Shakespeare in Delaware Park Seeks Directors for 2024 Season

Each year, Shakespeare in Delaware Park (SDP) accepts proposals for new direction of a play for its upcoming production season. Our Artistic Panel – comprised of volunteer theatregoers, actors, designers and community members – reviews each submission on the basis of Audience Appeal, Artistic Merit, Organizational Identity and Feasibility. After an initial scoring round, candidates may be asked to present their concept and interview with the Panel, with the top two finalists selected as our 2024 season directors. Selected candidates will be responsible for working with the SDP production team (set, costume, lighting & sound designers) and will be required to attend our annual auditions in January.

Entries must be submitted by March 13, 2023

Submission Requirements:

  • The production must be a play written by William Shakespeare
  • The performance length should not exceed 2 hours and 15 minutes
  • The cast size should not exceed 20

Successful Submissions:

  • Present a clear concept focused on Audience Appeal, Artistic Merit, Organizational Identity and Feasibility*
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of the play and its complexities
  • Are inclusive of diverse audiences and reflect conversations on inclusivity
  • Provide clear vision for casting (i.e., gender, age, race, etc.)

*See scoring rubric

Submit all materials to:
or PO Box 716, Buffalo, NY 14205