GaSLOCoLI is Seeking a Stage Manager for The Mikado: A Long Island Fantasy


The Gilbert & Sullivan Light Opera Company of Long Island is seeking an Stage Manager for our 2022 production of The Mikado: A Long Island Fantasy.

Our Stage Manger will work closely with the director in organizational and creative matters relating to the production.

The term of the engagement for the position begins immediately and involves duties for both rehearsals and performances.

Rehearsals are typically Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:30 – 10:00 PM in East Meadow on Tuesdays and Long Beach on Thursdays. Dates: May 2022 (Now) – July 3rd 2022.

Performances of piano/principals only begin Late May and run through the first weeks of June.

Full-orchestra/company performances take place from approximately the last two weekends of June through July 3rd, 2022.

The position pays a base salary of $500 ($500-$700 depending on experience).

COVID-19 Policies

All members of the company will be required to provide proof of vaccination. Masks (provided by the company) will be worn during all rehearsals, and social distancing will be maintained to the extent possible. Masks will be required during performances  (to the extent possible) for all those not on stage.

About the Director

Tony Tambasco (he/him/his) has directed over 50 productions in the course of his career, and is excited to be directing Gilbert and Sullivan for the first time with the Gilbert and Sullivan Light Opera Company of Long Island. Recent credits include Plato’s Ion with αgora θeoria, Philip Massinger’s The Unnatural Combat with Sweet Tea Shakespeare, and All About Image / We are the Elite at the New York International Fringe Festival. Tony holds an M.F.A. in directing from Mary Baldwin University’s partner program with the American Shakespeare Center, and is a proud Associate Member of SDC, the union representing professional Stage Directors and Choreographers, and is the Artistic Director of Bad Quarto Productions. Tony’s thoughts on theatre have been published in the journals Borrowers and Lenders, SDC Journal, and Didaskalia, and in Stage Directions, Breaking Character, and Northern New York Flair magazines. Tony is particularly interested in new stagings of classic works that confront the history of white supremacy that have contextualized the meanings of those works for far too long. If you’re interested in learning more about his work, you can find Tony online at 

From the director:

By eschewing the “yellow face” tropes that have become part of the standard stagings of The Mikado following W.S. Gilbert’s death, we have the opportunity to share a vision of The Mikado that tells a fairytale of Long Island, letting it breathe as a great work of comic opera without the need to denigrate or dehumanize anyone. We have the opportunity to help Long Island see a future for this opera better than its past. 

And we have an opportunity to remind us all that we’ve been through this before, even if not in our lifetimes. Better days lie ahead. The “roaring 20s” followed the influenza pandemic of 1918, and we have the chance to make the 20s roar again. 

About the Gilbert and Sullivan Light Opera Co. of Long Island

GASLOCOLI is a not-for-profit, community-based theater company, and all roles are unpaid. Participants in our productions run the range from professional to amateur performers. To learn more about the company visit our website at


Contact Louisa Cabezudo-Arnold, GaSLOCoLI president, at E-mail a letter of intent, resume and professional reference to  Interviews will be held via zoom on a rolling basis. 

GaSLOCoLI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind: GaSLOCoLI is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at GaSLOCoLI are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. GaSLOCoLI will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. GaSLOCoLI encourages applicants of all ages and physical abilities.



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