The Lex-Ham Community Theater in Saint Paul is seeking applicants to direct two productions in 2017.
1) Our Rotten Town, a short humorous mix of Shakespearean heros and heroines and Our Town by Twin Cities playwright, Dutton Foster. Performances June 8-10 at the Landmark Center in downtown Saint Paul. The June 10 performance will be part of Lex-Ham Theater's gala fundraiser, Steppin' Out With Lex-Ham 2017. “Our Rotten Town” is a 40-minute spoof on Wilder’s original: in this version, the small New England town of Bard’s Corners is populated by characters from the major tragedies. The Macbeth witches are bag ladies; Hamlet’s deceased father is the mayor; Old Man Lear has escaped the mental hospital and is running around naked. Everyone speaks American; they meet, they love, they die, and they have to sit with each other after death – a chance for some harsh confrontations, especially by the young women whose lives are cut short thanks to the flaws of the men who loved them. Like the original, the actors play on a bare stage with minimal furniture and props.
2) Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht at the Wellstone Center Auditorium in Saint Paul, October 6-14.
The stipend will be $400-$700.
If you are interested in directing either of these productions, send a note stating in which of these shows you are interested, some comments about which aspects of the play interests you, and a current resumé to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, February 27. See www.LexHamArts.org/theater for information about Lex-Ham Community Theater.