Director for Footloose

Summer Place Theatre is a community theatre group in Naperville IL. We are seeking Directors for our 52nd season. Our Production of Footloose will be auditioned in May and run July 27th to August 5th, with performances on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Rehearsals are usually in the Evenings, starting around 6pm and ending no later than 10pm.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
*Research Show/Identify casting needs
*Attend Production meetings
*Create Rehearsal Schedule with Stage Management and other Production Staff.
*Run Auditions
*Collaborate with designers to create a unified production concept.
*Collaborate with Choreographer
*Work with producer(s) to ensure production needs are met
*Run rehearsals
*Be willing to work with Actors of all abilities/talents(This is a Community Theatre)
*Foster Community Spirit of the Footloose Company.
*Be flexible and willing to problem solve


Pay is a Stipend of $1000.

SPT does not provide houseing or additional travel stipends.

Skills & Qualifications: 

We are looking with someone who has experience with directing musicals and familiar with working in a community theatre environment. Problem solving and being able to work under pressure are essential skills. Community theatre can pose unique challenges and being ready for anything is a must.

To Apply: 

To apply please email a Resume with 3 references and a cover letter. In your letter please tell us about your work style, your vision for this production, anything you would like to do to set this production apart from others, and why you choose to apply for this directing position at SPT. Please keep letters to a 1.5 page maximum.

Include in your Email any availability for a interview in Late December early January.

Contact Information
Contact Name: 
John Vales