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General Crew Opportunities

Paid crew positions available for productions may include: Stage Manager, Assistant Stage Manager, Run Crew, Head of Props, Light Board Operator, Sound Board Operator, Set Construction crew, and Front of House Manager.

To be considered for a paid crew position, you should have previous professional experience, access to reliable transportation (or ideally be based in Washington County), and be available and willing to attend rehearsals and work in Hillsboro. Preference will be given to applicants who posses either significant Educational Theatre experience at a college level and/or Professional Experience.

To be considered for a crew position, please send an electronic resume to our Managing Director Beth Lewis in PC format (.doc or .pdf), including references and contact information for your references (send to: beth@bagnbaggage.org). Please also be sure to indicate what crew position(s) most interest you. Applicants selected for consideration will be contacted to arrange an interview time. Hired crew members will be offered a competitive wage, based on the crew role and production.

 

Internships

Backstage Tech Internships

Any student who will be either a Junior or a Senior during the 2016-17 school year can apply for crew positions for and Bag&Baggage show by submitting a short letter of interest to Bag&Baggage Director of Advancement Cassie Greer via email at cassie@bagnbaggage.org. In the letter, please identify what area of production you are interested in learning, and what previous experience you have had working on theatrical productions with you school or other theatre groups. Interns who are selected may fill roles such as: run crew, light board operator, sound board operator, or set construction/installation crew. Preference will be given to students who live and/or attend a school in Washington County. Applicants (with the exception of those interested in set construction/installation) must be available during all technical rehearsals and performances. All interns are paid a small stipend. Please see the list below for dates and application deadlines; all interviews will be held the week following the application deadline.

The Graduate: September 4 – October 2, 2016; application deadline August 15

The Drowning Girls: October 9 – 31, 2016; application deadline September 19

Parfumerie: November 20 – December 23, 2016; application deadline October 31

Bronte: February 24 – March 26, 2017; application deadline February 6

Noises Off: April 30 – May 28, 2017; application deadline April 10

Acting Internship

Four (4) acting internships are available to fill minor roles in Bag&Baggage’s 2016 holiday production of Miklos Laszlo/EP Dowdall’s Parfumerie. All interns will appear as full members of the company as part of our third Pre-Professional Development Program, and will receive coaching from Cassie Greer, B&B Resident Actor, Director of Advancement, and theatre educator. Young actors of any background are encouraged to audition; all available roles are shop-goers in the 1930s Czechoslovakian perfume shop where the play is set. Casting preference is given to students who are juniors and seniors, but all high school students in the PASSPORT area (Washington, Yamhill, Columbia, and Tillamook Counties) are welcome to audition. All interns are paid a small stipend. To audition, please:

  • Plan to attend B&B’s Professional Audition Workshop on Saturday, September 10 from 2-4pm to learn about the company, the show, the Pre-Professional Development Program; and how to select material, prepare your headshot and resume, and audition for professional theatrical productions. (Attendance is highly recommended, but not required to audition.)
  • After September 10, email Director of Advancement Cassie Greer at cassie@bagnbaggage.org for an audition time on either Friday evening, September 23, or Saturday afternoon, September 24. All audition requests must be received by Wednesday, September 21.
  • Prepare two contrasting monologues, not to exceed three (3) minutes in total length.
  • Bring a copy of your headshot and resume with you to the audition.
  • Be prepared to list any rehearsal conflicts between October 16 and November 23.

Parfumerie opens November 25, and runs through December 23. Performances Thursday-Saturday evenings at 7:30pm, and Sunday afternoons at 2:00pm, with an additional 7:30pm performance on Wednesday, December 21. Rehearsals are held Sunday afternoons from noon-6pm, and Monday-Wednesday evenings from 6-10pm; student interns will not be called for every rehearsal.

Most rehearsals will be held at Bag&Baggage’s building at 350 E. Main St. in downtown Hillsboro; performances, auditions, and audition workshop will be at The Venetian Theatre at 253 E. Main St.

Sound Design Internship

This internship will assist in creating the sound design for Bag&Baggage’s 2016 holiday production of Miklos Laszlo/EP Dowdall’s Parfumerie. The intern will work closely with the Director and Sound Designer to create all auditory design elements for the show, including selection of music and sound effects, editing and mixing, and cueing. The successful intern will use sound to create the atmosphere of the perfume shop in 1930s Czechoslovakia where the play is set, and underscore the tone of the romantic comedy that unfolds there. The intern must have experience and knowledge of sound editing software, be self-motivated and responsible, highly creative and independent, and able to design and edit sound to a highly polished and professional degree. The majority of this internship will be computer-based, although meetings with the design team will be required. This is a paid internship of approximately 30 hours. To apply, submit a letter of interest and a resume of related experience and skills to Director of Advancement Cassie Greer via email at cassie@bagnbaggage.org.

Interviews will be scheduled with applicants early in the week of September 19, 2016; all application materials must be received by Friday, September 16.

Costume Design Internship

This internship will assist in creating the costume design for Bag&Baggage’s 2016 holiday production of Miklos Laszlo/EP Dowdall’s Parfumerie. The intern will work closely with the Resident Costume Designer to create all costumes for the show, including assistance with design, construction, and alteration of costume pieces. The intern will also get an introduction to the technical rehearsal process as well as to the functions and operations of wardrobe, quick changes, and production meetings. The successful intern will assist in all aspects of creating the visual clothing style of 1930s Czechoslovakia – where this play is set – and must be self-motivated and responsible, highly creative and independent, and have sewing knowledge and skills. The majority of this internship will be hands-on, although meetings with the design team will be required. This is a paid internship of approximately 30 hours. To apply, submit a letter of interest and a resume of related experience and skills to Director of Advancement Cassie Greer via email at cassie@bagnbaggage.org.

Interviews will be scheduled with applicants early in the week of September 19, 2016; all application materials must be received by Friday, September 16.

 

Volunteer

Volunteer opportunities are available for those interested in ushering or assisting in other methods of support for the Company. Please send an email to info@bagnbaggage.org expressing your level of interest and availability for volunteer opportunities.

Bag&Baggage Apprenticeship Program

 ABOUT BAG&BAGGAGE Located in the heart of downtown Hillsboro, Oregon (just 20 miles west of Portland), Bag&Baggage is a regionally and nationally acclaimed mid-sized professional theatre with a 12 year history of producing innovative, provocative retellings of classic English and American drama. B&B is one of two professional theatre companies in Washington County, and is… Read More.

Volunteer Survey

Want to get involved with Bag & Baggage? We are looking for volunteers to help us bring live professional theater to Hillsboro. We are looking for people to usher, help out in the office, collect donated items, build or take down sets, help with special events and more. Please take a few minutes to tell… Read More.

Silverna Scott Internship

Bag&Baggage Productions is pleased to announce a commemorative internship in honor of Silverna Scott who is retiring from Hillsboro High School after more than 20 years leading Hilhi’s theatre arts program. B&B has been working with Silverna for a number of years, engaging with Hilhi’s theatre students in workshops and via paid internships with the company.… Read More.