The Alumnae Theatre Company puts out open calls for directors for each show or festival in its season. Application times vary each year. Keep checking back for notices. Members get advance notice and preference where possible.

Call for Directors - FireWorks 2018 

Announcing the program for FireWorks 2018! Three weeks of daring new plays developed at Alumnae. The Festival runs November 7 to 25, 2018 in the Studio. Each play runs for one week, Wednesday to Sunday, with two performances on Saturday. Casting/rehearsals begin in September. The deadline for director applications is April 20, 2018.


THE PIGEON by Chloe Whitehorn    November 7-11

Sometimes revenge is bitter sweet and sometimes it's like a box of chocolates.

Malone, a middle-aged woman harbouring an age-old vendetta, meets in the park with Jegger, a young punk and the son of her nemesis, to conspire against the man who ruined their lives. Interspersed through their conversation are scenes between Jegger and his pregnant fiancé Amy spanning the months from Jegger ‘s first meeting with Malone up to the day of their current conversation. Malone and Jegger have nothing in common but a man they despise.

2 women: Malone 50-70; Amy early twenties; 1 man: Jegger 25


MOVING ON by Elmar Maripuu   November l4-18

Shelly has found an investor to turn Kyle’s visionary software proposal into reality. Is her interest purely professional? Did the prospective investor swindle Kyle’s home town out of its pension fund? And what is Kyle hiding in his bedroom? Or in that strange trunk? The hit of New Ideas adds a brand new character to the already mad activities in this knockabout farce.

2 men, 2 women. The Director has already been chosen.

ANIMAL by Romeo Ciolfi    November 21-25

Raina Shepherd is a sick woman: schizophrenic, bipolar…and she likes to bite.  To make matters worse, she’s off her medication. We first meet Raina in one of her manic states, as her mother Mercedes tries her best to ground her. But Raina’s mother has been dead for six months. When her brother Daniel and estranged son Griffin arrive, they find a woman whose unhinged mental state terrifies them. As they attempt to reconnect with Raina, they must deal with deep wounds of their own and revelations from their collective pasts.

2 women: Raina 40; Mercedes 60-70. 2 men: Daniel late 30s; Griffin 18


To apply to direct: send your resume and a short (2-3 sentences) statement about which play and why. If you are chosen for an interview, you will be given access to the scripts and asked to prepare a detailed outline of your vision for the production. Note: FireWorks is a development festival, dramaturgy will continue right through production, and the writer will be part of the process.

Deadline for applications: April 20, 2018.

Send to: with the subject heading: 2018 Call for Directors.


Seeking Directors for Next Stage Reading Series

The New Play Development Group (NPD) of the Alumnae Theatre seek directors for Season Two of the NEXT STAGE READING SERIES. The Next Stage Reading Series aids in the development of works-in-progress with "semi-cold" lobby readings of new scripts. All members and non-members welcome to attend! All ACTIVE members welcome to participate as directors!
Readings will be hosted in the Alumnae Lobby on:
September 18, October 2, November 6, December 11, 2017
January 8, February 5, April 2, May 18, June 18 and June 25, 2018

Did you apply last year? You're still on the list!
Want to be on the list? Contact BOTH Anne Tait and Carol Libman, and be ready to supply your resume.

As this is an Alumnae initiative for playwrights, actors and directors, all roles - regardless of gender - are played by women.  
Actors and directors are chosen from Alumnae members, and therefore male roles are read by females.

To become an Active Member, contact Liz Best, VP Membership @  
To become an NPD member, contact Mary Barnes Amoroso at

For general inquires regarding NEXT STAGE READINGS, contact: Anne @ or Carol @