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Rogue Artists Ensemble seeking MANAGING DIRECTOR

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Los Angeles art collective Rogue Artists Ensemble is seeking a MANAGING DIRECTOR to manage Rogue Artists Ensemble’s Staff and Artists. We are seeking an arts administrator who believes in our mission and the work we are doing to join our organization as a key decision maker. This key role will directly support the work of Rogue Artists Ensemble both locally in Los Angeles and also touring work, when needed. We are seeking a Managing Director to help grow our arts organization, coordinate numerous competing priorities and provide vision and leadership for a passionate team of artists.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Managing Director provides leadership and managerial direction. Overall responsibilities include maximizing earned and contributed revenue, cultivating community relationships, and overseeing all administrative, operational, and financial goals to ensure the continued financial success of Rogue Artists Ensemble. The Managing Director works collaboratively with the Artistic Director, the Board of Directors and staff to achieve best business practices and fiscal accountability and communicate the group’s institutional vision.

The Managing Director must have a flexible time commitment and be able to work approximately 20-30 hours per week remotely with ongoing in-person meetings with the staff, board and ensemble. Ideal candidates have experience in accounting (Quickbooks) and maintaining budgets.

Compensation: Monthly Stipend will increase up to $800/month after first 90-days.

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Rogue Artists Ensemble is a unique American theatre ensemble that is focused on design. Our original plays use an arsenal of international storytelling techniques which include puppets, masks, theatrical magic, projection, sophisticated technology, audio sampling, dance and more to create an unforgettable and totally different kind of experience for young and old alike. Our goal by using this varied approach is to attract a new generation of theatergoer who has come to expect more in this tech savvy world.

We have been producing critically and financially successful works in Los Angeles since 2005, with RAE producing top-notch theater in Los Angeles while growing its operating budget every year. Two of our most recent Rogue productions, Gogol Project and Mr. Punch, received incredible audience and critical response and both were selected as a Critic’s Choice by the Los Angeles Times. Our work, HYPERBOLE: origins, was nominated for four awards by LA Weekly; including Production of the Year.  And our most recent show, D is for Dog was nominated for a LA Weekly award for Comedy Ensemble. Rogue Artists Ensemble’s continued success demonstrates an ability to follow through with a plan of great scope and complexity.

The Rogues have a strong commitment to community outreach and education led by our all-ages shows, The Story of Frog Belly Rat Bone and Zen Shorts.  These shows have toured throughout California at small community events and schools, in addition to playing larger venues such as The Geffen Playhouse, Segerstrom Performing Arts Center, Rio Hondo College and others. In 2011, we were invited to be in residency for three weeks at the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta. We have conducted several residencies at the University of California, Irvine with the students from the Claire Trevor School of the Arts and at Jordan High School in Long Beach.  All this demonstrates our commitment to engaging communities and to inspiring the artist within untapped youth.

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DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Institutional Advancement:

• Serves as a spokesperson to the community in articulating and advocating for the organizational impact and role of the company.

• Oversees public communications for marketing, branding, and outreach continuity/effectiveness.

• Provides leadership for fundraising, working closely with the Board of Directors and Grant Writers to energize participation in these efforts.

Strategic Planning & Governance:

• Drives efforts for long-term strategic planning and institutional brand building, financial stability, and responsible production.

• Ensures that artistic vision and goals are in line with fiscal vision and goals.

• Leads the execution of our strategic plan with Artistic Director

• Works with Board Leadership to cultivate, develop, and improve board participation and function.

• Prepares written and verbal reports for presentation at Board Meetings.

Finance & Administration:

• Provides fiscal and organizational leadership, including guidance to all administrative staff to maximize effectiveness and productivity.

• Develop and manage accurate annual budgets and cash- flow projections.

• Monitors financial position and makes recommendations to the Board and/or takes action as appropriate.

• Hires, trains, and supervises staff, and oversees the effective use of financial resources needed to responsibly achieve the organization's goals and objectives.

Programs & Operations:

• Updates & maintains all day-to-day finances and accounting for the organization in Quickbooks, including all monthly bills, staff and artistic payments

• Schedules and leads staff meetings; leads board meetings with board chair.

• Works closely with staff to identity areas of possible expansion of programs and ventures, consistent with adequate funding sources.

• Creates, negotiates and maintains all legal contracts / agreements with vendors and staff

• Provides administrative oversight to Production staff.

• Maintain calendar of events, deadlines, and production.

To Apply:

­Email a resume and cover letter to Darcie Crager at dcrager@rogueartists.org

In your cover letter, please list your current job(s) and commitments

Start Date: January 1, 2019

Will remain open until filled.


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Auditions


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Auditions


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Auditions

No auditions at this time. Please check back and make sure to sign up for email newsletter to get updates on future opportunities. 

 

If you are scheduled for an audition for SENOR PLUMMER'S FINAL FIESTA below is details about what to prepare:

To audition, prepare a one-minute piece that shows your best creative self: a monologue, song, dance, physical score, clown bit, or something totally different. Sides will also be available if you prefer.

 

The show is produced under the 99 seat equity waiver membership company rule and union and non-union artists may apply.


 


 

Señor Plummer’s Final Fiesta

 

Written by Diana Burbano, Tom Jacobson, Chelsea Sutton with Rogue Artists Ensemble

Original Music by Adrien Prévost

Directed by Sean Cawelti

 

A site-specific interactive theater experience in West Hollywood’s Plummer Park, Señor Plummer’s Final Fiesta celebrates, illuminates, and magnifies the life of Eugene Plummer, the original resident of Hollywood. Combining physical theater, mask performance, dance, singing, puppetry and innovative scenic pieces, we will transform parts of Plummer Park to tell stories in innovative ways.

 

Told through a patchwork of tall-tales, large-scale puppets, masks, and music. Rogue Artists Ensemble electrifies Señor Plummer’s whimsical tales of early Los Angeles in a memory map of wild west duels, pirates, land-grabbing, shark-riding, epic court battles, and, of course, fiestas. Armed with only a treasure map of Señor Plummer’s mind, the adventures you’ll encounter are not always friendly, not always logical, but always exist in the vibrant, shifting ground for dreamers that is Los Angeles. The presentation this summer will be an active workshop sketch of the piece, which will be followed by  a full production in 2018.

 

Schedule:

 

Text Work: Monday July 23rd - Saturday July 28th with a presentation on the final day

 

Rehearsals: Wednesday September 5th - Thursday October 4th, 2018, Mon - Thurs evenings and Sat OR Sun days. All rehearsals will take place in Plummer Park in West Hollywood.

 

Performances:

Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings at 7:30pm

Previews begin Friday October 5th, opens Friday October 12th and closes Sunday November 4th with a possible extension through Sunday November 18th.

 

Artists Fees:

$250 rehearsal honorarium plus $25 per performance honorarium including preview performances

 

Character Breakdown:

 

For all roles in Señor Plummer’s Final Fiesta

We are seeking fearless Hispanic, Latinx, Asian, African-American, Native American, mixed race and diverse artists to act, play music, sing, dance and puppeteer and to support the development of this new site specific performance piece.

 

EUGENE PLUMMER

Male, 60 - 70, Irish and Mexican, Latinx and mixed-race Latinx actors are welcome to apply

More charming than handsome, Irish and Mexican ancestry, full of vinegar, a wag and a card, has a way with words. Movement experience encouraged.

Spanish speakers are strongly encouraged to submit.

 

JOURNALIST

Any age, any ethnicity, improv and/or crowd experience a plus -- seeking multiple actors

An LA Times reporter that serves as one of the guides for this immersive experience. Friendly, engaged performers that delight in audience interaction are requested to submit. Movement experience encouraged.

 

YOUNG EUGENE PLUMMER

Male, 18-25, Irish and Mexican, Latinx and mixed-race Latinx actors are welcome to apply

More charming than handsome, Irish and Mexican ancestry, full of vinegar, a wag and a card, has a way with words. Movement experience encouraged.

Spanish speakers are strongly encouraged to submit.

 

VENTURA ROCHA

Any gender, 40-60, Latinx

Very proper California lady, severe hostess, brutally snobbish. Not afraid to speak her mind. Owner of the fanciest rancho around. Comes from a well off family. Movement experience encouraged.

Spanish speakers are strongly encouraged to submit.

 

LUIS LOPEZ

Male, 20-40, Latinx

Scion of a land-grant family, sweet,  innocent to the point of gullible. Younger brother of Ventura Rocha. Movement experience encouraged.

Spanish speakers are strongly encouraged to submit.

 

LA POUBELLE

Woman, 20-40, Latinx

Beautiful, curvaceous and sure of herself. Commands a room. Movement experience encouraged.

Spanish or French language proficiency is preferred.

 

MARIA CECILIA PLUMMER

Woman, 40-60, Irish and Mexican

Eugene's mother, a polite but tough chic, don't mess with her. Movement experience encouraged.

Spanish speakers are strongly encouraged to submit.

 

SENATOR  COLE/ HERB BRANSCUM

Male, 40-70, Any Ethnicity

Courtly, untrustworthy, smooth until he loses his shit. Movement experience encouraged.

 

JUDGE TONNER/APPEL/DUNNIGAN

30-50, Any gender, Any Ethnicity

From dignity to smart and back. Movement experience encouraged.

 

ESPIRITU CHIHUILLA

Woman, 40’s - 60’s,  Native American

Strong willed, fierce, strong movement ability. Movement experience encouraged.

 

AMPARO/STINGAREE MARY/HORTENSIA

Woman, 20’s, Latinx

Young Latinx woman who sings and plays instruments. Movement experience encouraged.


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