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UNDERGROUND

What She Said New Play Festival Call for Directors

What She Said Festival • Call for Directors

What She Said Festival is a celebration of new, short plays by woman-identifying playwrights. The Underground in Duluth, MN created the festival as an opportunity for women playwrights, directors and actors to have a focused space to express themselves and feature their stories through theater.

What She Said Festival runs May 11 – 13, 2023
Get more details about the festival and purchase tickets here

Seeking: 

  • Directors for the 2023 What She Said Festival.
  • This will be a 3-day festival of 5-7 short plays and monologues written by women playwrights celebrating women and what they have to say – directed by women.
  • Submit your interest before February 28th.
  • There will be a stipend of $100 for directing.

Director’s Commit to:

  • Read a variety of pre-selected plays and narrow them down to 3 they’d be interested in directing.
  • Cast their play with local actors.
  • Find creative ways to interpret the play for possibly simplified technical elements (i.e. minimal props, scenic elements, costuming)
  • Create prop/scenic/sound lists to submit to designers.
  • Create a rehearsal schedule that works for them and their actors.
  • Schedule a rehearsal with the Production Coordinator during the week prior to opening.
  • Be available for Tech Week (5/8, 9. Sponsor Night 5/10)

Contact:
Email Production Coordinator Kendra Carlson at kcarlson@duluthplayhouse.org with questions. To express interest in directing for the festival, please include a resume of directing or directing-adjacent experience.


MAIN STAGE


Duluth Playhouse is committed to inclusive, color-conscious casting. Actors of all ethnicities, gender identities, and abilities are highly encouraged to audition.


YOUTH THEATRE


Duluth Playhouse is committed to inclusive, color-conscious casting. Actors of all ethnicities, gender identities, and abilities are highly encouraged to audition.