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2019 Auditions

January 17-21 - A1 Auditions NYC

March 9 - 10 - AEA Season Auditions in Beach Haven

March 9 - 10 - Non AEA Local Auditions in Beach Haven. (NOTE: To attend these auditions as a Non AEA performer, you MUST be able to provide your own housing in commutable distance to the theatre during the summer.)

March 19 & 20- Open call NYC

March 16-18 - Strawhat Auditions NYC

Staff Positions

Surflight Theatre’s production department is accepting resumes for the following staff positions for the 2019 summer season for the period: May-August/September. Positions are available through October if available and interested. Staff applicants must have advanced educational or professional experience. (See “Internships” for undergraduate applicants) All positions are extremely “hands-on” and require flexibility and humor within a rigorous summer stock schedule. Staff positions include salary and housing. Theatre and housing are located one block from the beach.    

  • Technical Director

  • Scenic Carpenters

  • AEA Production Stage Manager

  • Costume Designer/Shop Head

  • Lighting Designer/Master Electrician

  • Properties Master

Internships

Surflight Theatre is currently accepting applications for Internships for the 2019 season.  All interns receive a $200/week stipend and an extra stipend of $25/production for Children’s Theatre work, as well as free housing. All rooms are shared in a large group beach house.  Interns receive design/staff opportunities on the Surflight Children’s Theatre productions.  Internships are extremely “hands-on” with tremendous responsibility and require flexibility and humor within a rigorous summer stock schedule!  Ability to work long hours a plus! Terrific opportunity to work one-on-one with Designers and Staff as well as get numerous large musicals and Children’s shows on your resume.  All interns have the opportunity to crossover into other technical areas if they have interest in other disciplines. Internships run May-August or later depending on availability, but are full time positions and only applicants who can commit to the bulk of the summer season will be considered (May 15-Labor Day). Some dates can be flexible if necessary depending on college schedules.

Stage Management:

Stage Management interns act as assistants to the PSM (who is a member of Actors’ Equity Association), assisting with rehearsals, taking blocking, maintaining discipline and serving as deck ASM’s during shows. Interns also serve as the Stage Manager in charge including calling of at least one or more of the Children’s Shows (adults performing for children). EMC points are also available for those interested in being a part of that program.  

Electrics: 

Electrics interns serve on the electrics crew for hang and focus, are on deck crew or spotlight for run of shows and may design one or more of the Children’s Shows (adults performing for children).  Electrics interns frequently assist with sound and projections.  

Properties:

Interns in properties assist the prop master in all prop areas: shopping, carpentry, soft goods, painting, set dressing, crafting. Prop interns frequently serve as run crew for Main Stage productions.  

Costuming:

Wardrobe interns work as stitchers in the costume shop, run wardrobe crew during shows and assist in design for Children’s Theatre.  

Scenic Shop:

Shop interns assist the shop as carpenters, riggers and/or welding. All skills will be taught if necessary. Interns serve on rail crew or deck crew for shows. Shop interns frequently TD Children’s Theatre shows.  

Arts Management:

Arts Management interns assist in the theatre office with company and production management duties, assisting the business manager and Artistic Director. These interns will also assist in the front of house, concessions and in technical production for strike and load in. Arts Management interns will serve on run crew for Main Stage or Children’s Theatre as necessary.

Box Office (only offered to those with local housing):

Box Office interns assist in the box office with taking orders, filling tickets and gift certificate requests, being the face of the organization to the public who come in for information or to purchase tickets, working in PR and Social Media. Box Office interns will assist with strike or load in as necessary. Box office interns are not offered housing.

Applicants for internships should have basic knowledge in the area in which they are applying. Internships are learning opportunities and staff is expected to train interns in all assignments if necessary. Interns are generally undergraduates or recent BFA graduates.

Resume, cover letter and dates of availability with position listed in the subject line should be sent via e-mail or US mail to:

Gail Anderson

Surflight Theatre

P.O. Box 1155

Beach Haven, NJ 08008

jobs@surflight.org

 Apprentice Program

The Surflight Theatre Apprentice program is for students between the ages of 14 and 18 and for older students or early career applicants. Apprentices are not paid and must be able to provide their own housing within commuting distance to the theatre. Apprentices may assist in all technical positions, operate spot lights during performances, serve on run crew for Children’s Theatre, assist in Arts Management.

Apprentices commit for at least 4 hours a day, 4 days a week for 4 weeks but may stay longer.

Performing apprenticeships may be offered, but all candidates MUST audition in person.

Show Place

Is Show Place your Dream summer job? Then we want you! We are looking for happy, sparkly people over 18 who are silly and love to have fun and who are available May 13 - Labor Day or very late August. We will be auditioning at A1s, Strawhats and through submissions to christa@surflight.org.

Please include the following in your Show Place Audition Submission:

  • Headshot and Resume

  • A fun photo that shows your personality

  • A brief statement as to why you are the perfect person for Show Place (can be recorded or typed)

  • Two contrasting songs: One Golden Age and One Modern Musical Theatre