Set DesignerChelsea Opera • Part-Timehttp://www.ChelseaOpera.orgNew York, NY
Chelsea Opera is seeking a set designer who has experience with grand ideas accomplished on a small budget for its 2013-2014 Tenth Anniversary season.
The set designer, working closely with the stage director and lighting designer, is paid a $300 honorarium and is responsible for designing and implementing the total set design within an allotted budget for set elements to be determined during production meetings.
2013-2014 Tenth Anniversary season
Ballymore, Part 1 — Winners
(NY premiere) by Richard Wargo and La Pizza con Funghi
by Seymour Barab — Oct 11/12, load in and tech begins Oct 4.
The Tender Land
by Aaron Copland — June 13/14, load in and tech begins June 8.
St. Peter's Church in Chelsea (346 West 20th Street, between 8th & 9th Avenues):
St. Peter’s Church is an 1835 landmark building. The set space is the "altar" area that is limited by the nature of the space (no nails into the floor or wall, no overhead structure from which to hang anything, etc.), no storage available and limited access. Recent designs have incorporated pipe and drape (to block off the altar wall) and SteelDeck platforms (to raise the playing area).
Chelsea Opera owns some set elements (a few small platforms of various sizes, a beige scrim, chairs and small table). Other elements (larger platforms, pipe and drape, etc.) must be rented. Any constructed units must be built off-site. Set elements are not loaded in until the Sunday afternoon prior to opening and must be fully struck following the Saturday performance. Commercial rentals not picked up by the rentee during strike must be returned Monday morning, following the final performance.
Chelsea Opera, one of NYC’s leading small opera companies, will celebrate its 10th Anniversary Season. It has a minimal budget and is largely dependent on donor gifts, grants and ticket sales. The budget allocation for set items encompasses all costs for a set designer, set construction/rental, and tech assistants. It is the responsibility of the set designer to confer with the director, music director, costume designer, lighting designer, and producers to create the design, as well as oversee the creation, installation of, strike, removal, inventory and timely return of all commercially rented items and borrowed items, as well as the return to storage of all newly purchased or previously owned equipment and set elements. The producers must approve all acquisitions (rented or purchased) prior to contracts or agreements being signed with vendors.
Please visit our website and look under "gallery" to see past productions.
If interested in being considered, contact ChelseaOpera@aol.com
and include a current resume and link to your website or portfolio as soon as possible.