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Paid role: Assistant Director

March 3, 2020 @ 8:00 am - March 31, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

On The Wing Theatre Co. is seeking a passionate person with a strong performing arts background to join us as Assistant Director for the staging of a BRAND NEW children’s musical,  ‘The Urapunga Frog’!

With a main cast of 12 talented local kids aged between 8 & 16, a dance ensemble, and a community youth choir made up of children from Alice Springs and its surrounding communities, we endeavour to make this a production that engages as many young people from around Alice Springs as possible, as well as schools and communities around Australia in the future.

Role responsibilities:
The Assistant Director’s responsibilities may include facilitating the rehearsal process, taking notes, and facilitating the smooth running of the entire production process, and/or other duties as assigned. Sometimes a Director will expect the AD to perform duties normally assigned to the Stage Manager and vice versa.

Read and study the musical; discuss the interpretation and production concept with the Director.
Attend all production conferences and meetings.
Assist the Director as needed. Sit in on all rehearsals, taking notes and actively watching and listening. Communicate regularly with the Director regarding the progress of the production.
Run special rehearsals such as line-throughs, speed-throughs, etc. if the Director requests it.
Although typically the Stage Manager’s duty, the AD may be asked to walk through scenes for an absent actor.
The Assistant Director may be asked to take blocking, line, and/or dialect notes. The Assistant Director should always be prepared for such duties.
Makes notes for the Director as instructed during rehearsals and tech.  Share these notes with the Director who may communicate them to the cast and/or crew.
The Assistant Director may be asked to type up any rehearsal notes taken by the Director for distribution to the cast and/or crew.


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Rehearsals will take place within the school term. Current forecast is for Term 4, 2020 or Term 1, 2021.

Hours: ~6 hours per week


Salary of $2,500 (inc. super) over 10-week rehearsal and performance period.

To apply, or find out more, please email a cover letter and current CV to Daniel Milnehello@danielcmilne.com


March 3, 2020 @ 8:00 am
March 31, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
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Araluen Arts Centre
61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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08 8951 1122