Thompson Street Opera Company is seeking a stage director for their spring double bill of one act operas. The first work is Dust of the Road by Marcus Maroney, based on the Kenneth Sawyer Goodman play of the same name. On Christmas eve, a married couple struggle with a difficult moral choice, guided by the counsel of a mysterious visitor. The second work is Bobok by Andrey Komanetsky, based on the Dostoevsky short story of the same name. In this dark comedy, a drunk writer stumbles into a graveyard, lamenting the world’s lack of recognition for his work. He soon observes a gaggle of ghosts, interacting with each other in a temporary liminal state, as they wrestle with questions of morality in the afterlife, and the meaning of existence itself. The performance will be accompanied by a 6-player chamber orchestra.
Staging rehearsals begin on March 12th, tech begins April 8th, and performances will be Thurs-Sun April 12th-15th. Thurs-Fri-Sat at 8:00pm, Sun at 3:00pm.
A modest stipend will be provided. The show has already been cast, and will be conducted by TSOC’s resident Music Director Alexandra Enyart. Questions about the production may be directed to Claire DiVizio, Executive & Artistic Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Interested directors should email a resume, letter of interest, and any available links to past work to email@example.com. Submissions due by December 1st, and applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
The mission of Thompson Street Opera Company is three-fold:
To produce high-quality performances of new operatic works, particularly those that bring non-traditional audiences to opera
To provide professional-level opportunities to current students and recent graduates of music degree programs
To inspire performers to be advocates for contemporary opera
We aim to not only involve performers in the creative process as artistic collaborators, but also to foster an intensely friendly work environment, where performers are supported emotionally as well as artistically.