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Call for Directors

If you are a theatre director, OR if you have always wanted to direct for the stage, but haven't yet found the right opportunity, you'll want to apply to be a director for FESTIVAL 10 (2.0), our 10-minute play festival!

Interested in Directing?

Cast Auditions, Rehearsals and Performances:

You'll be so excited to take part in this innovative theatre experience, right here in our own backyard - you'll work with outstanding local talent, enjoy a shorter time commitment for both rehearsals and performances, without a long commute to Walnut Creek or San Francisco. On top of that, you'll have the support of Ghostlight Theatre Ensemble's Board of Directors as needed. 
FESTIVAL 10 (2.0) will be comprised of numerous short plays, including both published and unpublished works. Each play will have its own director and cast - some cast members might appear in more than one play, and directors are welcome to audition for plays as well, enabling them to perform if they choose.


  • Ghostlight Theatre Ensemble has already cast many of the roles since this production was delayed due to the pandemic; however, we do know that not all performers are able to return to the production. As such, we will coordinate auditions for any open roles in January 2022. Details regarding the auditions can be found HERE.
  • Rehearsal schedules will be developed by each director, in coordination with his or her cast.
  • Performances will be held at the Brentwood Community Center in Brentwood on Friday, March 25th, Saturday, March 26th and Sunday March 27th. 
  • All plays will be performed black box style, in an arena-style / theatre-in-the-round setting, with minimal set pieces. 

Questions and Next Steps:

Contact Kathryn Lopez at if you have questions or would like additional information. She is eager to recruit directors, and would love to hear from you!
We had planned to perform this show in 2020 or 2021, but due to the pandemic, we were unable to do so - so we are trying again for 2022! As such, many of our plays already have directors, but because a lot changes in 2 years time, not all directors have been able to commit to this year's production. As a result, we are actively seeking at least 5 new directors, and will also be auditioning for some roles in January 2022!
If you would like to direct one of the plays, please send an email to Kathryn Lopez at by January 8th explaining your interest in directing for FESTIVAL 10, and attach a resume that details your experience with theatre, including any directing experience if applicable, as well as detailing your experience as a performer and/or any experience in technical theatre / stagecraft / production. Note that directing experience is NOT required - this is a great way to dip your toe in the water! Be sure to include your email address and cell number so we can contact you. Review the available plays below.

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion:

Ghostlight Theatre Ensemble encourages all community members to participate in Ghostlight productions. We believe that local live theatre should provide a supportive environment for creative expression for people of all genders, ethnicities and backgrounds. Every day, we work to ensure that Ghostlight is a safe, welcoming space where all members of our cast, creative team, production crew, volunteers and audience members can learn, grow, and create.
We are proactively working towards greater diversity within the cast of our shows. This is an on-going process, and we recognize that it is our responsibility to broaden our reach to ensure that BIPOC and LGBTQ+ community members are aware of upcoming auditions, and to ensure that they feel welcome to join our productions. We are also broadening our reach to attract BIPOC directors and production team members. We know this can make a significant difference in generating greater diversity at our auditions.

Plays Available to Direct

"Unveiling Cyrano" - written by John Ruzicka
Wrapped up in their crush for the sweet and sincere Maddie, someone has written a love sonnet and slipped it into her locker. While Maddie catches the person responsible for leaving the letter, are they the real writer? And when Maddie discovers the true identity, will she have the same feelings in return?
"The Draft Board" - written by Geff Moyer
In Tennessee in 1958, two teens campout in a park across the street from the Memphis draft board on the morning Elvis is being inducted into the Army. While they wait for their idol’s arrival, they discover things about each other that may also alter their lifelong friendship.
"The Secret Life of Phones" - written by Dwayne Yancey
She wants to spend more time together. He needs to find a balance between work and their relationship. Figuring it out is never easy, but it’s especially hard if you’re a phone!
"Little Black Dress" - written by Bara Swain
Kathy desperately wants her daughter, Lily, to get a little black dress. But Lily has other things on her mind. Can shop owner Nina help them both find what they’re looking for?
"Where's This Train Going?" - written by Bruce Guelden
Have you ever had one of those days where all you wanted to do was get home and sink into your favorite chair and chill, but all of sudden your dreams of decompression turn into a cacophony of chatter. When Monica, a girl from the Windy city, gets on a subway and meets Jack, a boy from the Big Apple, will their story be gone with the wind or will it be as sweet as apple pie? Can love blossom between train stops? You'll never look at stranger on the train in the same way.
Contra Costa County Health Guidelines will be followed at our auditions, rehearsals, and performances. COVID-19 Vaccination is required for all those participating ages 12 & up.