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Catnip Productions

Assistant Stage Manager


Role:                                       Assistant Stage Manager

Duration:                               4th Sept – 7th Oct, 2017 

Production:                           The Nether by Jennifer Haley,        

                                                The Seymour Centre

Key Production dates:        Rehearsals, 14th Aug – 10th Sept

                                                Production week, 11th – 16th Sept

                                                Season, 16th Sept – 7th Oct


Explore the dark side of the web

Featuring as part of the Reginald season in the heart of The Seymour Centre, The Nether by Jennifer Haley is one of the most provocative plays in recent times.

The Nether offers complete freedom – a new virtual wonderland providing total sensory immersion. Just log in, choose an identity and indulge your every desire.

An intricate crime drama and a haunting thriller set in the not too distant future, The Nether follows an investigation into the complicated morality of identity in the digital world, and explores the consequences of making dreams a reality.

Following sell out seasons in the West End and Broadway, Jennifer Haley's multi-award winning play now comes to the Seymour in an Australian premiere by Catnip Productions.

“The Nether is a tremendous production, a cold, hard look at human behaviour.” - Huffington Post

“Haley’s play at first challenges us to think the unthinkable, then almost seduces us into it.” - The Financial Times

“This is mind-bending, it’s ingenious and it’s ethically challenging.” - The London Times

“The Nether is a gripping and deeply disconcerting look at the Internet and its role in one of the most disturbing issues of our times.” - Telegraph

“‘The Nether is an emotional detective story first and foremost.” - Time Out London

“Haley has taken as her subject several of the most fearsome betes noires of our age.” - The Guardian 

More information on the production can be found HERE


The Assistant Stage Manager will assist the Stage Manager on the production of The Nether, showing at the Seymour Centre. 

The contract is from 4th September to production end, 7th October. The Assistant Stage Manager must be able to commit to these dates; some flexibility may be considered. 

We are looking for a candidate with:

  • Experience in Assistant Stage Management
  • Experience / sensitivity to working with children
  • An ability to commit to all key dates
  • Strong initiative, motivation and enthusiasm
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

The Nether will operate under the MEAA Co-Operative Agreement in accordance with equity standards. For further information regarding this agreement please email


Catnip Productions was founded in 2012 by Producer Cat Dibley. Cat brings with her over 10 years of experience in theatre nationally and internationally. Catnip Productions has received nominations for Sydney Theatre Awards, worked at leading theatre companies in Australia and overseas, and with some of Broadways biggest literary agents.
Cat Dibley has toured work through Australia and overseas for more than 5 years. Catnip Productions most recently toured production 4000 Miles by Amy Herzog nationally with Critical Stages and MopHead Productions.

Catnip Productions is dedicated to empowering Australia's next generation of Producers and has been published in Arts Hub on the subject. As part of our ongoing support of the independent sector, Catnip Productions operates in five main areas – producing local theatre productions, tour production, freelance producing, Producing Workshops and one-on-one mentoring.


Please send applications, including your CV and a brief personal statement detailing your interest in the role and any relevant experience / assets you can bring to the Assistant Stage Manager role by 5pm 20th March. No more than one page necessary for personal statement.

Any further enquiries or questions regarding the Assistant Stage Manager role can be directed to Executive Producer, Cat Dibley at

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