Job Opportunity: Lighting Designer, Jeremiah

Critically acclaimed spoken word artist and theatre maker Jack Dean is looking for an experienced lighting designer to support his new production ‘Jeremiah’, which will premiere at Exeter Phoenix in Autumn 2018.

ABOUT JACK DEAN

Jack Dean is an Exeter-based writer, performer and theatre maker who has carried his love of weird and wonderful arrangements of words to many places, from the Bowery Poetry Club in New York, Latitude Festival and the South Bank Centre. Previous productions include ‘Grandad and the Machine’, ‘Horace and the Yeti’, and ‘Nuketown’ which is currently touring across the UK.

‘Artists like rap storyteller Jack Dean make us excited about what they might do next’ // GUARDIAN

‘Incredibly innovative… Writer Jack Dean enthrals his audienc’ // REVIEWS HUB

‘Impressive poetic, musical and narrative skills…  undoubtedly a performer with an exciting career ahead of him’ // EXEUNT

ABOUT JEREMIAH

Jeremiah is a loud, rambunctious new show with live music by rap storyteller Jack Dean. Featuring a live band of three musicians and an original score, it will tell the incredible true story of the much misunderstood Luddite rebellion – a movement that spanned the whole North of England, had more British soldiers fighting it than Napoleon, and made the destruction of machinery a capital offence. The story will be told through the lens of the life of Brandreth, the instigator of the Luddites’ final gambit, the Pentrich Rising, and the last man to be beheaded in the history of Britain, weaving alongside it the parallel tale of William J. Oliver, the government spy that betrayed him.

Jeremiah has already undergone a period of research and development supported by Unlimited, who support ambitious, creative projects by outstanding disabled artists and companies.

For more information please visit https://www.jackdean.co.uk/shows/current-shows/jeremiah/

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

We are looking for a Lighting Designer with experience of creating tourable and artistically ambitious designs. Experience of designing for studio scale touring productions is a must. Please note that we are also recruiting for a Creative Captioning / AV Specialist (job desc here) and would welcome combined applications for both roles from the same candidate.

 

TIMEFRAME

09 July:  Deadline for applications

18 July:  Interviews in Exeter

23 July:  Start of work

27th August: Delivery of design.

Monday – Friday weeks of 27th August, 3rd, 10th & 17th Sept: Rehearsals at the Barn, Exeter (Designer should be available for tweaks to design during this period)

23rd September: Pre-rig & setup day at Exeter Phoenix

25th September: Technical Rehearsal at Exeter Phoenix

26th September: Technical Rehearsal and 1st performance at Exeter Phoenix

27th September: 2nd Performance at Exeter Phoenix

 

FEE £1500 flat fee (or £4000 if combined with AV role), plus travel and accommodation.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please send an application to jackdean1989@gmail.com, consisting of the following:

  • C.V. detailing relevant experience
  • Examples of work such as video, photos or an online portfolio.

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