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CALL FOR DIRECTORS!!

The 14th Annual InspiraTO Festival, Toronto, May 30 - June 8, 2019.

Request to direct a ten-minute play. Deadline to submit: Jan. 26, 2019. This is a non paying, non-union event.

NOTICE TO ACTORS: Auditions and details on how to audition will be posted in February. Auditions are held in March (over 40 roles). This is a non paying, non-union event.

Ten directors have already been selected. Another 8 plays still require directors. This is what you need to do if you'd like to direct a ten-minute play for Canada's largest ten-minute play festival:


Step 1. Read a play (scroll down to PLAYS: download and read it). Note: only plays with "DIRECTOR REQUIRED" are open to direct.  

Step 2. Decide which play(s) you'd like to direct. Put them in order of preference. If selected you will only direct one play.

Step 3. Email: inspirato@ca.inter.net. In the subject line write: Direct A Play. Answer the following questions:
General information (please answer all questions)
- Write your name, phone number and email address
- Your experience/training/background in directing/performance arts (you may attach a resume if you wish)
- Your availability (times during the week you are available for auditions and rehearsals)
AND For each play you would like to direct
1) State the name of the play
2) What interests you about the play
3) Your approach to directing

Deadline to submit your request: Jan. 26, 2019. 
*Please note we may fill each director position sooner so get your requests in early. The plays will indicate if the director position has been filled. 

Quick schedule overview:
- You will need to attend a director's meeting on Jan. 30 at 7 pm
- Auditions are March. You will be given two 40 minute slots.
- Rehearsals will be held in mid April/May - flexible schedule.
- Tech runs are in late May. Performances: May 30 – June 8 (Alumnae Theatre)
- This is a non paying, non-union event.

TO READ A PLAY SCROLL BELOW (18 ten-minute plays)

 
 

Plays

 
 

NOTE: The plays are posted for the purpose of selecting directors and actors. Any use of a play, either in whole or in part, must have the expressed permission of the playwright.

All plays will be performed at the Alumnae Theatre in Toronto on the Mainstage, Studio or the Trinity Room.

Rehearsals will take place in April-May. The exact schedule will be determined by each director in discussion with the actors.


redShow plays – intense and provocative

Shifting Emojis by Robin Miller Currás

DIRECTOR REQUIRED

Do you like your plays relevant and current? Tech: Sat May 25, 9:30 am – 11:30 am; Mon May 27, 5:10 pm – 6:30 pm; redShow dress; Wed May 29, 4:30 pm –7:00 pm; redShow performances: Thurs. May 30, 6 pm- 9:30 pm; Fri. June 1, 7 pm- 9:30 pm; Sat. June 1, 5 pm - 7:30 pm; Wed. June 5, 7 pm - 9:30 pm; Sat. June 8, 7 pm - 9:30 pm. 


One Small Step by Lawrence Aronovitch 

DIRECTOR REQUIRED

Do you like your plays steeped in historical context? Tech: Sat May 25, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm; Mon May 27, 5:40 pm – 7:20 pm; redShow dress; Wed May 29, 4:30 pm –7:00 pm; redShow performances: Thurs. May 30, 6 pm- 9:30 pm;  Fri. June 1, 7 pm- 9:30 pm; Sat. June 1, 5 pm - 7:30 pm; Wed. June 5, 7 pm - 9:30 pm;Sat. June 8, 7 pm - 9:30 pm. 


Blood by Yael Haskal

DIRECTOR REQUIRED

Do you like your plays rich with metaphor? Tech: Sat May 25, 11:30 pm – 1:30 pm; Mon May 27, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm; redShow dress; Wed May 29, 4:30 pm –7:00 pm; redShow performances: Thurs. May 30, 6 pm- 9:30 pm; Fri. June 1, 7 pm- 9:30 pm; Sat. June 1, 5 pm - 7:30 pm; Wed. June 5, 7 pm - 9:30 pm; Sat. June 8, 7 pm - 9:30 pm. 


Faith on Tuesday by Thomas C Dunn

DIRECTOR ROLE FILLED

Tech: Sat May 25, 1:10 pm – 3:10 pm; Mon May 27, 7:20 pm – 9:00 pm; redShow dress; Wed May 29, 4:30 pm –7:00 pm; redShow performances: Thurs. May 30, 6 pm- 9:30 pm; Fri. June 1, 7 pm- 9:30 pm; Sat. June 1, 5 pm - 7:30 pm; Wed. June 5, 7 pm - 9:30 pm; Sat. June 8, 7 pm - 9:30 pm  


The Stand by Caity-Shea Violette

DIRECTOR REQUIRED

Do you like to tackle a ‘tough’ dilemma play? Tech: Sat May 25, 2:10 pm –  4:10 pm; Mon May 27,  8:10 pm – 9:30 pm; redShow dress; Wed May 29, 4:30 pm –7:00 pm; redShow performances: Thurs. May 30, 6 pm- 9:30 pm; Fri. June 1, 7 pm- 9:30 pm; Sat. June 1, 5 pm - 7:30 pm; Wed. June 5, 7 pm - 9:30 pm; Sat. June 8, 7 pm - 9:30 pm


Homo for Christmas by John Bavoso

DIRECTOR REQUIRED

Do you like parodies? Tech: Sat May 25, 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm; Mon May 27, 8:40 pm – 10:30 pm; redShow dress; Wed May 29, 4:30 pm –7:00 pm; redShow performances:  Thurs. May 30, 6 pm- 9:30 pm; Fri. June 1, 7 pm- 9:30 pm; Sat. June 1, 5 pm - 7:30 pm; Wed. June 5, 7 pm - 9:30 pm; Sat. June 8, 7 pm - 9:30 pm


blueShow plays - intriguing & expansive

Just a Game by Katie Murphy

DIRECTOR ROLE FILLED

Tech: Sun May 26, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm; Tues May 28, 5:10 pm – 6:30 pm; blueShow dress: Wed May 29, 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm; blueShow performances: Thurs. May 30, 8 pm – 10:30 pm; Sat. June 1, 7 pm - 9:30 pm; Thurs. June 6, 6 pm - 8:30 pm; Fri. June 7, 7 pm – 8:30 pm; Sat. June 8, 5 pm - 7:30 pm


Old Age and Treachery by Wyatt Lamoureux

DIRECTOR ROLE FILLED

Tech: Sun May 26, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm; Tues May 28, 5:40 pm – 7:20 pm; blueShow dress: Wed May 29, 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm; blueShow performances: Thurs. May 30, 8 pm – 10:30 pm; Sat. June 1, 7 pm - 9:30 pm; Thurs. June 6, 6 pm - 8:30 pm; Fri. June 7, 7 pm – 8:30 pm; Sat. June 8, 5 pm - 7:30 pm


Strings by Brian Cern

DIRECTOR ROLE FILLED

Tech: Sun May 26, 12:40 pm – 2:40 pm; Tues May 28, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm; blueShow dress: Wed May 29, 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm; blueShow performances: Thurs. May 30, 8 pm – 10:30 pm; Sat. June 1, 7 pm - 9:30 pm; Thurs. June 6, 6 pm - 8:30 pm; Fri. June 7, 7 pm – 8:30 pm; Sat. June 8, 5 pm - 7:30 pm


Chain Link by Deb Hiett

DIRECTOR ROLE FILLED

Tech: Sun May 26, 1:40 pm – 3:40 pm; Tues May 28, 7:20 pm – 9:00 pm; blueShow dress: Wed May 29, 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm; blueShow performances: Thurs. May 30, 8 pm – 10:30 pm; Sat. June 1, 7 pm - 9:30 pm; Thurs. June 6, 6 pm - 8:30 pm; Fri. June 7, 7 pm – 8:30 pm; Sat. June 8, 5 pm - 7:30 pm


Take Me Out by Chip Bolcik

DIRECTOR ROLE FILLED

Tech: Sun May 26, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm; Tues May 28,  8:10 pm – 9:30 pm; blueShow dress: Wed May 29, 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm; blueShow performances: Thurs. May 30, 8 pm – 10:30 pm; Sat. June 1, 7 pm - 9:30 pm; Thurs. June 6, 6 pm - 8:30 pm; Fri. June 7, 7 pm – 8:30 pm; Sat. June 8, 5 pm - 7:30 pm


Stargazer by Greg Gould

DIRECTOR ROLE FILLED

Tech: Sun May 26, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm; Tues May 28,  8:40 pm – 10:30 pm; blueShow dress: Wed May 29, 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm; blueShow performances: Thurs. May 30, 8 pm – 10:30 pm; Sat. June 1, 7 pm - 9:30 pm; Thurs. June 6, 6 pm - 8:30 pm; Fri. June 7, 7 pm – 8:30 pm; Sat. June 8, 5 pm - 7:30 pm


whiteShow plays – intimate and personal

Extended Time by Beth Novick

DIRECTOR ROLE FILLED

Tech: Sat May 25, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm; Mon May 27, 5:30 pm – 7:20 pm; whiteShow dress: Wed May 29, 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm; whiteShow performances: Thurs. May 30, 6 pm – 8:30 pm;Fri. May 31, 7 pm – 9:30 pm; Sat. June 1, 3 pm – 9:30 pm; Mon June 3, 7 pm – 9:30 pm; Wed June 5, 7 pm – 9:30 pm; Thurs. June 6, 8 pm - 9:30 pm; Sat. June 8, 1 pm - 7:30 pm


It Takes A Village by Faith De Savigne´

DIRECTOR REQUIRED

Do you like your plays raw? Tech: Sat May 25, 11:00 am – 1 pm; Mon May 27, 5:30 pm – 7:20 pm;  whiteShow dress: Wed May 29, 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm; whiteShow performances: Thurs. May 30, 6 pm – 8:30 pm;Fri. May 31, 7 pm – 9:30 pm; Sat. June 1, 3 pm – 9:30 pm; Mon June 3, 7 pm – 9:30 pm; Wed June 5, 7 pm – 9:30 pm; Thurs. June 6, 8 pm - 9:30 pm; Sat. June 8, 1 pm - 7:30 pm. 


Three Lotus Flowers by Kay Adshead

DIRECTOR ROLE FILLED

Tech: Sat May 25, 12:00 pm – 2 pm; Mon May 27, 7:00 pm – 8:20 pm; whiteShow dress: Wed May 29, 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm; whiteShow performances: Thurs. May 30, 6 pm – 8:30 pm;Fri. May 31, 7 pm – 9:30 pm; Sat. June 1, 3 pm – 9:30 pm; Mon June 3, 7 pm – 9:30 pm; Wed June 5, 7 pm – 9:30 pm; Thurs. June 6, 8 pm - 9:30 pm; Sat. June 8, 1 pm - 7:30 pm. 


The Sum of Your Experience by Trace Crawford

DIRECTOR ROLE FILLED

Tech: Sat May 25, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm; Mon May 27, 7:00 pm – 8:20 pm; whiteShow dress: Wed May 29, 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm; whiteShow performances: Thurs. May 30, 6 pm – 8:30 pm;Fri. May 31, 7 pm – 9:30 pm; Sat. June 1, 3 pm – 9:30 pm; Mon June 3, 7 pm – 9:30 pm; Wed June 5, 7 pm – 9:30 pm; Thurs. June 6, 8 pm - 9:30 pm; Sat. June 8, 1 pm - 7:30 pm. 


Catcha Falling Knife by John AD Fraser

DIRECTOR REQUIRED

Do you like your plays filled with intrigue? Tech: Sat May 25, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm; Mon May 27, 8:00 pm – 9:20 pm; whiteShow dress: Wed May 29, 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm; whiteShow performances: Thurs. May 30, 6 pm – 8:30 pm;Fri. May 31, 7 pm – 9:30 pm; Sat. June 1, 3 pm – 9:30 pm; Mon June 3, 7 pm – 9:30 pm; Wed June 5, 7 pm – 9:30 pm; Thurs. June 6, 8 pm - 9:30 pm; Sat. June 8, 1 pm - 7:30 pm.


Wine Night by Rhiannon Ciara Houch

DIRECTOR REQUIRED

Do you like your plays to challenge ‘group think’? Tech: Sat May 25, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm; Mon May 27, 8:00 pm – 9:20 pm; whiteShow dress: Wed May 29, 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm; whiteShow performances: Thurs. May 30, 6 pm – 8:30 pm;Fri. May 31, 7 pm – 9:30 pm; Sat. June 1, 3 pm – 9:30 pm; Mon June 3, 7 pm – 9:30 pm; Wed June 5, 7 pm – 9:30 pm; Thurs. June 6, 8 pm - 9:30 pm; Sat. June 8, 1 pm - 7:30 pm.