Stage Management 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.

Stage Manager or Production Stage Manager: Port Stories

Responsibilities & Opportunities:

  • You’ll support rehearsals and production for an ambitious, site-specific theatrical production that’s devised collaboratively with the ensemble.
  • You’ll serve as the main point of contact for all collaborators and build positive, creative, and collaborative relationships with an amazing group of artists.
  • You’ll keep the rehearsals schedule and contact sheet up-to-date, and take notes on blocking and script adjustments to assist creation of the final production script along with the writing team.
  • You’ll lead the production crew and provide support during performances. You may call or run some sound cues, but the nature of this production is such that there is not a need for the traditional calling of cues.
  • You’ll manage production meetings along with the Design Director.


  • Experience with experimental, site-specific, devised, and/or interactive theatre is preferred.
  • Stage management experience in a theatrical setting, either traditional or non-traditional, is required, as well as an understanding and appreciation of the unique role of the stage manager.


  • Several meetings with the director and design and production team outside rehearsals
  • Attendance at all rehearsals and performances
  • Keeping up with daily communications during the rehearsal and performance period
  • Two positions are available: Production Stage Manager, who would attend all rehearsals and performances and lead the Stage Management team; and Stage Manager, who would attend only certain rehearsals and performances, sharing the position with another SM.


  • Production Stage Manager: $1000 stipend
  • Stage Manager: $400 – $800 stipend, depending on level of commitment

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