The Distillery Series: Seeking Directors

Macha Theatre Works


About the project and the company

The Macha Distillery series is a celebration of emerging theater and an opportunity for playwrights to gain valuable feedback on new work. Each play in the series receives a live reading by a cast of professional actors, allowing it to live and breathe off the page. The readings conclude with a discussion of the play with the playwright, giving writers the chance to receive feedback from Seattle audiences and providing a platform for audiences to help shape new works in process.

Distillery Goals

Traditionally, the distillery process involves heating a liquid, then allowing it too condense into a new product. Here at Macha’s play Distillery, we do the same thing with stories, allowing them to rise, change, and settle into something new. This is part of how Macha cultivates new plays that feature strong feminist themes. Whether playwrights are interested in testing out bold new ideas or putting the final touches on a nearly-finished script, the Distillery is here to help.

Job Description

The Distillery is a new play public reading series. We are featuring 6 new works one per month February - June 2023. Directors will cast the show and do one short rehearsal. Readings are held at West of Lenin in Fremont. Playwrights will be involved, the goal is to help plays get to the next level and find a producer. All participants are offered a small stipend of $20 to cover parking/gas/bus. Please send directors resume and demographic information to :

Required Qualifications

Local to Seattle. Ability to Cast a show. Ability to communicate via email, text, phone. Ability to schedule rehearsal, attend rehearsal, coordinate with actors schedule. Prefer experience with directing, but Macha loves to give first chances to folx. Directors: There are plays that Macha would like to support but only if we have a director that complements the world represented in the play. Currently looking for Female/Non-binary and/or Filipina, Trans, and Native American directors for The Distillery plays.

Desired Qualifications

Experience gathering a cast together. Experience with New Works. Experience in the culture which the play is set.

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Pay Rate

$20 Stipend

Audition location

Seattle WA

Submission instructions

Email director resumes to

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