The Curtain Club is selecting Directors for our 2019/2020 Season. We invite anyone interested to submit their interest, and to book a presentation time.
Presentations will be scheduled for Sunday, March 3rd, 2019 from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm in the theatre lobby.
Please include the following in your presentation:
- Why do you want to direct this play?
- What vision for this play?
- What challenges does this play offer you as a director?
- What challenges will the production present to the club and its members?
If you have a resume of your theatre experience, please bring it along.
To book a presentation, please contact Anne Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 1st, 2019.
Weekend Comedy By Sam and Jeanne Bobrick
Cast – 1 male, 1 female 50-60
1 male, 1 female 20s-early 30s
A comedy wherein a middle-aged conservative couple set in their ways collide with a young liberal couple who think they know what love in modern times is all about. Over the course of a Memorial Day weekend they are forced to share a cabin in the woods as well as some home truths about their own relationships. Tons of laughs are available to be mined from the veins of gender and generational conflict in this situation comedy filled with great one-liners.
The Patron Saint of Stanley Park By Hiro Kanagawa
Cast – 1 boy – 10ish
1 girl – 13 to 16ish
2 males – 35-50
1 female – 35-45
2 offstage voices
Broken hearts and broken lives are mended on Christmas Day in this magical play set in and around Stanley Park in Vancouver.
Jennifer and Josh are still mourning the death of their father in a plane crash on last Christmas Eve. When they disobey their mother and run off to Prospect Point to honor their father’s memory at the site of the crash, they get caught in a huge storm that forces them to seek shelter. A mythic character name Skookum Pete rescues them and brings them to a bunker underneath the Prospect Point Café.
Burn By J.Muggleton
Cast – 3 males over 35
3 females – 1 under 35
1 male and one female appear in the first ten minutes of the play
Three friends meet in a stylish downtown loft apartment. They have history. They are awaiting the arrival of the estranged daughter of a fourth friend, recently deceased. Why has she come and who is she really? Over the course of the evening, the play, which runs in real time, must reach into the past to make sense of the present and change the future for each of the close friends.
A taut script is the highlight of this psychological thriller as truth is revealed about the relationships between a group of friends who share space in the world of murder mystery writing. Their love of games and storytelling helps to build tension as the audience must try to discern what is fact and what is fiction. As the play unfolds, each character is revealed for what they really are.
A series of twist and revelations bring the play to a satisfying conclusion where justice, belatedly, is served.
Tempting Providence By Robert Chafe
Cast – 2 females – 30-50
2 males – 30-50
This is a wonderful piece of ‘adopted’ Canadianna. Set in Newfoundland nearly 100 years ago and 20 years before The Rock joined Confederation, it tells the story of a young British nurse who contracts to serve a remote outpost for a period of two years and ends up staying until the turning of the millennium. Her story is told in a very interesting and theatrical way. One actress and one actor play the nurse and her beau while all the other characters are portrayed by another actor and actress.
I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change! By Joe DiPietro
Cast – 2 or 4 females
2 or 4 males
Everybody loves a musical and everybody loves a musical about love. This 1980s era musical has been updated in the past two years to include new songs and updated references. It offers a series of vignettes dealing with all aspects of human interpersonal relationships, starting with dating and moving all the way through to funerals.
It boasts a bouncy musical score that is in parts, funny, sad, endearing, but not too profound. It can be performed with 2 males and 2 females or 4 males and 4 females.