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Director Interviews

When shows are announced, Directors may apply to Direct a show. Directors are chosen by the Artistic Committee by an interview process. This page gives a brief outline of that interview process.

Interview Outline

Thank you for your interest in directing a show at the Old Town Playhouse for this season. As a reminder, interviews with the Artistic Committee are only 20 minutes long.

During this time, we do not expect any props or visual aids, but they are welcome. We are simply looking for a presentation on your passion, vision, and connection to the show(s) that you applied for. Below is a brief outline of what to expect during your 20 minute interview. 

Five to ten minute introduction of yourself. Please try and include the following:

  • What is your vision for the show? 
    (Vision includes your set, lighting, costumes, time period, sound design, new angles you might take, etc.)
  • What is your personal connection to the show? 
  • What is the experience you have directing and, if you don’t have experience, what would you like to learn from this experience and how do you plan on running this show? 

There will be follow up questions based off of this introduction.