In an effort to support the development of future Omaha directors, Omaha Community Playhouse created the Omaha Community Playhouse Directing Fellowship, providing early and mid-career directors with the opportunity to develop their skills by directing an OCP Alternative Programming production, as well as assisting directing a regular OCP season musical or play.
OCP is now accepting submissions to the Directing Fellowship for the 2019/20 season. The submission deadline is April 15, 2019 for consideration for the 2019/20 season. Applicants should send a cover letter and theatrical resume to email@example.com.
Applicants admitted into the program will be put into a pool from which OCP’s Artistic Director will select Fellows for the upcoming season. Generally, Fellows will direct a production in the OCP Alternative Programming season, as well as assist a lead director for one regular season production. While directing an Alt Programming production, a Fellows’ schedule and duties will include coordinating with the OCP Artistic Director, Artistic Associate and the Executive/Artistic Assistant regarding casting and rehearsal schedules, coordinating with the Alt Programming actors and creating a rehearsal schedule, attending all rehearsals and the performance. While assistant directing for a regular OCP production, a Fellows’ schedule and duties may vary widely based on their personal strengths and the director they are paired with, but may include observership, dramaturgy, note-taking and generally supporting the various people in the rehearsal process.