Director Signup

Wichita Shakespeare Company is a not for profit theatrical organization based in Wichita, Kansas. It is our mission to provide quality, free of charge performances of Shakespearean plays in a setting that is accessible, and provide an opportunity for those interested in working in the arts to develop their skills through practical application.

Director applications for 2017 are being accepted here on our website, and are sent to our Board President, Jane Tanner.

Interviews will be set up with a WSC Director Selection Committee created from the WSC Board.
The Director Selection Committee will review applicants and make selections based upon:
Personal knowledge of applicant’s skill, directing resume, past experience at WSC, and interview responses

Important Dates:
February 12 - Deadline to apply
February 15-19 - Schedule director interviews and selection
April 21 - Deadline for director to submit a fully edited Henry V script for printing
Wichita Shakespeare Company has a prior park-length edit of Twelfth Night available for use, if the director so chooses. Otherwise the Twelfth Night script edit is due July 28

Directors who are selected are expected to:
* Create an edit of the show (under 2 hours) and submit it to Robert Ryder by the approved date so that scripts can be printed, prior to rehearsals commencing.
* Choose audition dates and get them approved by WSC Board.
* Audition and select cast (audition location can be arranged with the WSC Board if needed)
* Schedule and run rehearsals (rehearsal location can be arranged with the WSC Board if needed)
* Keep the WSC board in the loop and work with the WSC board with any problems/issues that may arise
* Attend performances/arrange for all materials to be transported between spaces
* Arrange for sets/costumes/etc to be returned and stored in proper locations at end of run

Henry V: June 9-25
Twelfth Night: September 8-24

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Your Phone Number (required)

Henry V: June 9-25; Twelfth Night: September 8-24

Your Choice of Show (Multiple Selections Allowed)

Your vision for the show or shows

Please describe your directing experience.

Your Directing Experience

Please explain your motivation for directing for WSC:

Your Motivation

Directors should be at all performances, are you available for all performances?

Available for all performances:

If you have not had directing experience in the Wichita Area, please attach a PDF letter of reference: