September 5, 2014

Call for Directors - OCTA - Deadline 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

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

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,

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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