BAPAC SEEKING SCENIC/SET DESIGNER FOR TORNKID

This position will be working directly with the director on Tornkid. The scenic/set designer will design and conceptualize the scenic, set pieces and overall aesthetic for the world in Tornkid. Set in a fantastical world, we’re looking to incorporate heavily from the pacific indigenous cultures of Asia. Cohesion Theatre Company Artistic Director, Jessica Rassp, will be constructing puppets, and some will be incorporated in the set design of the show.


Pertinent dates as follows:

Start date: Immediately

Rehearsals:

Starts April 1st

Monday - Thursday, 6 PM - 10 PM and some Saturdays 9 AM - 1 PM

Tech runs May 10 - May 14

Show dates: May 16 - June 2, Thursday - Sunday

Additional: All actors cast will be required to participate in mandatory developmental workshops, which will take place for one or two days in March. Dates and times will be decided once casting has been finalized.

Job Duties

  • Attend required design meetings with designers & producers.

  • Attend designer run during the rehearsal process.

  • Collaborate & communicate with scenic painter.

  • Properly prep the theater space for set construction.

  • Create/purchase/modify set pieces to fit theme, design & actors’ safety.

  • Manage company specified scenic budget for the show.

  • Set completion by May 10.

  • On call on a weekly basis during performance run to do maintenance for set pieces.

Qualifications

  • Experience as a scenic designer for shows with a fantasy or cultural aesthetic.

  • Construction experience with lumber.

  • Construction experience with fabric.

  • Formal training from a technical program preferred

Salary & Benefits

This is an independent contractor project position. Stipend is $200.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to dibale@baltimoreapac.org, Subject line “Scenic Designer - Tornkid”


TORNKID [WORKING TITLE]

DIRECTOR: CARA HINH
PLAYWRIGHT: KATELYNN KENNEY
COLLABORATORS: COHESION THEATRE COMPANY
WHEN: MAY 16 - JUNE 2, 2019
WHERE: UNITED EVANGELICAL CHURCH IN CANTON - 3200 DILLON STREET

Our first full production is a collaboration with Cohesion Theatre and an original work devised by members of both organizations. We are excited to have New York-based Filipino-American playwright Katelynn Kenney on board to help us write our original script. Kenney is best known for her most recent play Void, which premiered in New York City earlier this year. Tornkid [our working title] will draw on the power of indigenous Asian and Pacific creation stories to explore identity and unearth how ancient female and non-binary narratives can provide guidance towards healing our broken world.

Leading this production as director is Cara Hinh - BAPAC’s Education and Community Outreach Director, fresh from her stint as Assistant Director for Baltimore Center Stage’s King of the Yees. Cohesion Theatre’s Artist Director Jessica Rassp will be creating original puppets for this production. Ms. Rassp is a master puppet maker and is best known for her work with Submersive Productions and their immersive theatre piece H.T. Darling’s Incredible Museaum.