Greetings to the Membership and Directors, past and future!
It is my honor to be named as Chairperson of the Play Reading Committee for The Little Theatre (LT). I have assembled a committee of readers who are excited to get started; most of them are new to the process.
If you have never directed at LT, you may be wondering how to get started. If you have directed at LT, you may be assuming that everyone knows your credentials.
The Little Theatre Board reviews credentials for directors, addressing past directing with LT, past directing elsewhere, or assistant directing. In addition, the Board has agreed to provide the Play Reading Committee with a list of approved directors.
In order to review your most recent credentials from both LT and outside venues, I made the suggestion to the Board that there should first be an Application to Submit/Direct, so that the people wishing to direct could be approved for musical, non-musical, directing with a mentor, or not approved. This evaluation can change year to year, so please expect to include this additional step in the application process each year.
The Application to Submit/Direct includes questions as to whether you would be willing to work with a mentor or serve as a mentor. The LT hopes to include the seasoned directors in the process of cultivating future directors.
Everyone interested in being approved by the Board to submit shows to direct for the 2022-2023 season, must complete the Application to Submit/Direct, by November 9, 2021, at this link: Application to Submit
The Board will decide on the approved directors, and everyone will be notified of the decisions by email the week of November 15, 2021. Those who are approved by the Board to submit will receive the link to the Submission to Direct. The deadline will be December 10, 2021, by 10:00 p.m.
For those of you who have an interest in directing in the future, I encourage you to seek out a position as Assistant Director with some of the experienced directors. You may send an email, indicating your interest, and the staff will share that information with the season’s directors. Please use the email address indicated below with “Assistant Director Interest” in the subject line.
For those of you who have directed before, thank you for your willingness to adapt to these changes!
I look forward to the excitement and challenges of putting together a season for 2022-2023. If you have questions, please send them by email to LittleTheatre@TheLittleTheareOnline.org - re: Play Reading Committee.