'Pirates of Penzance' - February, 2009

The Pirates of Penzance
February, 2009

Director Submissions

The ACT 1 Board is currently accepting show submissions for the 2018-19 season.

This past season, ACT 1 was recognized by both the Nashville Scene and the First Night Awards as an outstanding theater group, and we are looking to push ourselves and our audiences even further with our 30th season. Our shows next year will ideally focus on strong director re-envisionings of classical scripts. This might include rethinking the time period of the script, genderbent casting, creating an immersive version of a play, or developing new works based on classical themes. These are just suggestions. Potential directors are encouraged to think outside the box.

This season will be called “Fuck the Classics.”

Please submit your proposal as a PDF to directing@act1online.com by March 11, 2018.

The proposal should be brief and to the point, detailing:

  1. Title, author, and publisher
  2. A short description of the show (less than 300 words)
  3. Your vision for this production (less than 500 words)
  4. Names of crew members you already have interested in the project
  5. Potential budget for the show
  6. Any scheduling conflicts that we should think about in scheduling the season

If you have any questions, contact Jim Manning at jmanning@usn.org, or any board member.

Please keep in mind that many script contracts come with prohibitions about changing certain aspects of the work. ACT 1 follows these guidelines, so please keep that in mind in your vision for the show. A call to a publisher might clear up questions. Public domain scripts are generally more open to changes.

We are expecting several dramas, but comedies are welcome to help balance out our season.

Please submit no more than 4 shows.

The board will contact potential directors for interviews by April 1.

Submissions for ACT 1’s 30th season are due by PDF by March 11, 2018. Please email submissions to directing@act1online.com.

We are also (always!) interested in submissions for our One-Act Wednesdays program. If you know of a shorter play that you're interested in, we'd love to hear from you.