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Putnam County Playhouse seeks new directors

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

The Putnam County Playhouse is looking for directors for its 47th season in the summer of 2008.

Anyone who wants to be considered for these positions should send a letter of intent to: Putnam County Playhouse, Director Search 2008, P.O. Box 309, Greencastle IN 46135.

Letters from potential directors must be received between Nov. 1-30. The letter should include name and the production that interested in.

Each production on the program presents unique challenges for directors.

The season opens in June with the musical "Footloose." It tells the story of a young man who moves from Chicago to a small town, and how he and his friends convince the local authorities that the young people in the area should be allowed to hold a dance.

It is based on the popular movie from the 1980s that is being remade by the Disney Studio in 2008. This director should have some dance experience and work well with young performers.

The July show is the drama "All My Sons" by Arthur Miller. This play is about the struggles of a family in the years following World War II as they realize that the head of the family may be responsible for a wartime tragedy.

This director should have good communication skills and have a good understanding of the play and its themes.

August will see the production of the musical "Singin' In The Rain". Based on the popular film, the story of how sound comes to the movies and its effect on several people in front of and behind the camera is a comedy with many technical challenges.

The director of this musical should have an idea of solving these problems, an understanding of dance (particularly tap), and a willingness to work well with a large group of performers and technicians.

The final production will be the period comedy "The Importance of Being Earnest." One of the funniest comedies ever written, this Oscar Wilde play has a definite tone.

This director should be well acquainted with the period and style of the time. It requires an experienced comedy director.

Putnam County Playhouse is an all-volunteer organization, and directors are not compensated for their work



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