CALL for Directors - New Ideas Festival 2019
Alumnae Theatre Company invites non-union directors to apply to direct one of the 15 plays (running time 10 to 40 minutes) for New Ideas Festival (NIF) 2019, our 31st annual three-week juried festival of new plays, works-in-progress, and experimental theatre to be held from March 6 to 24, 2019.
How to Apply:
If you are interested in directing a play in the New Ideas Festival, email firstname.lastname@example.org by Oct 5, 2018. Please make the subject line “Director Application (your name)” and provide a directing CV or paragraph description of your experience (not required for returning directors). You will receive further details once you have submitted your application. As our industry has far fewer female directors, women directors are especially encouraged to apply.
NIF Provides the Following:
New Ideas Festival does not pay fees, royalties, or a box office share to participants. Alumnae Theatre Company retains creative discretion over the festival as a whole. The focus of the festival is script development, so technical requirements for the plays are kept to a minimum.
NIF is an exciting opportunity to work one-on-one with a playwright to develop a new work.
CALL for Director/Producer Pitches and/or Pitch-a-Package
The Alumnae Mainstage Programming Committee for the 2019-20 season is looking for submissions from members and member teams. Is there a play you want to direct or produce on our mainstage?
We want to hear from you!
This year we are offering the following options for directors or director/producer teams:
1 - Pitch to direct a play from our shortlist of plays (directors may pitch for more than one play)
2 - Pitch to direct a play of your choosing that fits our criteria
3 - Do both!
Shortlist of Plays for Pitching:
The committee has shortlisted the following plays as ones that we are interested to see produced on the ATC mainstage. Please e-mail Nicole Arends at email@example.com if you would like a PDF of any or all of these plays for reading.
If you are interested in suggesting and pitching a play that is not on our shortlist, please adhere to the following criteria:
Expressions of interest should be sent to Nicole Arends at firstname.lastname@example.org by September 30, 2018.
Written outline and one-on-one pitch coaching sessions:
Pitch guidelines for your in-person pitch/interview:
20 minutes each - including questions from the panel
To take place in November 2018 - dates TBD
There are three important skills that a director or producer should have that are not strictly related to the theatre. Please give some examples of where you showed these traits in your past experience (theatre or otherwise).
Alumnae Theatre Company offers emerging theatre artists, established theatre professionals, and theatre lovers the opportunity to work side by side in the production of a full season of plays in our beautiful theatre in downtown Toronto. We are a volunteer-run organization that creates high quality shows on a lean, mean budget that follow our mandate to produce works which offer strong roles for women and works that are not often seen in Toronto. We need to know that you will be able to work within the confines of an amateur company with a small budget and to work in a team approach with the producer ensuring that the production stays on budget and the director ensuring that the play stays on vision while dealing creatively with the limitations that a small budget requires.
September 30, 2018 Deadline for pitch submissions
October 2018 One-on-one pitch coaching sessions take place
October 31, 2018 Deadline for written outline
November 2018 Pitch/Interviews take place
December 2018 Decisions made - all candidates will be contacted
If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Arends at email@example.com