Call for Directors 2023-2024 Season

The Vienna Theatre Company (VTC) performs and rehearses at 120 Cherry St, Vienna VA 22180.

We are a community theatre company and positions are all volunteer and unpaid.

VTC is sponsored through the Town of Vienna, Parks and Recreation Department who provides us space and the opportunity to perform shows at the Vienna Community Center.

2023-2024 Season

Shakespeare In Hollywood, Ken Ludwig

On Golden Pond, Ernest Thompson

The 39 Steps, Patrick Barlow

Seasonal production time slots

VTC presents three productions each season. Each of these shows runs for consecutive weekends for eight performances: Friday and Saturday evenings, and two Sunday matinees.

The time slots are as follows:

Fall:  Auditions in August, with production dates in late October, early November

Winter: Auditions in November, with production dates in late January, early February

Spring:  Auditions in February, with production dates in late April , early May.

Application Requirements

VTC is accepting applications for Directors for the 2023-2024 Season. If you are interested, please submit the following via email ( with the items in a packet attached.  If you wish to submit for more than one play, please make separate submissions.

1 – A letter (In PDF format) stating:  

– Your name, address and contract information.
– What show you would like to direct (from the list above).
– What time slot(s) work for you.
– Your overall vision and reason you wish to direct this show.
– Why you feel suited to direct the show. 

2 – A current resume that includes your theatre experience.

3 – Any possible schedule conflicts during the entire process (from audition to production dates)

Submit this information to no later than January 3, 2023.  We will acknowledge receipt of your application. Our Director Selection Committee will consider all applications and we may ask further questions.  The finalists will be scheduled for a face to face meeting in January/February with final decisions made no later than March 15th 2023.

Other considerations

1 – VTC works with the Vienna parks and recreation department and we must follow their rules of operation when using their space. The VTC board will assign a liaison to work with you, and or your producer to make sure this relationship has the needed communication and cooperation.
2 – VTC will provide a budget for your producer to work with. This will cover set materials, props, and costumes.
3 – Directors are expected to assemble their own team. That is Producer, Stage Manager, Asst Stage Manager, Lighting, Sound, Set building, Props, Costumes, Set dresser etc.. VTC has a board of directors and can assist in filling any vacancies you might have.  In general this crew needs to be assembled in advance of auditions. Your contacts and abilities in this regard are a factor in our director selections process.
4 – Casting:
Casting made within 1 week of first audition date 
Actors are told this at audition 
Those not making call backs contact with 48hrs or audition date
All actors contacted with results and thank you’s 
Submit names, emails and positions to board liason
5 – Set: You will have the ability to construct and rehearse on your set for weeks before opening.  The stage set will not need to be taken down in between show production dates.  You and your production team are responsible to build and strike your set. Generally we ask actors to assist in construction and require them to assist in strike at the final Sunday performance.
6 – You must organize light and sound board operators for each show.
7 – VTC will provide all the promotion support for the show. This includes Head shots, advertising, signage , Facebook posts, email blasts and business cards.
8 – VTC has a stock of set pieces, building materials, props, and costumes you will have access to.
9 – VTC will provide personnel to house manage all of the productions.