Theater Designer at New Hazlett Theater

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Type: Contracted

Min. Experience: Student (College)

*Please note that this role is for New Hazlett Theater.


About the CSA

At the New Hazlett Theater, we don’t just make art – we make art happen. Our space is an incubator for performers and creators, and we’ve worked for the last 10 years to bring out the best in everyone who has walked through our doors. In the spirit of our mission to cultivate the arts, we have developed the Community Supported Art (CSA) Program.

This year, we have selected five performing artists from many genres to create a new theatrical work on our stage. These artists receive a budget for their work, three performances at the New Hazlett Theater, access to rehearsal space, technicians, house equipment and front-of-house staff, and full documentation of the work. In addition, we introduce these artists to theatrical artists, designers, and technicians that can help them bring their visions to life. That's where you come in!

About The Design Pool

The design pool is intended to introduce talented designers and collaborators in our region to this season's artists. We invite you to apply for lighting design, scenic design, costume design, projection design, & sound design. In addition, we are accepting applications from Directors, Dramaturgs, Choreographers and Stage Managers. If selected to be a part of the Design Pool, you will meet with each of the artists in our cohort for a "speed interview." At the speed interview, designers are encouraged to show selections from their portfolio and artists will discuss the project to determine which designers will be offered a paid creative or technical position for the production.


This project is designed for emerging and mid-career artists, designers, and technicians in pursuit of professional opportunities. Applicants must be actively engaged in the process of creating new work and be able to provide examples of original work performed within the last 2 years.

Artists working on the project must reside in the Western Pennsylvania counties of Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington, or Westmoreland and have intentions of remaining in the area.

Artists with commercial representation or label affiliation are not eligible to apply.  Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.

Applicants will not be ruled ineligible if they are enrolled in a post-secondary education program; however, participation in the program will require specific time commitments, which should be considered when applying.

Please contact with particular questions.

Application Deadline: June 16th, 2023

Artist Presentations Interview Date: Monday, July 3rd, from 6:30-8:30 PM

Tech Rehearsal and Performance Dates: October 23-27, 2023 | December 4-8, 2023 | February 12–16, 2024 | March 18–22, 2024 | April 15–19, 2024



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