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Auditions for ALL MY SONS

WHAT:       All My Sons by Arthur Miller

Set in post-World War II, Arthur Miller’s landmark drama examines the relationships between fathers and sons and the price of living the American Dream. An explosive secret threatens to tear the family apart in this powerful play about the conflict between business ethics and taking responsibility for one’s actions.

WHO:        Directed by David Denson
WHEN:      Sunday, December 14                           (4pm-10pm)
                 Callbacks: Monday, December 15            (6pm-10pm)

WHERE:     Addison Theatre Centre
                  15650 Addison Road
                  Addison, TX 75001

ROLES:  WaterTower Theatre is seeking 8 actors for its upcoming production of All My Sons. Seeking 4 men, 3 women and 1 child for the following:

Please note: The roles of Joe Keller and Kate Keller have been precast.

Chris Keller – late twenties – early thirties. Solidly built, a listener and truth teller. A family man who idolizes his parents, he will try to avoid confrontation when possible and is capable of immense affection and loyalty. He's an idealist with a social conscience and is uncomfortable with the success of his father’s business in the wake of WWII.
Ann Deever – late twenties – early thirties. Gentle, but despite herself capable of holding fast to what she knows which gives her an honest and strong-willed quality. She's smart, down-to-earth and practical - she knows what she wants and is emboldened by the strength of her convictions.
George Deever – late twenties – early thirties. Impulsive and short-tempered, he's on the edge of his self- restraint when we meet him. He speaks quietly, as though afraid to find himself screaming. Like a mistreated animal, his bitterness and skepticism can be momentarily quieted with gentle affection, but are quick to return at the slightest provocation.
Dr. Jim Bayliss – forties – fifties. Friend and neighbor to the Keller’s. A wry, self-controlled man, an easy talker, but with a wisp of sadness that clings even to his self-effacing humor. Inspired by Chris' idealism and frustrated with how his life has worked out, he dreams of an existence free of the stifling predictability of domestic life.
Sue Bayliss – forties – fifties. Married to Jim. A witty middle-aged woman prone to needling but affectionate. She is grounded in the practical realities of life and feels an obligation to protect her husband and their life from the distraction of Chris' idealism.
Frank Lubey – thirties. A pleasant, opinionated man, uncertain of himself, with a tendency toward peevishness when crossed, but always wanting it pleasant and neighborly. He's a harmless, simple man with little understanding of the world beyond his backyard.
Lydia Lubey – late twenties – early thirties. Frank’s wife and George’s former girlfriend. A robust girl prone to laughter, she's a picture of domestic bliss without a care in the world.
Bert – eight-ten. A neighborhood boy who's been tasked with being the block's "policeman" in a game invented by Joe Keller. He's not without a growing skepticism suggesting he knows he's not always on the receiving end of the truth, but has wide-eyed admiration and affection for Joe and he attacks his given responsibility with unbridled enthusiasm.

PERFORMANCE DATES:         April 17 – May 10, 2015
REHEARSALS BEGIN:            March 30, 2015

OTHER:       Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
                   Audition appointment, headshot and resume are required.
                   Equity and Non-Equity roles are available.
                   Scripts are available for perusal at WTT Box Office (open Tues-Fri 12-6).
                   These roles are local hire only.  No housing or travel can be provided.

TO BOOK AN AUDITION APPOINTMENT: Copy and paste the following link into your web browser: OR call 972.450.6277.

Now Seeking Development & Marketing Associate

Department: Development and Marketing
Reports to: Director of Development and Marketing
Work schedule: Monday–Friday, 10am–6pm
(some evenings and weekends required)

Position Summary

WaterTower Theatre seeks a Development and Marketing Associate. Under the guidance of the Director of Development and Marketing, the Development/Marketing Associate will be responsible assisting the Director of Development/Marketing in implementing strategies for all marketing, communications and development projects. In addition, the position will coordinate all development special events, including the annual Spotlight Gala, Women of WaterTower Theatre and the Corporate Council. Position Qualifications: Possessing an outgoing personality, being at ease with people and someone who loves to explore new ideas and opportunities will be the ideal candidate.  One to two years fundraising experience is desirable. Experience working in a performing arts organization a plus. Passion for the arts - especially theatre - is important. Excellent computer skills is a must!

Essential Position Responsibilities

  • Coordinate all aspects of all Development Special events (Women of WaterTower Theatre, Spotlight Gala, opening night VIP donor receptions, etc including attending all committee meetings and working directly with Committee Chairs.
  • Administer benefits and recognition for foundation, corporate and government donors including sponsorship packages, printed recognition, tickets, etc. Ensure institutional donors are recognized appropriately and invited to all relevant development events.
  • Responsible for oversight and reporting of institutional grants in accordance with grant award guidelines. Track current institutional giving for monthly contributed income report. Reconcile institutional contributions with controller on a regular basis. Review Playbill institutional donor lists, acknowledgements to insure accuracy.
  • Maintain development collateral packages for grant proposals and Development Department including press clippings, feature articles, budgets, audited financial statements, arts education program info, IRS letters, institutional benefits list, etc.
  • Maintain all Donor acknowledgements letters, etc
  • Create all internal graphic design for emails, newsletters, and other e-communications.
  • Event coordination, including setup/cleanup, catering/beverage, tickets, event signage, rentals, valet, etc.
  • Affinity group membership renewals
  • Compile/manage playbill production
  • Manage mailing lists – snail mail and email
  • Handle large mailings, such as Gala invitation, show postcards, season brochure
  • Misc. marketing duties with ads, inserts, etc.
  • Design marketing email blasts
  • Social media manager
  • Actively participate in donor stewardship.

Position Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of academic and professional experience.
  • Minimum one to two years development and/or marketing experience.
  • Experience working in a performing arts organization a plus; however, must have a keen interest in the arts, particularly theatre.

Ability to:

Work independently and manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously. Work collaboratively with colleagues within and outside the department, particularly volunteers, donors and Board.  A strong understanding of social media and marketing.  The ability to work under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment in a very small department that undertakes a large number of programs and initiatives.  Must have strong people skills and be gregarious and outgoing and comfortable in social settings

Preferred Skills:

  • Excellent writing and research skills
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Outgoing, personable, flexible and at ease with people
  • At ease in social settings as well as comfortable making presentations to Committees, donors, etc.
  • Strong leadership skills and someone who is comfortable partnering with the Director of Development and Marketing on a broad array of projects.
  • Extremely detail oriented with strong organizational skills
  • Experience with databases a plus. 
  • Experience in graphic design.
  • Strong computer skills required.  Adobe Creative Suite knowledge a plus.
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative on projects
  • Flexible, adaptable, entrepreneurial, team player, with a can-do attitude
  • Must be comfortable working in a busy and diverse office environment and display strong interpersonal skills
  • Background in arts a plus.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to:

Greg Patterson, Director of Development & Marketing
In the subject line put:  Development/Marketing Associate Search

No phone calls please.

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at the Addison Theatre Centre
15650 Addison Road
Addison, Texas 75001
PH: 972.450.6230
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