Directors for the TIPs (Theater of Intriguing Possibilities) Series and Festival of Shorts are selected by the Executive Producer of TIPs and a selected team of volunteers. Please read on for more information on the shows selected for 2018/19, Season 60.
The first show, in the fall, is Yankee Tavern written by Steven Dietz. Just when you thought you’d heard every crazy 9/11 conspiracy theory, a stranger walks into the Yankee Tavern. There, inside the walls of this crumbling New York tavern, a young couple finds themselves caught up in what might be the biggest conspiracy of all. Steven Dietz’s acclaimed and already widely produced dramatic thriller—a selection of the National New Play Network’s Continued Life Project—is a fierce, funny and ultimately mind-bending work of theatrical power that grips you until the final word. What you don’t know can hurt you.
This show will run October 18 – 28, 2018. Performances will be held Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm.
The second show is scheduled for January 10 – 13, 2019. This Spotlight on New Works features a local playwright, James Lyle, whose original work, Red Planet Blue, will shine!
Red Planet Blue is a full-length sci-fi comedy/drama that explores the consequences when our technological ambitions disrupt the complex web of systems—personal, social, and cultural—that govern our lives.
As the commander and crew of a remote terraforming station nervously prepare for the moment they will press “the big red button”, remaking a desert planet into an earthly paradise, their work is complicated by the arrival of a sleazy reality-TV producer determined to capture the historic moment, and a government inspector with her own doubts about the project and a troubled history with the station’s commander. When a crewmember is mysteriously killed, this isolated group must determine the cause–a simple technological failure? Or has their attempt to reshape a world awakened something with a power beyond our understanding?
Interested directors should email the TIPs Executive Producer, Diane Jamieson for an appointment at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please plan to submit a resume and a letter explaining your vision for the show. Interviews will be scheduled for July 17 or 18.
Edmonds Driftwood Players is a volunteer-based, 501(c)3 non-profit community theater. We have been entertaining and educating our community since 1958, making us one of the oldest continually operating community theaters in Washington State.
Foster Excellence in Live Theater for the Enrichment of Our Community and the Benefit of Future Generations.
TIPs (Theatre of Intriguing Possibilities): Theater that makes you think. TIPs productions are smaller works that are more challenging, original or edgy. TIPs shows run for 1 or 2 weekends.
Spotlight on New or Local Playwrights These are smaller pieces, usually run within our TIPs productions. Spotlights give us a chance to see new and creative pieces!
Appointments for Director Interviews for Season 61, 2019/20 will be available in January 2019.
Thank you for your interest in directing a mainstage show with Edmonds Driftwood Players at the Wade James Theater in Edmonds, Washington. We are a volunteer-based, 501(c)3 non-profit community theater and have been entertaining and educating our community since 1958, making us one of the oldest, continually operating community theaters in Washington State.
Interviews are conducted by the members of the Play Selection Committee. At the end of the interviews, the committee will make their hiring recommendations to the board. After approval by the board, contracts will be offered to five directors – one for each of our five mainstage shows. Directors become an employee of the Board of Directors and will be partnered with a producer/production manager who will support and assist with bringing the show to the stage.