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Directors Needed for Marvel Spotlight Plays

TLP is looking for two directors to helm our fall one-act productions of Marvel Spotlight plays: "Mirror of Most Value: A Miss Marvel Play" and "Squirrel Girl Goes to College."

Directors who identify as BIPOC, including those of South Asian descent, are strongly encouraged to apply. Directing experience is not required, as new directors will have access to the company's Artistic Director for mentorship, as desired. Experience and/or enthusiasm for working with young actors is preferred.

Directors must be available for the following:

  • Auditions: four dates in early September 2022, dates TBD
  • Rehearsals: two weeknights/weekend days per week September 12th - October 28th, 2022
  • Production/Design Meetings: three to four virtual meetings TBD
  • Tech Week: nights and weekends October 29th-November 3rd
  • Strike: November 12th
  • Performances (optional): November 3rd-12th

Auditions, rehearsals, and performances will all take place in-person at Chelsea Theatre Works, 189 Winnisimmet St., Chelsea, MA. Full vaccination is required for directors, actors, and production crew.

Interested directors should email with a resume and/or brief statement of interest by Monday, August 8th. This role includes a small stipend.

About the Plays

Marvel developed these one-act plays to be performed by young actors. We are looking to cast mostly high school and college-age actors, with a few roles for adult actors. Each play celebrates canonical Marvel characters, Doreen and Kamala. (Yes, Kamala Khan, the heroine of the recent Disney+ show, Ms. Marvel!)

"Mirror of Most Value: A Miss Marvel Play": Kamala attempts to boost Ms. Marvel’s fledgling super hero profile by writing her own fan fiction. But when building a fandom becomes an obsession, Kamala’s schoolwork and relationships begin to suffer. To become the Jersey City hero of her dreams, Kamala must learn to accept herself just as she is – imperfections and all.

"Squirrel Girl Goes to College": Doreen arrives at Empire State University to make new friends – and protect them from super villains – by keeping her super hero identity a secret. But when a beloved computer science professor suddenly disappears, can Doreen trust her friends with her inner squirrel so she can save the day?