Appointments for Director Interviews for Season 60, 2018/19 are now open! Interviews for the positions to direct one of the five mainstage productions at The Wade James Theatre will be held February 10 and 11, 2018.
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.
We are asking our directors to be available to attend our annual members’ meeting on Monday, March 5, 2018 at 7:30pm. Each director will have 2 – 3 minutes at the annual meeting to greet the members and share their vision for their show. At the conclusion of the meeting, members will be invited to volunteer for the shows that interest them. This is a great opportunity to recruit backstage crew, set builders, board operators and more. If you have any questions about this process, please feel free to contact EDP Managing Director, Kim Smith at email@example.com.
PLEASE NOTE: All interviews will be held at the Driftwood Training Room at the Admin Office. 306 Main Street, Lower Level of the Bank of America Building – entrance faces the parking lot on the south side of the building. There is a waiting room in the lobby area.
All candidates must sign up for an interview time and submit the following documents via email to the Managing Director by January 31.
1. A current (updated) resume
2. A cover letter indicating which play(s) you are interested in directing. Please tell us about why you are interested and describe your vision for the show. During your interview, we will ask you to elaborate on your ideas for the show(s) that interest you. NOTE: Once you submit your ideas and plans at your interview, you will be considered for the shows based on that vision. Any changes of ideas or plans for casting or direction of the show must receive board approval after hiring.
3. Each director must read the scripts or demonstrate good working knowledge of each show.
If you are unable to make an appointment during the times listed below, please contact the Managing Director.
The shows selected for the 2018/19 Mainstage Season are:
*Something’s Afoot, licensed through Samuel French, this will be our opening show in fall of 2018
*Peter and the Star Catcher, licensed through MTI, this will be our holiday offering 2018
*Silent Sky, licensed by DPS, this show will be our winter 2019 production (most likely a February production date)
*The Addam’s Family licensed by TRW, will be our spring 2019 production (most likely April/May)
*Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily, licensed by Playscripts (this production will have June 2019 dates)
Click HERE to make an appointment for your interview!