Afro House is seeking a qualified Stage Manager for our upcoming production of Afro Punk Ballet.
ABOUT AFRO PUNK BALLET
Afro Punk Ballet is an afro-futuristic opera-ballet. Set years into the future, the story delves into the world of two sisters unable to agree on how to handle the catastrophic consequences of a decision made by their late father.
Levi, a brilliant military scientist with a unique spiritual knowledge of space and time creates a second sun. The unprecedented devastation of his sun brings the nation’s inhabitants near extinction. Levi’s unwillingness to face the realities of his creation, leaves his eldest daughter and successor, Corfaszia, to restore order to the land. Jakub, the younger of the two daughters, with a deep connection to the spirit world, is forced into exile.
Afro Punk Ballet is an exploration of the crossroads between African spirituality, mathematics, and physics, poetically weaving “time and space” within the movement and music. Inspired by the experience of spiritual possession in the black southern gospel tradition and similar experiences within the Afro Punk Movement, this piece utilizes a soundscape that encompasses the styles of punk music, 20th century French music, and southern gospel music. With contemporary ballet’s use of abstraction, the world of Afro Punk Ballet is futuristic and mythical. By using the grandeur of opera and ballet, this piece strives to tell an epic story that challenges popular notions of heroism, morality and futurism.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND EXPECTATIONS
The ideal candidate is flexible, adaptive and highly organized, with strong attention to detail, and comfortable working in highly collaborative environments.
The Stage Manager is responsible for attending and managing all rehearsals, tech rehearsals, and performances, prep and clean up, detailed and clear note-taking, overseeing storage and upkeep of all rehearsal props and costumes, production paperwork, and maintaining the integrity of the production through its run.
October 4th, 5th, 6th, 12th and 13th 8:00 p.m.
- Rehearsals begin on September 10th and go through to September 30th. During this time period rehearsals will be on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
- Rehearsal will be held at Dance Exchange in Takoma Park, MD
- Week of October 1st will be tech week
Pay is a $600.00 stipend, to be paid within two weeks of the end of the contract.
ABOUT AFRO HOUSE
We are looking to fill this position by AUGUST 31, 2018. Please send a resume with references to Alisha Patterson, Managing Director, at [email protected]
Founded in 2011 by Alisha Patterson and Scott Patterson, Afro House is a Baltimore-based music driven performance art house. The organization is comprised of professional artists whose collective skills, knowledge and craftsmanship are channeled for the creation of art that disrupts normative ideas about human being. Musicians, dancers, designers, actors, image makers and writers push the boundaries of their own discipline so that each art form might effectively bleed into the next, creating something evolutionary.