Design Positions Available

Idiot String is currently hiring for the production positions listed below. Please contact Rebecca Longworth at idiotstring@gmail.com with your resume to arrange an interview. People of color and gender-non-conforming folks are especially encouraged to apply.

Costume Designer: Port Stories

Responsibilities & Opportunities:

  • You’ll create and execute costume designs for an ambitious site-specific theatrical production that’s devised collaboratively with the ensemble.
  • You’ll create designs collaboratively with the performers wearing your costumes and work closely with other designers, building positive, creative, and collaborative relationships with an amazing group of artists.
  • You may supervise costume assistants to help with costume piece work.

Qualifications:

  • Experience designing theatrical costumes and working closely with performers & writers to understand character, motivation, and the world of the play is essential;
  • Sewing and alteration skills preferred;
  • Interest in and/or experience with experimental, site-specific, devised, and/or interactive theatre preferred.

Commitment:

  • Self-directed time shopping for and/or constructing costumes
  • Attendance at several production meetings
  • Costume fittings with the cast per your schedule
  • Attendance at certain rehearsals, including all dress and tech rehearsals
  • Availability throughout the performance run to ensure repairs or replacements are made in a timely manner

Pay:

  • $750 stipend, with separate materials budget ($1000)

Rehearsals, Tech & Performance Dates

Weekday rehearsals take place in East Oakland and weekend rehearsals in Port Costa.

Regular rehearsals April 20 – June 1 (weeknights in East Oakland; weekend days in Port Costa)
Tech rehearsals / preview June 2 – 7 (weeknights and weekend days in Port Costa)
Opening Saturday June 8
Performance run June 8 – June 23 (Friday evenings, Saturday matinee & evening, Sunday early evening in Port Costa)
Possible extension June 28 – 30