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OCTA Announces Director Call for 2017-2018 Season

26 Sep OCTA Announces Director Call for 2017-2018 Season


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OCTA Announces Director Call for 2017-2018 Season

Directors wanted. Passion required!

Olathe, KS (September 19, 2016) – The board of directors of Olathe Civic Theatre Association (OCTA) is looking for directors to bring to life an exciting 2017-2018 season. We’re inviting applicants to submit a slate of no more than three scripts to direct at OCTA, along with a theatrical resume, by October 31, 2016. Additionally, applicants should indicate availability by months of the year, from Fall 2017 to late Spring 2018.

OCTA selects its season based on submissions from directors and selections from the OCTA Season Selection Committee. We encourage applicants to submit shows for which they have a passion to direct. An important consideration when applying is that OCTA’s season is typically five shows, one or two of which may be a musical. The remainder of the season is a mix of comedies and dramas. For the best chance of having a script selected, please include a variety of genres. If an applicant’s submission is chosen, the applicant will be contacted for an interview. The entire 2017-2018 season will be chosen no later than February 2017. For complete information and a diagram of the OCTA stage, visit http://olathetheatre.org/call-for-directors/ (or www.olathetheatre.org, Get Involved, Call For Directors). Questions may be directed to Peter Leondedis, member of the Season Selection Committee at pgleondedis@yahoo.com.


About Olathe Civic Theatre Association
Olathe Civic Theatre Association is a 501c3 organization producing theatre in Olathe since 1974. Performing in the Buddy Rogers Family Playhouse, OCTA produces five high-quality, engaging, and thought-provoking theatre productions a year. Through the generosity of volunteers, season ticket holders, donors, and the City of Olathe, OCTA has grown into one of the most progressive community theaters in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

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Upcoming in 2016-2017 | Olathe Civic Theatre Association

 One Man, Two Guvnors

October 14 – 30, 2016
By Richard Bean | Directed by Rick Bumgardner

In this madcap comedy, the permanently ravenous fish-and-chip eating Francis Henshall finds himself working for both a gangster and a criminal in hiding, both of whom are linked in a web of schemes, extortions, and romantic associations. To prevent discovery, Francis must do everything he can to keep his two “guv’nors” apart in this Kansas City area premiere.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
December 2 – 18, 2016
By Barbara Robinson | Directed by Lana Jensen

The beloved Young Adult book of the same name comes to life in this hilarious Christmas classic. A couple struggles to put on a church Christmas pageant but they are faced with casting the Herdman kids -probably the most inventively awful kids in history. The Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on for nonstop laughs.

Poor Relations
February 17 – March 5, 2017
By Robert Flaherty Hart | Directed by Tina Morrison

This original play by Kansas City native Robert Flaherty Hart takes place in suburban St. Louis, where decades-old secrets are uncovered as three adult siblings navigate their changing relationships and uncertain futures. When one of the three comes into a substantial fortune, will it soothe old wounds and lead to forgiveness or drive a permanent wedge into already shaky bonds?

New Works Playwright Competition (Special Event)

March 10 – 11, 2017

See 10-15 minute teasers of five plays written by local playwrights. Vote on the one you’d like to see workshopped as a full-length play on the OCTA stage!

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

April 21 – May 7, 2017
By Christopher Durang | Directed by Nino Casisi

Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home in Bucks County, PA, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Suddenly, their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike. Old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house. Adding to the ensemble are sassy maid Cassandra, who can predict the future, and Nina, a lovely young aspiring actress.


Please direct all media inquiries to: Charlotte Gilman at 913-484-1651 (cell) or asgcroc@aol.com.

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