Gaslight is seeking a director to lead our late summer/early fall Shakespeare production to be presented in partnership with the Riverfront Parks Committee for Shakespeare on the River. The play will first be produced for a ticketed, weekend run with the free river performance(s) the weekend following.
Directors are asked to select from one of the following titles:
The play must be abridged (roughly 90 minutes); Gaslight is willing to abridge the script for the director if needed. An alternative idea is to present a shorter, children’s theatre version (15-30 minutes; performed by adults for children) with two or three performances back to back (for roughly 60 minutes total). Ideally, the production will minimize tech, set, and heavy props and will have the flexibility to move from an indoor space to the River Commons.
Directors are asked to complete the short submission form (button above) describing their concept and vision. Dates are currently flexible, but our suggested schedule is as follows:
Friday, July 30 - Director submissions due
Monday, August 2 - Director selected/auditions announced early in week
Monday, August 16 - Auditions held early in the week; cast by weekend
Monday, August 23 - Rehearsals begin, running three weeks through Sept. 12
Monday, September 13 - Tech rehearsals
Tuesday, September 14 - Tech rehearsal
Wednesday, September 15 - Final dress
Thursday, September 16 - Opening Night, ticketed/paid performance
Wednesday, September 22 - Option for free River performance
Thursday, September 23 - Option for free River performance
Friday, September 24 - Option for free River performance
Currently, the River Commons has events scheduled on September 14 and September 21, so they cannot be considered for the Shakespeare on the River performances. And although this schedule is on the tighter side, it should be appropriate for an abridged production with limited technical elements. If you have additional questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!