GENERAL NOTICE - Scarborough Players

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Chip Thompson
(416) 439-1104

Location, Dates & Times

Scarborough Players Rehearsal Studio, 780 Birchmount Ave, Unit 5, Scarborough
Send Application/Resume By
Mon, Mar 02, 2020 | 12:00am - 12:00am
Attend Meeting
Sat, Mar 28, 2020 | 12:00am - 12:00am
Sun, Mar 29, 2020 | 12:00am - 12:00am
Deadline to Apply
Mon, Mar 02, 2020 | 12:00am - 12:00am
Expiry Date
Wed, Apr 01, 2020 | 12:00am - 12:00am


Music Director


Celebrating our 62nd Season


2020-2021 SEASON

Scarborough Players invites applications from Directors for the following productions:

  • Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time adapted by Simon Stephens from the novel by Mark Haddon October 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 2020
  • An Inspector Calls by J. B. Priestley January 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 2021
  • Shakespeare in Love adapted by Lee Hall based on the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard April 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 2021
  • Cause Célèbre by Terence Rattigan June 25, 26, 27, July 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 2021


*Important:  Please, submit your application by March 2, 2020


Application Information

To apply, please prepare and submit the following items:

  • A current resume highlighting relevant experience
  • A cover letter stating the production title(s) in which you are interested
  • Names and contact information of two arts-related references, for example, theatre groups for which you have worked previously

*Submit your application by mail to:

Scarborough Players Hiring Committee

c/o 780 Birchmount Avenue, Unit #5

Scarborough, ON

M1K 5H4

*or by email to:

(Please note: this is a new email address)

*Application Deadline is March 2, 2020

Interviews will be conducted Saturday, March 28, 2020 or Sunday, March 29, 2020 and times will be confirmed by the director hiring committee.

For further information, email

Additional notes:

  • While we strive to interview as many candidates as possible. We cannot guarantee that all applicants will be interviewed.
  • Productions are subject to availability of performing rights.
  • Scarborough Players is a community theatre organization – non-union/non-paying
  • Scarborough Players is a volunteer organization and we do not provide honorarium

Celebrating our 62nd Season

2020-2021 SEASON


For your interview, please prepare a proposal describing your understanding of the play and how it will be realized in the production. The Hiring Committee asks that you please email a written copy of your proposal prior to the interview by March 26, 2020. This will provide the committee an opportunity to review and prepare appropriate questions. The copy also proves to be most helpful during the committee’s deliberations. The committee asks that you please be brief and concise – 3 to 4 pages should suffice. Please be sure to cover the following topics in your proposal:

  1. Story Telling i.e. What is the style of the production? What’s the primary action? How does this story engage the audience?
  2. Casting Requirements with brief character summaries (please do not recite from script; we’d like to know your perception of the characters)
  3. Audition Process
  4. Rehearsal Process
  5. Set and Props Concepts and Challenges, if applicable (please take into account our stage is a thrust stage and how you will take advantage of that)
  6. Lighting and Sound Concepts (and Challenges, if applicable)
  7. Hair and Makeup Concepts (and Challenges, if applicable)
  8. Costume Concepts (and Challenges, if applicable)
  9. Each production has a budget of $3,000, which will be strictly enforced.
    1. How do you see this budget being distributed? Ex. 15% costumes, 5% hair and make up, 35% set, 20% props, 5% sound, 20% lighting
    2. Is there anything in your concept for the production that may require special arrangements or costs? Ex., fight coordinator, hydraulic beauty shop chair that raises and lowers, revolving gobos, etc.
  10.  Preferred Production Staff, if applicable
  11.  Any commitments that would conflict with rehearsal or show dates

If you have not already submitted a resume of previous productions, please bring one to the director interview. If you have not already provided names and phone numbers of two references, please do so prior to the director interview.

A copy of the director job description and audition policy are available by request.

Please Note:

  • The interview is 20 minutes total which includes a 10-minute presentation and 10 minutes for questions from the hiring panel.
  • All plays this season are protected by Royalty Agreements – if your vision requires changes to the script not outlined in the agreement such as changing lines or when the play is set, please note that the permission of the playwright must be sought.

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