Jef Hall-Flavin

Educator

theatre│ staff positions 

Tennessee Williams Theater Festival ~ Provincetown, MA
Festival Director 2008 - present
Producing Director 2007

  • Primary manager for productions, festival operations, and volunteers
  • Oversee community relations with local sponsors, venues and donors
  • Produce a world premiere Tennessee Williams one-act: SUNBURST
  • Help re-mount a production of THE PARADE, which I co-directed as a 2006 premiere
  • Act as box office liaison, interfacing with a contracted ticket office manager, volunteer ticket sellers and ticket buyers for 60 events in 4 days
  • Oversee the contracting and payment schedule for over 20 plays and special events
  • Serve as company manager, arranging travel and housing for 84 artists
  • Negotiate terms for seven performance venues
  • Work with festival curator, president and executive director on a daily basis
  • Supervise technical director/resident designer, directing assistant, and over 30 volunteers

The Shakespeare Theatre ~ Washington, DC (LORT B+)
Associate Director 2004-05

  • Manage artistic department of $12MM theatre, with 3 direct reports including a resident assistant director, literary manager, and artistic intern
  • Work closely with artistic director, managing director and general manager on operational, producing, and strategic issues
  • Act as local casting director, and manage the hiring of all actors/understudies, and Coordinate casting with New York casting director
  • Liaison for guest directors, including casting, orientation, production concerns, etc. (worked with Mary Zimmerman, Kate Whoriskey, Keith Baxter, Stephen Wadsworth, Doug Wager)
  • Create and manage an actor budget of approx. $1.2MM
  • Recruit, screen, and supervise an annual company of acting fellows
  • Direct productions, readings, re-mounts as necessary
  • Serve as artistic presence on committees, in meetings, and in educational programs
  • Work with fundraising/development, PR/marketing, and education departments — public speaking, donor events, interviews, board meetings, workshops, etc.
  • Adapted and Directed As You Like It in collaboration with the Kennedy Center’s youth and family programming series.

Resident Assistant Director 2003-04

  • Assisted the directors of 5 mainstage productions in rehearsal, tech and previews
  • Supervised directing interns
  • Responsible for understudy rehearsals, put-in rehearsals, and replacements
  • Maintain quality of production throughout the run of the show
  • Work closely with associate director and artistic director
  • Coordinate scheduling with stage management and production management
  • Other administrative duties, including committees, publication editing
  • Participate in audience enrichment and other educational programs
  • Direct play readings as part of the ReDiscovery series

 

Great River Shakespeare Festival ~ Winona, Minnesota (LORT D)
Associate Producer 2006

  • Support all producing efforts for a 2-show summer repertory season
  • Produce a free outdoor concert series with 7 music groups and 13 concerts
  • Oversee all guest services:  box office, house management, access services
  • Manage human resources: recruitment, hiring procedures, contracting, orientation, etc.
  • Hire, train and supervise a company manager with responsibility for travel and housing of a 28-member acting company and 40+ staff and guest artists throughout the season
  • Coordinate a volunteer program with over 300 volunteers, manage a steering committee, and implement the use of a new database
  • Residency supervisor for interns and acting apprentices
  • Collaborate on educational programs, fundraising, and other projects

Outward Spiral Theatre Company ~ Minneapolis, Minnesota (Non-Equity)
Artistic Director 1998-2003

  • Responsible for all aspects of programming, production, and administration of a small semi-professional theatre specializing in gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues
  • Grew budget size from $33K to $125K in 5 years (3-4 play season)
  • Directed 7 productions, produced 16
  • Acted as managing director for 2 seasons, executing all financial, marketing, accounting and fundraising duties
  • Helped secure, renovate, and operate a shared permanent theatre space
  • Worked with a 9-member board of directors

Guthrie Theater ~ Minneapolis, Minnesota (LORT A)
Education Outreach Associate 1999-2001

  • Responsible for coordinating volunteer programs, including training tour guides
  • Responsible for coordinating all outreach programs (tours, speakers, career programs, and customized workshops)
  • Outreach programs served over 5,000 students and adults annually
  • Spoke at hundreds of schools state-wide reaching thousands of students
  • Coordinated in-house tours for annual open house event
  • Worked closely with education coordinator, Sheila Livingston
  • Interacted with all production departments


Volunteer Coordinator 1997-1999

  • Responsible for coordinating volunteer programs, including recruitment, placement, training and retention
  • Trained and supervised a team of volunteer tour guides and wrote a new tour guide manual
  • Created an interactive volunteer database to manage 400 volunteers
  • Coordinated tours for annual open house event
  • Worked closely with education coordinator, Sheila Livingston
  • Interacted with departments who used volunteers, including house management (ushers), development (events), company management (hospitality), and production (costumes)

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