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Director Application Information

Old Town Playhouse 2021-2022 Director Application


Thank you for your interest in directing a show for the OTP 2021-22 season. 
INTERVIEWS WILL BE HELD: Tuesday,  MAY 4th and Wednesday, MAY 5th
Upon receipt of your form, you will be contacted to confirm your interview time. 
If you are interested in being considered for multiple shows, please fill out one application for each show that you are interested in directing. 
As a reminder, directors are not required to have a team to apply! Our volunteer committee would be happy to help find a team for any selected directors. For your knowledge, there is a recommended 8 week rehearsal period for productions, please plan accordingly.
Final selection of all Directors will be announced as soon as possible after final interviews. 
A meeting for all Directors and their Producers is planned for June.
Please direct questions to: 
Please note that week run dates have been modified from the traditional format. PLEASE review the production calendar and synopses below before continuing. 
You can view a brief synopsis and a script of each show here:
You can view the 2021-22 Production Calendar here:
Please direct questions to:

Link to the Director Application

Link to a brief synopsis of each show 

Link to the tentative Production Calendar 

Director Interview Outline

Thank you for your interest in directing a show at the Old Town Playhouse for the 2021-22 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.

Below is a list of the Artistic Committee Members: 
Cherie Van Maanen - Chair
Brett Nichols - Vice Chair
Matt Archibald - Secretary
Bill Fishburn
Terri Heffron
John Plough
Elizabeth Stewart
Lesley Tye
Phil Murphy - Artistic Manager, OTP
Deb Jackson  - Executive Director, OTP


Old Town Playhouse

Main Stage Theatre
148 E. Eighth Street
at the corner of
Cass & East 8th St.

OTP Studio Theatre
620 Railroad Place
at the corner of
East 8th and Woodmere