Seeking Actors and Designers for Not One Batu

SEEKING ACTORS FOR NOT ONE BATU

Not One Batu opens in June 2018. Written by Co-Artistic Director Hannah Ii-Epstein, directed by Rachel Slavick, and in partnership with cultural specialist Lanialoha Lee and the Aloha Center Chicago. Performances will take place at Berger Park Cultural Center. Meet Honey Girl: a former meth user, now an expert drug dealer. At Hale’iwa beach park one morning, Honey Girl meets with customers and friends, rival dealers, and her addict mother. The play begins with a pre-show gathering to talk story with Honey Girl and her crew and enjoy live entertainment by The Aloha Center Chicago. This play contains strong language and drug use. Note: The second part of the show takes place out side in front of the lake.

Audition Date: Sunday April 15, 4pm-8p

Audition Time: 4pm-8p

Audition Location: DePaul Theatre School. Room TBA

Equity/Non Equity: Non-Equity

Pay: $200

Type/RestrictionsSHERRIE: 21 year old female. Local from Hawaii. Grew up Mormon. Can be any Polynesian mixed race. Goes to BYU for psychology. MAX: Anywhere between 25-30 year old Polynesian or Asian hapa boy. Semi-local. Surfer boy. TOULLY: Mid 20's-early 30's. Military white boy from Washington. Has been in Hawaii for a couple of months now. BRADDAH: 30 year old male. Honey Girl's brother. Can either be part Hawaiian, Filipino, Samoan, Chinese, Japanese, or mixed. They have a different father.

More info on the League of Chicago Theatre website

Email casting@nothingwithoutacompany.org to reserve your slot. 


Seeking DESIGNERS FOR NOT ONE BATU

Seeking designers of Polynesian, Hawaiian, Filipino, Samoan, Chinese, Japanese, or mixed raise. Others can also apply. Set, Technical Director, Lights, Property, Sound, Costume, Fight Choreography. Please contact by April 18. The season concludes with Not One Batu in June 2018. Written by Co-Artistic Director Hannah Ii-Epstein, directed by Rachel Slavick, and in partnership with cultural specialist Lanialoha Lee and the Aloha Center Chicago. 

Email letter of interest, if you have experience working in an out door setting & your resume to annarose@nothingwithoutacompany.org. If you have a website or portfolio please include that info as well.

Introducing Dana Besmanoff as the New Development Director!

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Dana became an arts administrator before she had ever heard the term, when she stepped into the role of Limelight & Accents Performing Arts Series Coordinator at SUNY Geneseo, her alma mater. After earning a BA in Anthropology and a Dance minor, Dana spent 1.5 years in Hawaii, managing an independent coffee shop and immersing herself in the burgeoning dance, community theater, and improv scene on the Big Island. She subsequently completed a year-long contract as the Development Intern at Florida Studio Theatre in Sarasota, FL, and finally left the tropics for Chicago in June 2016 to take a job as the Development & Sales Associate at Windy City Playhouse. When she’s not working with NWaC, Dana is now the Development Manager at Raven Theatre, and writes grants for Joel Hall Dancers & Center, where she is also a student. You can catch her performing improv around the city with her indie team, Vestibule.

Seeking Box Office Manager

Nothing Without a Company seeks a part-time Box Office Manager for the production of Cornerstone. This position is a contract position for this individual production with the contract ending at the conclusion of the production run. 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: 
GENERAL
• Must be in attendance for all performances including previews and invited dress. 
o Invited Dress run April 1 @ 6pm
o Previews April 3 & 4 @ 7pm
o Performance dates April 5 - May 6, 2018 Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays @ 7pm, Sundays @ 6pm
• All communication must go through boxoffice@nothingwithoutacompany.org and lists updated in google drive. 
• Opening and closing speech

TICKETING
• Set up ticketing options through Brown Paper Tickets (BPT)
• Set up ticketing for Hottix through League of Chicago Theaters. 
• Set up ticketing for Chicago Arts Access (CAA) 
• Set up and communication about comp tickets for NWaC, Cornerstone artists, Press, Jeffs, and other invited guests. Through BPT and lists on Google Drive.
• Ticket exchanges through BPT
• Communicate with CAA and possible communication with CAA attendees.
• Print and maintain records for WALK-UP LIST (this includes Hottix and CAA) and BPT LIST for every show. 

MERCH & DONATIONS
• Set up and sell merch at box office and post show
• Collect Donations at box office and post show

FUNDS
• Update box-office report post show
• Collect all funds at each show
• Give all funds to Hannah or Anna on Sunday's, post show, at Headquarters. (not sure about this but I want to collect the funds at least once a week. I don't like the idea of someone sitting with the cash.) 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
• Bachelor’s degree in a related field, or comparable professional experience. 
• Experience in box office or related field preferred.
• Excellent with cash handling, deadline-management, written, and verbal communications skills. 
• Proficient in Excel, Word and the Google suite. 
• Nothing Without a Company gives preference to candidates who have demonstrable experience advocating for equity, diversity and inclusion. 

Pay: Stipend

Email mike@nothingwithoutacompany.org with cover letter and resume by March 15, 2018 to schedule an interview. Please include “Box Office Manager” in the subject line of your email.

Nothing Without a Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in all areas of the organization’s work. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

Audition Info for #DadaWillSaveUs

Throughout this year, Nothing Without a Company will be workshopping #DadaWillSaveUs, a devised piece leading to full production, opening in March of 2019. We are seeking a group of committed and diverse artists who can join us for the February workshop with hopes of continuing forward.

Synopsis: Three DIY kids decide that bringing back Dada is the answer to handling The Trump Administration. When they pull off a large scale Dadaist act of protest, the consequences unfurl in ways they could not even imagine, local and global. #DadaWillSaveUs is a devised play about the aftermath of their movement. 

Audition Date: Monday, January 29th and Tuesday, January 30th

Call Backs: Wednesday, January 31st

Audition Time: 6pm-10pm

Audition Location: The Theatre School at DePaul University, 2350 N Racine Ave, Room #302

Equity/Non Equity: Non-Equity

Pay: Stipend for full production in March 2019.

Time Commitment: Sunday February 11th, 10am-6pm, Monday February 12th, 6pm-10pm, Tuesday February 13th, 6pm-10pm, Sunday February 18th, 10am-6pm, Monday February 19th, 6pm-10pm, Tuesday February 20th, 6pm-10pm, Sunday February 25th, 10am-6pm, Monday February 26th, 6pm-10pm, and Tuesday February 27th, 6pm-10pm.

Materials To Prepare: Choose a cause, movement, or idea that you are passionate about. Prepare a pitch or presentation that you would use to convince others of the importance of the ideas and to sympathize with the cause. The pitch can be for any audience in any setting or scenario. Your pitch should include: a catchy slogan (if the cause already has a slogan, come up with a new one), a prop that supports your pitch, and a showcase of one of your special skills. Your pitch should be 1 minute in length and include 15 seconds of non-verbal performance. Please arrive 15 minutes early and be prepared to stay for a minimum of 30 minutes.

To set up an audition slot, contact Casting Director Edgar Miguel Sanchez by emailing casting@nothingwithoutacompany.org

NOW HIRING: DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

Nothing Without a Company seeks a part-time Development Director. The Development Director oversees and manages the day to day operations of fundraising and institutional advancement for Nothing Without a Company. The Development Director works with the Managing Director and the Development Committee in creating a long-term institutional advancement plans.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Establish a Development Plan - A comprehensive season-long fundraising and grant writing plan along with calendar detailing resources needed, strategies, goals and deadlines.

  • Develop a comprehensive development strategy to include individual and corporate giving, special campaigns, donor/prospect events, and other philanthropic revenue.

  • Consults with BOD on initiatives to facilitate future growth, success, and stability of the organization.

  • Continually seek out new grant opportunities and prepare all grant requests.

  • Develop and manage the Direct and End-of-Year mailing campaigns.

  • Ensure accurate record‐keeping of contributions and timeliness of donor acknowledgments.

  • Assure department’s compliance with regulations, statutes, and ethical and professional standards.

  • Ensure that Nothing Without a Company’s communication to donors, funders, and prospects is consistent across all channels.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business management, non-profit management, or related field required. Non-profit experience, especially in the performing arts, preferred. Experience in senior management position strongly preferred.

  • Proven ability to manage and grow contributions with a strong focus on relationship building with current and prospective donors.

  • Proven success in managing a volunteer program. Excellent oral and written communication.

  • Nothing Without a Company gives preference to candidates who have demonstrable experience advocating for equity, diversity and inclusion. 

Pay: Stipend

Email mike@nothingwithoutacompany.org  with cover letter and resume by December 15, 2017 to schedule an interview. Please include “Development Director” in the subject line of your email.

Nothing Without a Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in all areas of the organization’s work. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

CAST ANNOUNCEMENT: Bobby Pin Girls

NOTHING WITHOUT A COMPANY

ANNOUNCES CAST OF BOBBY PIN GIRLS

written by Company Ensemble Member Janey Bell

directed by Ben Kaye

 

 

Featuring: 

Grace Hutchings as Ana

Emilie Modaff as Bree

Debo Balogun as Tim

Peter Wilde as Danny

 

 

Bobby Pin Girls opens November 2017

We Stand With #ChiTAC

Nothing Without a Company is committed to provide a safe and creative space for all artists to explore their voices and talents as well as an environment that is inclusive and respectful of all people. We will not tolerate the use of culturally insensitive language that is routed in ignorance based on racial, sexual or gender biases. Hedy Weiss has never attended or reviewed a single Nothing Without a Company production. Any reviewer who uses such language in their reviews will not be invited to review Nothing Without a Company productions.

Along with many in our Chicago theater community, we want to affirm our support of all artists in our community. Nothing Without a Company stands in solidarity with the Chicago Theater Accountability Coalition and in support of all artists in our community. If you would like to share your thoughts, please feel free to contact us.

Anna Rose Ii-Epstein, Co-Artistic Director: annarose@nothingwithoutacompany.org
Hannah Ii-Epstein, Co-Artistic Director: hannah@nothingwithoutacompany.org
Mike Shaw, Managing Director: mike@nothingwithoutacompany.org.

Marketing Coordinator Shae Boyd's 6-Month Anniversary!

Happy Anniversary to Shae Boyd! She has been our Marketing Coordinator for 6 months. Shae has been a social media guru since the good old days of Friendster and Livejournal. She moved to Chicago in August 2016 with the help of her cousin, Co-Artistic Director Anna Rose Ii-Epstein, who immediately recruited her to start doing social media for the company. In January of 2017, she accepted the postion of Marketing Coordinator. Thank you to Shae for all you do! 

Read more about Shae here!

Introducing Edgar Miguel Sanchez as our new Casting Director!

We are so thrilled to have Company Ensemble Member Edgar Miguel Sanchez on board as our new Casting Director! 

Edgar Miguel Sanchez is psyched to begin this new journey as Nothing Without a Company's Casting Director. Mr. Sanchez has been a full time artist in the city of Chicago for the last ten years. Aside from his work as an actor, which includes productions at OSF, APT, The Rep, Goodman, Steppenwolf, Chicago Shakespeare, and The Court Theatre, Mr. Sanchez was a co-founder of Sankofa Theatre Company. He served as Executive Director for four years. While with Sankofa, Mr. Sanchez directed two full productions: A Midsummer Night's Dream and This Is Our Youth. He's directed and written numerous shorts for the following festivals: 24 Hour Abby Fest, Woman's Alliance Theater, Victory Garden's One-Minute Play Festival, Red Theatre's One Act Play Festival, Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Black Swan Project, and Congo Square's Jambalaya Series. Mr. Sanchez's other full production as a director includes A Midsummer Night's Dream in Austin, Texas with Redneck Shakespeare: Master of Revels. Mr. Sanchez was born in Dominican Republic, raised in Miami, Florida, and received his B.F.A. in Acting from The Theatre School at DePaul University with a minor in Sociology.

FREE Yoga Classes Every Saturday!

 Photo credit and image of: Steph Goehring

Photo credit and image of: Steph Goehring

Nothing Without a Company is proud to offer FREE weekly yoga classes!

All yoga classes begin at 10:30am every Saturday at Berger Park Cultural Center!


These are free classes for EVERYONE!
All levels and skill sets are welcome!
Yoga mats will be provided.
Classes will take place outside, weather permitting.
Please ask the office if you can not find us. 


Donations are accepted and appreciated and will go directly to the instructor and Nothing Without a Company's Berger Park Programming Fund.

 

MORE INFO

RSVP HERE

Audition Information for Bobby Pin Girls

SYNOPSIS: Ana and Bree are forced to do some rapid bonding over the course of a wild night in their shared apartment. Ana is an uptight actress who is trying to convince herself to stick it out through rehearsals for a show she not-so-secretly despises while navigating mixed signals from her director. Visual artist Bree attempts to boost her new roomie’s self-confidence while dealing with her impulsive and reckless ex entering her life again. Will the toxic people in their lives bust up this burgeoning friendship, or will the girls grow together and embrace their evolving identities? 

Audition Date: Auditions: Thursday, June 8th from 6pm-9pm Callbacks: Saturday, June 10th from 2pm-5pm

Audition Location: Berger Park (6205 N. Sheridan Rd. Chicago, Illinois 60660) - South Mansion, 2nd floor [Callbacks will also be held at Berger Park]

Equity/Non Equity: Non-Equity

Pay: Stipend

Type/Restrictions: We encourage ALL types to audition. Trans and gender fluid performers are strongly encouraged to audition. 

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS: 

Ana: Female, 20’s, a goody-two-shoes with a ballerina bun. 

Bree: Female, 20’s, a smartass.

Andy: Male or Female, 20’s, a fucking passive aggressive asshole. 

Tim: Male, 20’s, a lovable creep.

Time Commitment: 

Rehearsals: Tuesday, October 10th - Saturday, October 28th
Evening rehearsals: Mondays and Tuesdays. 
Saturday rehearsals: 12pm-5pm. 

Tech: Monday, October 30th and Tuesday, October 31st
Invited Dress: Wednesday, November 1st
Opening: Thursday, November 2nd
***Performances are Wednesday - Saturday at 8pm*** 
Closing: Saturday, December 9th

Material To Prepare: Materials to prepare will be sent upon confirmation of audition 

Contact: casting.nothingwithoutacompany@gmail.com

Call for Artists: Public Salon at Berger Park

This month, Nothing Without a Company is collaborating with HI typ/O.

Their April salon will take place at Berger Park Cultural Center, and they are looking for artists to present. 

"We at HI typ/O love the opportunity to present new work in the intimate and friendly settings of artists' homes, but for our April salon, we're going back to our roots (perhaps literally). The origin point of HI typ/O was a walk through the urban and natural spaces of Prague called Tramps of Our Flora, so returning to a public site preserving nature while the weather allows for it seems timely.

This month's salon will take place in collaboration with Nothing Without a Company theatre company at the historic Berger Park mansion and grounds at 6205 N. Sheridan (just east of the Granville red line stop) on Saturday, April 29th, starting at 6:30pm and lasting until 9:30pm. Nothing Without a Company's mission is to "plant theatre in site-specific and reclaimed environments" and to that end, we would like to especially invite presentations that are site-specific to Berger Park and its environs.

We are calling on you to join us and share your new work and works in development. Please feel free to respond directly to this email or email us at hityposalon@gmail.com. We can't wait to see you there!"

Managing Director Mike Shaw's 6-Month Anniversary!

Today, we celebrate Mike Shaw's 6-month anniversary with our company. Mike is our Managing Director and is such an asset to the company. Mike signed on with Nothing Without a Company last July. Thank you for all you do, Mike! Happy Anniversary! 

Mike is excited to serve as Managing Director for Nothing Without a Company and to work with this passionate group of artists. Mike also serves on the Steering Committee of the Chicago Cultural Accessibility Consortium (CCAC), a volunteer run group with a mission to empower Chicago's cultural spaces to become more accessible to visitors with disabilities and he also works as a stand-in and background actor for television and film. Prior to Nothing Without a Company, Mike worked as the Box Office & Sales Manager for Writers Theatre for 5 years. Before that, Mike worked for the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science, a regional cultural center located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, (where Mike grew up) where he held a number of positions during the more than 10 years that he spent there before moving to Chicago in 2011.

CALL FOR NEW PLAY SUBMISSIONS

Nothing Without a Company is seeking submissions of new plays for our 13th Season (Fall 2018-Summer 2019). Our company’s mission is “planting theatre around Chicago to empower self and community through immersive and revolutionary acts of art in site-specific and reclaimed environments.”

To that end, we are looking for work that has environment specifically in mind. The use of non-traditional staging should be clear from script itself, meaning the play can take place in limited locations, whether that is in a garage, a park, a firehouse, an art gallery, or a bar, or be otherwise  adaptable to non-theater spaces. Our aim is to continue providing unexpected immersive experiences to Chicago audiences. Please list prospective performance spaces within Chicago when submitting your work.

Submission levels of all types are encouraged, including fully formed scripts or works in progress. If submitting a piece that needs to be workshopped, include a timeline along with a list of people currently involved in the project.

Our current and upcoming seasons are focused on themes of personal change and realignment of identity, and we are especially looking for work that can expand outward from these topics, either through their narrative structures or their devising possibilities. We especially support LGBTQIA artists by providing a safe and creative space to explore their voices and talents. We want to tell stories that are focused on individual and community growth and that highlight intersecting issues of identity.

Submission Details:

-- Please send full-length, one-act, and other length scripts along with short synopsis and  artist biography. Alternatively, a one- to two-page description of a devised theatre piece or work-in-progress can be sent along with any accompanying scripted material.

Send submissions for consideration to:
Kevin Sparrow, Literary Manager
kevin@nothingwithoutacompany.org

-- Scripts should be received by 11:59pm on March 27, 2017. Follow-up on decisions and communication back to writers will happen in mid-April.

NOW HIRING: DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

Nothing Without a Company seeks a part-time Development Director. The Development Director oversees and manages the day to day operations of fundraising and institutional advancement for Nothing Without a Company. The Development Director works with the Managing Director and the Development Committee in creating a long-term institutional advancement plans.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Establish a Development Plan - A comprehensive season-long fundraising and grant writing plan along with calendar detailing resources needed, strategies, goals and deadlines.

Develop a comprehensive development strategy to include individual and corporate giving, special campaigns, donor/prospect events, and other philanthropic revenue.

Consults with BOD on initiatives to facilitate future growth, success, and stability of the organization.

Continually seek out new grant opportunities and prepare all grant requests.

Develop and manage the Direct and End-of-Year mailing campaigns.

Ensure accurate record‐keeping of contributions and timeliness of donor acknowledgments.

Assure department’s compliance with regulations, statutes, and ethical and professional standards.

Ensure that Nothing Without a Company’s communication to donors, funders, and prospects is consistent across all channels.

QULIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor’s degree in business management, non-profit management, or related field required. Non-profit experience, especially in the performing arts, preferred. Experience in senior management position strongly preferred.

Proven ability to manage and grow contributions with a strong focus on relationship building with current and prospective donors.

Proven success in managing a volunteer program. Excellent oral and written communication.

Nothing Without a Company gives preference to candidates who have demonstrable experience advocating for equity, diversity and inclusion. 

Pay: Stipend

Email mike@nothingwithoutacompany.org  with cover letter and resume by November 15, 2016 to schedule an interview. Please include “Development Director” in the subject line of your email.

Nothing Without a Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in all areas of the organization’s work. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

NOW HIRING: P.R. COORDINATOR

Nothing Without a Company seeks a part-time Public Relations Coordinator. The PR Coordinator supports the Marketing Director with Public Relations and manages social media for Nothing Without a Company.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Facilitates how NWaC communicates creatively via social media.

Assists with creating and publishing social media content as directed by the Director of Marketing. Social Media includes, but is not limited to: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, and Tumblr.

Utilizes MailChimp to draft and send mass emails, coordinating their routing among relevant staff and securing necessary approvals.

Drafts organizational announcements, press releases, and public facing copy as needed, coordinating their routing among relevant staff and securing necessary approvals.

Monitors published press coverage and social media mentions, compiling and organizing them for reporting on a regular basis. Builds and maintains offline archives of key media coverage.

Assists with social media and public relations projects as assigned by the Marketing Director.

Ensures that Nothing Without a Company’s messaging to the public is branded and consistent across all social media channels.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE: 

Bachelor’s degree in a related field, or comparable professional experience. 

Experience in arts-marketing and/or communications, with demonstrated familiarity with multi-channel marketing and/or current communications strategies.

Excellent deadline-management, written, and verbal communications skills.

Proficient in Excel, Word and the Google suite; graphic design, photo and video editing skills a plus. 

Nothing Without a Company gives preference to candidates who have demonstrable experience advocating for equity, diversity and inclusion. 

Pay: Stipend

Email mike@nothingwithoutacompany.org  with cover letter and resume by November 15, 2016 to schedule an interview. Please include “PR Coordinator” in the subject line of your email.

Nothing Without a Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in all areas of the organization’s work. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.