Facetime Theatre’s 2018/19 Season
Production Proposal Notice
Facetime Theatre is now taking musical submissions from directors for our 2018/19 Season! We are expanding our Mainstage Season to two musicals next season and are very excited to open up the process to the community. Below you will find guidelines and forms for submission of a proposal to direct a show in our next season. Please fill out this form:2018-2019 Season Submissions and email it, along with any other materials, to KRomano@facetimetheatre.org.
The deadline for submissions is December 17, 2017, after which the Artistic Committee will meet and discuss all of the options in front of us. If we are unable to produce a show submitted to us, we will discuss some outside options and present them to those who submitted a proposal to see if they are interested in directing a show other than what they originally submitted. The committee will recommend selected shows to the Board of Director for approval. Prospective directors may be asked to meet with the Artistic Committee or Board of Directors.
Mainstage Season General Goals:
- To appeal to our current audience, as well as bring new patrons into our theatre
- To open up opportunities to as many actors as possible, without affecting the integrity of the show
- To be efficiently and creatively produced in the theatre we now reside in (Franklin Commons, Ste. 109)
2018/19 Mainstage Season Timeslots
Musical #1: September 14, 15, 16, 21, 22. This show will have a two weekend run and be a small-medium sized musical.
Musical #2: March 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31, April 5, 6. This musical will be a medium-large sized show and will run for three weekends.
Previous Shows Produced by Facetime Theatre:
You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, And The World Goes Round, Company, Footloose, Songs For A New World, Into The Woods, Seussical, My Fair Lady, Bye Bye Birdie, The Little Mermaid, Oklahoma, Children of Eden, Tarzan, Fiddler On The Roof, Oliver, The Music Man
All directors submitting a proposal to direct in our Mainstage Season should have experience directing, assistant directing, music directing, or choreographing previously and are required to submit a resume along with all other forms.
Location of Performances
All performances will take place at Facetime Theatre, 400 Franklin Avenue (The Franklin Commons), Suite 109, Phoenixville, PA 10460
Casting and Rehearsals
Scheduled auditions are held for every production, usually for two nights plus a callback night. We do NOT permit pre-casting. The Artistic Director, or a member of the Artistic Committee. will assist in the scheduling and organization of auditions, as well as sit in and assist with the casting process.
Rehearsals typically run 3-4 days a week depending on the needs of the show, the director’s preference, and the class and rehearsal schedule for other shows being rehearsed, and will begin 10-12 weeks prior to tech week.
Script and Royalty
- Facetime Theatre will be responsible for securing rights for proposed productions
- Royalty costs are not included in the budget guidelines below
- Any changes made to the script must be outlined in the proposal and approved by the Artistic Director and the Artistic Committee.
- Directors are responsible for making sure that all copyright laws are followed for their respective production. This includes copying and digital publication of materials and use of the logo.
Not including royalties, our musical budget tends to be between $3,000-$7,000. The Artistic Director/Production Manager will work together with the director to solidify a budget that works for the show and the theatre.
Facetime Theatre requires that you secure a musical director before submitting your proposal and are welcome to build your production team as you see fit, but all production team members will need to be approved by the Artistic Director and Artistic Committee. We will also be happy to assist the director in the building of the production team. We offer small stipends for certain production team members. Our actors are not paid.