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Drumroll: AFD’s next season!

Hey, Friends, we’re deLIGHTed to announce the next season for AFD: 2017-2018.

If you are interested in directing for AFD next season, please send a current resume along with a brief paragraph describing your concept for each production you are applying for. APPLY BY JANUARY 12, 2017. Thanks!

Please fill out this form: afddirectorsinterview1stnotice

October 2017
The Light in the Piazza
Book by Craig Lucas, Music & Lyrics by Adam Guettel

December 2017
The Game’s Afoot or Holmes for the Holidays
By Ken Ludwig

March 2018
9 to 5: The Musical
Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton,Book by Patricia Resnick

May 2018
Unnecessary Farce
By Paul Slade Smith

You may apply for more than one production. Please respond by January 12, 2017. Interviews are scheduled for Tuesday evening, January 17th and Saturday, morning and afternoon, the 21st at the theater. Interview slots will be confirmed and conducted in 20-minute intervals. Please include a date and time preference when responding.

AFD’s honorarium for Stage Directors for non-musicals: $700, Stage Directors for musicals: $800, for Choreographers: $500, for Musical Directors: $750. Musical directors will also receive additional remuneration for 3 dress rehearsals and each performance at which they either conduct or play.

The Light in the Piazza
Book by Craig Lucas, Music & Lyrics by Adam Guettel
Based on a novella by Elizabeth Spencer, the story is set in the 1950s and revolves around a wealthy Southern woman and her developmentally stalled daughter, Clara, who spend a summer together in Italy. When Clara falls in love with a young Italian man, Margaret is forced to reconsider not only Clara’s future, but her own deep seated hopes and regrets as well. On Broadway, The Light in the Piazza won a Tony Award for Best Actress, Best Score, Best Sets, Best Costumes, and Best Lighting.

The Game’s Afoot or Holmes for the Holidays
By Ken Ludwig
It’s December 1936, and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast-members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous. Then it’s up to Gillette himself, as he assumes the persona of his beloved Holmes, to track down the killer before the next victim appears. The danger and hilarity are non-stop in this glittering whodunit set during the Christmas holidays.

9 to 5: The Musical
Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton, Book by Patricia Resnick
9 to 5: The Musical is a hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era. It tells the story of three unlikely friends who conspire to take control of their company and learn that there’s nothing they can’t do—even in a “man’s’ world.” Outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic, 9 to 5 is about teaming up and taking care of business . . . it’s about getting credit and getting even . . . and it’s coming to AFD Theatre.

Unnecessary Farce
By Paul Slade Smith
Two cops. Three crooks. Eight doors. Go. In a cheap motel room, an embezzling mayor is supposed to meet with his female accountant–while in the room next door two undercover cops wait to catch the meeting on videotape. But there’s some confusion as to who’s in which room, who’s being videotaped, who’s taken the money, who’s hired a hit man, and why the accountant keeps taking off her clothes. This play is dazzlingly funny and guarantees two hours of nonstop laughter. It weaves through mix-ups and mayhem that you won’t believe.

(All selections subject to change)

 

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