DIRECTOR CALL-- "You Can't Take it With You" May 2018

SEEKING SPRING SHOW DIRECTOR 2018—Application Deadine: February 26, 2018


“You Can’t Take it With You” by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman

Performances are May 11-13 and 18-20, 2018.

1. Interviews for Director will be held between Feb 28th and March 6th.

2. Auditions will be held during the week of March 12th. 

3. Rehearsals will begin the week of March 19th.


Newport United Methodist Church

1596 11th Avenue

Newport, MN 55055

At first the Sycamores seem mad, but it is not long before we realize that if they are mad, the rest of the world is madder. In contrast to these delightful people are the unhappy Kirbys. The plot shows how Tony, attractive young son of the Kirbys, falls in love with Alice Sycamore and brings his parents to dine at the Sycamore home on the wrong evening. The shock sustained by the Kirbys, who are invited to eat cheap food, shows Alice that marriage with Tony is out of the question. The Sycamores, however, though sympathetic to Alice, find it hard to realize her point of view. Meantime, Tony, who knows the Sycamores are right and his own people wrong, will not give her up, and in the end Mr. Kirby is converted to the happy madness of the Sycamores, particularly since he happens in during a visit by an ex-Grand Duchess, earning her living as a waitress. No mention has as yet been made of the strange activities of certain members of the household engaged in the manufacture of fireworks; nor of the printing press set up in the parlor; nor of Rheba the maid and her friend Donald; nor of Grandpa's interview with the tax collector when he tells him he doesn't believe in the income tax.


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


Please include a 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 Olson
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Monday, February 26
Posted February 9