August 4, 2014

Director Submissions - OCTA - Sept 15

Directors wanted. Passion required!

The board of directors of the Olathe Civic Theater Association (OCTA) is looking for directors to bring to life an exciting 2015-2016 season. We're inviting you to submit a slate of no more than three scripts you'd like to direct at OCTA (any additional scripts beyond the first three listed will not be considered).

Send them to us at, accompanied by your theatrical resume, by September 15, 2014. Additionally, please indicate the months of the year, from late Fall 2015 to late Spring 2016, that you are available.

This year OCTA is selecting its season based on submissions from directors and selections from the OCTA Season Selection Committee. We encourage all directors to submit shows that you have a passion for. An important consideration to keep in mind when you submit shows to OCTA is that our season is typically five shows, one or two of which may be 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, please include a variety of genres in your submission. If, however, there's one show that's your dream show, please 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.

Also take into consideration that OCTA productions have certainly stretched and put our wonderfully intimate theatre facility to the test, but the OCTA stage and theater are geared toward smaller shows - although many of our past productions have used imaginative staging within the space. Our stage dimensions are available upon request to use as a guideline as you consider your submissions. You can also request a list of past shows to give you a sense what we've done before. Don't be afraid to submit a show that you see on the list! We're open to reviving a production from our history.

At OCTA we own our building. You have access to the performance space for rehearsals from day one, so you won't have to lug 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. OCTA is a great place to bring your theatrical artistry alive, and we hope you'll consider partnering with us to produce a great piece of theater. We look forward to seeing your submissions no later than September 15, 2014.

We will review the submissions and let candidates know if we would like to set up and interview in the weeks following mid-September. We aim to have our season selected by December.


Ellie DeShon
Chair, OCTA Season Selection Committee

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