University of Arizona
School of Theatre, Film and Television
APPLICATIONS for 2013-2014 SEASON ARE DUE OCTOBER 15, 2012
Thank you for your interest in directing for the Studio Series productions in the School of Theatre, Film and Television. The Studio Series productions are coordinated by a committee that includes faculty and student representatives from the School. The Studio Series is dedicated to supporting original, contemporary, and experimental pieces of performance through a "bare essentials" production format that draws primary focus to the artistic and intellectual labor of theatre students. Its community-centered, people-generated approach to performance provides creative learning opportunities for student artists, thought-provoking experiences for audiences, and occasions for productive dialogue around topics relevant to student populations and the broader Tucson community.
Directors are also instructors for the course TAR 497W and are responsible for the course as well as the production. The students in the Studio Series are majors in the BA program in Theatre Arts or majors in the BA in Film and Television. Our goal is to offer 5- 10 roles per production. Given our population, we encourage scripts with a strong cast of women characters. All of the productions are performed in the Directing Studio which is a black box theatre that seats about 80.
There are three productions. The fall production (Oct – just before Thanksgiving) is usually a devised play and the two spring productions (end of January – beginning of March and March through end of April) are scripted plays. Auditions are held at the beginning of each semester (Aug/Sept for Fall; January for Spring). Rehearsals are generally four weeks with a fifth week of dress rehearsals and four performances.
Please submit a cover letter with your resume and at least three play titles or at least three ideas for a devised play you would like to direct in the series. If you have a copy of the play script, please include.
For each devised play idea or script suggested, please include a statement that addresses the following:
· How the devised play or script fits the mission of the Studio Series
· # of Characters
· Any unusual Design/Technical Requirements
· Marketing and Outreach ideas for the play
Please address and send your application (either as hard copy or as PDF) to:
Bobbi McKean, Studio Series
School of Theatre Film and Television
University of Arizona
PO Box 210003
Tucson, AZ 85721
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