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New York Stage and Film (SAF), a non-profit AEA Company which produces its summer season of new play at the Powerhouse Theater at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY, seeks a Costume Shop Supervisor for the 2013 Powerhouse Season. Season includes 2-3 fully-produced mainstage productions, 2-3 musical workshops, 2-3 play workshops, and 8-10 readings. The Costume Shop Supervisor oversees all aspects of Department including: constructing costumes for all mainstage productions and workshops, working with Production Manager and Designers to manage costume budgets for each production, coordinating fittings with Designers and Stage Management, care and maintenance of stock, and supervision of costume and wardrobe staff, including interns. Previous costume shop management experience preferred. Stitching and draping abilities required; some knowledge of wig and hair preferred. Salary and housing provided for full-time work from early June to mid-August.
To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and three references to Becca Kahane/ Assistant Producer at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Costume Shop Supervisor” in the subject line. No calls please.
SAF is dedicated to both emerging and established artists in the development of new works for theater and film. Over the last 28 years, SAF has played a significant role in the development of new plays, provided a home for a diverse group of artists free from critical and commercial pressures, and has established itself as a vital cultural institution the New York metropolitan region. During the Powerhouse Season, several hundred professional playwrights, directors, actors, designers, apprentices, staff members and interns live and work together. Each summer, new creative alliances are formed, artists substantially broaden their experience and expertise, plays take giant steps forward, nascent artists are given their first opportunities, knowledge is passed from working professionals to students and audiences grow to understand and support the process of creating work for the theater.
World-class artists who have worked with NYSAF include writers Stephen Belber, Eric Bogosian, Marcus Gardley, Beth Henley, Steve Martin, Itamar Moses, Theresa Rebeck, John Patrick Shanley, and Nicky Silver; directors Jo Bonney, Mark Brokaw, Peter DuBois, Barry Edelstein, Michael Greif, Sheryl Kaller, Pam MacKinnon, Joe Mantello, Michael Mayer, Marion McClinton, Lisa Peterson, Roger Rees, Leigh Silverman, Alex Timbers, and Michael Wilson; designers Russell Champa, Jill Du Boff, Beowulf Boritt, Don Holder, Derek McLane, Neil Patel, David Van Tieghem, and Darron West; and actors Chris Cooper, Olympia Dukakis, Mia Farrow, John Gallagher, Jr., Marcia Gay Harden, Greg Kinnear, Lucy Liu, Julianna Margulies, Logan Marshall-Green, Frances McDormand, S. Epatha Merkerson, Rob Morrow, Bill Pullman, Josh Radnor, Reg Rogers, Kyra Sedgwick, Chloë Sevigny, John Slattery, and David Strathairn among many others. New York City-based companies that SAF has supported through residencies during the Powerhouse Program include the 52nd Street Project, Ars Nova, The Classical Theater of Harlem, The Lark Play Development Company, Les Freres Corbusier, Malaparte, Naked Angels, Nerve Theater, Seraphim, Theatreworks, and Voice and Vision.
2013 season TBA. The 2012 season included new works by Stephen Belber, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Julia Jordan, Juliana Nash, Michael Friedman, Itamar Moses, Marcus Gardley, and many others. For more information, please visit www.newyorkstageandfilm.org