Plays in Morris is actively seeking directors for the 2017-18 season.
The director has the challenging task of bringing together the many complex pieces of a production—the script, actors, set, costuming, lighting and sound and music—into a unified whole. To accomplish this task, a director needs to:
- Interpret the script
- Cast the production
- Collaborate with designers
- Plan the rehearsals
- Guide the actors in their work during rehearsals.
The director’s work is most often based on a detailed study and analysis of the script to be produced. Many careful readings of the script help the director develop an individual vision of the playwright’s intentions, which will form the core of his or her interpretation. This sense of “what the play is really about” will shape a director’s thinking about every other aspect of the production.
Directors also study the characters in the script, gathering as much information as they can about their physical and psychological traits. This is vital preparation for casting, when the actors who are best able to bring the characters to life in performance need to be chosen.
Working hours involve regular weekend and evening work based on both the director and cast availability. The director will set his/her own schedule along with the Plays in Morris Executive Director. While there are not set minimum or maximum work hours the director must complete all tasks required in an allotted amount of time (ex. 3 month rehearsal process, etc.)
Plays in Morris offers our directors a $200 stipend for plays and short musicals. Full length musical directors are offered a $300 stipend.
- Nanny Claus: The Musical – for December, 2017 production; $200 stipend; more info
- Can’t Ever Tell – for April or May, 2018 production; $200 stipend; more info
- Disney’s The Jungle Book: The Musical – for September, 2018 production; $200 stipend; more info
- A Christmas Carol: The Musical – for December, 2018 production; $200 stipend; more info
Email Joe Ferriero, executive director at email@example.com with your interest and any experience you may have. While a resume is not needed a list of any/all theatre experience is helpful. Must be 18+ to apply for a director position.