The Director’s Haven gives directors in the earliest stages of their professional careers a rare opportunity to take risks, hone their crafts and talents and share their vision through a fully staged production of a short play. Giving directors support to produce during their formative years, which includes a full design team, budget, marketing support and more, allows these artists to create quality work as well as provides a platform to further their artistic visibility through the creation of said work.
For this year’s Directors Haven, we will be producing SAME SECTS! by Paul Michael Thompson, Directed by Arti Ishak, NOT NOT NOT NOT NOT ENOUGH OXYGEN by Carol Churchill, Directed by Megan Philippi, and LAMENTS OF A BROWN BIRD SUMMER by Cris Eli Blak, Directed by Joel Willison.
SAME SECTS! is already fully cast.
Material to Prepare:
Scripts and Sides are under the CHARACTER TYPE/RESTRICTIONS Section.
Please tape the side(s) for the roles you'd like to be considered for. Make sure when you slate, you state your name and your pronouns.
Please submit your self-tape, along with your headshot and resume to casting director Catherine Miller (they/them) at email@example.com. We prefer a private youtube or vimeo link but can accept a downloadable file if necessary. We will then send a link to an audition form that must be filled.
Self tapes are due 1/28/23 at 2:00PM
First Rehearsal 2/1/23
First Tech 3/25/23 (each play will tech separately)
Previews Monday, 3/27 (7:30pm)+ Tuesday, 3/28 (7:30pm)
Opening Night Wednesday, 3/29 (7pm)
Performances are 4/2/23-4/13/23 Sun at 3PM and Mon-Wed at 7:30PM
Please find scripts and sides here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1bv-jCH30A1rPoyP050Leh8eEJuDsbneW?usp=sharing
NOT NOT NOT NOT NOT ENOUGH OXYGEN by Carol Churchill, Directed by Megan Philippi
VIVIAN: Female | Any Ethnicity | Age: 30-50
Perceptive, caring, anxious, brave, sickly, tougher than she looks. Vivian grew up in a polluted world and has never breathed freely. She rarely has enough air to get through a whole sentence, and repeats words and phrases frequently in order to get through this obstacle and finish a thought. Her dialogue contains many repetitions without clear punctuation breaks, so text work and breath control will be important.
CLAUDE: Any Gender | Any Ethnicity | Age: 20-30
A despondent, somewhat confrontational teen pop superstar. Claude is deeply disturbed by human suffering and environmental collapse, but feels a lack of agency and can seem apathetic. Their bleak worldview may or may not be apparent from their popstar persona. Claude makes an emotionally fraught homecoming to visit their father, Mick.
LAMENTS OF A BROWN BIRD SUMMER by Cris Eli Blak, Directed by Joel Willison
LOUIS, 40s-50s, Black.
JANET, 16-18, Black
FOSTER, 20s-30s, Black/Biracial/Afro-Latino/Latino
To apply for this job email your details to firstname.lastname@example.org