The Morris Park Players are seeking directors for their next season:
We are proud to be presenting FALSETTOS in February of 2022. FALSETTOS is a musical with a book by James Lapine and William Finn, and music and lyrics by Finn. This comedic musical takes a poignant look at the infinite possibilities that make up a modern family.
Rehearsals begin on January 3 Monday through Friday 6:30-9:15, with 8 performances opening on February 11 and running for two weekends. Interviews for this position will take place in August. We are tentatively planning to host auditions in September. The musical director and pianist for this production is Blake Brauer.
We are committed to engaging in our community in Northeast Minneapolis, which includes investing time and resources into our partnership with Thomas Edison High School. Therefore, this production will have internships available for high school students for select crew positions, including student Interns for Casting Director and Assistant Director. Applicants for any crew positions with interns should be prepared to help these interns build the critical skills necessary for their respective positions.
We are seeking experienced directors who are members of the LGBTQIA+ community to apply. Please consider the opportunity to direct FALSETTOS, and contact us at the address below.
Our second show will be a project co-produced with Thomas Edison High School Theater. The director hired will take the lead in finalizing the selection of a musical production that will highlight the experience of Black Americans.
Rehearsals would begin in mid-March, with 8 performances opening on May 13 and running for two weekends. We are committed to engaging in our community in Northeast Minneapolis. This project will be a collaboration with our partners at Edison High School to be performed during Art-A-Whirl. This could include double casting, paid positions for teaching actors, identifying possible crew members, and more.
We are seeking experienced Black directors excited about the opportunity to bring this production to life in Northeast Minneapolis. Please consider the opportunity to help lead and shape this ambitious project, and contact us at the address below.
Morris Park Players began in spring 1952. Now with more than 100 productions to its credit over 60 years, MPP continues to provide quality musical theatre to the community as well as many opportunities for individuals to contribute and develop their talents. We are proud of our partnership with Thomas Edison High School, and to be in the midst of the vibrant arts community in “Nordeast” Minneapolis.
Morris Park Players is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion. As part of this commitment to have our stage accurately represent our diverse community, we are actively seeking diverse talent in leadership roles. Candidates of diverse backgrounds (including BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and any people who have been traditionally excluded from castings/auditions due to perceptions of their ability) are strongly encouraged to apply.
Interviews for FALSETTOS will take place in August. Interviews for our second show will take place in early fall. If you are interested, please send an email including your name, resume, and the show you are interested in meeting with us about to Abbey at [email protected].