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Direct a Show

Interested in directing a production at Town & Gown? Applications for the 2024-2025 season are now open.

Submissions are due on January 31, 2024. Please send application forms and any questions to


2024 - 2025
Play Selection Timeline


Dec 1-Jan 31: Play submission window is open.

Keep an eye on socials for reminders and updates about what's already been submitted! Forms and links must be emailed by midnight Jan 31 to be considered.


Week of Feb 18: The committee chair will reach out to each submitting director to schedule an interview during this time. Be prepared to talk through your vision, potential budgets, and answer any questions the committee might have about your submission.


Week of Feb 25: The commitee will reach out with a decision. Every submitting director will be contacted during this time about the committee's decisions, including specific slots for each show that was chosen or reopening the submission window.

How It Works

Every year the Play Selection committee reviews play submissions from potential directors for the upcoming T&G season. The committee is charged with the task of reading and understanding all submissions once the window is closed with minimal input from the board of directors and presenting a varied slate of productions to the board and general membership. We use this process to continue bringing theatre-in-the-round entertainment to audiences year after year. 

Considerations for Directing
  • Anyone can submit up to 2 plays to the committee. Submissions must be made to by midnight at the close of the submission window and include copies of scripts, and in the case of musicals, a link to the soundtrack. All first time directors or new-to-T&G directors are encouraged to include a brief bio or description of their theatre background.

  •  The form includes sections for the director's vision, cast & crew breakdown, and scheduling preferences - October, December, February, April, June. The committee will go over all of this information during the interview so be prepared to elaborate beyond what's written on the form. Not attending the interview is an option for submitting directors but highly discouraged.

  • In some situations a potential director may have to give a company some details around show dates, number of performances, and seating capacity in order to receive copies of materials for submission. Generally musicals have 10 performances, non-musicals have 8, and the capacity is 160. No advantage or weight will be given to submissions that secure rights before the committee makes its final decisions.

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