Call For Talent
2016-2017 Season Directors
How do I apply?
1. Submit a brief letter outlining your qualifications and experience OR a resume of related experience.
2. Submit a one-page (minimum) Production Overview detailing your vision for one of the productions in our upcoming season.
Clearly articulate your general concept for the production, e.g. how you would stage the show, collaborations or partnerships you intend to create, and/or how you plan to work with our designers to create a cohesive production. Visual renderings are welcome, but not required.
3. If you are interested to apply for more than one production, you must submit a separate Production Overview for each title.
Season Planning Committee
Lakeside Players Inc.
Kenosha, WI 53140
Who is Eligible?
Lakeside Players Inc. expects that individuals interested in a Director position shall have significant directorial experience (with Lakeside Players or otherwise) OR shall have successfully completed the following tract with LSP Inc.: House Manager, Stage Manager, Assistant Director, for at least one production per position AND that the interested individual maintains or agrees to obtain a paid Active membership of the Lakeside Players Inc.
June 1st, 2016
Second Week in June
Board of Directors Review:
Third Week in June
We will do our best to reach back to candidants shortly after the Board of Directors has reviewed to extend offers. We especially realize that the selected director for the first couple of shows in our season will need ample time to prepare and will move forward accordingly.
How Can I Get a Copy of the Script?
A limited number of copies are available for loan, upon request and pending availability, by contacting us. You may also find some of these titles at local libraries or by doing a Google search for online retailers. If you need help, let us know.
Is this a paid opportunity?
Lakeside Players Inc. is a volunteer-driven organization and as such, does not have a paid staff. However, the Board of Directors realizes that directing is a large commitment that requires remuneration and, effective in the 2016-2017 season, the leadership will gladly accept for consideration your salary history and/or expectations along with your application materials. You will be contacted by a member of our organization to discuss further.
What is the time commitment?
Most of our directors choose to hold auditions between 8-10 weeks prior to open and begin rehearsals shortly thereafter. Our network of actors are accomstomed to weekly rehearsals consisting primarly of weekday evenings and occasionally weekend rehearsals. An average rehearsal is between 2 and 3 hours and are often 4 or 5 days a week. The length of a production's run-up and its rehearsal schedule is ultimately up to the director, in consultation with the Board of Directors and the production team.
What about my production team?
How can I learn more?
You are encouraged to contact any member of the LSP Inc. Board of Directors with specific questions or to arrange a time to discuss in person. We would also be happy to connect you with other directors who have worked with us recently. Reach us to continue the conversation.