Posted by : Julie Meyer 24 August 2017



We are seeking experienced directors to lead production teams for our two family shows in 2018.

MYT is a non-profit organization providing equal opportunities for all children to perform in full length musicals. We are an inclusive theater group, which means we cast all children who audition, regardless of experience, and provide financial scholarships for those who need it.

Our two family shows typically draw between 60-85 actors, of varying age, experience and skill levels. More than half of the cast will be students. The primary focus of MYT is to create opportunity for actors to learn and grow, and to have fun while doing it. Our production quality, while only a secondary goal, has always been strong with shows drawing in audiences of more than 1,000 people. The Director receives a stipend and works closely with a Music Director, Choreographer, Costumer, Producer, Stage Manager, and others. Must be able to support the MYT mission of creating a nurturing theater experience for young people, and be able to lead and work well with others.

MYT Winter Family Show
This show will open on Friday, January 12th and close on Sunday, January 14th at Crooker Theater in Brunswick. We have two shows available for this slot, The Music Man and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. The decision will be made in conjunction with selecting a director and will weigh alignment with directorial input and best fit for our programming.
Rehearsals will run for 10-14 weeks prior to opening and will be held in Topsham at the Mid-Coast Presbyterian Church on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 6-9 PM and Saturday 1-4 PM.
Tentative Key dates for this show include:
    •    Mid September: Selection of a Director announced.
    •    Early October: Director's Meeting with Board to discuss vision, production team, resources and needs.
    •    October 19, 20, 21: Auditions
    •    October 25: First rehearsal
    •    November 22-25: School Break, Limited Rehearsals
    •    December 23 - January 1: School Break, Limited Rehearsals
    •    January 6: Set Build In at Crooker
    •    January 8-11: Tech Rehearsals at Crooker
    •    Jan 12-14: Shows
    •    Jan 14: Set Strike

MYT Spring Family Show
The second show will open on Thursday, May 3rd and close on Sunday, May 6th at Crooker Theater in Brunswick. We will be running Marry Poppins.
Rehearsals will run for 10-14 weeks prior to opening and will be held in Topsham at the Mid-Coast Presbyterian Church on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 6-9 PM and Saturday 1-4 PM.  Working around holidays, there is the opportunity to hold between 30-35 rehearsals, not including tech week.
Tentative Key dates for this show include:
    •    September-November: Selection of a Director announced.
    •    January: Director's Meeting with Board to discuss vision, production team, resources and needs.
    •    February 8,9,10: Auditions
    •    February 12 or 14: First rehearsal
    •    February 19-23: School Break, Limited Rehearsals
    •    April 16-20: School Break, Limited Rehearsals
    •    April 28: Set Build In at Crooker
    •    April 30 - May 2: Tech Rehearsals at Crooker
    •    May 3-6: Shows
    •    May 6: Set Strike

For more info about how to apply, please see the Questions For Potential Directors posted here. To submit an application please email a cover letter and answers to our posted questions to  info@midcoastyouththeater.org.

Summer Shows
Information about our summer program and call for directors for summer shows will be coming soon. Stay connected on Facebook. We're looking forward to a great season in 2018.

Leave a Reply

Subscribe to Posts | Subscribe to Comments

Popular Posts

Midcoast Youth Theater, PO Box 43, Brunswick, Maine 04011. (207) 837-8567