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.


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