Directors Needed for STAY AT HOME THEATER at Equality Productions

MISC_Casting callEquality Productions announces STAY AT HOME THEATER, a recorded broadcast of some of the best comedies from the New Play Exchange. The New Play Exchange ® (NPX) is the world’s largest digital library of scripts by living writers. NPX plays are featured often at the Know Theater.

We will record 6 or more brief plays for about an hour-long production. The recording will be placed on the Equality Production’s YouTube page.

Are you interested in directing one of the plays, which runs from one to ten minutes each?

Read the plays at the link below.  Additional plays may be added through April 4th.
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1QBEEPb7xWFquiZVyflk103FIz6VR1gMC?usp=sharing

Send Richard Zenk (richardjoseph@gmail.com) your top 3 play choices ranked in order of the plays you would like to direct along with your director resume by April 8th.

If chosen to direct, you will use your network to choose your actors, set your rehearsal schedule and rehearse virtually. All actors are expected to attend a tech rehearsal the last week of April and a recording session on Saturday, May 4 in the afternoon via zoom.us.

Directors and actors are asked to make a $5 donation to compensate the playwrights for the rights. Richard will also donate funds.  All excess funds will go to the community theaters voted on by the directors and actors.

Synopses of two of the chosen plays:

/art/ – Emotions run high in the judges’ room during an art competition. Two judges implore the third judge to vote in favor of their favorites, and when the artists are invited for interviews chaos erupts. “Hilariously funny short play about judges bickering over the submissions to a third-grade art competition. Great piece for an intergenerational cast.”

RECESS: Two children (played by adults) enact on the playground how they imagine life would be like as adults. But perhaps they are merely practicing for the future, and they are destined to spend their lives together. “It’s two whole lifetimes packed into a brief yet epic story. Absolutely a must for two actors looking to feel what it’s like to be a child again, and yet there is a love here that is absolutely daunting. A very beautiful play.”  

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