Call for Directors/Show Proposals

Damascus Theatre Company
Call for Directors/Show Proposals

DTC is currently seeking submissions for the 2017-8 season. Area directors are encouraged to submit proposals for musicals or plays that will appeal to a broad base of performers and audiences.  We are seeking musicals, comedies and dramas of various size and scale for our regular season, specifically our Fall 2017 and Spring/Early Summer 2018 shows.

Deadline: December 1, 2016

  • Fall show will be November 2017 at a large venue such as Olney’s Historic Stage 
  • Spring/Summer 2018 show will be at a smaller venue such as the Arts Barn or Olney’s Black Box theater. We plan to submit a smaller scale production to the Arts Barn Theatre for consideration in their June 2018 time slot, however acceptance is never guaranteed.

Guidelines for Proposals

DTC requests that potential directors submit the following information in writing:

  • Show Overview including title, author, cast size, and age ranges of cast members, orchestra size (minimum to maximum), usual running length, list of songs, and brief synopsis.
  • Overall concept of the show – historical period, style, dialects, geographical location, interpretation
  • Set – special needs for staging, scene changes, set pieces
  • Choreography – level of dance required
  • Technical – sound, lights, special effects needed
  • Personnel – do you have anyone in mind for production crew such as music director, stage manager, choreographer, designers, etc.?
  • Other special considerations – scheduling conflicts, casting ideas, rehearsal requirements
  • Resume of previous directing, producing and/or acting experience, including background in music.

Email your submission in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format to the Executive Producer, Carol Boyle at ep@damascustheatre.org   by December 1, 2016.