Scenic Build Supervisor for AEA Showcase Code Production of Monstress | Playbill

Scenic Build Supervisor for AEA Showcase Code Production of Monstress

CATEGORY: Technical

Hunger & Thirst Theatre
New York, NY

Job Details


Hunger & Thirst Theatre ( is seeking a scenic build supervisor for their Fall 2022 musical: MONSTRESS written by Emily Kitchens, with music composed by Ben Quinn and Titus Tompkins, and directed by Hondo Weiss-Richmond.

Featuring original bluegrass and country music, MONSTRESS is a homespun musical that celebrates the rejuvenating power of storytelling—a fiercely feminine work that playfully reconfigures ancient Greek myths about female monsters and reclaims them from the patriarchy.

The artist would be responsible for overseeing the scenic build. They would need to attend Zoom production meetings beginning in late-September or early-October (exact start date TBD, based on their schedule) to meet the creative team and assist with planning the load-in/production build process. The artist will lead any set construction that needs to be completed prior to load-in. Hunger & Thirst would assist the artist in finding a workspace, sourcing materials, and hiring other crew members to assist.

The Scenic Build Supervisor’s primary responsibilities will take place from October 17th - 23rd when they will oversee the load-in process and production build at the New Ohio Theatre. Work hours will need to occur between 9AM-5PM, but our specific span of day can be determined based on their availability. We are seeking a person who is comfortable organizing a work list for the day, leading crew members through necessary tasks, and updating the producing and creative team about their progress. They would also need to have a basic to immediate level of knowledge of carpentry, rigging, and scenic painting. Experience with lights is a plus, but not a requirement.

The artist may be also asked to assist at strike/load-out on November 6th, but it is not required that they attend; Hunger & Thirst is willing to oversee load-out by themselves if it is preferable for their schedule.

We welcome submissions from artists of all backgrounds and identities. Based on the vision for the project, we are especially excited to hear from individuals from historically underrepresented communities including BIPOC, female-identifying, trans, and non-binary artists.

MONSTRESS will be performed as an AEA Showcase Code production. All artists will be paid a $500 stipend on opening night (October 23, 2022). Rehearsals began on September 19th; performances are scheduled for October 21-November 5, 2022 at the New Ohio Theatre.

If you are interested in applying, please send your resume/CV to [email protected] by Sunday September 25th at 5:00PM. If selected to interview, artists will be contacted within the week to schedule a Zoom call.

Prior to the interview, Hunger & Thirst will share:

-The latest draft of the script
-A proposed production/rehearsal schedule
-Preliminary scenic plans
-Financial transparency--since we are operating with limited resources, we would love to provide candidates with full access to the production budget so we can answer any questions about finances in the interview, if need be.
-Additional logistical information, including COVID-19 safety guidelines

Hunger & Thirst Theatre is in the process of becoming an anti-bias/anti-racist organization. Please feel free to read our statement and learn more about our action steps on our website. We welcome any thoughts or feedback about our journey.


Sep 30, 2022 - Oct 23, 2022




AEA Showcase Code Production



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