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Thank you for your interest in supporting ACT! We have many ways for you to collaborate and participate in the ACT community: job opportunities to join a team on our staff; participating as an artist; becoming an intern in one of our departments to learn more about non-profit arts organizations; or, volunteering to help our non-profit theatre achieve its goals and create positive experiences for the patrons.

Whatever your area of expertise or experience, these options, also listed on the right, can tell you more. So why wait? Check out how you can get involved today!

For Artists

ACT – A CONTEMPORARY THEATRE/DIGITAL SEASON 2021
VIDEO AUDITIONS – HISTORY OF THEATRE

ACT is currently accepting AEA and non-union video submissions for available roles in the World Premiere digital production of Reginald André Jackson’s play History of Theatre, directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton and produced in partnership with The Hansberry Project.

History of Theatre is a guided tour through many of the high – and low – lights of African American theatre, beginning 200 years ago with the intrepid founding members of The African Company, who in the days of slavery went toe to toe with the largest professional theatres in the United States. Then we’ll take a brief trip through vaudeville, with its many trappings. Broadway’s first Black stars will share a tale or two. Seattle takes center stage in the 1930s when President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal brings the Emerald City a federally funded Black theatre, in the form of the Negro Repertory Company. How will the city’s new crop of theatres respond to the Civil Rights Movement? What was it like heading a Black run theatre in Seattle through the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s? This tour aims to breathe life into these oft forgotten figures; it also speaks to living theatre artists about their experiences, what they’ve learned from those experiences and how Black Theatre moves forward from the current moment.

The play will be rehearsed and filmed remotely using actor webcams (ACT will provide additional equipment for lighting etc if needed) and recorded via Zoom.  The edited production will be released to stream on demand via ACT’s website later this spring.

Rehearsal/filming:  March 22 – April 2, 2021    Monday – Friday    10 AM – 4 PM
Distribution:  May 14 – June 6, 2021

Submissions Accepted:  February 8 – February 22, 2021
Callbacks (Via Zoom):  February 24 – February 28, 2021 (to be scheduled)
You will be contacted if you receive a callback to schedule a Zoom appointment

This is an ensemble piece in which all actors will play multiple roles, specific characters to be assigned once casting is complete.

All actors will be compensated in accordance with AEA COVID-specific media project guidelines.

Actor tracks available are:

Male, Black, 30-50
Male, Black, 60+
Female, White, 25-40
….to play multiple roles of potentially all ages and genders

To be considered, please self-tape two contrasting contemporary monologues and upload your video with your headshot/resume at the following secure link:

https://www.dropbox.com/request/Jg8ga4StnGb9NCAZ4tPF

Please use this file-naming convention for your uploads:  Lastname-Video-Date, Lastname-Headshot-Date, etc

THIS IS A SECURE AND PRIVATE UPLOAD PORTAL.  ONLY ACT THEATRE PERSONNEL ASSOCIATED WITH THE PROJECT WILL HAVE ACCESS TO YOUR INFORMATION.

If you have any questions, please email to: laynem@dev.acttheatre.org

ACT welcomes submissions from actors of all races and ethnicities, neuro-diversities, and disabilities, for available roles.  Gender non-conforming, gender-queer, transgender, and non-binary actors are invited to submit for the roles they most identify with.  Race/ethnicity is indicated only when specified by the playwright as integral to character and/or narrative. 

Submit your own work for consideration in our programming lineup

ACT accepts script submissions from Literary Agents and/or theatre professionals with a letter of introduction/recommendation. Northwest playwrights (Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho) are welcome to submit up to a 15-page script sample, with a cover letter and play synopsis.

Average response time is six months.

Please mail work to:
ACT Theatre
ATTN: Submissions
700 Union St.
Seattle, WA 98101

Current Job Opportunities

ACT is excited to share that we are hiring for the following positions:

The Director of Operations is at the center of ACT Theatre’s systems and daily functionality. They are responsible for the upkeep, maintenance, and planning for capital improvements of Eagles Theatre Centre, the nationally landmarked building that is the home of ACT Theatre. The Director of Operations creates and manages systems that keep the facility and the organization running at high capacity and volume. They manage day-to-day operations, including audience services, IT, venue rental, janitorial, and security. They also participate in the development, recommendation, and administration of policies, procedures, and processes in support of the organization’s mission and values.

A successful candidate will have an upbeat, can-do attitude and excel in project management and employee motivation.

Full Job Description

How to Apply

To apply, email a current resume highlighting relevant experience and skills; a cover letter describing why you are applying, and where you found out about this position to mary.cadera@dev.acttheatre.org. 

The Technical Director (TD) serves in a leadership position in ACT’s Production Department.  The TD executes the directors’ and designers’ vision within the allotted resources, while maintaining ACT’s production standards.

Full Job Description

How to Apply

To apply, email a current resume highlighting relevant experience and skills; a cover letter describing why you are applying, and where you found out about this position to production@dev.acttheatre.org. 

The Individual Giving Manager will oversee ACT’s Annual Fund and mid-tier giving circles. They are primarily responsible for the creation and implementation of annual appeals and renewals, stewardship of donors through events and strategic communications, donor acquisition strategy, integrity of data and processes, and management of a small portfolio of prospects.

Full Job Description

How to Apply

To apply, email a current resume highlighting relevant experience and skills; a cover letter describing why you are applying, and where you found out about this position to development@dev.acttheatre.org. 

The Marketing Coordinator assists the Marketing team with the development and execution of strategic marketing initiatives for the theatre’s plays and programs, and messaging to tell ACT’s story. The Marketing Coordinator implements subscription and single ticket campaigns to meet revenue goals. This position also manages website content and social media activity and drives engagement by creating informative content for our audience across multiple platforms.

Full Job Description

How to Apply

To apply, email a current resume highlighting relevant experience and skills; a cover letter describing why you are applying, and where you found out about this position to gail.benzler@dev.acttheatre.org. 

The Master Scenic Carpenter, under the supervision of the Technical Director and Associate Technical Director, oversees the building and maintaining scenic elements to achieve scenic designer’s artistic vision for all ACT productions. This position is covered by ACT’s Collective Bargaining Agreement with IATSE Local 15.

Full Job Description

How to Apply

To apply, email a current resume highlighting relevant experience and skills; a cover letter describing why you are applying, and where you found out about this position to production@dev.acttheatre.org. 

The Master Properties Artisan, under the supervision of the Props Master, is responsible to build, create, and modify all properties to convey the Designer’s vision for all shows and events; communicates and coordinates among other shop personnel and department heads concerning efficient integration of prop elements and set dressing. The Properties Artisan works collaboratively with staff from other shops, supervises overhire staff. This position is covered by ACT’s Collective Bargaining Agreement with IATSE Local 15.

Full Job Description

How to Apply

To apply, email a current resume highlighting relevant experience and skills; a cover letter describing why you are applying, and where you found out about this position to production@dev.acttheatre.org. 

Equal Opportunity Employer

ACT is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity; treats all employees and applicants equally without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, veteran or marital status, sensory, physical or mental disability and all other groups protected by law; and promotes diversity in its workforce.

ACT seeks to recruit, hire, promote, and retain a diverse workforce. Diversity in our staff is vital to high quality services and client/community connection. We prioritize the hiring of applicants from historically marginalized communities. We are committed to eliminating barriers to access and equity; cultivating a diverse workforce is an essential step toward this goal.

General ACT Volunteer

ACT has a variety of emerging opportunities for volunteers. Help ACT maintain its elegant state of the art facility, reach patrons, members, and donors, and keep up to date on administrative tasks by adding your name to our growing volunteer pool. We have a broad range of tasks available to our volunteers, appealing to whatever ability or interest you bring to the table:

  • volunteer ushering
  • helping with mailings and administrative tasks
  • staffing parties and galas
  • distributing materials and acting as an ambassador for ACT
  • . . . and more!

Volunteering can be a tremendous opportunity for students, seniors, or anyone who wants to be involved with Seattle’s thriving arts community and to preserve ACT’s important place within it. Plus, there are plenty of perks for volunteers, including an annual appreciation event, discounts or passes to attend our productions, and more.

We hope you’ll consider volunteering and becoming a member of our expanding family.

To add your name to the growing volunteer pool, please contact us at volunteer@dev.acttheatre.org, or call 206.292.7660, x1316 .