Design Positions Available

Idiot String is currently hiring for the production positions listed below. Please contact Rebecca Longworth at 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.


  • 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.


  • 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


  • $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