• Wig and Makeup Tech

    Wig and makeup technician - South Coast Repertory is accepting resumes for a staff Wig and Makeup Technician for the 2015-2016 season.  The Wig & Makeup Technician’s primary responsibility is to act as run crew.  Other responsibilities include assisting the Wig and Makeup Supervisor in creating hairpieces and specialty makeups for all productions, show maintenance, inventory and maintenance of departmental equipment and stock, and occasional support of the wardrobe department when shows do not involve complex hair or makeup.  Requirements include previous experience in a theatrical setting, proven competence creating and maintaining wigs and hairpieces, a solid knowledge of theatrical makeup techniques, a positive attitude and strong people skills.  Previous wardrobe experience and/or hair cutting/styling skills are pluses.  Seasonal full-time contract runs mid-August to mid-June.  Benefits include vacation/sick pay, year-round medical/dental/vision and a retirement plan (403.b).  SCR values diversity in the workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Send a cover letter, resume, references and samples of previous work to Michele Jones Production Office Manager:  email Michele@scr.org, or mail to her attention c/o South Coast Repertory, P.O. Box 2197, Costa Mesa, CA 92628-2197. No phone calls please.

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  • Rande Harris (1953-2015)

    Rande Harris -- (1953 – 2015)

    She had a true love of theater, horses and was a giving mentor and caring friend. Rande Harris' knowledge and expertise of wigs, make-up and costuming will be missed not only by her brothers and sisters of Local 706, but to the numerous "minions" she mentored and encouraged. Although she had a long history with theater, she worked as a paralegal for a number of years before returning to her true love. She started with local community groups and then began working on the hair/make-up crew at the American Musical Theater of San Jose where she met her mentors, 706 members Sharon Ridge and Robin Church. The American Ballet Theater, Ballet San Jose, Lamplighters, Balagan Theater, Santa Clara Performing Arts, San Jose Civic Light Opera, Lyric Opera, American Musical Theater , San Jose Cleveland Ballet and touring companies kept her in demand, going from production to production. Rande became a Local 706 Regional member in 2003 and became the resident Hair and Makeup Designer at the West Bay Opera and in 2008 she traveled with Ballet San Jose to China.

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