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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 Festival10, our upcoming 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 be supported and mentored by Ghostlight Theatre Ensemble's Artistic Director, Helen Dixon, who will help ensure that your play is show-ready.  
Festival10 will be comprised of several short plays, including both published and unpublished works.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.
SEEKING DIRECTORS! 

      

If you would like to direct one of the plays, please email Helen Dixon at helen@ghostlightte.org by 8pm on December 9th, and include a cover letter explaining your interest in directing for Festival10, 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 that we can contact you. 
  • Ghostlight Theatre Ensemble will coordinate auditions for ALL plays in the festival. Audition dates: January 23rd and 24th, with callbacks on January 27th. Directors need to be at the auditions. Monologues will be available in early January.
  • Rehearsal schedules will be developed by each director, in coordination with his or her cast.
  • Performances are tentatively planned to be held at the Shadow Lakes Event Center in Brentwood on Saturday, March 30th @7:30pm, and possibly a matinee on the same day.
  • All plays will be performed black box style, with minimal set pieces. We are exploring the possibility of having a theater-in-the-round setup, if we can make that work in the performance space. 
Candidate materials will be reviewed, and Helen will contact all candidates once directors have been chosen. The selected directors will be sent all of the play scripts to read. After the scripts have been sent to the selected directors, the directors will be matched to plays based on requests made to helen@ghostlightte.org. Requests will be granted on a first-come, first served basis, so you'll want to read the plays quickly.

Questions and Next Steps:

Contact Helen Dixon at helen@ghostlightte.org if you have questions or would like additional information. She is eager to open up directing opportunities, and would love to hear from you. If you are ready to apply to be a director, please send the above-described theatre resume and cover letter.