BNPR 2016 seeks Assistant Stage Managers

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, Brave New Play Rites (BNPR) is an annual festival of new plays written by UBC Creative Writing MFA and BFA students.

The festival runs March 17-20 at Studio 1398 on Granville Island. The festival is a celebration of emerging Vancouver theatre artists. The 2015 festival was sold-out during the entirety of its run.

Available Position
We are seeking two Vancouver-based Assistant Stage Managers (ASMs) for our 2016 production. This is an excellent opportunity for theatre artists starting their career looking for professional experience. BNPR is a student-based production run with professional integrity. Small honorariums provided.

The roles of ASMs are integral role to the success of BNPR. ASMs will split responsibilities of supporting the smooth run of 12 short plays making their debut during the festival. All experience levels are welcomed to apply. We are looking for:
 Strong collaborative and interpersonal communication
 Excellent attention to detail
 Ability to positively take direction from Stage Manager and Production Staff
 Reliable, punctual and responsible
 A creative problem solver who remains flexible in a fast-paced environment
 Prior theatre production and/or technical experience

Important Dates
Schedule is flexible, with a few key dates.
February 1-March 13: Rehearsals (Director and actors will work out specific schedules)
March 14-21: Festival Production Week — Studio 1398
Possible attendance at Monthly Production meetings, normally on first Wednesday of month.

ASMs will receive a small honorarium at the completion of the festival.

How to Apply
Email to by January 20:
1) A completed application (BNPR-Directors-Designers-app-2016)
2) Your theatre CV/résumé with at least two references.


About Brave New Play Rites

Every year, UBC’s Brave New Play Rites Festival premieres ten short full productions and a staged reading series at Studio 1398 on Granville Island. In 2018, the festival dates are March 10-17. The plays, written by UBC Creative Writing students, are an ambitious collaboration between emerging and established directors, dramaturgs, designers and actors from our vibrant artistic community to create stories of profundity, hilarity and chaos.
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