Posted by : Meleena 25 June 2019


We are seeking applications from experienced and/or highly motivated directors interested in leading production teams for our Fall/Winter and Spring family musicals, 2019-2020.  The director will be responsible for putting together their own production team. We are seeking directors for two separate musicals, one in January 2020 (Fall/Winter) and one in early May 2020 (Spring). Applications may be submitted for one or both.
Midcoast Youth Theater (MYT) is a non-profit organization providing equal opportunities for all children to perform in musicals.  We are an inclusive theater group, casting all children who audition, regardless of experience.  We also provide financial scholarships for any who need it in order to participate in our programming.  We attempt to choose shows that accommodate our large casts, have expandable ensembles, and provide opportunities for children of different abilities.
Our two annual family shows have grown over the last several years from 75-120 performers of varying age, experience and skill levels. More than half of the cast will be children and youth. The primary focus of MYT is to create opportunity for actors to learn and grow, and to have fun while doing it.
Description:  The Director receives a stipend and works closely with a Music Director, Choreographer, Costumer, Producer, Stage Manager, and parent volunteers. All production staff must be able to support the MYT mission of creating a nurturing theater experience for young people, and be able to work well with others. Directors need good leadership and team-building skills.
Rehearsals for both shows will run for 10 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. Set build will occur the Saturday prior to show week with extended rehearsals happening the week of shows.
Dates: 
Fall/ Winter
Auditions will be held in September 2019, with rehearsals beginning in October, 2019.  The confirmed show dates for the Fall Winter show are January 9-12, 2020.
Spring
The show dates for the Sping show are yet to be determined, but will occur in early May 2020.

Application Process:  To submit an application, please email a resume and answers to the following questions to briannemariemartin@yahoo.com, subject: MYT Call for Directors on or before July 15, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Please direct any questions regarding the application process to briannemariemartin@yahoo.com or call at (207) 522-5453.
Please provide a brief narrative of your theater background. Please list up to three shows that you have directed including performance dates, the size of the cast, the age-range of the cast, and the name of the organization or school that produced the show.  If you have directed three or fewer shows, please include relevant experience you have had that make you a strong candidate for directing a family musical, including your specific experience with the age-group you are seeking to direct.
MYT is a non-profit organization that relies heavily on volunteers and, therefore, depends on an atmosphere of mutual support and camaraderie.  Please describe what skills or experiences you have that will enable you to foster that atmosphere in your role as director.
Show Selection:  Listed below are potential shows. This list is meant to be helpful and is in no way exhaustive.  Please feel free to propose one or more shows that you are passionate to direct, whether those shows are on the list or not, keeping in mind the cast demographics described above.
         Music Man
         Dr. Doolittle
         Wizard of Oz (Spring Only)
         Shrek
         Chitty Chitty Bang Bang


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