Love! Valour! Compassion!
The ACT 1 Board is currently accepting submissions for our next season.
Whether you are a first-time director or an experienced one, ACT 1 would like to read your proposal.
The proposal should be brief and to the point, detailing:
- The title and author of play.
- A short summary of the plot (between one and three paragraphs, please).
- Why you want to direct this play.
- How do you feel this play fits ACT 1's mission to produce classics (classics from the past, modern classics, or plays that promise to be future classics). ACT 1 does not produce original, unpublished shows.
- Your vision for staging the play.
- Resources (such as having a production team in mind), casting, estimated cost of production, a preferred time of year to direct the play (can be requested, but not guaranteed).
Please send your proposal as a PDF (preferred), although a Word file or simple email will also work.
The deadline for submissions is May 15th, 2017. Please send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you have any questions about your proposal before submitting it, please contact us directly, or ask any board member.
- The Board will call back selected proposals for director interviews May 27th. We are hoping to have our season announced by the time our production of Reefer Madness, the Musical opens on June 9th.
- You are welcome to submit multiple shows (please, no more than four). Please submit separate proposals for each individual show.
- Most of the shows submitted to us are dramas, but if you've got a comedic (or even semi-comedic) show you're interested in, please consider submitting that as well. We prefer to have balanced, well-rounded seasons.
- 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.
This year, we asked for some suggestions from our casts this season thus far about what shows they would like us to produce. Below are a selection of their suggestions that we feel best fit with our mission. You are not required to submit only these shows; they're only listed as a suggestion.
- Baby with the Bathwater
- Twelfth Night
- Little Dog Laughed
- Our Country’s Good
- The Time of Your Life
- Marriage of Bette and Boo
- Social Creatures
- Measure for Measure
- Superior Donuts
- Circle Mirror Transformation
- Wonder of the World
- Cemetery Club
- Laramie Project
- Something holiday-themed (that isn't yet another production of A Christmas Carol)