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Seeking directors for 2023 short play festival for young audiences

Ghostlight Ensemble is seeking directors for its fourth annual Make/Believe festival for young audiences set for live, outdoor performances in May and June.

The festival will feature five short plays written by playwrights from Chicago and around the country. A summary of the scripts is available on the 2023 Make/Believe page.

In particular we are seeking Korean American, Greek American and Black directors, but encourage all BIPOC and LBGTQIA+ directors to apply. We welcome early career directors or actors interested in branching into directing and will provide a company mentor to help you through the process.

Rehearsals will be scheduled around cast and director availability.

A technical rehearsal is scheduled for May 25 from 5 to 10 p.m. (Pieces will be scheduled so directors will not be required to attend the entire tech.) Tech and performance will take place outside at the NorthCenter Town Square.

Performances are Saturday & Sunday May 27-28 and Saturday & Sunday June 3-4 (Tentative schedule: Set up at 12:30 p.m., Performance at 1:30 p.m. Load out by 4 p.m.).

Directors will receive a $50 stipend.

Interested directors should submit a resume and a statement of interest with any additional relevant experience to Caryn Brieschke at Please use the following format in the email’s subject line: Nightlight Festival - [director’s name]

The deadline for submissions is April 1.

Name: Caryn Brieschke
Address: Chicago, IL 60625
Phone: 773-377-5342