Submit a letter of application to The Barn Players, along with your resume. Please include your experience in directing, your experience in creating original benefit concerts (if any) and your reasons for applying to direct. Also, please include a vision for the benefit concert, including concept and structure, possible song selections and the ideas for the physical production of the show. An interview will then be scheduled with the Artistic Director & Assistant Artistic Director of The Barn.
Deadline to Apply:
August 31st, 2016, with interviews to be scheduled shortly thereafter, by appointment only.
Show Concepts from past Benefit have included:
Women of Rock
Revolution: A Tribute to the Beatles
You Can't Stop The Beat: Rock on Broadway
Avenue Q to Xanadu: Songs from Broadway Musicals of the 21st Century
The rehearsal schedule is at the discretion of the director, and can begin at any time. The St. Pius rehearsal space can be available at any time beginning June 25th. The show moves into The Barn space on Monday, July 31st, 2017 with performances taking place on August 11 & 12 at 7:30pm and August 13, 2017 at 2:00pm.
Casting / Production Team / Physical Production:
Casting the show may be accomplished by open auditions for actors and / or by director invitation...or, a combination of both. Attendance at the benefit performances is often related to the size of the cast. The director is encouraged to cast the show with 10 – 20 performers, balancing genders and actively seeking a multi-racial cast for the production.
A small band of musicians is encouraged, which can be simply one piano, a small combo or a small band.
The director is responsible for assembling the production team for the project. There will be no monetary compensation for any of the production team members or musicians. As this is a benefit concert for The Barn Players, they will be donating their time, energy and talent to the process of creating the benefit for The Barn.
Director applicants are encouraged to have a creative, yet minimal concept for the physical production of the show, due to the short amount of time allotted for rehearsal time in the space.
To submit an application or for more information, please contact Eric Magnus, Artistic Director of The Barn Players at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Barn Players embraces diversity in all aspects of our organization. Non-traditional and equal-opportunity casting is encouraged.