November 19, 2012

Call for Directors - OCTA - 2013-2014

Directors wanted: passion required!

The board of directors of the Olathe Community Theater Association (OCTA) is looking for directors for our 2013-2014 season. We'd like to invite you to submit a slate of NO MORE THAN THREE scripts you'd like to direct at OCTA. If possible, please provide any license fees for each script submitted (9 performances, house seats 100, average ticket price $17). Send your ideas to us at this email address: (, accompanied by your theatrical resume, by December 15, 2012. Additionally, please indicate the months of the year, from late Fall 2013 to late Spring 2014 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 a passion for. However, 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 and dramas. For the best chance of having one of your scripts selected for the 2012-13 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. We'll review it and see if we can fit it into our season. 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 Starlight Express 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. Our stage dimensions are included with this letter to use as a guideline 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 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!

****Deadline for submission is December 15, 2012.****

We look forward to hearing from you!


Ellie DeShon
Chair, OCTA Season Selection Committee

P.S. We're serious about the three script limit. Any scripts besides the first three listed will not be considered.

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