The board of directors of the Olathe Community Theater Association (OCTA) is looking for directors for our 2011-2012 season. We'd like to invite you to submit a slate of no more than three scripts you'd like to direct at OCTA.
Send them to us at this email address: (firstname.lastname@example.org), accompanied by your theatrical resume, by October 31, 2010. Additionally, please indicate the months of the year, from late Fall 2011 to late Spring 2012 that you are available.
This year OCTA is selecting its season from submissions from directors and selections from the OCTA Season Selection Committee. We encourage all directors to submit shows that you have wanted to direct but have been unable to have produced. An important consideration to keep in mind when you submit shows to OCTA is that our season is typically five shows, only one of which is a musical. The rest of the season is usually a mix of comedies, dramas and comedy-dramas.
For the best chance of having one of your scripts selected for the 2011-12 season, please include a variety of genres in your submission. If, however, there's one show that's your dream show, by all means, submit it. At OCTA we respect and encourage your passion for the material.
Another point to think about is the size of the facility. OCTA productions have certainly stretched and put the facility to the test, but we're not going to be putting on Miss Saigon in our space. The OCTA stage and theater are both wonderfully intimate spaces that are geared toward smaller shows -- although many of our past productions have used quite imaginative staging to stretch the space. Please contact us for information on stage dimensions to use as guidelines for any scripts you care to submit. Also, you can obtain a list of our past shows, to give you a sense of the sort of productions that we've done before. (Don't be afraid to submit a show that you see on the list, at OCTA we're open to reviving a production from our history).
At OCTA we own our own building. You get to rehearse in the performance space from Day One. You won't be lugging props or costumes from one location to another. Also, we don't interfere with your artistic decisions. Show us you can do it and we'll help make it possible!
If one of your submissions is considered for our season, we'll contact you in the early part of the New Year to set up an interview. So, take a moment to consider partnering with us to produce a great piece of theater. Send in your suggestions and resume today!