Footlighters Theater

Welcome to Footlighters Theater!

Footlighters Theater is a non-profit theater that has provided quality, affordable entertainment to the Main Line for 91 years! Footlighters Theater is considered to be the oldest community theater on the Main Line.

We have some great shows in store for our actors and audience members for our 2019-2020 season.  Click Here to find out more about our current season of shows.


Up Next at Footlighters

Audition Notice:

Grease

Check out our Auditon Page for additional info!


JOB OPENING

Footlighters Theater, the oldest community theater along Philadelphia’s Main Line, seeks a Technical Director (TD) & Assistant Technical Director (ATD). 

 The Technical Director (TD) has the daily responsibility for all technical operations of the theatre, including lighting, sound, set design and construction, and coordinating necessary maintenance.  He or she works with a great deal of independence and exercises independent judgment in performing a wide variety of duties.  In general, a TD may do any or all of the following:

  • Operates, maintains and safeguards the technical assets of the theatre, including supervising the use of lighting, sound, communications equipment, and the use and maintenance of stage facilities.
  • Determines the necessary technical supports, such as lighting, sound, staging, and special needs, necessary for events and performances presented at the facility in advance of production dates.
  • Designs, sets up, maintains, and operates lighting and sound systems for theatre, dance, music and other productions/projects; assists guest designers and arts with technical matters.
  • Advises production managers, lighting and sound designers, on the technical specifications, costs and usage of technical equipment required for the individual show, and supervises the implementations of approved technical designs.
  • Supervises and assists with set and stage construction and management.
  • Assists in recruiting, training and assignment of volunteer or paid technical staff for individual shows.
  • Orients facility renters and visiting productions to safety, technical characteristics and other areas of facility operations; facilitates the use of the technical facilities by the resident company and others engaged by or renting the facility.
  • Monitors the condition of equipment including lighting, sound, and rigging equipment; arranges for the repair and replacement within budgetary constraints; performs preventive maintenance on equipment.
  • Assists with the preparation and control of production budgets; maintains inventory and orders specialized supplies.
  • Attends Technical Week rehearsals, in order to supervise and assist in the technical aspects of the mounting of the show.
  • Makes recommendations to the Board of Directors or theatre leadership regarding capital purchases of technical equipment.

Because a TD may be called upon to deal with a wide range of technical issues, he or she benefits from a working knowledge of techniques, methods and procedures of theatre, dance, and music productions and presentations including stage, set, sound and lighting design and implementation; stage management; computerized lighting systems; stage carpentry; appropriate safety precautions and procedures.

It is also useful for the TD and ATD to have the ability to analyze and evaluate the need for technical support for various events and performances; plan, develop, schedule and provide the technical supports required for each event or performance; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; design and construct sets; design lighting and sound systems appropriate to each performance or oversee stage crews and volunteers; perform minor repairs and preventative maintenance on equipment; maintain inventory of necessary supplies; assist in budget preparation; establish and maintain effective working relationships with representatives of various groups, vendors, co-workers , and others; maintain irregular and extended working hours; able to lift, push or pull objects up to 100 pounds using appropriate tools.

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO APPLY, please contact the theater board at footlighterstheater@gmail.com

ABOUT FOOTLIGHTERS THEATER

Footlighters Theater is the Main Line’s oldest community theater, providing premier theater arts productions for the Philadelphia region. The all-volunteer theater produces a six show season of plays and musicals in an intimate 110-seat historical converted church that dates back to 1888. It is committed to producing outstanding productions and to the education of the community in the theatrical arts. A 501c3 non-profit entity, Footlighters welcomes individual donations and corporate partnerships by those persons and companies that wish to promote arts in the community.