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Children of an Idle Brain
Aaron Sparks, dir.; Jennifer Lynn Jackson, original music & sound design; Dante Olivia Smith, scenic & lighting design; Jennifer Tatum Jimenez, costume design; Jackie Gordon, make-up/mask design.
Seeking an Equity Production Stage Manager to take over from the Rehearsal Stage Manager for "The Orphan." Company states: "Opportunity to work with very talented cast & creative team, including Eric Tucker, whose production of 'Saint Joan' was named Best Revival by the Wall Street Journal."
Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations
Rehearsals begin July 18 or as soon as available; tech July 23-25; runs July 26-Aug. 7 in Astoria, NY.
Compensation & Union Contract Details
Equity Showcase-NY Contract stipend.
Seeking submissions from: Astoria, NY
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Full Production and Company Descriptions
David Rabe's "The Orphan" is a gonzo retelling of The Oresteia. Agamemnon, Clytemnestra, sex, drugs and the murderous Manson family collide in this comical but deeply disturbing look at our relationships with our mothers, fathers, and the nature of violence. The cast includes: Eric Tucker and Ted Lewis of Bedlam's acclaimed Saint Joan and Hamlet, Flor De Liz Perez of the New York Neo-Futurists and Pioneer Theatre Company favorite, Andy Rindlisbach, in his New York debut. The production features original music composed by Jennifer Lynn Jackson, a recent grad of the Yale School of Drama. Aaron Sparks directs a lively and relevant new production of this rarely produced David Rabe play, not seen on the professional New York stage since its premiere at the Public Theatre in 1973. David Rabe significantly revised "The Orphan" after its original production, and the play has never had a major New York production in its current form.
Children of an Idle Brain is a company composed of ambitious theatre artists in the beginning stages of their careers. We are dedicated to telling good stories with ingenuity and a restless curiosity. We choose works that acknowledge the extraordinary in the ordinary and embrace the joys and struggles of being human. We believe in the theatre. We invite our audience to discover and celebrate with us. The Orphan is our inaugural production.
First Rehearsal for Production Stage Manager:
July 18th or as soon as available
Tech: July 23 2-10pm
July 24 2-10pm
July 25 10-2pm
Opening: Friday, July 26th at 7pm
Saturday, July 27th at 7pm
Sunday, July 28th at 2pm and 7pm
Friday, August 2nd at 7pm
Saturday, August 3rd at 7pm
Sunday, August 4th at 7pm
Monday, August 5th at 7pm
Tuesday, August 6th at 7pm
Closing: Wednesday, August 7th at 7pm