Directors for Virtual Play Reading Series Needed
Ghostlight Ensemble is seeking submissions from directors for our spring virtual play reading series, For Your (Re)Consideration. Especially seeking directors who are female-identifying or non-binary, BIPOC and/or LGBTQIA+. This is open to directors in any geographic area, though directors in the greater Chicago area will receive priority.
(Re)Consideration will explore the works of historically overlooked female playwrights. Featuring a variety of distinct voices and styles from different historical periods, the virtual readings will be scheduled throughout the season and seek to bring attention to these remarkable women who have been sidelined by history for reasons that had nothing to do with their talent and everything to do with their gender and, in many cases, their race.
We are planning for virtual performances in March and April. Pieces will be pre-recorded and streamed on specified dates with plans for a brief, live post-show talkback on the first date each piece is streamed. Each piece will then be made available to audiences to stream for a limited time. Expectations are that each reading will be rehearsed and recorded entirely virtually. Ghostlight can assist with recording platforms, editing and casting as needed.
Please submit a brief cover letter, resume and photo to Holly Robison, Producing Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Electronic submissions only. Please use the following format in the email’s subject line: Reading Series Director Submission: [Your Name].
Ghostlight will reach out to selected directors for a short discussion on details and possible play assignments prior to finalizing participation. We have a library of identified plays that will be made available prior to the discussion but will also be open to discussion of suggested plays from directors.
Directors will be paid $50 per piece.
The deadline for submissions is February 12, 2021.