Director Proposal: Winter 2017
Are you a Chicago-area director with a passion project you've been dying to work on? Is there a play you'd love to bring to Chicago's storefront theatre community? Please read through our website, especially our mission page, to see whether you'd be a good fit with our team.
Proposals will be accepted until January 31st, 2016
What kind of show are you looking for?
In general, we are looking for a straight play with a small cast, with simple technical needs that features characters in their 20s and 30s.
Can I propose a musical or a play with music?
For this time slot, we do not want a musical. If there is a musical element, it should be small enough that it does not require a musical director or much rehearsal.
What do you consider a small cast?
A cast of 2–10 actors.
Do all of the characters need to be in their 20s or 30s?
No; however, we strongly encourage a majority of characters to be in that age range.
What are "simple" technical needs?
Minimal set, costumes, props, etc. Do you have a creative way to make a complex show clear and simple? We'd love to hear about it in your proposal.
What if I have more than one play to propose?
Great! Please fill out one form for each show idea.
What's the timeline?
We will be accepting proposals from December 1st, 2015 - January 31st, 2016. You will then receive an email you informing you whether or not we'd like to move forward with your proposal for a second review. We will interview the finalists in February 2016 and make our decision by March 2016.
The actual production will take place sometime between February 2017 - April 2017.
Who is reviewing these proposals?
First Review: Executive Team
Second Review: All Brown Paper Box Co. Members
Interview: Executive Team
Is this a paid position?
There is a stipend of $100.
Who was selected last time?
We are thrilled to have chosen Lavina Jadhwani to direct her version of Julius Caesar this March 2016.
I still have more questions!
Please enter all questions in the "additional comments" section of the form.