meeting.
  • Saturday October 29 – second production meeting.
  • Monday November 7 – theatre becomes available for load-in, build, hang/focus, etc.
  • Thursday November 24 thru Saturday November 26 – Thanksgiving break
  • Sunday November 27 – rehearsals resume
  • Monday November 28 thru Wednesday November 30 – preview performances
  • Thursday December 1 – open
  • Sunday December 18 – close
Instructions to Apply:

Send resume to Include "PANTO ENGINEER" in the subject line of your email.

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Pay Rate/Range*: $425 stipend