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Arkansas Repertory Theatre exists to create a diverse body of theatrical work of the highest artistic standards. With a focus on dramatic storytelling that illuminates the human journey, The Rep entertains, engages and enriches local and regional audiences of all ages and backgrounds. 

If you would like to join us please see the opportunities below for more information and who to contact.

 

General Casting Information

Audition listings are posted as they become available for specific productions. For an audition appointment in response to an audition posting, please contact Peter Mensky, Company Manager/Casting Associate, at pmensky@therep.org


 

Local Auditions in Little Rock:

Arkansas Rep regularly holds auditions in Little Rock throughout the year. Auditions are announced here on our website as well as in local newspapers, and on our Facebook page. If you are interested in auditioning for an upcoming production, please check the auditions page regularly, and “Like” Arkansas Repertory Theatre’s page on Facebook for casting updates. Once auditions are announced, you may email to schedule an audition appointment. 

 


New York Auditions: 


EPAs:
Season EPAs are scheduled once a year and take place in Chicago or New York City. These EPAs are announced on www.actorsequity.org and in Backstage Magazine www.backstage.com.

Chorus Calls:
Chorus calls are scheduled for each chorus musical. These calls are posted on www.actorequity.org and in Backstage Magazine, www.backstage.com.

Auditioning for a specific production:
Arkansas Rep announces our New York City auditions on www.actorsequity.org , Backstage Magazine www.backstage.com and www.actorsaccess.com. Generally, we hold auditions on a show by show basis, and these auditions are by appointment only. To obtain an audition appointment for a particular production, you may submit your picture and resume either electronically through www.actorsaccess.com or by sending your picture and resume directly to the casting department through regular mail.


Scripts:
Arkansas Rep is not currently accepting scripts for future productions.

The Arkansas Repertory Theatre is pleased to offer internships for its upcoming 2019-2020 season. Our internships are ideal for college graduates who are actively pursuing a career in professional theatre. All interns receive weekly compensation plus housing, along with the invaluable experience of working in a professional theatre setting.

Those interested in applying should send a cover letter, resume, provide three professional references, and (when applicable) samples of work in electronic form. Please apply by emailing all aforementioned information to lkwallek@therep.org. Please place desired position in the subject line of your email. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Any individuals being considered for a position will be contacted by management. No phone calls, please. Available positions are:

 


 

ELECTRICS INTERN
Arkansas Repertory Theatre seeks an Electrics Intern for our 2019 season.  Responsibilities include assisting Master Electrician with the hang-and-focus of all shows and respective changeovers; all electrical devices and pyrotechnic effects; oversee the execution of electrical wiring for all show practicals, etc.; duties include equipment maintenance. This position is expected to actively participate in all changeovers for shows. Other responsibilities, such as running crew duties, are assigned by the Production Manager per show basis.   College or equivalent experience is required.  Ideal start date is Jan 2, 2019.  This is an intern position paid minimum wage, plus housing, benefits are available. Please email resume and reference list to: Lynda Kwallek, Interim Production Manager: lkwallek@therep.org.   No phone calls please. Arkansas Rep is an equal opportunity employer.

 


 

SOUND INTERN
Arkansas Repertory Theatre seeks a Sound intern for our 2019 season.  Responsibilities include assisting the resident Sound Designer/Engineer with the sound requirements for all shows.  Duties will include maintenance of sound related equipment and storage spaces. This position is expected to actively participate in all changeovers for shows.  Other responsibilities, such as running crew duties, are assigned by the production manager on a per show basis. Positive attitude is essential. College experience or equivalent is required.  Ideal start date is Jan. 2, 2019.  This is an intern position paid minimum wage, plus housing, benefits are available.  Please email resume and reference list to:  Lynda Kwallek, Interim Production Manager. lkwallek@therep.org.  No phone calls please. Arkansas Rep is an equal opportunity employer.

 


 

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT INTERN
Arkansas Repertory Theatre is seeking two bright, hardworking upcoming stage managers to serve as Production Assistants for our 2019 Season.  Our PA’s will assist our AEA Stage Managers in the preparation, rehearsing and running of all shows.  Other responsibilities will be assigned by the Production Manager.   Positive attitude and a good sense of humor are essential.  Experience in stage management at college or small theatre level is also necessary.  The opportunity to enroll in AEA apprentice program is available.  Ideal starting date is Jan. 16, 2019.  This is a minimum wage job, plus housing, benefits are available.  To apply please email cover letter, resume and reference list Lynda Kwallek, Interim Production Manager. lkwallek@therep.org. No phone calls please. Arkansas Rep is an equal opportunity employer.

 


 

COSTUME INTERN 
Arkansas Repertory Theatre seeks an experienced Costume Intern for its 2019 season.  Responsibilities include costume construction and alteration, craft work and wardrobe crew responsibilities. The ideal candidate will be an outgoing self-starter with strong communication and interpersonal skills. Positive attitude is essential. College or equivalent experience is required. Ideal start date is Jan. 2, 2019. This is a minimum wage job, housing is provided. Benefits are available. This position works weekends and evenings. Please email resume and reference list to: Lynda Kwallek, Interim Production Manager, lkwallek@therep.org  No phone calls please. The Arkansas Rep is an equal opportunity employer. www.therep.org.

*All Interns are assigned other duties that include, but aren’t limited to, running crew positions and assisting in all strikes. Some duties will require the ability to lift up to 50lbs.*

The Arkansas Repertory Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

LEAD CARPENTER 
Arkansas Repertory Theatre is looking for a Lead Carpenter for the 2019 season. We are currently producing a five show season.  Our scenic shop also supports an educational program with workshops and scaled down productions. The ideal candidate should possess experience in all aspects of scenery construction, in-depth knowledge of shop tools as well as the ability to solve problems and work independently. Metal working/welding skills a plus. Ability to read plans a must.  Additional duties include loading, installation, strike of all shows, attending technical rehearsals and previews as needed. This position includes assisting in general maintenance of facilities and equipment. Candidate must be a good team player willing to assist other departments if and when needed.  This is a full-time, year-round salaried position with benefits. Position opened until filled. Ideal start date is Jan 2, 2019. Please email cover letter, resume, three references and electronic portfolio to Lynda Kwallek, Interim Production Manager, lkwallek@therep.org.  No phone calls please. Arkansas Rep. is an equal opportunity employer.

 


 

CARPENTER 
Arkansas Repertory Theatre seeks an experienced Scenic Carpenter for its 2019 season. The ideal candidate should be experienced in scenery construction, knowledge of standard shop tools, including hand tools as well as the ability to solve problems and work independently. Metal working /welding is a plus.  Candidate must be a team player willing to assist other departments if and when needed. Positive attitude is essential. College or equivalent experience is required. This is a full-time, year-round salaried position with benefits.  Position open until filled. Ideal start date is Jan 2, 2019. Please email cover letter resume, three references and electronic portfolio to Lynda Kwallek, Interim Production Manager, lkwallek@therep.org. No phone calls please. Arkansas Rep is an equal opportunity employer.

 


 

PROPERTIES ASSISTANT 
Arkansas Repertory Theatre seeks an experienced Properties Assistant.  The ideal candidate will assist the Props Master with shopping and fabrication of all props and set decorations for each production.  Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to attending tech rehearsals and previews as needed.  Computer graphics skills are essential; ability to paint and basic sewing skills are a plus; furniture carpentry skills are a must.  Those applying must have a valid driver's license, be able to routinely lift at least 30—50 pounds and do ladder work. Positive attitude is essential. This candidate must be a good team player, willing to assist in other departments as needed. College or equivalent experience is required.  This is a full-time, year-round salaried position with benefits. Ideal start date is Jan. 2, 2019. To apply please email cover letter, resume, references, and electronic portfolio samples to: Lynda Kwallek, Interim Production Manager, lkwallek@therep.org. No phone calls please. Arkansas Rep is an equal opportunity employer.      

 


 

SOUND DESIGNER/ENGINEER 
Arkansas Repertory Theatre seeks a motivated & experienced Sound Designer/Engineer to join our staff of professional artists, we currently produce 5 Mainstage shows a season. The ideal candidate will excel at collaborating with Directors and other members of the production team. Experience in scheduling, planning, computer, and organizational skills are required. Expertise in wireless set up and operation, mixing live orchestras/musicals, reinforcement, recording, equipment maintenance, and troubleshooting is a must. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, sound design for all productions, rentals and other special events. The sound designer/engineer also supports an educational program with workshops and cabarets. Other responsibilities include load in, strike, budgeting, and sound system maintenance.  Positive attitude is essential. A minimum of two years of professional Sound Design and mixing experience is required.  MFA in Sound Design and Technology preferred.  This is a year round position with benefits. Ideal start date is Dec. 1, 2018 or before. To apply please email resume and reference list to: Lynda Kwallek, Interim Production Manager,  lkwallek@therep.org. Arkansas Rep is an equal opportunity employer. No phone calls please.

 


 

COSTUME DIRECTOR
Arkansas Repertory Theatre is seeking a full-time Costume Director to supervise all aspects of an active costume department. The ideal successful candidate must be a well-organized and communicative professional with strong budgeting and organizational skills, experience managing the build of multiple shows, and ability to work with designers to successfully achieve their vision. This is a full time, year round position that directly supports a five show season, an educational program and annual gala fundraiser. Duties include the daily supervision and hiring of staff and over-hire personnel, maintenance of budget, coordination of costume rentals, collaboration with designers and choreographers, creation of all costume paperwork and overseeing the maintenance of costumes during performance runs. While this is primarily a management position, the Costume Shop Manager will also have costume build and maintenance responsibilities and must have draping, patterning, craftwork and construction skills. Design opportunities possible but not required. Experience working with dance costumes is preferred but not required. Ideal start date is Nov. 28, 2018. Competitive benefits package. Please email cover letter, resume, three references and examples of construction work to Lynda Kwallek, Interim Production Manager, lkwallek@therep.org. No phone calls please. The Arkansas Rep is an equal opportunity employer.

 


 

CUTTER/DRAPER 
Arkansas Repertory Theatre seeks an experienced Cutter/Draper.  Applicants must have a minimum three years practical experience as a Cutter/Draper in professional theatre, with a minimum five years of professional costume construction experience.  Responsibilities include patterning, supervising the construction of costumes, fittings and overseeing alterations and reworking of all built, rented or pulled costumes.   Candidates must show proficiency in draping, flat patterning and “sculptural” use of fabric.  Expertise in creating period, modern and unusual costumes desired. Other requirements include excellent understanding of fabric types, characteristics, uses and limitations as well as working knowledge of costume history.  The ideal candidate must excel at meeting deadlines, be dependable, flexible, self-motivated and have excellent communication skills. Strong organizational skills a must. Positive attitude is essential. This is a full-time, year-round salaried position with benefits. Ideal start date is Jan. 2, 2019. To apply please send cover letter, resume, references, and electronic portfolio samples to Lynda Kwallek, Interim Production Manager, lkwallek@therep.org.  No phone calls please. The Arkansas Rep is an equal opportunity employer.  

 


 

WARDROBE SUPERVISOR/STITCHER 
Arkansas Repertory Theatre seeks an experienced Wardrobe Supervisor/Stitcher to insure smoothly-run performances and preserve the integrity of the original costume design for each production.  Responsibilities include coordinating and conducting costume changes, training all dressers, maintaining and repairing costumes, and organizing strike.  This position requires knowledge AEA theatrical practices. When not in production, the Wardrobe Supervisor/Stitcher assists in the costume shop as needed and must have stitching and basic costume and craft construction skills.  The ideal candidate must excel at meeting deadlines, be dependable, flexible, self-motivated and have excellent communication skills. Strong organizational and computer skills are a must.  Basic wig maintenance is required. Positive attitude is essential. This is a full-time, year-round salaried position with benefits. This position works evenings and weekends. Ideal starting date is Jan. 2, 2019. Position will remain open until filled. To apply please email cover letter, resume, references, and electronic portfolio samples to: Lynda Kwallek, Interim Production Manager, lkwallek@therep.org. No phone calls please. The Arkansas Rep is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Facilities/Bar Manager 

Arkansas Repertory Theatre is seeking a full-time Facilities/Bar Manager to supervise all aspects of the mechanical health and aesthetic appearance of each of The Rep’s facilities. They also maintain inventory for all concession areas. The ideal successful candidate must be a well-organized and communicative professional with experience working in food service or related field, excellent organizational skills and ability to shift tasks quickly, experience managing and maintaining an accurate and complete inventory of all concession items, strong communication skills, and the ability to interact with a wide range of people. This is a full time, year round position that directly supports Audience Services for a full season and maintains the facilities’ aesthetics and health. Duties include performing minor repairs, maintaining a detailed inventory of all building consumables (e.g. paper towels, hand-soap etc.), ordering for delivery of beer, wine, soft drinks and water, coordinating and returning catering dishes from Opening Night Reception, planning with the Director of Audience Services in regards to patron trends and bar selections. Ideal start date is Jan 2. 2019. To apply please send cover letter, resume, and references to Zachary Rhodes, Director of Audience Services, zrhodes@therep.org. No phone calls please. The Arkansas Repertory Theatre is an equal opportunity employer.

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