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CALL FOR DIRECTORS

2020-2021 SEASON

Scarborough Players invites applications from Directors for the following productions:

Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time – October 2020

Adapted by Simon Stephens from the novel by Mark Haddon

Performance dates: October 9-11, 15-18 and 22-24, 2020

Christopher has an extraordinary brain and exceptional math skills but he is ill-equipped to interpret everyday life and he has a mystery to solve. However, he has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and he distrusts strangers. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world.

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An Inspector Calls – January 2021

By J.B. Priestley

Performance dates: January 8-10, 14-17 and 21-23, 2021

The prosperous Birling Family is gathered to celebrate their successes and the engagement of their daughter Sheila to Gerald Croft when the sudden arrival of the mysterious Inspector Goole brings the celebrations to a halt. Goole is investigating the apparent suicide of a young woman. Are the Birlings responsible? What deep dark and complex secrets will be revealed? Set in 1912, just two years before WW I, this thrilling play offers a passionate plea for social change and social justice.

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Shakespeare in Love – April 2021

Adapted by Lee Hall based on the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard

Performance dates: April 2-4, 8-11 and 15-17, 2021

Plagued by debt and consumed by writer’s block, young Will Shakespeare needs a hit. You will fall in love with Will as he discovers his muse in the beautiful Viola De Lesseps and finds a story of true love with the help of Marlowe, Queen Elizabeth I, Burbage, Ned Alleyn and the actors of the 1590s. What begins as Romeo and Ethel, the Pirates Daughter becomes the greatest love story ever told, Romeo and Juliet. Based on the celebrated film, winner of many awards including Best Picture.

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Cause Célèbre – June/July 2021

By Terence Rattigan

Performance dates: June 25-27, July 1-4 and 8-10, 2021

Cause Célèbre is the real-life trial of Alma Rattenbury and her 18-year-old lover for the murder of her husband, Francis Rattenbury. In 1935, when accused of murdering her husband in their Bournemouth home, the headlines created an early tabloid sensation as woman and boy both take the blame, while sexual freedom is cast in sharp relief against the stifling morality of post-Victorian England. This is the last play written by the celebrated author of Separate Tables and The Winslow Boy.

 

Application Deadline is March 2, 2020

 

APPLICATION INFORMATION

To apply, please prepare and submit the following items:

A current resume highlighting relevant experience

A cover letter stating the production title(s) in which you are interested

Names and contact information of two arts-related references,
for example, theatre groups for which you have worked previously

A proposal describing your understanding of the play and
how it will be realized in the production

DOWNLOAD THE DIRECTOR PROPOSAL CRITERIA HERE

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Submit your application to the Scarborough Players Hiring Committee
BY MAIL:
Scarborough Players Hiring Committee
c/o 780 Birchmount Avenue, Unit #5
Scarborough, ON  M1K 5H4

BY EMAIL:
spdirectorhiringcommittee@gmail.com
(Please note: this is a new email address)

*Application Deadline is March 2, 2020

 

INTERVIEW DATES

Interviews will be conducted Saturday, March 28, 2020 or Sunday, March 29, 2020.
Times will be confirmed by the director hiring committee.

For further information, email spdirectorhiringcommittee@gmail.com


ADDITIONAL NOTES

While we strive to interview as many candidates as possible.
We cannot guarantee that all applicants will be interviewed.

Productions are subject to availability of performing rights.

Scarborough Players is a community theatre organization – non-union/non-paying

Scarborough Players is a volunteer organization and we do not provide honorariums


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