Directors

APPLICATIONS FOR DIRECTORS ARE NOW OPEN.

WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR

LOS ANGELES | NON-UNION | PAID

A director for The Commons is bold, curious, and innovative. They're excited about telling urgent and electric stories from every corner of our community and believe that theater is a collaborative art form. They're passionate about cultivating safe and inclusive rehearsal rooms where the work can thrive.

We are looking for 20 fierce directors to lead The 2020 Los Angeles Queer New Works Festival: an ambitious new festival that will give voice to twenty new works by LGBTQ+ artists through the year 2020. Works will include:

  • Full Length Plays

  • Full Length Musicals

  • One Act & 10 Minute Plays

  • Pilots & Web Series

  • Screenplays

  • Solo Works

Directors should be local to Los Angeles, or able to provide their own travel and housing. We're looking for a combination of emerging, mid-career and experienced directors to serve a range of projects. Stipend varies based on project scale.

WHEN WE NEED IT BY

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: JAN 30, 2020

HOW TO GIVE IT TO US 

We are tirelessly committed to maintaining a minimal carbon footprint, so please submit electronically using the form below (because we care about the environment, but also because its 2020 and hard copy resumes are so last year.)

 

If you have any questions, hit us up via our contact form and someone from our team will get back to you ASAP.

Submissions

SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

Thank you to the hundreds of playwrights who submitted their work for consideration. We're so grateful that you trust The Commons to tell your stories. We are currently in our final selection process and will be contacting selected writers in the coming month. Festival Selections will be announced soon.

Submissions for next year's festival will open in mid-March. Want to make sure you don't miss it? Our email newsletter is the best way to stay connected.

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COMPANY VISION

The Commons is dedicated to producing urgent, artist-driven works that push the boundaries of modern storytelling. Our artists are fierce and fearless in the pursuit of their own unique voices. Our stories are electric, authentic, vulnerable, and brave.

We are committed to empowering works from a diverse group of storytellers whose voices and experiences are often overlooked in today's media. We believe in creating work that challenges our artists, our audiences and our industry.

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

LOS ANGELES | NON-UNION | PAID

We're currently accepting resumes for the following available positions for The 2020 Los Angeles Queer New Works Festival.

  • Stage Managers

  • Lighting Designers

  • Sound Designers

  • Dramaturgs

  • Front of House Staff

  • ASL Interpreters

If you're interested in any of the above positions,

hit us up with a resume and cover letter at: 

heygirl@thecommonscollective.org

VOLUNTEERS

Want to be involved but not sure where to start? Fill out our volunteer questionnaire below and we'll reach out when an opportunity arises that fits your profile.

CASTING

We'll be holding several auditions throughout 2020 for all shows in the festival. Please submit your headshot and resume using the form below and we'll contact you when we're casting something you're right for.

 

You can also keep an eye on this page, our social media, or subscribe to our newsletter for casting announcements and submit on a per-project basis if you prefer.

IN-KIND DONATIONS

Want to support The 2020 Los Angeles Queer New Works Festival with a sponsorship or in-kind donation? Love It! Drop us a note using our contact form and one of our team members will contact you directly.

Frequently Asked

Questions

I want to be involved in this, but I'm not Queer. Is there space for me?


Of course! We welcome everyone who supports our mission of empowering Queer artists, regardless of personal identity. We truly believe that we are stronger together.




When is the festival?


The 2020 Los Angeles Queer New Works Festival will take place throughout the year 2020 (from January 1 to December 31). We will keep this page updated with exact dates and times of readings when works are selected.




Where will this festival be?


We'll be located at several different spaces throughout Los Angeles in 2020. Stay tuned for more information!




How can I buy tickets?


Tickets will be on sale via our Eventbrite page: http://thecommonsla.eventbrite.com





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