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An Event Services Manager and/or House Manager representing Seattle Repertory Theatre must be present at all times during the rental. This individual must be a member of SRT’s staff.

Stage Door Staffing

At any time artists are present in the building, a staff member must be present at the stage door.

Employees and Unions

Seattle Repertory Theatre is proud to employ members of the International Association of Theatrical Stage Employees locals 15 & 488, The Wardrobe Union local 887, and Teamsters Local 174. As such we are required to consider various rules and regulations including hours and minimum wages which will affect scheduling and labor costs.

IATSE/TWU

DESCRIPTION OF CREW ROLES:

  • Rental Tech Coordinator: The Rental Tech Coordinator is responsible for arranging IATSE crew needs for each event. This individual participates in preparatory meetings and is an invaluable recourse of technical information. He or she is often on the call as part of the crew.
  • Master Stage Carpenter: A Master Stage Carpenter is always on every call and serves as Crew Chief. Anything that is on stage is his or her responsibility.
  • Master Electrician: The Master Electrician runs the light board, hangs lights and troubleshoots any problems with lighting equipment.
  • Master Props: The Master Props person assists the Master Stage Carpenter on all matters with the deck. He or she passes off props to actors. Props can be anything from conventional theatrical props to chairs or awards in award ceremonies.
  • Head Flyman: The Head Flyman rigs and runs any fly cues. This can include banners, drops, and curtains.
  • Head Sound Engineer: The Head Sound Engineer runs the sound equipment from the sound booth. They troubleshoot any problems with sound equipment and set up all sound needs. Equipment including microphones and speakers are the responsibility of the head sound engineer.
  • Swing Technician: The Swing Technician is a position that is available during runs so other crew members can take more than one day off a week or to allow the crew to take staggered meal breaks while work continues on the stage. He or she learns all the positions within the theatre and as a result is able to fill in for any crew that is unavailable. This position is not needed on most rentals.
  • A/V Technician: The A/V Technician may be employed during a show utilizing projection equipment.
  • Wardrobe: All costuming needs are covered by our wardrobe staff who are members of the Wardrobe Union. They are responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of all costume pieces including clothing, wigs, and accessories.

CREW SCHEDULING:

  • The Bagley Wright Crew is called for a minimum of eight (8) hours at a time. A minimum of four (4) crew people are needed at every call. These include: Master Stage Carpenter (crew chief), Master Electrician, Master Props, Head Sound Engineer.
  • The Leo K Crew has to be called for a minimum of four (4) hours and all three are called at all times. During the off-season, the Master Stage Carpenter is called for a minimum of eight (8) hours. A minimum of three (3) crew people are needed at every call. These include: Master Stage Carpenter (crew chief), Master Electrician, Head Sound Engineer.
  • Overtime: The crew rate increases to one and a half times (1.5) the base hourly rate once the crew works in excess of eight (8) hours per day or forty (40) hours per week. If they work in excess of twelve (12) hours, the rate increases to two (2) times the base rate.
  • Meal Breaks: The Crew must be given a meal break for one hour, for which they will not be paid. It must fall between the 2nd and 5th hour of a crew call (If they start at 1pm, they must have a meal break for one hour no earlier than 3pm and no later than 6pm). If the meal break is not given by the end of the 5th hour of the call, the crew is paid two times the base hourly rate until the meal break is called. Meal breaks are not given during performances.
  • Breaks: The crew must have a fifteen minute break for every work call that is three (3) or more hours. They must be scheduled as close to the middle of the work period as possible. They will be at the same time for all crew. Breaks cannot be longer than two (2) hours.

Teamsters/Ushers

Bagley Wright: A minimum of six (6) ushers are required for any ticketed production in this theatre. The minimum number will increase based on the front of house needs of the production.

Leo K: Ushers in this theatre are volunteers and not members of the Teamsters Union. Most events utilize two (2) ushers. If you require our assistance in providing volunteer ushers, a minimum two (2) weeks notice is required.

Equipment

Any equipment not part of the facility package will come with additional costs. SRT will provide an inventory and price list of equipment available for rent. The renter may choose to use SRT’s equipment at the listed price or find a third party from whom to rent the necessary equipment. In such a case, the third party’s contact information and delivery schedule must be made available to SRT.