Our Past Productions

2017-18 Romeo and Juliet Project

The Project is part of Shakespeare in American Communities, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. The Project also is funded under a Grant Contract with the State of Tennessee.

Position: Company and Box Office Manager
Beginning: August 31, 2015

 

About Tennessee Shakespeare Company

Founded in 2008, TSC is the Mid-South's professional, classical theatre, education, and training organization. TSC produces in all three areas year-round throughout the Memphis area and the southeastern United States. It employs all of the performing arts unions and brings artists in from all over North America to perform and tour in four to six productions per year. Seeking to build its first physical home in the near future, TSC is in the midst of creating a New Home Committee that will shortly launch a capital campaign to that end. TSC performs, teaches, and works in multiple environmental spaces with an FY15 operating budget of nearly $720,000.

About the position

Reporting to and in partnership with the Producing Artistic Director, the Company/Box Office Manager will manage the daily administrative office, ensure contractual relationships with all contractors/employees, administer the grants process, sell show tickets and train others to do so, inspire and lead the company's volunteers, occasionally sell ads and solicit businesses for in-kind contributions, and be the face of the company at all points of contact outside TSC.

S/he will provide coordination, organization, social media skills, outstanding written communication and grammar skills, cleanliness, and on-time precision to office management.

Company Management responsibilities:

  • Coordinating and running auditions for the Artistic Director.
  • Coordinating housing and transportation for all out-of-town actors.
  • Making sure all contracts, tax forms, and legal paperwork are in order.
  • Troubleshooting actor care: any medical attention, transportation, financial, or housing issues that may arise.
  • Working with Special Events on the cast's social calendar of dinner invitations.
  • Organizing, managing, servicing food for each Invited Dress Rehearsal.
  • Coordinating existing Groundlings volunteers for specific projects.
  • Create grants calendar and alerts for supervisors.
  • Liaisoning with and administration/filing of grants to corporations, foundations, and state/federal governments.
  • Administration of acknowledgment correspondence and filing for donors.
  • Monitoring office supplies and a 'to purchase' list for supplies, including all printed goods.
  • Troubleshooting any phone, internet, or printer problems and provide administrative assistant duties.
  • Specific duties as may arise from administration of Gala.
  • Liaison with any vendors or contracts as related to office needs.
  • Administer social media campaigns and content in enotes/website/facebook/twitter (without needing, necessarily, to supply the copy/content).
  • Managing merchandise inventory, sales, and records.
  • Ensuring the office is clean and orderly.
  • Any other special assignments deemed necessary by the Producer.

Box Office Management responsibilities:

  • Ensuring the Box Office is covered Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, and for restricted hours on weekends and during productions.
  • Managing Tix.com and the TSC website to reflect current tickets available and discounts.
  • Taking day-to-day sales and questions from the general public.
  • Specific duties as may arise from administration of Gala.
  • Maintaining accurate Box Office records for audit purposes.
  • Setting up and breaking down and supervision of any on-site box office, including training any needed volunteers.
  • Providing accurate, daily Box Office and Front-of-House reporting.
  • Promoting special offers or discounts through a variety of media.
  • Cultivating group sales possibilities.

 

Candidate must have a working automobile, valid driver's license, and auto insurance.

Candidate must be willing to handle flexible hours, including occasional work on nights and weekends during production.

This position is full-time, 40+ hours per week based on 9am-5pm Monday-Friday, and reviewable after one year. Salary will reflect experience within range of $34,000-$40,000 plus health/dental plan coverage, of which TSC pays a portion after a mutually agreeable, initial three-month trial period. Paid days off are accrued weekly up to twelve (12) days per contractual year, plus select paid Holidays.

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter outlining interest, experience, and potential fit for the position along with a resume that includes a history of not-for-profit or commercial success to Dan McCleary at danmccleary@tnshakespeare.org. No phone calls, please. We thank all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Tennessee Shakespeare Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ancestry, national origin, color, religion, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status. Only qualified candidates need apply.

Tennessee Shakespeare Company
presents its first Mainstage production of madcap
The Comedy of Errors

in partnership with the University of Memphis’
Department of Theatre & Dance
June 8-18

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Joey Shaw (Antipholus of Syracuse) and Blake Currie (Dromio of Syracuse).

Tennessee Shakespeare Company, in partnership with the University of Memphis’ Department of Theatre & Dance, presents William Shakespeare’s madcap, joyous The Comedy of Errors on the U of M’s Theatre Mainstage from June 8-18.

Featuring a professional cast of actor-musicians and directed by Shakespeare & Company co-founder Tony Simotes, the production sets Shakespeare’s shortest, wildest play in the exotic and dangerous Greece of 1600.

The story features two sets of identical twins, who, along with their parents, were separated shortly after birth on the high seas.  Now, more than 20 years later, Antipholus (the master) and Dromio (his servant) come to a new land that is hostile to foreigners.  Little do they know, their father, chasing after them, is imprisoned and faces execution at sunset for crossing the border unless he can find someone to pay his bail.  And little do they know, their identical twin brothers live here!  It makes for the funniest, most bizarre day in the country until a final familial revelation changes everyone’s lives forever.

Returning to TSC as the Antipholus twins are Joey Shaw (Romeo; King in All’s Well That Ends Well; Quince in A Midsummer Night’s Dream) and Colton Swibold (title role in Henry V last year).  Returning as the clowning Dromio servants are Nic Picou and Blake Currie (both from Henry V).

Making her TSC debut as Antipholus’ wife Adrianna is U of M alum Claire Hayner, and returning to play her sister Luciana is Rachel Brun (Juliet; Lady Anne in Richard III; Antonio in Twelfth Night; Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream).

Read more: TSC presents its first Mainstage production of madcap The Comedy of Errors

New, Exciting TSC Partnerships with Company d and the Memphis VA, and Expanding Programs with Jail East and Hope Academy

“TSC gives them models to express their feelings, which they probably have never done.  For maybe the first time in their lives, they think about the world around them and their role in the community.”

- Joyce Anderson, Juvenile Manager, Shelby County Sheriff's Office

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Hope Academy residency participants

We are thrilled to announce new partnerships between TSC and Company d and the Memphis Veterans Administration Medical Association.  Also this month (August), we are happily expanding our Shakespeare programs for adjudicated youth at both Jail East and Hope Academy.

TSC is spending August in residence with Company d.  Nationally recognized, Company d is a dance company of young adults with Down syndrome under the artistic direction of choreographer Darlene Winters.  Founded in 2001, Company d is committed to inspire, empower, and teach individuals with Down syndrome who have an inherent aptitude for the performing arts.

TSC Education Manager Carmen-maria Mandley and TSC Education artists guide participants through the tumultuous world of Romeo and Juliet.  Using movement and text, the dancers are immersed in Shakespeare's images and encouraged to discover their personal connection with the characters of the play.

"Company d dancers are having a dynamic experience with TSC this week,” says Winters, Company d founder and Artistic Director.  “The play and its language are being brought to life with interactive methods.  The partnership with Tennessee Shakespeare Company is the first partnership with a theatre company in this region.  I am so excited about this new and unique experience for individuals with Down syndrome, which will enrich artistic growth and expand cultural literacy skills."

Also in August, TSC begins working with veterans at the Memphis VA Medical Association. This program brings together service veterans with theatre practitioners to use the plays of Shakespeare in addressing combat-related traumatic and re-integration issues. The model, created by the Feast of Crispian Project in Milwaukee, WI, was created to strengthen the personal psychological resources available to service veterans - especially those with post-deployment health issues - through the practice and skills of theatre combined with the timeless themes and imagistic language of Shakespeare.

Read more: New, Exciting TSC Partnerships with Company d and the Memphis VA, and Expanding Programs with...

TSC’s Volunteer Organization

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Volunteer Extraordinaires Adrienne Myers (left),
Forrest Daniels (center), and Dana Skelley (right),
pose at the concessions stand during The Comedy of Errors.

“I can no other answer make but thanks, and thanks; and ever thanks;”
- Twelfth Night, William Shakespeare

What would it take to get YOU to volunteer?

Free merchandise and tickets? Maybe.

Invitations to TSC Exclusive Events?
Perhaps.

The chance to meet local and national celebrities?
Getting closer.

Making a personal impact on your community, schools, and state? That sounds good!

How about all of the above? 
NOW WE'RE TALKING!

We invite you to learn more about our volunteer organization and consider joining this beloved team of people as we strive to bring William Shakespeare's work and the arts into Memphis schools, businesses, and neighborhoods.

Read more below to see if our company is the right fit for you!

The Mission

Our volunteer group is dedicated to the year-round promotion, support, and encouragement of Tennessee Shakespeare Company’s not-for-profit professional theatre and education programming in the Mid-South.

The Values

We believe:

  • That artistic expression uplifts the human spirit;
  • That innovation and creativity are a natural unfolding in every individual at every age;
  • In exploring, enjoying, and protecting our natural environment;
  • In leading productive lives in our community;
  • In extending kindness, helpfulness, and enthusiasm;
  • That personal responsibility and respect for others are integral to pursuing a common goal;
  • In open, honest, and regular communication.

 

Read about the Tracks, check out the Current Projects, or join the fun and Apply Now!