Lighting Designer

TADA! Youth Theater / New York, NY

TADA! Youth Theater Seeks Lighting Designer 

Drama Desk Award-winning TADA! Youth Theater actively seeks a Lighting Designer for its upcoming summer  production. Founded in 1984, TADA! Youth Theater inspires young people from different backgrounds to be creative,  learn, and think differently through high-quality musical theater productions, and educational programs. TADA!’s vision  is that all young people grow up feeling successful, creative, confident, accepted, and accepting of themselves. Through  the ability of people learning to express themselves well, we can break down barriers of racism and inequality and  create positive, active citizens.

The Resident Youth Ensemble of TADA! (RYET) is a diverse (75% BIPOC), free, year-round pre-professional training and  positive youth development program with youth ages 8-18 from all over New York City’s 5 boroughs and parts of New  Jersey. We are looking for candidates who believe in the importance of youth theater and our mission.

Our summer show is Heroes: When the sun disappears due to bad behavior, these youth must each embark on a magical  quest to bring back the sun and learn along the way that everyone can be a hero through the simplest deeds. Cast will  be 12-14 people, ages 10-18.

Compensation: $2000 design fee, $2000 budget for materials.

Commitment: Mid June- Beginning of August

  • Production Meetings Begin Mid June
  • Rehearsals: June 29th- July 22nd
  • Tech: July 27th-Jul 29th
  • Performances: July 30th & 31st. There will be a couple small, in-person audiences with an ultimate goal of  recording and streaming the production online.

TADA! Youth Theater is committed to building and fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce that is representative of  our vastly diverse youth in our Ensemble program. TADA! is continually working to become a more anti-racist  organization. Priority will be given to candidates who are dedicated to anti-racism and share our mission and vision  above. Candidates from underrepresented racial or ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and LGBTQIA+ individuals are  encouraged to apply.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national or  ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or veteran status.

Applicants should email their cover letter and resume with references Ashley Knowles, Associate Director of Ensemble  Program, for consideration, aknowles@tadatheater.com.