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Technical Director – 3 shows – Theatre of Western Springs

The Theatre of Western Springs (TWS) seeks a Technical Director with strong set design, CAD, and paint skills to provide technical direction and set design advisement for the first three productions of our season. We welcome applications for one, two or all three of these productions. There is pay. We are beginning a search for a full-time TD as well.

TWS is an 88 year old community theatre in Western Springs, Illinois. The theatre is a 20 minute drive from Chicago and a quick 5 minute walk from the Western Springs Metra train stop. Our mainstage is a wide thrust which seats 404 and our Cattell Theatre is a flexible black-box which seats 120.


  • Nunsense by Dan Goggin (Mainstage Theatre).
    • Pre-production begins on/around July 8; build begins August 7, tech week begins August 29; production opens September 7. Fee is $1,200 (negotiable).
  • Stage Kiss by Sarah Ruhl (Cattell Theatre).
    • Pre-production begins on/around July 29; build begins August 28; tech week begins September 19; production opens September 28. Fee is $1,400 (negotiable).
  • Miss Holmes by Christopher Walsh (Mainstage Theatre).
    • Pre-production begins on/around August 19; build begins September 18, tech week begins September 19, production opens October 19. Fee is $1,400 (negotiable).

Responsibilities and duties include:

  • Reading and analyzing scripts
  • Meeting with volunteer designer to advise and guide set design
  • Meeting with director and production team
  • Producing all necessary drawings and elevations (CAD)
  • Ordering lumber and other materials
  • Scheduling and supervising volunteer crews for build
  • Buying and/or mixing all paint, developing paint treatments, producing paint samples and teaching treatments to volunteer crews
  • Attending tech rehearsals to finish, adjust and repair
  • Being available as needed during the run for repairs (with volunteer annual construction chair)
  • Attending and supervising strike

To apply, please send your design portfolio, cover letter, resume and two references to

CTWS Class Descriptions (1st Semester)

Semester Dates: Aug 28-December 21st, 2017 Days Off (Classes will NOT meet) Monday Classes: September 4th (Labor Day October 9th (Columbus Day) November 27th (Mainstage Dress) Tuesday Classes: October 31 (Halloween) November 21 (Thanksgiving) November 28th (Mainstage Dress) Thursday Classes: November 23 (Thanksgiving) December 7 (Mainstage Show) Register Now THE CLASSES K-2nd  – Acting: Superheroes…
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Musical Theatre: Lion King

K-2nd Tuesdays: 4:00-5:00pm Hakuna Matata is the mantra of this class! Young performers enjoy singing and moving as a group with inspiration from the Broadway award-winning musical The Lion King. Students take on roles as animal characters and sing songs including favorites “I Just Can’t Wait to be King” and “Hakuna Matata.” Actors learn beginning…
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The weird and wonderful family comes to devilishly delightful life in THE ADDAMS FAMILY (a new musical).

July 28-30, 2017
A CTWS Teen Musical Theatre Camp Show
In the intimate Cattell Theatre
All tickets $15

About the Show

The weird and wonderful family comes to devilishly delightful life in THE ADDAMS FAMILY. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. A man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, she confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before — keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.

Photos from past HSR Summer Camp musicals

Cast and Crew

Director: Linnea Carrera
Music Director: Kyle Anne Greer
Choreography: Cyndy Soumar

Cast: In order of appearance:
This show will be cast from our teen campers. It's not too late to register for camp.

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