The Young Director’s Program
The Young Director’s Program (previously The S! Conservatory Alumni Production) is a directing opportunity for one special Alumni to work with professional mentors in the field to learn what is takes to put on a show. They are given the full responsibility of creating a full-length musical featuring S! Conservatory Alumni, current Students of S! Conservatory and professional actors.
The Young Director’s Program Director Application
Due Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Open to S! Conservatory Alumni!
Those under 25 who are interested but did not go through our Staged! program, please feel free to reach out.
Urinetown (Music by Mark Hollmann, Lyrics by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis, Book by Greg Kotis) will be presented in August 2020 at The Vault at Bag&Baggage. A sidesplitting sendup of greed, love, revolution (and musicals!), in a time when water is worth its weight in gold.
Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is an hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself! Hilariously funny and touchingly honest, Urinetown provides a fresh perspective on one of America’s greatest art forms.
In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity’s most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides that he’s had enough and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom!
Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, Urinetown is an irreverently humorous satire in which no one is safe from scrutiny. Praised for reinvigorating the very notion of what a musical could be, Urinetown catapults the “comedic romp” into the new millennium with its outrageous perspective, wickedly modern wit and sustained ability to produce gales of unbridled laughter.
About the The Young Director’s Project
Previously known as the S! Conservatory Alumni Production, this is a directing project with a professional director mentoring you throughout the process. You will work in collaboration with professional artists such as a music director, choreographer, stage manager and designers. You will be performing all the tasks and responsibilities associated with the position for which you are applying; the professional mentors will be your support system. They will be present in the space during the process for your questions and to meet with you to discuss the work and offer guidance when appropriate. College credit may be available through your school.
Rehearsals will start in June 2020 (time pending). If your application is selected, you will be expected to stay until the end of rehearsal each day. You must be available for regular production meetings beginning in December of 2019 until opening in August (meetings can be via email, Skype, online, or by phone). Evenings and weekends are fine.
About the Venue
The Vault Theatre is part of Bag&Baggage and located at 350 E Main St, Hollsboro, OR 97123.
About the Production
The production will be done on a single unit set. There will be a modest budget for lighting and costumes. There will be a 4-5 piece band, visible to the audience.
*Dates may change. AUDITIONS AND CASTING WILL TAKE PLACE DURING WINTER BREAK in January of 2020.
Rehearsals: June 2020
Move into The Vault/Tech: Saturday, July 25- Wednesday, July 29
Preview: Thursday, July 30
Opening Night: Friday, July 31
Saturday, August 1 (2 Shows)
Sunday, August 2, 2019
Wednesday, August 5
Thursday, August 6
Friday, August 7
Saturday, August 8 (2 Shows)
Strike: Sunday, August 9
HOW TO APPLY:
Please answer the following question. Keep it concise. No more than 5 pages. Please, email for copy of the script.
1.) Please share your vision for the production. In this director’s statement please include how you intend to use the various elements of production to illuminate the story for the audience; focusing on the simple elements of music and storytelling, creating within the limitations described above.
Thank you for your interested in this project! We look forward to reading your application.
Paul Angelo, Artistic Director
Paige Rogers, Managing Director
Directed by Katie McLoughlin
Directed by Melissa Myers & Choreographed by Sacred Kaltenhaler