Seeking Costume Designer for Fall Production

TADA! Youth Theater / New York, NY



Drama Desk Award-winning TADA! Youth Theater actively seeks a Costume Designer for its Fall 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, free, year-round pre-professional training, performance, and positive youth development program for 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 TADA!’s mission and vision and the importance of youth theater. Princess Phooey is a 45-55 minute musical with a cast of 26 (including 4 doubled roles).

Compensation and support: $2250 design fee. The budget for building costumes and materials is $5000 and stitchers is $1000. Dance shoes are purchased from a separate budget. A Wardrobe Supervisor (who can also assist with alterations) is hired by TADA! to start during tech and work through show close/strike. There is a sewing machine available for use at TADA!.


  • Production meetings to begin in Summer (Likely end of July/Early August)
  • Rehearsals begin September 11, 2024-October 11, 2024
  • Production build/LX hang sometime between September 23rd – October 11th
  • Tech Rehearsal October 12, 2024- October 19,, 2024
  • Show Opens October 19th, 2024

TADA! Youth Theater is committed to building and fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce that is representative of the 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 (at least one director) and examples of work to Javier Cardenas, Associate Director of Artist Development, at COVID-19 vaccination required. Interviews will occur ASAP.