Director Interviews for 2023/24 Mainstage Season

Edmonds Driftwood Players

Artistic

About the project and the company

Edmonds Driftwood Players would love to meet you and hear your vision for our 2023/2024 mainstage shows! We are in residence at the Wade James Theatre in Edmonds, Washington and are a volunteer-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit community theater. We are proud to be celebrating 65 years of entertaining our community, making us one of the oldest continuously operating community theatres in Washington State.

https://edmondsdriftwoodplayers.org/volunteer/#Directors

Seeking Directors for Season 65

(2023/2024) Mainstage Productions

Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express

Adapted for the Stage by Ken Ludwig; Licensed through Concord Theatricals

  • Approximate rehearsal dates: End of July through mid-September 2023
  • Approximate performance dates: Mid-September through mid-October 2023

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka

Adapted for the Stage by Leslie Bricusse and Timothy Allen McDonald; Music and Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley; Licensed through Musical Theatre International (MTI)

  • Approximate rehearsal dates: Mid-September through mid-November 2023
  • Approximate performance dates: Mid-November through mid-December 2023

Ada and the Engine

by Lauren Gunderson; Licensed through Dramatists

  • Approximate rehearsal dates: Mid-January through late-February 2024
  • Approximate performance dates: Late-February through mid-March 2024

Lend Me A Tenor (25th Anniversary Edition)

 by Ken Ludwig; Licensed through Concord Theatricals

  • Approximate rehearsal dates: Late-March through early-May 2024
  • Approximate performance dates: Early-May through early-June 2024

Job Description

About the Process: -Interviews will be conducted by the members of the Play/Director Selection Committee on Saturday, March 4 (between 9am and 5pm) and Sunday, March 5 (between 9am and 4pm). After the interviews, reference calls will be made. The committee will submit their director/show recommendations to the Board of Directors before or at the March Board Meeting (March 27, 2023). -After approval by the Board, volunteer agreements will be offered to directors for our mainstage shows. Directors will be overseen by staff and be assigned creative teams of volunteers. Directors may give suggestions or recommendations for their team members, but EDP oversees the recruitment. Our current volunteer director stipends are $600 for each mainstage show.

Required Qualifications

Each director must read the scripts or demonstrate a good working-knowledge of each show for which they wish to be considered.

Other details

How to Apply
All candidates must submit the following documents as a single PDF via Google Survey (the "Click HERE to Apply" below) by midnight Sunday, February 26, 2023.

1. A current (updated) resume, including years of productions
2. Contact information for two producing organizations of your most recent projects
3. A cover letter providing a vision statement for your first-choice show, as well as an overview of your experience working on volunteer productions.

The survey will ask you to select your first, second, and third choice shows. It will also ask about any conflicts you may have for scheduling, based upon the approximate dates presented above.

Once you have submitted materials, the Managing Director will reach out regarding scheduling your interview time.

Interview Details
All interviews will take place at the EDP Rehearsal Annex (located at 200 Dayton St, Edmonds) and will be approximately 30 minutes in length. They may be recorded for committee, staff, and/or board reference, but will not be shared outside of this group of people.

Your submission materials will focus on your first choice, but please come to your interview prepared to discuss your interest and vision for your second choice as well. NOTE: Once you submit your ideas and plans at the interview, you will be considered for the shows based on that vision. Any changes of ideas or plans for casting or direction of the show must receive Board approval.

Each director must read the scripts or demonstrate a good working-knowledge of each show for which they wish to be considered.

Additional information
Preferred method of submission

URL

Pay Rate

600

Audition location

Edmonds WA

Submission instructions

Review Information at URL provided (https://edmondsdriftwoodplayers.org/volunteer/#Directors), then complete Application via link on information page.

Employement type

Other