Enlightened Theatrics seeks a new Managing Director
Enlightened Theatrics in Salem, Oregon seeks an experienced arts or nonprofit administrator with a demonstrated passion for the arts, as well as strong connections regionally and nationally to the arts, culture and nonprofit community. This person will be a relationship building expert who excels in active listening, has an inquisitive nature, and brings a track record of implementing successful strategic initiatives and fundraising tactics.
We are seeking a leader with proven fundraising ability, including foundations, government support, and corporate sponsorship. They will know how to work and build community support through partnerships and collaborations, and are willing to relocate to Salem and become actively involved in the local community. They will possess strong collaborative skills in order to work in partnership with our Artistic Director to create a sustainable and growing business model for Enlightened Theatrics.
Enlightened Theatrics is a professional live theatre company founded in 2013 by Vincenzo Meduri. We are located in the Historic Grand Theatre in Downtown Salem, Oregon and produce four to five musicals and plays each season. Our mission is to enrich the cultural and economic development of Salem, Oregon by offering professional stage experiences, providing access to performing arts education for all, and revitalizing the Historic Grand Theatre.
Please send a professional resume and cover letter to email@example.com by June 15 at 5 PM.
In the cover letter, please address how you meet the below Experience & Qualifications. Candidates that most closely meet these qualifications will be invited to interview.
Experience & Qualifications:
- 7+ years in a senior leadership position at a nonprofit organization, preferably one involving the arts.
- Successful fundraiser with a demonstrated, proven track record.
- Shared leadership and/or collaboration skills with an Artistic Director or co-management position.
- Demonstrated experience developing and managing a 500k+ budget.
- Experienced administrator with a track record of growing enrollment in an educational or cultural organization.
- Ability to build relationships and leverage networks so as to bolster the fundraising capabilities of Enlightened Theatrics.
- Familiar with basic business practices sufficient for effective supervision of staff.
- Demonstrated effectiveness in working closely with a Board of Directors and willingness to cultivate relationships with existing and potential board members.
- Strong commitment to the arts as demonstrated by involvement with and/or connections to regional and/or national arts organizations.
The Managing Director will work with the Board of Directors to develop annual planning for programming, financial management, fundraising and development, community outreach, as well as ensuring implementation of policy and procedure that align with organizational goals and industry best practices.
Salary range: $80,000 to $90,000
DOE Benefits include: Health and dental benefits, matching 401k plan, and annual vacation and sick paid time off.
Our 2018 General Auditions have passed. We will be attending the PATA Generals in April.
Please check back regularly for updates, or submit resumes, headshots, and portfolios to Auditions@EnlightenedTheatrics.org.
Enlightened Theatrics 2018 Season
Invited Callback: March 17th | 12:00pm to 5:00pm | Pentacle Theatre’s Downtown Office – 145 Liberty St. NE #2, Salem, 97301
Rehearsals: April 16th through May 10th
Tech Rehearsals: May 11th through May 15th
Preview Performances: May 16th and 17th
Performances: May 18th through June 10th
A coming-of-age jukebox musical featuring music of the 1960s, “Shout! chronicles the dawning liberation of women, from the rise of Dusty Springfield, Petula Clark and Cilla Black as independent women with major careers, to their American counterparts, redefining themselves in the face of changing attitudes about gender. With a shimmy and shake, the songs are tied together by hilarious sound bites from the period – from ’60s advertisements to letters answered by an advice columnist who thinks that every problem can be solved with a “fetching new hair style and a new shade of lipstick."
Characters (ensemble show; five strong singers):
Blue Girl – A blue-blooded fashion model. Sophisticated, poised, and cool. She is vain and not particularly friendly.
Age: 20 to 30. Vocal range: F3-F5
Yellow Girl – A loud, uninhibited American girl driven by her emotions. She is a ray of sunshine with a surprising vulnerability. Possesses a big, rock diva belt.
Age: 25 to 35. Vocal range: F3-E5
Orange Girl – The “mother” of the group. Domestic and maternal, she is wise, soulful, and mature. Slowly asserting her new-found independence.
Age: 35 to 45. Vocal range: F3-B5
Green Girl – A good-time girl. Blousy, middle-class, and zany. She is a bit frayed at the edges, and hopelessly single. A comedian of sorts.
Age: 30 to 40. Vocal range: F3-F5
Red Girl – The “baby” of the group, she is an exciting blend of youthful contradictions. Quirky, enthusiastic, and naïve. A hopeless romantic who is insecure about her looks.
Age: 18 to 25. Vocal range: F3-G5
Invited Callback: April 21st | 12:00pm to 5:00pm | Pentacle Theatre’s Downtown Office – 145 Liberty St. NE #2, Salem, 97301
Rehearsals: September 10th through October 4th
Tech Rehearsals: October 5th through October 9th
Preview Performances: October 10th and 11th
Performances: October 12th through November 4th
“Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which, he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett’s luck sharply shifts when Todd’s thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up… and the carnage has only just begun!”
Sweeney Todd: A wrongfully imprisoned barber seeking to right the wrongs committed against him. He is Johanna’s father, singularly focused on taking bloody revenge. Our story’s tormented protagonist.
Age: 40 to 55. Vocal range: F2-Gb4
Lovett: An entrepreneurial and amoral meat pie shop owner. She falls in love with Todd and turns his desire for revenge into a profitable business venture.
Age: 35 to 50. Vocal range bottom: G3-E5
Anthony Hope: A naive and youthful sailor returning to London. He helps Todd return to London and unexpectedly falls in love with Johanna.
Age: 20 to 30. Vocal range: Bb2-F4
Johanna: A spritely girl, full of innocence, constantly yearning for freedom. Todd’s long-lost daughter and Turpin’s ward.
Age: 18 to 21. Vocal range: Bb3-A5
Tobias Ragg: A poor youngster apprenticed to Pirelli. He finds a surrogate family in Todd and Lovett.
Age: 12 to 18. Vocal range: Bb2-Ab4
Judge Turpin: A lecherous public official who portrays himself as a sanctimonious authoritarian. He takes advantage of his position in the city and is responsible for imprisoning Todd.
Age: 50 to 65. Vocal range: E2-Gb4
The Beadle: A pompous public official. He is deeply loyal to the corrupt Turpin.
Age: 40 to 55. Vocal range: D3-D5
Beggar Woman: A deranged and schizophrenic woman who harbors a dark, surprising secret.
Age: 35 to 50. Vocal range: Ab3-F5
Adolfo Pirelli: A flamboyant Italian rival barber; a charlatan with a secret past.
Age: 30 to 45. Vocal range: B2-C5
Ensemble: Jonas Fogg, Townspeople; Policemen; Lunatics
Invited Callback: April 21st | 5:00pm to 8:00pm | Pentacle Theatre’s Downtown Office – 145 Liberty St. NE #2, Salem, 97301
Rehearsals: November 19th through December 6th
Tech Rehearsals: December 7th through December 11th
Preview Performances: December 12th and 13th
Performances: December 14th through December 30th
“It’s Christmas in the third smallest town in Texas! Radio station OKKK news personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie report on various Yuletide activities, including hot competition in the annual lawn display contest. In other news, voracious Joe Bob Lipsey’s production of “A Christmas Carol” is jeopardized by unpaid electric bills. Two actors voice more than ten colorful Tuna denizens each, some you will recognize from Greater Tuna and some appearing here for the first time. Audiences who have and who have not seen Greater Tuna will enjoy this laugh filled evening.”
Characters (all portrayed by only two actors):
- Arles Struvie – A disc jockey at radio station OKKK.
- Didi Snavely – Owner of Didi’s Used Weapons (“If we can’t kill it, it’s immortal”)
- Petey Fisk – Employee of the Greater Tuna Humane Society
- Jody Bumiller – Youngest child of Bertha Bumiller
- Stanley Bumiller – Aspiring taxidermist, fresh from reform school; twin to Charlene
- Charlene Bumiller – Daughter of Bertha Bumiller and sister to Stanley and Jody; infatuated with Joe Bob Lipsey.  As seen with Bertha Bumiller (Sears) at the Kennedy Center]
- Vera Carp – Town snob and acting leader of the Smut-Snatchers of the New Order (“until the Rev. Spikes gets out of prison”)
- Dixie Deberry – Controller of the Tuna Electric Company
- Helen Bedd – A waitress at the Tasty-Creme  As seen with Inita Goodwin (Sears) at the Kennedy Center]
- Farley Burkhalter – A “little person” and a patron of the Tasty-Creme
- Garland Poteet- A soda distributor and one of Inita’s many boyfriends
- Thurston Wheelis – A disc jockey at radio station OKKK
- Elmer Watkins – The victim of a tragic flameshooter incident, Elmer was left with no eyebrows.
- Bertha Bumiller – Housewife and mother to Jody, Stanley, and Charlene; member of the Smut Snatchers of the New Order (“Censorship is as American as apple pie, so shut up!”)
- Leonard Childers – Entrepreneur and radio personality on OKKK
- R. Snavely – UFOlogist and husband to Didi
- Pearl Burras – Aunt to Bertha, former riveter in Houston during World War II (the Japanese “never sank one of [her] ships!”)
- Sheriff Givens – Called “Rubber Sheets” due to his having wet the bed at church camp
- Ike Thompson- a slow-witted highway worker
- Inita Goodwin – A waitress at the Tasty-Creme
- Phoebe Burkhalter- Presumably Farley’s significant other, Phoebe is voiced by Sears but onstage is a wig behind a window manipulated by a stagehand
- Joe Bob Lipsey – the “not-the-marrying-kind” director of the Tuna Little Theater’s “troubled production” of A Christmas Carol
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