We’re Hiring for 2019!

Brave New Play Rites is back for its 33rd year of staging and reading new work written by UBC Creative Writing students. Once again, plays will be produced at Studio 1398 on Granville Island!

We’re very excited to spin the wheels of production back up, but to do that we need to fill some positions.

Please click the links below to find the job postings for Directors, Stage Managers, Set Designers, Lighting & Sound Designers and Stage Runners who will help make the 2018 Festival as memorable and impactful as Brave New always is.

Details on how to apply are within the postings below.

CALL FOR DIRECTORS

CALL FOR STAGE MANAGERS

CALL FOR SET DESIGNERS

CALL FOR LIGHTING & SOUND DESIGNERS

CALL FOR STAGE RUNNERS

We look forward to hearing from you!

– 2019 Production Team

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2019 CALL FOR SET DESIGNER

SET DESIGNER JOB POSTING

Celebrating its 33rd anniversary, Brave New Play Rites is an annual festival of new plays written by UBC Creative Writing students and produced at Studio 1398 on Granville Island.

We are seeking a Set Designer our Full Productions. The festival features two programs of 5 plays each. The plays are 10 to 15 minutes long and will be presented in a thrust stage. Budget for set and properties is $50. In the festival setting, we have many shows with limited backstage space, and there is a 60 to 90 second set change between shows. Creative minimalism is encouraged, since it is a black box theater.

The Set Designer will receive an honorarium of $100.

Essential Dates:

  • Tue Nov 27 – Wed Nov 28: Interviews
  • Wed Jan 02: Job Offer Goes Out
  • Sun Jan 13: Festival Orientation and Auditions – 10:00 to 19:00
  • Mon Jan 14: More Auditions – 18:00 to 20:30
  • Wed Jan 23 to Sun Mar 9: Full Productions rehearsals with actors, 10-20 hours total, and Production Team communications and rehearsal visits
  • Mon Feb 25: Final Cue List and Prop List due to Production Team
  • Sun Mar 03: Paper Tech with Production Team
  • Sat Mar 9 to Sun Mar 10: Full Productions Technical Rehearsals
  • Mon Mar 11: Full Productions Dress Rehearsal
  • Tues Mar 12, Thur Mar 14, Sat Mar 16: Full Productions Program 1 at 7:30pm
  • Wed Mar 13, Fri Mar 15, Sun Mar 17: Full Productions Program 2 at 7:30pm
  • Mon Mar 18: Invoice and Receipts Due

How to Apply:

Email: crwr.bravenew@ubc.ca

Please include your name, phone number, a 50 word biography and your curriculum vitae.

Please put ‘SET DESIGNER SUBMISSION’ in the email subject line.

Please also indicate two or three potential interview times you are available from Nov 27-28

Due to the volume of submissions, only those invited to be interview will be contacted.

All are welcome to apply. We look forward to hearing from you!

– The 2019 Production Team

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2019 CALL FOR STAGE RUNNER

STAGE RUNNER – JOB POSTING

Brave New Play Rites Festival – March 9-17, 2019

Celebrating its 33rd anniversary, Brave New Play Rites is an annual festival of new plays written by UBC Creative Writing students and produced at Studio 1398 on Granville Island.

For our Full Productions, we are seeking 2 stage runners for nightly performances from March 12-17th, and dress and tech rehearsals from March 9th to 11th.

Stage Runners will receive an honorarium of $50.

Essential Dates:

  • Tue Nov 27 – Wed Nov 28: Interviews
  • Wed Jan 02: Job Offers Go Out – 17:00
  • Sun Jan 13: Festival Orientation and Auditions – 10:00 to 19:00
  • Mon Jan 14: More Auditions – 18:00 to 20:30
  • Fri Jan 25 to Sun Mar 10: Production Team communications and rehearsal visits
  • Mon Feb 25: Directors send final Cue List and Prop List
  • Sun Mar 03: Paper Tech Meeting – 12:00 to 14:00
  • Mon Mar 11 to Sun Mar 17: Full Productions Technical and Performance Schedule

How to Apply:

Email crwr.bravenew@ubc.ca

Please include your name, phone number, a 50 word biography and your curriculum vitae.

Please put ‘STAGE RUNNER SUBMISSION’ in the email subject line.

Please also indicate two or three potential interview times you are available on Nov 27th or 28th.

Due to the volume of submissions, only those invited to be interview will be contacted.

All are welcome to apply. We look forward to hearing from you!

– 2019 Production Team

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2019 CALL FOR STAGE MANAGERS

STAGE MANAGER – JOB POSTING

Brave New Play Rites Festival – March 9-17, 2019

Celebrating its 33rd anniversary, Brave New Play Rites is an annual festival of new plays written by UBC Creative Writing students and produced at Studio 1398 on Granville Island.

For our Full Productions, we are seeking 2 stage managers, who will each be responsible for 5 plays.

The plays are 10 to 15 minutes each, organized into two programs of 5 plays each.

Stage Managers will receive an honorarium of $100 per show.

Essential Dates:

  • Tue Nov 27 – Wed Nov 28: Stage Manager Interviews
  • Wed Jan 02: Stage Manager Job Offers Go Out – 17:00
  • Sun Jan 13: Festival Orientation and Auditions – 10:00 to 19:00
  • Mon Jan 14: More Auditions – 18:00 to 20:30
  • Fri Jan 25 to Sun Mar 10: Full Productions – Production Team communications and rehearsal visits
  • Mon Feb 25: Directors send final Cue List and Props List
  • Wed Feb 27: Playwrights send Final Drafts of Scripts
  • Sun Mar 03: Paper Tech Meeting – 12:00 to 14:00
  • Mon Mar 11 to Sun Mar 17: Full Productions Technical and Performance Schedule
  • Mon Mar 18: Invoice and Receipts Due

How to Apply:

Email crwr.bravenew@ubc.ca

Please include your name, phone number, a 50 word biography and your curriculum vitae.

Please put ‘STAGE MANAGER SUBMISSION’ in the email subject line.

Please also indicate two or three potential interview times you are available on Nov 27th or 28th

Due to the volume of submissions, only those invited to be interview will be contacted.

All are welcome to apply. We look forward to hearing from you.

– 2019 Production Team

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2019 CALL FOR LIGHTING & SOUND DESIGNERS

LIGHTING AND SOUND DESIGNERS – JOB POSTING

Brave New Play Rites Festival – March 9-17, 2019

Celebrating its 33rd anniversary, Brave New Play Rites is an annual festival of new plays written by UBC Creative Writing students and produced at Studio 1398 on Granville Island.

For our Full Productions, we are seeking 2 Lighting and 2 Sound Designers, who will each be responsible for 5 plays.

The plays are 10 to 15 minutes each, organized into two programs of 5 plays each.

The Lighting and Sound Designers will receive an honorarium of $75 per show.

Essential Dates:

  • Tue Nov 27th – Wed 28th: Interviews
  • Wed Jan 02: Lighting and Sound Designers Job Offers Go Out – 17:00
  • Sun Jan 13: Festival Orientation – 10:00 to 12:00
  • Wed Jan 25 to Sun Mar 10: Full Productions – Production Team communications and rehearsal visits
  • Mon Feb 25: Directors send Final Cue List and Props List
  • Sun Mar 03: Paper Tech Meeting – 12:00 to 14:00
  • Sat Mar 9 to Sun Mar 10: Full Productions Technical Rehearsals
  • Mon Mar 11: Full Productions Dress Rehearsal
  • Tues Mar 12, Thur Mar 14, Sat Mar 16: Full Productions Program 1 at 7:30pm
  • Wed Mar 13, Fri Mar 15, Sun Mar 17: Full Productions Program 2 at 7:30pm
  • Mon Mar 18: Invoice and Receipts Due

How to Apply:

Email crwr.bravenew@ubc.ca

Please include your name, phone number, a 50 word biography and your curriculum vitae.

Please put ‘LIGHTING OR SOUND DESIGNER SUBMISSION’ in the email subject line.

Please also indicate two or three potential interview times you are available on Nov 27th – 28th

Due to the volume of submissions, only those invited to be interview will be contacted.

All are welcome to apply. We look forward to hearing from you!

– 2019 Production Team

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2019 CALL FOR DIRECTORS

Brave New Play Rites Festival – March 9-17, 2019

Celebrating its 33nd anniversary, Brave New Play Rites is an annual festival of new plays written by UBC Creative Writing students and produced at Studio 1398 on Granville Island.

DIRECTOR JOB POSTING

Celebrating its 33rd anniversary, Brave New Play Rites is an annual festival of new plays written by UBC Creative Writing students and produced at Studio 1398 on Granville Island.

We are seeking 10 directors for our Full Productions and 2 directors for our Staged Readings Series.

The plays are 10 to 15 minutes each, are organized into two programs of 5 plays each, and will be presented in a thrust stage. Budget for set and properties is $50. In the festival setting, we have many shows with limited backstage space, and there is a 60 to 90 second set change between shows, so creative minimalism is encouraged. A set designer and dramaturg will assist with the production.

Directors will receive an honorarium of $150. Stage Reading Directors will receive an honorarium of $100.

Essential Dates:

  • Tue Nov 27 – Wed Nov 28: Director Interviews
  • Wed Jan 02: Director Job Offers Go Out
  • Sun Jan 13: Festival Orientation and Auditions – 10:00 to 19:00
  • Mon Jan 14: More Auditions – 18:00 to 20:30
  • Wed Jan 16: Submit Casting Preferences – 12:00
  • Sat Jan 19: Receive Casting – 12:00
  • Wed Jan 23: Confirm Casting – 12:00
  • Wed Jan 23 to Sun Mar 9: Full Productions rehearsals with actors, 10-20 hours total, and Production Team communications and rehearsal visits
  • Sun Feb 10: Staged Reading Rehearsal – 12:00 to 17:00
  • Mon Feb 25: Final Cue List and Prop List due to Production Team
  • Wed Feb 27: All final scripts due to Production Team
  • Sun Mar 03: Paper Tech with Production Team
  • Sun Mar 04: Staged Reading Rehearsal – 12:00 to 17:00
  • Sat Mar 9 to Sun Mar 10: Full Productions Technical Schedule
  • Mon Mar 11: Full Productions Dress Rehearsal
  • Tues Mar 12, Thur Mar 14, Sat Mar 16: Full Productions Program 1 at 7:30pm
  • Wed Mar 13, Fri Mar 15, Sun Mar 17: Full Productions Program 2 at 7:30pm
  • Sat Mar 16: Staged Readings Program 1 at 1:00pm
  • Sun Mar 17: Staged Readings Program 1 at 1:00pm
  • Mon Mar 18: Invoice and Receipts Due

We provide:

  • Festival auditions presenting a large pool of actors
  • Free rehearsal space and performance venue
  • Promotional materials and publicity
  • A collaborative process with the playwright to continue developing a new work
  • Producer support, technical crew and front of house staff

How to Apply:

Email: crwr.bravenew@ubc.ca

Please include your name, phone number, a 50 word biography and your curriculum vitae.

Please put ‘DIRECTOR SUBMISSION’ in the email subject line.

Please also indicate two or three potential interview times you are available from Nov 27-28

Due to the volume of submissions, only those invited to be interview will be contacted.

All are welcome to apply. We look forward to hearing from you!

– The 2019 Production Team

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2018 Playbill and Showtimes

The 2018 Festival is officially in full swing!

If you’d like some more information about each individual play and the creative teams behind them, why not download a PDF of the 2018 Playbill!

Also, to do away with any confusion, here is a breakdown of our showtimes:

MATINEES
Doors: 1:30pm
Curtain: 2:00pm

EVENING SHOWS
Doors: 7:00pm
Curtain: 7:30pm

Shows run for approximately 1.5 hours with a 15 minute intermission. See you there!

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