Jobs at Strawshop
Strawberry Theatre Workshop welcomes the opportunity to meet and collaborate with local artists. On average, half of every Strawshop cast and crew are artists new to the company. Unfortunately, current resources dictate that we do only do a few major projects each year, usually with a complete production company of twelve or smaller. As much as we would like to embrace the whole community, professional opportunities are scarce.
Digital résumés and headshots are welcome by email, but artists should not expect a reply unless inquiring about a specific staff opportunity (below). Unsolicited physical materials will be discarded.
As a general philosophy, the most impressive asset a potential new collaborator brings to an interview or an audition is familiarity with the company's previous work and an understanding of its mission.
Strawberry Theatre Workshop is currently accepting applications for the following staff positions:
None at this time
Policy on Workplace Harassment
Strawberry Theatre Workshop (Strawshop) is committed to maintaining an environment free from harassment and discrimination in all aspects of its operations. This commitment extends to all staff, interns, volunteers, vendors, board members, colleagues and members of the public against any individual who works for or comes into contact with the company.
All people working with and on behalf of Strawshop are expected and required to abide by this policy. No person will be adversely affected in affiliation with Strawshop as a result of bringing complaints of unlawful harassment made in good faith. Retaliation will not be tolerated. Any person affiliated with Strawshop found to have harassed or retaliated against another Strawshop employee, volunteer, board or audience member will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.
The full statement can be downloaded here.
Since 2004, Strawshop has produced thirty-six plays—including three original works, two narrative theatre adaptations, and ten West Coast premieres. The development of new scripts, however, is not a core mission of the company.
Digital scripts and project proposals are welcome by email, with the caveat that the company always has far more ideas than it has opportunity to produce. We do not have a staff dedicated to reviewing submissions, so playwrights should not expect a reply. Physical script submissions will be discarded.
The Strawberry Theatre Workshop Board is made up of volunteers in the community that nurture the growth of the company's principal sources of support: audience and donors. The commitment is one meeting each month, and a promise to extend the public face of the organization into each member's community life.
Friends of the company interested in becoming trustees should attend as many of our plays as possible, then contact Strawshop by email, to talk to a Board member or be invited to a future meeting.
Board of Trustees 2018/19
Sara Betnel, President
Clair Hector, Vice-President
Ryan Luce, Treasurer
Brennan O'Reilly, Secretary
Galen Joseph Osier
An outline of Board Expectations can be read here.
A summary of Board Officers & Committee duties can be found here.
The steps for Joining the Board are here.