Buck Creek Players Seeks Directors
Posted: May 25, 2021
Buck Creek Players is seeking directors who are passionate about theater and have a production or productions they’d like to see on the Buck Creek Playhouse stage!
Their call for submissions is now available, with submissions due by Saturday, August 14, 2021!
How does BCP choose a season?
They ask potential directors to submit productions they would like to direct and we choose from the pieces submitted. They desire directors who are truly passionate about the piece they will be directing as their passion comes through in the final product.
What is BCP looking for in a season?
As part of the selection process, they try to offer a balanced season. That includes:
Providing a variety of genres: comedies, dramas, and musicals;
Balancing riskier productions (those which may not generally have a wide audience) with productions that have wider appeal;
Balancing first-time directors, or directors new to BCP, with names who have a history with the playhouse or significant theatrical experience; and
Providing productions that include the IDEA principles (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, & Access) as part of the production.
It is this balance that has allowed them to continuously produce an interesting and diverse season for the greater Indianapolis area for the past 47 years.
As a Director, how do I submit?
Please provide the following information in your submission (at a minimum):
(A) Program Selection Submission Form in either .pdf or Excel format. On the form, please include information on:
The proposed production;
Type of production;
Idea or vision of the production;
Ranking of preference of production time slots (please note the Summer 2022 slot is not available as a previously selected production has been rescheduled to that slot);
Thoughts on how to include the principles of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, & Access (IDEA) with the production; and
Preliminary production staff that are lined up or likely to work on the production.
(B) Please submit two (2) copies of each script (play and/or musical). For musical submissions, please be sure to also submit a copy of a cast recording (CD or .mp3 audio files) in addition to each script. Since the musical score is such an integral part of a stage musical, no musical submissions can be considered without a recording accompanying it.
(C) Your theatrical resume outlining past directing experience and theatrical background.
Please note the following: All available production slots may be chosen at this time. A separate call for submissions is not guaranteed at a later date.
A director may propose any play or musical they would like to direct; however, please keep in mind our facility and stage, as well as the marketability of your submission.
All submissions must be received or postmarked no later than Saturday, August 14, 2021. Submissions may be mailed via U.S. Mail, dropped off, or e-mailed.
If you choose to mail your submissions, please send to:
Buck Creek Players
Attn: Program Selection
11150 Southeastern Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46259
If mailing your submission, please send by way of the United States Postal Service ONLY.
We are an all-volunteer community theater and unfortunately do not have staff available during the day to sign for UPS or Fed Ex deliveries. You may also save postage by dropping off submissions directly to the playhouse or by e-mailing your submission(s).
What happens after I submit?
All submissions will be reviewed by the Program Selection Committee in the coming months, and the proposed season will be chosen and approved by the Buck Creek Players Board of Directors and membership. All potential directors will be notified whether or not their pieces were selected for the 2022-2023 season.
Does BCP repeat shows they’ve produced in the past?
We have repeated very few productions as we highly encourage productions that have never been seen on our stage. We will fully consider pieces we have previously produced; however, if all other factors are equal, preference will be given to the piece we have not produced. For a list of past productions, please view our Past Seasons.
What production dates/slots are available?
We are requesting submissions for five production times with this call for submissions. The summer 2022 time slot is not available as a previously selected youth production has been rescheduled due to the pandemic. This does not prevent additional youth submissions. Youth submissions are encouraged for any of the time slots and should be noted as such on the submission form. Additionally, any fundraisers or non-traditional productions are strongly encouraged to submit a form at this time. Based on submissions, all available production slots may be chosen at this time. A separate call for submissions is not guaranteed at a later date.
What if I have questions?
Please feel free to drop us your questions at firstname.lastname@example.org and they will do their best to answer your questions as quickly as they can!