Stage Manager Position

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The St Lawrence Shakespeare Festival is seeking an Equity or Non-Equity STAGE MANAGER for Twelfth Night directed by artistic director Richard Sheridan Willis. 

Prep begins on June 15th. 

First day of rehearsal: June 20th

Preview: July 8th

Opening Night: July 9th

Closing Night: July 23rd


Contact: Richard Sheridan Willis:


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Additional information:

The St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival, an outdoor theatre company located in Prescott, Ont, is currently looking for a Stage Manager for a production in their 2022 summer season. 

We work under an ITA contract - Category F.

Contract length 6 weeks.


Skill Requirements: 

. The successful candidate will be creative, curious and passionate about theatre and have the ability to work in a team environment 

. They have extensive stage management experience and can work well under pressure 

. Creative problem-solving ability 

. A valid Ontario Driver's License and clean driving abstract is an advantage. 

. Must enjoy working outdoors 
.Must like Shakespeare


Responsibilities of this position will include: 

. Work closely with the Creative and Production teams 

. Attend all rehearsals and production meetings 

. Organizing, supervising, and calling rehearsals and ensuring that rehearsals start promptly and goals are achieved. Maintain Production contact lists. Ensure distribution of daily communications, memos for other departments and record details of scene work. 

. Ensure rehearsal and backstage areas are clean, safe, ready for rehearsals, shows, and warm-ups. Securing the readiness and placement of the set and props for the play.

. Administrate daily rehearsal records, production memos, write and file show reports. Assembling and maintaining an SM prompt book. 


Employer Information: 

The St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival is in its 20th year of presenting professional Shakespeare and classical theatre in the beautiful setting of the Kinsmen Amphitheatre on the St. Lawrence. The Festival is deeply entwined with the local community in our small town of Prescott, Ontario. To find out more about the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival, please visit our website


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