DIRECTOR CALL “Harvey” April 2019

DIRECTOR CALL-- "Harvey"   April 2019

SEEKING SPRING SHOW DIRECTOR 2019—Application Deadine: January 14, 2019


“Harvey” by Mary Chase.  Performances are April 10-14, 2019. 


1. Interviews for Director will be held between January 14-22, 2019.

2. Auditions will be held during the week of January 28, 2019.

3. Rehearsals will begin the week of February 4, 2019.


Rehearsals will be held at BOTH:

Newport United Methodist Church

1596 11th Avenue

Newport, MN 55055


Cottage Grove United Church of Christ

7008 Lamar Ave S.

Cottage Grove, MN 55016


Performances and tech week will be at:

Oltman Middle School

6625 Goodview Ave S.

Cottage Grove MN 55016 

(A completely new and state-of-the-art theatre space)


Elwood P. Dowd insists on including his friend Harvey in all of his sister Veta’s social gatherings. Trouble is, Harvey is an imaginary six-and-a-half-foot-tall rabbit. To avoid future embarassment for her family—and especially for her daughter, Myrtle Mae—Veta decides to have Elwood committed to a sanitarium. At the sanitarium, a frantic Veta explains to the staff that her years of living with Elwood’s hallucination have caused her to see Harvey also, and so the doctors mistakenly commit her instead of her mild-mannered brother. The truth comes out, however; Veta is freed, and the search is on for Elwood, who eventually arrives at the sanitarium of his own volition, looking for Harvey. But it seems that Elwood and his invisible companion have had a strange influence on more than one of the doctors. Only at the end does Veta realize that maybe Harvey isn’t so bad after all.


***If interested, please send an inquiry to Artistic Director Emily D. H. Olson, [email protected]***


Please include a resume—and short paragraph of your directorial experience, highlighting any specific experience in directing in non-traditional spaces, with staging with a minimal set, and working with shared community space.  Also, please include a director's concept proposal, outlining your artistic interpretation of this classic script as well as thoughts about casting, staging, and directorial style. A modest stipend is available on completion of the run of the show.




The mission of Locally Grown Theatre is to plant the seed of theater; to cultivate the inner artist in youth; to nurture the love of theatre arts within the community; to grow artists, of all ages, through experimentation of multiple theatrical forms. Locally Grown Theatre proudly serves the South Washington County communities of Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park, and Newport. 


Contact information

Locally Grown Theatre
Emily D H Olson
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