Performances: Dec. 10-12 | Rochester

Tech/Assistantships: THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE

We are currently looking for students in grades 6-12 to fill tech crew and assistantship positions for SPELLING BEE.
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Tech/Assistantships: THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE

Time & Location

Performances: Dec. 10-12
Rochester, 875 E Main St, Rochester, NY 14605, USA

About the Event

We are looking for students in grades 7-12 who would like to apply for a theater or tech assistantship for THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE. Students in grade 6 can apply for an administrative assistant position. See below for application form and descriptions. 

TO APPLY:

  1. Sign in to the MyStages Family Portal (or create an account and fill out the profile information).
  2. Select the student, then choose "Enroll In a Program".
  3. Select School Year "2021-2022 Season", Program "21-22 Spelling Bee Assistantships," and choose the shows ("program sessions") and positions ("program add-ons") you are interested in.

Theater Assistantship: STUDENT ASSISTANT DIRECTOR 

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Grades 11-12)

Student Assistant Directors work closely with the show’s artistic director. Under the director’s guidance, students observe, learn and explore all aspects of the position including studying the script and piano/vocal score, developing an artistic vision, collaborating with the production team/designers, blocking scenes, leading rehearsals and monitoring the production’s pacing. Student Assistants are expected to attend all relevant rehearsals and communicate any conflicts with the director and production manager. Grade level must be appropriate to the age of the show participants.

Theater Assistantship: STUDENT ASSISTANT CHOREOGRAPHER

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Grades 11-12)

Student Assistant Choreographers work closely with the show’s choreographer. Under the choreographer’s guidance, students observe, learn and explore all aspects of the position including studying the script and piano/vocal score, creating routines that compliment the music and enhance the storyline of the show, planning movement within a scene, collaborating with the director and music director, running dance rehearsals. Student Assistants are expected to attend all relevant rehearsals and communicate any conflicts with the choreographer and production manager. Grade level must be appropriate to the age of the show participants.

Theater Assistantship: STUDENT ASSISTANT MUSIC DIRECTOR 

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Grades 11-12)

Student Assistant Music Directors work closely with the show’s music director. Under the music director’s guidance, students observe, learn and explore all aspects of the position including studying the script and piano/vocal score, leading warm-ups, teaching vocal parts, leading music rehearsals and collaborating with the director and choreographer. Student Assistants are expected to attend all relevant rehearsals and communicate any conflicts with the music director and production manager. Grade level must be appropriate to the age of the show participants.

Theater Assistantship: STUDENT ASSISTANT COSTUME DESIGNER

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Grades 7-12)

Student Assistant Costume Designers work closely with the show’s costume designer. Under the costume designer’s guidance, students observe, learn and explore all aspects of the position including studying the script; working with the director to learn the vision for the show; making a costume plot; and designing, selecting and approving all costumes for all characters. Student Assistants will communicate with the costume designer to come up with a schedule of attendance and are expected to attend all relevant rehearsals. The student is responsible for communicating any conflicts with the costume designer and production manager.

Theater Assistantship: STUDENT ASSISTANT MAKEUP/HAIR DESIGNER

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Grades 7-12)

Student Assistant Makeup/Hair Designers work closely with the show’s costume designer. Under the costume designer’s guidance, students observe, learn and explore all aspects of the position including studying the script, working with the director to learn the vision for the show, creating a makeup chart based on characterization, color and the style of the show, applying and/or supervising the application of makeup during dress rehearsals and performance. Student Assistants will communicate with the costume designer to come up with a schedule of attendance and are expected to attend all relevant rehearsals. The student is responsible for communicating any conflicts with the costume designer and production manager.

Theater Assistantship: STUDENT PROPS ASSISTANT

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Grades 7-12)

Student Assistant Props Designers work closely with the show’s props master. Under the props master’s guidance, students observe, learn and explore all aspects of the position including studying the script, working with the director to learn the vision for the show, designing, building and pulling props, organizing the props table, and making repairs during the run of the show if needed. Student Assistants will communicate with the costume designer to come up with a schedule of attendance and are expected to attend all relevant rehearsals. The student is responsible for communicating any conflicts with the props master and production manager.

Theater Assistantship: STUDENT ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT 

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Grades 6-12)

Student Administrative Assistants work closely with the show’s production manager. Under the production manager’s guidance, students will help with various aspects of running an office. Duties might include filing, copying, sorting, and conducting an inventory. Student Assistants will communicate with the production manager to come up with a schedule of attendance. Students are expected to attend all relevant rehearsals and communicate any conflicts with the production manager.

Tech Assistantship: STAGE CREW

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Grades 7-12)

Stage Crew members are supervised by the show’s stage manager. Crew members will be assigned to various positions including light board operator, spotlight operator, and run crew. Being a stage crew member is a good starting position for students interested in working in all behind the scenes aspects of a production. Students are expected to attend all tech rehearsals, performances, and strike. The student is responsible for communicating any conflicts with the technical director and stage manager.

Tech Assistantship: STUDENT LIGHTING ASSISTANT 

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Grades 7-12, prerequisite required)

To apply for the Student lighting assistant position, students must have previously taken one of Stages basic lighting classes; or have other approved relevant experience. Student Lighting assistants work closely with the show’s Lighting Designer. Students observe, learn and explore all aspects of the position including the design, installation and operation of the show’s lighting used to enhance each scene. Students are expected to attend all lighting setup dates, tech rehearsals, performances, and strike. The student is responsible for communicating any conflicts with the technical director and stage manager.

Tech Assistantship: STUDENT SOUND ASSISTANT 

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Grades 7-12, prerequisite required)

To apply for the Student Sound Assistant position, students must have previously taken one of Stages basic sound classes; or have other approved relevant experience. . They will work closely with the show’s technical director and Sound Designer. Students observe, learn and explore all aspects of the position including creating a cue list, mic’ing, programming and operating the sound board and finding/creating sound effects, Students are expected to attend all tech rehearsals, performances, and strike. The student is responsible for communicating any conflicts with the technical director and stage manager.

Tech Assistantship: STUDENT ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Grades 7-12, prerequisite required)

To apply for the Student Assistant Stage Manager position, students must have previously taken one of Stages basic stage management classes; or have other approved relevant experience. Student Assistant Stage Managers work closely with the show’s stage manager. Under the stage manager’s guidance, students observe, learn and explore all aspects of the position: supporting and organizing the director, actors, designers and stage crew through tech week and performances. Students are expected to attend all tech rehearsals, performances, and strike. The student is responsible for communicating any conflicts with the technical director and stage manager.

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