Looking for proposals for Majestic Reader’s Theatre Company 2018-19 Season!
The deadline is March 30, 2018.
On the last weekend of every month we present three high quality performances of an exceptional play (sometimes two matinees and sometimes two evening shows depending on the mainstage schedule). This accomplishes two goals. It gives local actors more opportunity to perform in significant productions and hone their skills with other experienced actors while only committing to a one month rehearsal schedule. Since it is a reading, all actors carry scripts. The purpose of the scripts is to limit the amount of time memorizing lines while maximizing character development. The actors tell the story using their voice and posture to convey emotion. The audience uses their imagination to place the actors in a specific location or time. This is Community Theatre so the producers, readers and directors are not paid.
Corvallis gets to see plays that might normally not be produced as a main stage production because they are too expensive, controversial or appeal to a small segment of the local audience. The shows are produced in the upstairs Lab space which seats 50 people.
Things to consider:
Scripts should have strong roles for women, a cast of no more than eight and deal with contemporary issues.
It would be best if the play had a successful run in New York.
We give one month out of the season, usually in April, to do a work by a local author.
Please find the attached proposal form and be sure to fill it out completely and pay special attention to what needs to accompany the proposal form (your theatre resume and a copy of the script(s)). Please add a budget if you need a special prop or costume item. In your paragraph make sure to mention the important issue(s) the play deals with. It is good to be clever. This is all needed by March 30, 2018.
Thank you, Mike Aronson & Leigh Matthews Bock