Deep Dish Employment Opportunity: Theater Manager
March 26th, 2015
Deep Dish Theater Company invites applications from highly qualified individuals to serve as the Theaters next Theater Manager. This position reports directly to the Artistic Director who reports to its Board of Directors. This is a part-time, non-exempt position.

Deep Dish is a small professional theater producing four plays each season, in addition to other events, in its location at University Mall, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. In the fourteen seasons since its inception, the Theater has established a reputation for an innovative repertoire in an intimate and easily accessible setting.

Our successful candidate will be a highly organized individual with fanatical attention to detail who understands and respects the necessary balance between the business needs and artistic needs of the Theater. The Theater Manager is the conduit between Deep Dish and the public. As such excellent written, verbal and customer service skills and a high degree of professionalism are essential. A critical function of the position is the attraction and retention of season subscribers and donors through developing very personal and high touch relationships. Our chosen candidate must have demonstrated experience in donor/subscriber development and marketing. Proficiency in Quickbooks Pro for Nonprofits is essential.

Qualified candidates must have a minimum of 1 year non-profit management experience. An undergraduate degree or certification in arts administration is preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. Previous experience in working with a board of directors and volunteers is strongly preferred. Computer and social media competencies are required.

Please submit resume, cover letter and three professional references to Search Committee via email to Deep Dish Theater is an EOE employer.

[Link to this story]

Journey's End opens February 27 at Deep Dish Theater
January 23rd, 2015
CHAPEL HILL A band of British soldiers, hunkered down in the trenches in France in World War I, battle their own demons as they await a rumored German attack in R.C. Sherriff's landmark play, Journey's End, the next offering of the Deep Dish Theater Company. This keen and clear-eyed drama opens February 27 and plays through March 21, continuing the company's fourteenth season at University Mall.
Drawn from the author's own experiences in the Great War, the play follows a small group of men, led by the young and volatile Stanhope (Gus Allen) and the veteran Osborne (Eric Carl). The rest of the company, including the waggish Trotter (Carl Martin), the anxious Hibbert (Brett Stafford), and the wry cook (David Hudson) are doing their best to pass the time when they are joined by a young officer new to the battlefield (Max Bitar). Other cast members include Josh Benjamin, Doug Lally, Austin Lord, Jack Prather, and Matt Verner.
The production is directed by Karen O'Brien, a professor in UNC's Department of Dramatic Art. "Amongst the many great features of Journey's End, I'm most drawn to the emotional journey," she said. "That journey is intensified by the play's interweaving of tragic and comic elements, revealing the worst possible circumstances of trench warfare, as well as the men's great capacity for human compassion."
The design staff includes scenic designer Michael Allen, who previously designed the settings for Othello at Deep Dish; lighting designer Doug Wood, who lit Arcadia and The Cripple of Inishmaan, among many others; Karin Bagan, who created props most recently for The Landing; and costumer Megan Rutherford, making her Deep Dish debut. David Berberian is the technical director and Jen Bauer the stage manager.
Dramaturg John Harris will present a pre-show "Meet the Play" talk on Friday, March 6 at 7 pm. Post-performance discussions will take place Sunday, March 1 (with John Harris and Artistic Director Paul Frellick); Sunday, March 8 (with cast members and Joseph Caddell of the UNC Departments of History and Peace, War and Defense); Thursday, March 12 (a Meet the Designers discussion with the production staff); and Sunday, March 15 (with cast members and John McGowan, Professor in the Humanities at UNC-CH). The Deep Dish Book Selection, All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque, will be discussed on Tuesday, March 17 at 7 pm at the Chapel Hill Public Library.
Performances begin Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday (matinee) at 2 p.m. Deep Dish is located in Chapel Hill's University Mall, on Estes Drive and US 15-501.
Tickets are $25 for adults, $23 for seniors and educators, and $21 for students, with a $2 discount for Wednesday and Thursday shows. Every Wednesday, a certain number of "Cheap Dish" tickets will be for sale at the door for just $14. Call 919-968-1515 for ticket reservations and for more information visit

[Link to this story]

2015 Deep Dish Gala: A Rose is a Rose...
January 9th, 2015
A rose is a rose by any other name.
But the Gala is a fundraiser!


Saturday, January 17, 2015
Tickets: $65 per person or $110 for two

RSVP at the box office: 919-968-1515
Reserve now; space is limited!

6:30 Silent Auction and Hors d'oeuvres. Plus wine, beer, soft drinks and interesting conversation with other Deep Dish supporters. Featuring live jazz by Ken Broun

8:00 Be a part of creating a new play! Watch a staged reading of NATIVE followed by feedback and discussion with playwright/performer Ian Finley and director Serena Ebhardt.

After the play: Champagne and dessert in the lobby. Announcement of silent auction winners.

This is your opportunity to directly support our next two plays, Journey's End and The Liar, by underwriting sets, props, costumes, etc. and receive recognition of your support in our program. If you're unable to attend the Gala, you don't have to miss out on the excitement; call the theater to make a bid!

Click here to see descriptions of all of this year's Silent Auction Items*!

(All proceeds benefit Deep Dish Theater Company)

* Winning bidders will receive recognition in Journey's End and The Liar show programs. They will not receive any physical item as part of their bid, thus all donations are 100% tax-deductible.

[Link to this story]

Donate online with Vendini

You may also download and print out the Deep Dish Theater contribution card and mail it in with your donation.

201 S Estes Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Box Office: (919) 968-1515

Wed-Thu: $23, $21 seniors, $19 students
Fri-Sun: $25, $23 seniors, $21 students
Every Wednesday is Cheap Dish:
We'll reserve a limited number of $14 tickets, only available at the door!
Box Office: Wed-Sat, 3:00-6:00
Buy Tickets Online

Wednesday - Thursday: 7:30 pm
Friday - Saturday: 8 pm
Sunday Matinee: 2 pm