Artistic Positions

“I love how the ASGT Board encourages collaboration among the artists, and how open they are to unconventional ideas.”
Andy Scott, director of ASGT’s 2016 production of RENT

Join ASGT’s artistic community!

As a community theatre, ASGT offers people of all ages the chance to learn about theatre through hands-on experience. Although we have no paid staff, we do pay small stipends to individuals in certain artistic positions each summer.

Want to join the fun? Click below to learn more. E-mail the Production Team with any questions.

For other ways to get involved, visit our Volunteer Opportunities page.

To receive timely announcements of 2017 artistic opportunities as they become available, please join our e-mail list (see sidebar) or e-mail the Production Team to express your interest.

Your participation as a volunteer is always welcome! Visit our Volunteer Opportunities page and fill out the Volunteer Form to get started. Thanks!

Directors are an essential part of our team, providing the creative vision for our productions and shepherding them through the creative process.

We publish a call for directors each fall (September/October) on our website and social media pages, in our e-mail newsletter, and in the media. Candidates must complete a Director’s Questionnaire and participate in an interview with our Artistic Committee, usually in November.

Small stipends are available for directors at ASGT.

Note: Directors may not audition for, be cast in, or appear in their production except under special circumstances and with approval of the ASGT Board.

Want to learn more about directing at ASGT? E-mail the Production Team with your questions.

You can’t present musicals without music! Music directors are key members of each production’s artistic staff, working with actors to learn, rehearse, and polish their vocals. Plus, ASGT is proud to feature a live orchestra/band in all our productions. The style and nature of each show determines the size and mix of instrumentation.

Small stipends are available for music directors and musicians at ASGT.

Note: Music directors may not audition for, be cast in, or appear in their production except under special circumstances and with approval of the ASGT Board.

Interested in serving as Music Director or a Musician? E-mail the Production Team to learn more.

From Chicago to Spamalot, ASGT presents shows featuring all styles of dance. And we have a large stage to fill with fabulous moves! Choreographers are a key member of each production’s artistic staff, working with actors to learn, rehearse, and polish their movement and dance. ASGT welcomes experienced choreographers and dancers looking to gain experience with choreography.

Small stipends are available for choreographers at ASGT.

Note: Choreographers may not audition for, be cast in, or appear in their production except under special circumstances and with approval of the ASGT Board.

Want to learn more about choreographing at ASGT? E-mail the Production Team for more information.

The production manager (PM) is the administrator of all aspects of a production, assisting the director by performing administrative tasks required so the director can focus attention on the artistic process. The PM serves as the production’s primary interface to the show’s producers (ASGT’s Board of Directors) and works with the board liaison to provide frequent status reports, resolve questions of operational procedure, and maintain the production budget. Theatre experience is essential. Familiarity with ASGT preferred. Candidates must be responsible and have a professional work ethic.

Small stipends are available for production managers at ASGT.

Interested in serving as a Production Manager? Email the Production Team to learn more.

The stage manager (SM) is a key member of the artistic team from the early planning stages through the rehearsal process and through the closing performance. The SM maintains the quality, artistic integrity, and smooth operation of the production through the run of the show, preserving the director’s vision. The SM calls the show from the tech booth and works hand-in-hand with actors, technical staff, and backstage crew to ensure the best possible artistic product for ASGT. Theatre experience is essential. Candidates must be responsible and have a professional work ethic.

Small stipends are available for stage managers at ASGT.

Interested in serving as Stage Manager? Email the Production Team to learn more.

Small stipends are available for the positions below. E-mail the Production Team to learn more.

Lighting Designer

The Lighting Designer is key to each show’s success. In devising a lighting plot and writing cues, they ensure the actors and set can be seen by the audience. Their designs also help to evoke mood and time of day, build transitions between scenes, and reinforce the show’s style. Our outdoor setting presents unique challengesand opportunities!for theatrical lighting. We welcome experienced designers but will work with theatre techs looking to gain experience in design.

Sound Designer

The Sound Designer works to ensure the actors and musicians can be heard and understood by the audience. They also design effects that create mood, motivate onstage actions, build transitions between scenes, and establish time of day, season, and weather. ASGT’s outdoor setting presents unique challengesand opportunities!for theatrical sound. We welcome experienced designers, but will work with theatre techs looking to gain experience in design.

Scenic Designer

At ASGT, we’ve got a huge stage to fill! The Scenic Designer collaborates with the show’s Director and other members of the design team to devise an environment in which the production can take place, keeping in mind the potential benefits and challenges of ASGT’s unique space. He/she is also responsible for creating scale models, renderings, elevations, and construction drawings as needed to communicate the plan to the Master Set Builder, Master Scenic Painter, and set crew.

Costume Design & Construction

Beautiful, functional costumes are essential for any theatrical production to reinforce the show’s period and style, change an actor’s appearance, assist with character development, and serve as works of art in and of themselves. ASGT’s outdoor setting and summertime schedule present unique challengesand opportunities!for costumes. Skilled designers are needed to pull from our costume closet and rent, purchase, or build the show’s wardrobe with help from Costume Assistants. They also make necessary repairs during the run, launder costumes, and return borrowed/rented items after closing night.

Small stipends are available for the positions below. E-mail the Production Team to learn more.

Master Set Builder

Due to ASGT’s outdoor setting and limited storage space, our sets are generally used for only one season. Each year brings new opportunities to gain experience executing scenic designs. As Master Set Builder, you’ll work closely with the Scenic Designer and set crew to build and erect scenery that works in our unique space.

Master Scenic Painter

If you’re looking for an opportunity to practice your scenic painting and set decoration skills, we have a unique opportunity for you! ASGT’s outdoor setting and large stage present distinct challengesand opportunities!for the Master Scenic Painter, who works closely with the Scenic Designer and set painting crew to beautify the show’s visual environment.