SEEKING SUMMER SHOW DIRECTOR 2017 (Application deadline 6/3/17)

SEEKING SUMMER SHOW DIRECTOR 2017—Application Deadline: June 3, 2017

"Paul Bunyan: A Strongman’s Tale”--Original Outdoor Summer Production

Written by Tracy Funt Caponigri

August 4-6 and 11-13 2017-- 7 pm 
(Rehearsals typically begin in mid to late June)

Hillside Elementary Fields
Cottage Grove MN 55016

Paul Bunyan: A Strongman's tale: Bea and her family go on a road trip to find the real story of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox.  In their adventure, they find themselves we've into the tales of Paul Bunyan and find that the story of Paul Bunyan is a long and intersected one, with feats of great strength, and Babe the Blue Ox not being at all what anyone expected.  Paul and his 7 axeman find fun and adventure by hosting strongman competitions for lumberjacks and other strongmen of lore from around Minnesota and the US.  Will Bea ever find the true story of Paul and Babe?

Stipend of $200, payable at the close of the production on August 13, 2017

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

Please include a short paragraph of your directorial experience, highlighting any specific experience in directing outdoor theatre or with staging with a minimal set. 


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.

We are a community theatre serving the communities of Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park, Newport, Grey Cloud Island, and the surrounding area.

Contact information

Locally Grown Theatre
Emily D H Olson
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