847-866-8049 info@piventheatre.org

Work with Us

Work With Us

Submission Policy

Every year Piven Theatre Workshop explores a new theme and asks artists to submit pieces for our Lab season that center around our theme. We will consider new scripts, works “in process” that are ready to be work-shopped, adaptations, devised work, and other performance pieces. The Lab @ Piven works as an incubation space for these pieces, providing space and support for both artists and works in development from within our community. Submissions are by invitation only to our community of artists, teachers, students, and practitioners. For more information or to be considered to work with us in an upcoming season, please email literary@piventheatre.org.

 

Internship Opportunities

Piven Theatre Workshop does accept applications for administrative internships. Interns working at Piven participate in a wide variety of projects including marketing, development, production management, school administration, development, special events, etc. While our internships are unpaid and we do not offer housing, our interns gain valuable experience in the fields of arts administration, special event planning, and theatre production. We are happy to work with universities to grant college credit for internship time where applicable, as well as a Piven class and tickets to Piven productions. For more information about the internship program and how to apply, please read our internship page.

Casting/Employment

Actors, designers and theatre technicians should feel free to direct their resumes / headshots to: Piven Theatre 927 Noyes St. #110 Evanston, IL 60201 ATTN: Casting.  Please, no calls or faxes.

Volunteer at the Theatre

Volunteering at Piven

We welcome volunteers throughout the year in the areas of: – volunteering at special events – helping with mailings and office projects – helping on productions – and more! Please feel free to contact us for more information. Please include the areas that you wish to volunteer with, and your general time availability. Thank you for your interest in joining our volunteer community!

 

Currently Available Positions

Stage Manager, Non-AEA

Contact Person: Jim Davis, Director of Production
Job Posted On: 09/28/2018
Job Type : Stipend
Job Department : Stage Management

Piven Theatre Workshop, located in Evanston, Illinois, is searching for Non-AEA Stage Managers to work on assorted lab productions throughout our season.
Dates vary.
Paid hourly.
We are conveniently located just steps away from the Noyes stop on the CTA Purple Line at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center in Evanston.

Please submit your resume, references and cover letter via email. Please note that we contact all applicants, so if you haven’t heard from us within 3 working days of your application, please feel free to re-email the requested documents.

AEA Stage Manager

Contact Person: Jim Davis, Director of Production
Job Posted On: 09/28/2018
Job Type :  Weekly per AEA contract
Job Department : Stage Management

Piven Theatre Workshop, located in Evanston, Illinois, is searching for an AEA Stage Manager to work on our spring production of HOPELESSLY DEVOTED.

Pertinent dates are:
Pre-Production Week starts, February 18, 2019
First Rehearsal: February 25, 2019
First Tech: March 25
Previews: April 4 & 5
Press Opening: April 6
Closes: May 5
Potential Extension: Through May 19, 2019
Performances are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
Contract is CAT Tier N
We are conveniently located just steps away from the Noyes stop on the CTA Purple Line at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center in Evanston.

Please submit your resume, references and cover letter via email. Please note that we contact all applicants, so if you haven’t heard from us within 3 working days of your application, please feel free to re-email the requested documents.

Technical Director

Contact Person: Jim Davis, Director of Production
Job Posted On: 09/28/2018
Job Type : Stipend
Job Department : Technical

Piven Theatre Workshop, located in Evanston, Illinois, is searching for a Technical Director on our spring production of HOPELESSLY DEVOTED.

Pertinent dates are:
Build to start in late February/early March.
Internship start date is flexible, but we would like you to start by the first week of February.
First Rehearsal: February 25, 2019
First Tech: March 25
Previews: April 4 & 5
Press Opening: April 6
Closes: May 5
Potential Extension: Through May 19, 2019
Strike on either May 5 or May 19, 2019

Please submit your resume, references and cover letter via email. Please note that we contact all applicants, so if you haven’t heard from us within 3 working days of your application, please feel free to re-email the requested documents.

Props Master

Contact Person: Jim Davis, Director of Production
Job Posted On: 09/28/2018
Job Type : Stipend
Job Department : Technical

Piven Theatre Workshop, located in Evanston, Illinois, is searching for a Props Master to work on our spring production of HOPELESSLY DEVOTED.

Pertinent dates are:
Pre-production to start in October.
First Rehearsal: February 25, 2019
First Tech: March 25
Previews: April 4 & 5
Press Opening: April 6
Closes: May 5
Potential Extension: Through May 19, 2019
Performances are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
We are conveniently located just steps away from the Noyes stop on the CTA Purple Line at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center in Evanston.

Please submit your resume, references and cover letter via email. Please note that we contact all applicants, so if you haven’t heard from us within 3 working days of your application, please feel free to re-email the requested documents.

All applications should be sent to:

Jim Davis, Director of Production

jdavis@piventheatre.org

 

All employment decisions at Piven Theatre Workshop are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, family or parental status. Piven Theatre Workshop will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Piven Theatre encourages applicants of all ages and is always looking for true diversity in all hiring and casting.