Overview

The Impostors Theatre Co. is seeking a Stage Manager (SM) for immediate hire for our upcoming Production of, Summer & Smoke, written by Tennessee Williams, and directed by Stefan Roseen.

“She’s called to a spiritual existence; he’s committed to an earthly one. Alma (Spanish for ‘soul’) loves the boy next door, John Buchanan. The two each have a rather different philosophy for life, though. While Alma is moved by graces and troubled by petty, every-day cruelties that accompany living, John cares only for human impulse and immediacy. He brandishes his chart of the human anatomy to prove his point: there’s no room in a body for a soul.

Circling one another, the pair illustrates the double-edged sword of human nature, darkness making way for lightness and vice versa, only to cut one another short. A gothic Southern town caked in heat makes for a brooding observer. In the quietly unsettling fashion unique to Tennessee Williams’ works, Summer and Smoke explores the connection between two people bound by a breathing tether. Stretch it too tightly, and it’s doomed to snap.

The production will be executed in a manner of how many of us perceive memories – surreal and suggestive, rather than prescribed and tangible. All actors, except Alma and John, will be double cast in multiple roles. This “chorus” of actors will observe the action of the play the entire time. They will play instruments to underscore certain scenes and transitions. This will allow the audience to accept that they aren’t watching realism, but watching expressionism, surrealism, and memory. Summer & Smoke in the style of a fever dream – so to speak.”

Time Commitment: 

Rehearsals: Monday, January 27 – Friday, February 28 (Mon-Fri evenings)
Tech: Monday, March 2 – Thursday, March 12 (Details provided at auditions. Must be available.)
Performances: March 13 – March 28 (Pick-up on Wed, Performance Thurs-Sun)

Rehearsals will be held at:
The Edge Theater, 5451 North Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640.

Tech & Performances will be held at:
The Pentagon, at Collaboraction Studios, 1579 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

Stage manager gets paid a stipend.

All interested applicants can send their resume to Stefan Roseen at impostorstheatre@gmail.com with the subject “LAST NAME (SM)”

Instructions to Apply:

Please send resume to Stefan Roseen at impostorstheatre@gmail.com with the subject “LAST NAME (SM)”

To apply for this job email your details to impostorstheatre@gmail.com

Pay Range: Stipend
Organization Email Contact: impostorstheatre@gmail.com