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Moving to NY. Where to start looking for theatre work?
Posted by TheHappyPhantom 2013-01-02 15:05:39


I was just wondering, I'm a designer and have a friend who works in production. We're moving to NY and wanna start networking and getting theatre gigs lined up. Is there a site that lists jobs and things like that, or a good place to start? Is it possible to actually make a living doing this in NY, if you're not on Bway? Any advice would be nice.

Moving to NY. Where to start looking for theatre work?
Posted by madbrian 2013-01-02 15:07:31


Not sure how current they are, but there are job listings right here on BWW. They're on the left side, just below the message boards.

Moving to NY. Where to start looking for theatre work?
Posted by Kelly2 2013-01-02 15:13:38


Playbill jobs can be good too. Though I have to say most gigs I've gotten have just been through someone I know from a different job recommending me for something. So once you get that first gig, always be nice to everyone you work with, because it really is a relationship business.

Moving to NY. Where to start looking for theatre work?
Posted by lightguy06222 2013-01-02 16:57:06


backstagejobs.com
playbill.com
craigslist.

what kind of designer/what kind of work in production?

Try to find work catching calls as a carpenter or electrician... Frost Lighting and Production, Bentley Meeker Lighting and Production, Tribeca Lighting, etc.

Moving to NY. Where to start looking for theatre work?
Posted by TheHappyPhantom 2013-01-02 21:56:23


lighting designer and a stage manager.

Moving to NY. Where to start looking for theatre work?
Posted by Musicaldudepeter 2013-01-02 22:07:06


Moving to NY. Where to start looking for theatre work?
Posted by musikman 2013-01-02 22:26:33


The NYFA website can also be pretty helpful, though they tend to be more administrative-type jobs:

http://www.nyfa.org/opportunities.asp?type=Job&id=94&fid=1&sid=54

Moving to NY. Where to start looking for theatre work?
Posted by TheHappyPhantom 2013-01-03 21:45:12


thanks