GENERAL NOTICE

Contact Information

Name
Katherine Turner
Email
sp@theatrescarborough.com
Phone
(416) 807-3402
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Location, Dates & Times

Address
Map Scarborough Players Rehearsal Studio, 780 Birchmount Ave, Unit 5, Scarborough
** Wanted Immediately **
Wed, May 22, 2024
Send Application/Resume By
Thu, Apr 18, 2024 | 12:00am - 12:00am
NOTICE EXPIRY DATE
Thu, May 09, 2024 | 12:00am - 12:00am

Production

Director
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Music Director
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Choreographer
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PREPARATION INFORMATON

Scarborough Players invites applications from Directors for the following production:
October 2024 – Screwball Comedy by Norm Foster October 11,12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 2024
Deadline to apply: April 18, 2024
PLEASE REVIEW THE ACCOMPANYING DOCUMENT FOR PRESENTATION/INTERVIEW* CRITERIA Application Information
To apply, please prepare and submit the following items:
• A current resume highlighting relevant experience
• A cover letter stating your interest
• Names and contact information of two arts-related references, for example, theatre groups for which you have worked previously
*By email: sp@theatrescarborough.com
*Submit your application by mail to: Scarborough Players Hiring Committee c/o 780 Birchmount Road, Unit #5 Scarborough, ON M1K 5H4
Email is the most efficient way to apply.
Deadline to apply: April 18, 2024
Interviews dates and times will be determined by the Hiring Committee likely beginning of May 2024 TBD.
For further information, email sp@theatrescarborough.com
Additional notes:
• While we strive to interview as many candidates as possible, we cannot guarantee that all applicants will be interviewed.
• Scarborough Players is a community theatre organization – non-union/non-paying
• Scarborough Players is a volunteer organization and we do not provide honorariums

DIRECTOR PROPOSAL CRITERIA For your interview, please prepare a proposal describing your understanding of the play and how it will be realized in the production. The interviews may take place in person or on ZOOM. The Hiring Committee asks that you please email a written copy of your proposal, along with your resume prior to your interview. Interview dates and times – TBD. This will provide the committee an opportunity to review and prepare appropriate questions. The copy also proves to be most helpful during the committee’s deliberations. The committee asks that you please be brief and concise – 3 to 4 pages should suffice. Please be sure to cover the following topics in your proposal: 1) Story Telling i.e. What is the style of the production? What’s the primary action? How does this story engage the audience? 2) Casting Requirements with brief character summaries - we’d like to know your perception of the characters 3) Audition Process 4) Rehearsal Process 5) Set and Props Concepts and Challenges, if applicable (please consider our stage is a thrust stage and how you will take advantage of that) 6) Lighting and Sound Concepts (and Challenges, if applicable) 7) Hair and Makeup Concepts (and Challenges, if applicable) 8) Costume Concepts (and Challenges, if applicable) 9) Each production has a budget of $4,000, which will be strictly enforced – we are managing costs as we recover from the pandemic shut down. a. How do you see this budget being distributed? Ex. 15% costumes, 5% hair and make up, 35% set, 20% props, 5% sound, 20% lighting b. Is there anything in your concept for the production that may require special arrangements or costs? Ex., fight coordinator, hydraulic beauty shop chair that raises and lowers, revolving gobos, etc. 10) Preferred Production Staff, if applicable 11) Any commitments that would conflict with rehearsal or show dates A copy of the director job description and audition policy are available by request. Play Descriptions are on page 2. The interview is 20 minutes total which includes a 10-minute presentation and 10 minutes for questions from the hiring committee. Scarborough Players’ Hiring Process • All directors hired by Scarborough Players have applied, sent a proposal, and been interviewed. • Our hiring committee, dedicated theatre practitioners, work together to create a supportive and equitable interview environment. • After the interviews are completed, the committee deliberates, questions, and comes to a consensus as to the most appropriate director for each play. • The committee submits a report to the Scarborough Players Board noting all applicants, including their recommendations. • The Board then reviews the recommendations and questions the committee to clarify information. • Any member of the Board who has applied, must leave the meeting when their submission is reviewed, and decisions made. • Scarborough Players, through this process, endeavours to make the best decision to serve the play, the production, the company, and the applicants. Scarborough Players Play Descriptions 2024-2025 October 2024 Screwball Comedy by Norm Foster Canada’s premier playwright, Norm Foster, has created another theatrical tour de force! The year is 1938 and star reporter, Jeff Kinkaid, competes against rookie, Mary Hayes to cover the society wedding of the son of newspaper owner, Delores Diddle. Throw in an embalmed dog stuffed with Delores’ husband’s ashes, Delores’ challenge to find dirt on her son’s sexy fiancé, add a delightfully sarcastic butler, and you have yourself a performance filled with hilarity and fun. We hope you’ll come and laugh out loud with this playful homage to the vintage screwball comedies of the 1930s and 40s. Suitable for ages 14 and up – some mature language and themes Produced by agreement with the Gary Goddard Agency

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