Silver Spring Stage is Seeking Directors and Play Proposals for its 2014-2015 Season


2014-15 SEASON


Silver Spring Stage presents the best in contemporary plays by some of the freshest, most exciting playwrights working today. We choose a dazzling variety of compelling, intellectual, progressive works…It’s “downtown theater” at an affordable price. We are offering you the opportunity to be part of our play selection process by suggesting shows to be considered for the 2014-15 season. You may also submit director proposals with the plays you suggest. You may suggest as many plays as you like, but please limit yourself to two director proposals. (The Stage also presents a summer one-act festival, but submissions for that are handled separately. This notice is for our mainstage season of full-length plays only.)

In your submissions to the Stage we request the following:
1. A resume of your directorial and other theatrical experience.
2. A proposal that features:
– Themes you believe important or relevant in the play.
– Your concept/vision for a production; e.g., period, style, etc.
– Ideas on production elements; i.e., set, costumes, lighting, sound or other special effects (we do not require actual set drawings or lighting plots).
– Any other items, including how you might address any particular challenges you see in staging the piece in our unique space.
ng at Silver Spring Stage, we also request three references.
4. An electronic copy of the script.

Director interviews will be scheduled in November. Not all directors will be interviewed.

Please send proposals and a copy of the script (if possible) to Amy Sullivan at Word documents or PDFs preferred.

For Your Information:
Silver Spring Stage offers an intimate, flexible and unique performance space. The stage dimensions are 23 feet x 22 feet for a total playing area of 506 square feet. If you have not seen the stage, we recommend you make a visit to help yourself to visualize a production. Physically, it is laid out in a diamond shape, with the two lower sides of the diamond facing the audience featuring a support pole at the tip. The upper sides of the diamond have backstage areas behind them.

Silver Spring Stage presents 7 full stage productions, a holiday show and an annual one-act festival. The house seats 120. A distinct advantage at Silver Spring Stage is we have our own rehearsal studio with a space that matches in dimension the actual performance stage. Also, we have our own set construction area, storage, costumes, props and other set pieces.
And finally, please note that Silver Spring Stage is an all-volunteer organization.

For information or questions, please contact Play Reading Committee Chair Amy Sullivan at Thank you!