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Promising Playwright Contest Winner! The Colonial Players, Inc. of Annapolis, MD is pleased to announce the winner of their biennial Promising Playwright Contest!

Dear Directors,

The Play Selection Committee and Artistic Team have begun the process of selecting a slate of plays for the 2017-2018 season and want to, once again, invite you to submit a Director/Play package for consideration.  As in years past, we will select one, two or none from the packages presented for the new season.

Although a play submitted as a Director/Play package is NOT required to meet the season charge, we wanted you to be aware that the Play Selection Committee will again be selecting a varied and balanced slate of plays with a predominant number of women's roles where some of the plays are presented from the woman's point of view or are written by women.

Given that the plays submitted for consideration as Director/Play packages are removed from the reading list so as to prevent another director from possibly applying to direct that show if selected, and given that the Play Selection Committee has already created a list of plays they will be considering for the 2017-2018 season, Director/Play packages will NOT be accepted for any play on the attached reading list.  The plays and musicals being considered by the Play Selection Committee are listed below.   If you had planned to submit one of the plays on the reading list, and if that play is ultimately selected as part of the 2017-2018 season, you are more than welcome to apply to direct that show through the Director Selection process that will begin in early December.

To apply for a Director/Play package, please email Artistic@thecolonialplayers.orgor mail to Artistic Director, c/o The Colonial Players, Inc., 108 East Street, Annapolis, MD  21401 the following information:

  • Name and contact information (mailing address as well as email and phone)
  • Copy of the script/music for the play/musical you are applying to direct (if you don't have a copy - please provide the script name, author, and the publishing house if you know it)
  • Copy of your resume inclusive of your directing and acting experience

All of the above information is due by Thursday, September 1, 2016.

All directors applying for a Director/Play package will be required to interview in early October.  Please include with your email/mailing any conflicts you might have from October 17 through October 28, 2016.  Additional information regarding the interview will be provided upon scheduling.

Please note two important dates related to the 2017-2018 season on which your attendance will be required should your Director/Play package be selected: our annual season Sneak Peek will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 2:00pm, and the annual season Kick-Off meeting for directors, designers, consultants, technicians, and crew will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 10am to 2pm.  Please let us know in your email/mailing if either of these dates is a conflict.

Spend the next few weeks to plan and dream, and see if the show you've always wanted to do can become a reality at CP next season!  If you have any questions, contact the Artistic Director, Mickey Lund, at the above email address.

Mickey Lund
Artistic Director
The Colonial Players, Inc.
 
Plays Being Considered by the Play Selection Committee
(Director/Play Packages will NOT be accepted for plays listed here)
  • Humble Boy by Charlotte Jones
  • The Metal Children by Adam Rapp
  • The Language Archive by Julia Cho
  • Hand to God by Robert Askins
  • Sex wth Strangers by Laura Easton
  • The Whipping Man by Matthew Lopez
  • Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar
  • Equivocation by Bill Cain
  • Oppenheimer by Tom Morton-Smith
  • The Perfect Ganesh by Terrance McNally
  • Skylight by David Hare
  • Red Herring by Michael Bollinger
  • The Rivals by Richard Sheridan
  • Sons of the Prophet by Stephen Karam
  • Mister Roberts by Thomas Hegger
  • The Andersonville Trial by Saul Levitt
  • Equus by Peter Shaffer
  • The History Boys by Alan Bennet
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Simon Stephens
  • Beauty Queen of Leenane by Martin McDonagh
  • Casa Valentina by Harvey Fierstein
  • Shiloh Rules by Doris Baizley
  • 33 Variations by Moises Kaufmann
  • The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh
  • Peter and the Star Catcher by Rick Elice & Wayne Barker
  • Living Out by Lisa Looser
  • Peter and Alice by John Logan
  • Suddenly Last Summer by Tennessee Williams
  • Walter Cronkite is Dead by Joe Calarco
  • Orson’s Shadow by Austin Pendleton
  • The Country House by Donald Margulies
  • Sense and Sensibility by Kate Hamil
  • Molly Sweeney by Brian Friel
  • Oleanna by David Mamet
  • Kimberly Akimbo by David Lindsay-Abaire
  • The Sum of Us by David Stevens
  • The Oldest Profession by Paula Vogel
  • Our Country’s Good by Timberlake Wertenbaker
Musicals Being Considered by the Play Selection Committee
(Director/Play Packages will NOT be accepted for musicals listed here)
  • A Man of No Importance by Stephen Flaherty, Lynn Ahrens, & Terrence McNally
  • The Rink by Kander, Ebb, & Terrence McNally
  • Kiss of the Spiderwoman by Kander, Ebb, & Terrence McNally
  • Romance Romance by Barry Harman & Keith Hermann
  • Weird Romance by Alan Brennert & Alan Menken
  • The Baker's Wife by Stephen Schwartz & J. Stein
  • Next to Normal by Brian Yorkey & Tom Kitt
  • The Visit by Kander, Ebb, & Terrence McNally
  • Floyd Collins by Adam Guettel & Tina Landau
  • tic tic boom by Jonathan Larson
  • Das Barbecu by Jim Luigs & Scott Warrender
  • Parade by Alfred Uhry & Jason Robert Brown
  • Amour by Jeremy Sams, Michel Legrand, & Didier Van Cauwelaert
  • Nunsense by Dan Goggin
  • The Fantasticks by Harvey Schmidt & Tom Jones
  • A New Brain by Willian Finn & James Lapine
  • Man of La Mancha by Dale Wasserman, Joe Darion, & Mitch Leigh
  • Wanderlust by Morris Panych
  • Bonnie and Clyde by Frank Wildhorn & Don Black
  • Lucky Stiff by Stephen Flaherty & Lynn Ahrens