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Calling all theatre directors!

Rebecca Martinez

Nov 2011

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March 28, 2013



Director-Driven Work: Director Submission Form





The 2013 Working Theater Directors Salon is excited to announce that we will be presenting short works by emerging directors during our Fourth Annual week-long Directors Salon in summer 2013. We are looking for director-driven work that has not had a previous production.


We know that there are many ways to define “director-driven” For us, “director-driven” means work that is instigated and led by the director as lead artist. Our goal is to give space and resources to directors who are in the middle of leading a collaborative process and would benefit from a concentrated rehearsal period and public showing.


We are supporting works-in-progress and are looking for directors that are currently working on and developing original pieces.  These projects can be excerpts of a larger project or short pieces that are no more than 20 minutes long. Each director’s team will receive 10 rehearsal hours during the week of the festival, minimal technical resources, and one final public presentation during the festival to aid in the development of the piece. The director and artistic team will also receive a talkback with the audience following the final presentation.  The dates for the festival are June 17-23, 2013, and the night of Director-Driven work will be on Saturday, June 22.


We are looking for projects with a unique vision and aesthetic, bold ideas, and engaging, exciting subject matter.


Note: we are not simply looking for new play submissions, as we can only provide rehearsal space during the week of the festival.  Submissions should be pieces that are already in development and would benefit from the opportunity to be shown in front of an audience.


Please complete the submission form, and email your directing resumé, and a list of team members with short bios to  We are only accepting submissions by e-mail and by application form.

To fill out the application form,copy and paste this link into your browser:


Submission deadline is Monday, April 1, 2013 by 6pm.  Finalists will be contacted in April to schedule interviews with the curatorial team.

Feel free to e-mail with any questions about the festival or the submission process.




Luke Harlan, Nicole A. Watson, and Dina Vovsi

Founders and Co-Curators



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