Palo Alto Players is seeking a set designer for our winter production of Men on Boats. We have a resident technical director, carpenters, and an experienced production staff.

Interested parties should reply to sludwig@paplayers with a resume, portfolio, and letter of interest. 

Female, trans, and non-binary designers are strongly encouraged.

Men on Boats, by Jaclyn Backhaus is the tale of ten men, four boats, and two great rivers, told on stage entirely without boats, rivers … or men!  

A 21st-century telling of 19th-century American explorer and one-armed Civil War veteran John Wesley Powell, who assembles a brawny band of soldiers, trappers, and adventurers to explore the waterways of the American West. Inspired by Powell’s actual travel log from 1869, Jaclyn Backhaus’s nimble and ingenious script is provocative, laugh-out-loud theater, performed by a cast of women who infuse America’s legends of male conquest with a sly blast of subtext.

Performances are January 15th-31st, 2021. Lee Ann Payne directing.