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2023-2024 Majestic Theatre Play Reading Committee



We are seeking a diverse group of individuals to make up the Play Reading Committee (PRC). The PRC will review and evaluate play proposals and make recommendations for the 2023-24 Majestic Mainstage.


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This application is for individuals interested in being a member of the Majestic Theatre Play Reading Committee. This group will be responsible for selecting our 2023-2024 mainstage theatre season from proposals submitted by directors, which is such an important and rewarding job! The committee will be comprised of 5-7 people and will be chosen by theatre staff with the intent of representing the wide gamut of Majestic supporters: Actors, Directors, Musicians, Technical Theatre Crew, Donors, and Patrons.


A minimum of five persons will be chosen from the applicants, with seven being the maximum number. Other factors involved in selection process will be a balance of age, gender, and other demographics in order to attempt to emulate our community as a whole. Having many voices ensures that our seasons are as strong and diverse as our community is!


Beginning as soon as proposals start coming in and culminating in the Fall, committee members will be expected to commit approximately 5 hours per week to the following activities:


- Reading submitted proposals and musical/play materials

- Meeting (in-person or virtually!) as a group to discuss the proposals

- Meeting (in-person or virtually!) with directors to discuss their proposals

- Processing feedback from our community about proposed shows and discussing it with the other committee members.


This probably sounds like a lot of work, and it is! But it's such an important way to serve the Majestic community, and it's an enormous amount of fun. It's a fascinating look behind the scenes of season selection, too! An excuse to read lots of neat plays and talk about theatre with other theatre people? If that sounds like your idea of a good time, you're probably perfect for the job.


One committee member will be the committee chair and will be in charge of organizing the meetings, workflow, and over direction of the committee. Please indicate on your application if you're willing to be the chairperson.


Application Deadline is August 15th, 2022.


The proposal submission process for the 2023-2024 season will begin this summer and the deadline to propose will be October 1st, 2020. This process will be for four to five mainstage theatre productions between Fall 2023 and Spring 2024. While previously this process had required previous senior production experience at the Majestic Theatre, we are now accepting proposals without that requirement. All applicants will be vetted by theatre staff as having the requisite skills and experience to be a potentially successful candidate for the position BEFORE being allowed to submit a proposal. In this way, the PRC will only be required to pass judgement upon the shows and the director's vision for them, rather than the directors themselves. This process reduces the potential for negative interactions between volunteers, and it allows everyone's precious time to be better spent.


Note: Members of the PRC CANNOT propose shows. Also partners, spouses, significant others, or direct family members of Play Reading Committee members cannot propose while their related person is on the committee. Committee members will be chosen each year prior to the proposal season beginning with preference towards bringing new members onto the PRC.


The Majestic Theatre (a division of the City of Corvallis Parks and Recreation department) is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and to creating a safe place for actors of all backgrounds to explore their craft. We are particularly eager to work with directors of color and other directors from marginalized communities. The Majestic Theatre staff and volunteers do not discriminate on the basis of age, national origin, race, gender, ethnic background, ability, religious beliefs, or sexual orientation.



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