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Welcome to the StrawHat Staff/Tech/Design On-Line Registration. Both Equity and non-Equity theatres from across the country use our online service to hire designers, administrators, stage managers, musical directors, box office staff, and technicians. StrawHat registration services are open to anyone interested in a career in the performing arts. Registration is restricted to non-Equity performers and stage technicians 18 years of age or older.

In addition to posting technical resumes on our website at, we also post designer portfolios. By posting your resume as soon as we receive your completed application, our participating theatres can contact you directly to discuss your resume and portfolio when the most jobs are available. The website has been praised by our theaters, who review your resumes, do their interviewing by phone, and hire many of you on the spot! You will also have access to the StrawHat job listings file, informing you of what positions are available at hiring theatres as well as detailed information about them -- including direct links to their web sites (where available). gives you the jump on distributing your resume.

Your resume will appear online at in our Staff/Tech/Design database free of charge. In addition to the online listing, you can post a portfolio of (3) examples of your work. Directors and Choreographers may provide video; Designers (Set, Scenic Design, Lighting, Costumes, etc.) may add photos, renderings and/or video. Musical Directors and Accompanists may also provide audio or video.

  • Please read the instructions below before entering your registration.
  • Do not enter more than one registration! You can go back using the Change Tech Information link to make changes, complete and printout your application.
  • If you have problems, contact us at for help. Include your name and your username in your email.


  • COMPLETE the on-line application to create your own Staff/Tech/Design Profile.
  • IMPORTANT: please register with an email address that will not be blocked by your server. We use your email to confirm your application status, and theatres will want to contact you as well. If you are not sure if your system blocks StrawHat, ask your network administrator.

STEP 2: EMAIL us your resume (Subject Line should read: Last Name, First Name -- Tech Application)

  • Save your resume as a pdf or rtf file.
  • Send as an email attachment to


  • Please identify each photo, video, audio, rendering, or musical selection: the title of the show, song, etc.; and any short comments or additional information you may want to add. All digital material must be on CD, DVD and mailed to StrawHat Auditions; or emailed to
  • Please include your name and contact information with your portfolio submission.

We strongly recommend you send us your resume in addition to the online application. Online posting is available now and early registration is advised. You will receive confirmation within about a week of receiving your materials.

Mail your portfolio package to: StrawHat Auditions, 1771 Post Road East, #315, Westport, CT 06880.
Thank you for your interest in participating in StrawHat this year!

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