Role description: The Lighting Designer will design and program lighting cues for the production of Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope. The Lighting Designer will use lights to communicate time, place, and mood, and direct audience focus, collaborating with the Director, Set Designer, and Costume Designer to tell the story of the piece.
- Attend production meetings as scheduled.
- Develop and communicate concepts for lighting the show, which may include verbal descriptions and/or materials such as color palettes, mood boards, or more advanced renderings. Collaborate to refine concepts with the Director, Set Designer, and/or Costume Designer.
- Prepare estimates of the costs of purchase and/or rental of instruments or materials such as gobos and gels. The Producer’s decision on the lighting budget shall be final. The Lighting Designer shall not exceed the budget or incur any costs beyond the established budget without approval from the Producer.
- Attend the designer run and other rehearsals as scheduled.
- Work with Stage Management and/or the Producer to schedule hang and focus. Oversee hang and focus and ensure lighting department is prepared to enter tech rehearsals.
- Provide Stage Management with a complete list of lighting cues and communicate any changes or instructions for how cues are to be called.
- Work with and train Light Board Op and/or Spot Ops in the execution of their cues.
- Attend tech and dress rehearsals as scheduled by the Stage Manager.
Minimum and preferred qualifications:
- Experience designing lighting for the stage
- Professional, organized, personable, and collaborative
Time: Virtual meeting with director upon hire. Design run: Jan 23rd, Load in: Jan 29th, Tech week through Feb 4th
Show Location: Motor House, 120 W North Ave, Baltimore, MD 21201
About Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope:
Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope is a musical revue with music, lyrics, and book by Micki Grant. The music is a mixture of gospel, jazz, funk, soul, and calypso. The show focuses on the African-American experience through vibrant song and dance. The show had Broadway's first Black female director Vinnette Carroll and Micki Grant was the first Black woman to have a show on Broadway in 1972, and win a Grammy for Best Cast Album.
Learn more about Bmore Broadway Live and Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope here.
Organization Description: Dance & Bmore (DAB) is a Baltimore-based ensemble of musicians, dancers, and theater-makers engaging communities through the arts. DAB programs engage youth, families, and senior citizens. Bmore Broadway Live is DAB’s newest initiative, and Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope will be its inaugural production.
Mission: Dance & Bmore’s mission is to create meaningful human connections through the arts for communities and individuals at every age and stage of life and design a progression of lifelong programs that improve the social and emotional health of families, youth, and elders.