Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Director's Project

Every winter Twenty-Something Theatre holds its annual Spotlight production that features one emerging artist in a 3-year cycle alternating between actor, director and playwright. This year Twenty-Something’s Spotlight production returns to a director and this year we are seeking submissions by local emerging directors for Spotlight 2012: The Director’s Project.

The Director’s Project is a unique opportunity for a young director interested in producing his or her own work but who doesn’t necessarily have the resources to make it happen or doesn’t know where to start. Twenty-Something Theatre will provide you with the framework to get you started and help you get your vision out there.


I. What you are responsible for:
-obtaining any rights/royalties for the play
-putting together your own cast and crew
-all production related costs including any minimal set, props & costumes
-finding your own rehearsal space

II. What Twenty-Something will provide:
-venue and technical support
-marketing & publicity (including posters, flyers and programs for the show)
-box office support


Please include in your submission:
1) a cover letter, resume and 3 references
2) an artistic statement or letter of intent, maximum 2 pages no less than 11pt font, that includes:

-the play you wish to direct, why you have chosen the play & how it fits in with the Twenty-Something mandate
-who is part of your creative team and cast (if you have one)
-what is your vision as a director, what excites you most about directing theatre and what is your directing philosophy

3) a synopsis of the play, no more than 1 page. ***Please note: This is not a development program. The play must be a finished work. The play:

-must be at least 75 minutes in length
-must fulfill the mandate of the company in terms of the cast of characters must be within the age range of 18-35 and the content of the play must be contemporary.

Please save your submission in a Word compatible format. If it can’t be opened, it won’t be considered.

All submissions can be emailed to spotlight[at]twentysomethingtheatre[dot]com

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for an interview. No phone calls please.


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Life is Tough!

I've been back from my Hawaiian vacation for 2 weeks now and I must admit I have been taking my sweet ass time getting back to doing any real work. I probably shouldn't admit this on such a public forum as a blog but whatever I did warn you that this was going to be the "Summer of Me".

However, I have managed to accomplish a few things over the past couple of weeks. Last Thursday we had a photo shoot for Tough! by George F. Walker - our sixth annual summer production - that goes up at the end of August. This year, as well as our standard studio shots, we moved half our photo shoot outdoors and as you can see below they turned out pretty great!

(From L to R: Timothy Johnston as Bobby & Marlene Ginader as Tina)

(From L to R: Timothy Johnston as Bobby & Marlene Ginader as Tina)

(From L to R: Timothy Johnston as Bobby & Marlene Ginader as Tina)

(From L to R: Marlene Ginader as Tina & Timothy Johnston as Bobby)

(From L to R: Timothy Johnston as Bobby & Marlene Ginader as Tina)

(Photography by David Cooper)

They'll be lots more news and updates from either myself or Sarah as the production continues to pick up speed throughout the summer. We are working on getting the poster graphics ready as we speak!

~Sabrina Evertt
Artistic Producer