Arlington Friends of the Drama is currently seeking Stage Directors, Music Directors and Choreographers for our 2017-2018 Season. 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. You may apply for more than one production. Please respond by January 1, 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 to this application form.
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 the novel by Elizabeth Spencer, “The Light In The Piazza” is set in the summer of 1953 and tells the story of a mother and daughter traveling through Italy, the romance with a handsome, high-spirited Florentine, and the mother’s determined efforts to keep the two apart. It is ultimately revealed that the young daughter is not quite all that she appears. Unable to suppress this truth about her daughter, the mother is forced to reconsider not only the daughter’s future, but her own hopes as well. On Broadway, “Piazza” won a Tony Award for Best Actress, Best Score, Best Sets, Best Costumes, and Best Lighting.
The Games Afoot Or Holmes For The Holidays
By Ken Ludwig
It is December 1936 and Broadway star William Gillete, admired for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his 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 house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous. It is 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.
Nine To Five
Music by Dolly Parton, Lyrics and 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.
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 guarantee’s two hours of non-stop laughter. It weaves you through mix-us and mayhem that you won’t believe.
More information and an application can be found here: https://arlingtonfriendsofdrama.wordpress.com/2016/12/14/drumroll-afds-next-season/
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