Here we go again…
Just when I thought it was safe to focus on the matter at hand here on ecoTheater, NYTW rears its not-so-pretty head again.
I don’t subscribe to ARTSearch — and I don’t hang around anywhere that does. But, I did receive word from someone in the industry who asked not to be named (and no, it wasn’t Michael Casselli) that NYTW has placed the following ad in the job search rag:
PRODUCTION AND FACILITIES MANAGER – New York, NY Job posted on May 16, 2008 NEW YORK THEATRE WORKSHOP seeks a full-time Production and Facilities Manager whose responsibilities include coordinating all production elements and staffing for season in 199-seat theatre, 65-seat theatre space, and rehearsal studio; maintaining all production budgets; hiring technical staff; overseeing building maintenance; and collaborating with other staff on capital project for new shop space. Must be able to communicate effectively with theatre artists. Strong background in stagecraft, sound, lighting (and all relevant computer software) preferable. Salary commensurate with experience.
What gives? Has New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) seen the error of their ways? What a shame to think that they had to can their entire production staff only to realize that they need one after all — even if they only hire back a full-time PM.
The whole affair makes ecoTheater all teary eyed, frankly, because when they booted Casselli they booted someone dedicated to sustainability (who also happens from all accounts I’ve had to be a kickass theater artist and tech).