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Advance your career in technical theater.
We are hiring! Upper Darby Summer Stage is one of the nation’s most successful youth summer theater programs. Founded in 1976, Summer Stage earned a Barrymore Award for Lifetime Achievement and its alumni are pursuing successful careers on Broadway, film and technical theater. Summer Stage produces six children’s theater musicals and a professional quality Broadway musical each summer. Our staff of more than 40 technicians also teach and inspire motivated students.
We are hiring for the following roles:
- Technical Director
- Shop Carpenters
- Scenic Artists
- Props Artisans
- Master Electrician
- Sound Supervisor
- Lighting Designers
- Set Designers
- Sound Designers
- Costume Shop Staff
“Magic is never easy, but working at Summer Stage keeps it fun. Summer Stage allows you to test your craft in an incredible crucible of theater: to fully produce 7 shows in 10 weeks that reach highly professional levels while teaching a wide age range of children how to not only be strong theater practitioners, but also better humans. Limits don’t exist at Summer Stage. Everyone pitches in to solve the wildest design problems in the greatest way possible. After spending four years working alongside Harry Dietzler and the rest of the team, I gained a wealth of experience that has served me well in all my future jobs. I’ve held positions as Technical Director and Production Manager for Philadelphia theaters. I now work in New York City and for the past 10 years have created live entertainment for some of the biggest companies in the world (Disney, Cirque du Soleil, Samsung, Six Flags, Hard Rock, Mattel, and others). Because you have to roll up your sleeves in Summer Stage, you learn so much about the process of theater. It’s made me a more well-rounded practitioner of the art. The connections made here have helped me throughout my career. It’s an incredible springboard with a broad network that constantly supports. Plus my life changed forever when I met my now wife at Summer Stage!”Joe LeDuc RSW Entertainment Group, NYC
Past Staff and Alumni of Summer Stage
This is just a selection of our accomplished alumni and former staff members.
- Tim Mackay, Flying by Foy
- Andrew Thompson, ATD, Walnut Street Theater, Bristol Riverside Theatre
- Seth Schmidt-Hall, TD, Abington Friends School
- Mary Folino, Costume Designer and Shop Manager, Arden Theatre
- Paul Moffitt, TD, Germantown Academy
- Matt Kator, Theatre Chair, Tower School
- Chuck Reece, Lighting Designer, Bristol Riverside Theatre
- Fran Brookes, Production Manager, Arden Theater
- Amanda Todaro, Costume Shop Supervisor, Arden Theatre
- Lizzie Bracken, Set Design, Steppenwolf Theatre Company
- Nick Kourtides, Sound Designer
- Joe LeDuc, RSW Entertainment Group
- David Canio, Enterprise Lighting