South Orangetown Central School District

The South Orangetown Central School District is seeking requests for quotes from interested consultants for the following positions:

South Orangetown Middle School

Spring Musical Position Openings
Performance Dates: 3/18/2022-3/20/2022

  • Choreographer
  • Costume Director
  • Lighting Director
  • Set Director
  • Stage Manager

Choreographer

  • Creates original choreography teaches and notates dance steps and formations
  • Cleans dance combinations
  • Teaches techniques and dance steps
  • Works collaboratively with the Director and Designers to fulfill the vision or concept of the production
  • Works with Director and Assistant Director to integrate choreography into the production
  • Empowers and motivates participants to perform to the best of their capabilities
  • Assists Director, Music Director in creating weekly schedule
  • Attends all scheduled rehearsals
  • Attends all production meetings
  • Participates in the audition process

Costume Director

  • Responsible for the costumes the students wear while on stage in
  • Measure students for proper fit
  • Makes sure all costume pieces are kept clean and organized

Lighting Director

  • Responsible for the design, installation, and operation of the lighting and special electrical effects used in the production.
  • To show where the lighting equipment will be placed, the lighting designer produces a light plot specifying the placement and configuration of all instruments used in the production.
  • The designer must also furnish all associated paperwork for the design including hook-ups, schedules, cut lists, and a cue synopsis.
  • They must also help and train the students on all aspects of lighting design, running the board, equipment, installation and operating spot lights.

Set Director

  • Meets with the art director to gain a vision of what is required.
  • Determines measurements of all scenery pieces.
  • Builds all necessary pieces needed for the production, from flats to platforms, furniture, etc.

Stage Manager

  • Organizes backstage storage areas for rehearsals and performances in cooperation with the student director.
  • Works with students managing props, manages cues, and student behavior backstage.
  • Responsible for the visual appearance of the actors. These responsibilities include what is seen (clothes, shoes, hats, purses, canes, parasols, jewelry, wigs, makeup, etc.) as well as what isn’t (corsets, hoops, boning, character elements such as padded stomachs, etc.).
  • Designs for theatrical costumes consist of colored sketches depicting the clothing and accessories that will be worn by the actor.

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The District reserves the right to solicit multiple or additional RFQs based on the review and evaluation of responses. Please contact Dr. Chad Corey (845) 680-1101 or [email protected].

Quotes shall be submitted by the designated deadline of December 1, 2021 at 4:00PM. Quotes may be withdrawn prior to the opening date and time, upon written request of the respective firm(s). If it becomes necessary to revise any part of this RFQ, or if additional data or information is necessary to clarify any of its provisions, an addendum will be provided.

TAPPAN ZEE HIGH SCHOOL

Spring Musical Position Openings
Performance Dates: 3/25/2022 – 3/27/2022

  • Art Director
  • Assistant Director
  • Choral Director
  • Choreographer
  • Costume Director
  • Lighting Director
  • Set Director

Art Director (Set Designer): All the scenery, furniture and props the audience sees at a production of a play make up the set design. The set designer’s job is to design these physical surroundings in which the action will take place. A theatre set should: (1) suggest the style and tone of the whole production; (2) create mood and atmosphere; (3) give clues as to the specific time and place of the action; and instruct and work with the students on painting back drops, painting sets, flies, selecting paint and other supplies that will be needed for the sets.

Assistant Director: Duties of the AD are quite flexible and will vary from production to production and Director to Director. The AD’s responsibilities may include facilitating the rehearsal process, taking notes, and facilitating the smooth running of the entire production process, and/or other duties as assigned. Specific duties and tasks will be decided based on the abilities of the assistant and the needs of the show. Will be responsible for attending rehearsals, overseeing cast, and completing tasks asked of them by the director; including creating the program, overseeing student director and or any other student directed positions. They will also be a part of the casting, helping with choosing a show, serve as a liaison between all involved directors/student directors.

Choral Director: Duties responsibilities include: Auditioning the singers and making casting recommendations to the director. Scheduling music rehearsals in collaboration with the director, choreographer, and stage manager Helping cast members learn their music, Leading music rehearsals for principals, and chorus. Working with the sound designer when microphones will be used. Attending production meetings and rehearsals, as needed.

Choreographer: Creates original choreography, teaches and notates dance steps and formations, cleans dance combinations, teaches techniques and dance steps, and may run fitness conditioning warm-ups with actors. Is part of the audition process, auditioning chorus and principal characters of the musical chosen. Must set their own schedule and relay that information to the director. Choreograph solo pieces, ensemble numbers as well as assist with some blocking when needed as per request of Director/Assistant Director.

Costume Director: Responsible for the visual appearance of the actors. These responsibilities include what is seen (clothes, shoes, hats, purses, canes, parasols, jewelry, wigs, makeup, etc.) as well as what isn’t (corsets, hoops, boning, character elements such as padded stomachs, etc.). Designs for theatrical costumes consist of colored sketches depicting the clothing and accessories that will be worn by the actor. The Costume Director is also responsible for taking all measurements, overseeing the costume crew, renting or purchasing needed costumes and keeping track of those pieces. The Costume Director shall keep all receipts and turn in paperwork in a timely fashion.
Lighting Director- Responsible for the design, installation, and operation of the lighting and special electrical effects used in the production. To show where the lighting equipment will be placed, the lighting designer produces a light plot specifying the placement and configuration of all instruments used in the production. The designer must also furnish all associated paperwork for the design including hook-ups, schedules, cut lists, and a cue synopsis. They must also help and train the students on all aspects of lighting design, running the board, equipment, installation and operating spot lights.

Set Director (construction): Oversees the building full-scale scenery, as specified by a production designer or art director working in collaboration with the director of a production to create a set. Including deciding what needs to be built as a stationary, as a wagon set, flats, or flies. Oversees the students in using power tools, and using proper safety measures and proper safety gear. Is responsible for providing building plans for the students as well.

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The District reserves the right to solicit multiple or additional RFQs based on the review and evaluation of responses. Please contact Mr. Rudy Arietta (845) 680-1606 or [email protected].

Quotes shall be submitted by the designated deadline of December 1, 2021 at 4:00PM. Quotes may be withdrawn prior to the opening date and time, upon written request of the respective firm(s). If it becomes necessary to revise any part of this RFQ, or if additional data or information is necessary to clarify any of its provisions, an addendum will be provided.