Become a CTI Director

The work of the Director is central to the production of a play or musical, setting the vision for the production for everyone involved, bringing together the many pieces of a production—the script, actors, set, costuming, lighting, sound, music—into a unified whole. The Director’s work is most often based on a detailed study and analysis of the script to be produced. We are building a roster of interested Directors. When we select our seasons, we will be consulting this roster to select directors.

2022-2023 Season Call for Directors

City Theatre of Independence is now accepting applications to direct the following shows for our 2022-2023 Mainstage Season:

  • Urinetown, the Musical – September 9-18, 2022
    (Music and Lyrics by Mark Hollman – Books and Lyrics by Greg Kotis)
  • Deathtrap (mystery) – November 4-17, 2022
    (Author Ira Levin)
  • Miracle on South Division Street (comedy) – January 6-15, 2023
    (Author Tom Dudzick)
  • Moonlight and Magnolias (comedy) – March 31 – April 9, 2023
    (Author Ron Hutchison)
  • Into the Woods (musical) – June 2-11, 2023
    (Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim – Book by James Lapine)

Director Application

Applications will be accepted through March 15th, 2022The Applications Process has 2 parts:

Part 1:

  • Submit a resume featuring your work as a theatrical director.
  • Submit a one-paragraph letter of introduction. Even if you’ve directed here before, some members of our committee may not know you yet, personally or professionally.
  • Submit the name of the production you’d like to direct.
  • Tell us why you’d like to direct this production
    • What ‘vision’ do you have for this production, what is in the production that makes you interested in directing it for CTI
  • What production or artistic challenges do you foresee with directing this production at Powerhouse Theater? What suggestions do you have for overcoming these challenges?
  • Provide phone and email for two to three References. Ideally, these should be people who have worked with you as a director and can speak to your collaboration style, theatrical skill sets, reliability, and insight.

Please make sure your name appears at the top of each document. Attach all files and send by email: directorapplications@citytheatreofindependence.org.

If the committee thinks your proposal is a good fit for the production, we’ll invite you for an interview

  • foresee with directing this production at Powerhouse Theater? What suggestions do you have for overcoming these challenges?
  • Provide phone and email for two to three References. Ideally, these should be people who have worked with you as a director and can speak to your collaboration style, theatrical skill sets, reliability, and insight.

Please make sure your name appears at the top of each document. Attach all files and send by email: directorapplications@citytheatreofindependence.org.

If the committee thinks your proposal is a good fit for the production, we’ll invite you for an interview

Part 2:

Interviews will be held by invitation only. All interviews will be held virtually with members of the CTI Board

Final Selection: 

Based on the combination of your vision for the script and interview, CTI may choose you to fill the role of director in our 2022-2023 season. We will contact the chosen directors with our offers by the end of April.