Season Planning Process

Each Theatre@First production begins as someone's dream. Theatre@First will be selects mainstage productions through an application and interview process for directors with shows to propose. Through this process we look to remove barriers to participation, welcome new directors into our organization more smoothly, and to increase the diversity of both our directing bench and the voices we feature in our work.

To volunteer for the Season Planning Committee please email our Production Coordinator

If you are interested in becoming an Assistant Director please email our Artistic Director

Designers and technical crew, or those who would like to learn to fill those roles, are encouraged to email our Technical Coordinator


Directors are invited to propose shows for Theatre@First to produce under their direction by filling out the application form. Each proposal will be reviewed by our Artistic Director and then considered by the Season Planning Committee, made up of volunteers from our organization. Every director whose application is accepted for consideration will be interviewed by a team including the Artistic Director, Technical Coordinator, and Production Coordinator. Public comment on the list of potential titles will be invited to provide transparency and allow us to gauge enthusiasm and encourage participation.

2024-2025 Season Planning Timeline

For this round of the Season Planning Process directors are invited to propose plays to be performed in November 2024 and Feb/March 2025.

Application Window Open November 1, 2023

Application Deadline January 15, 2024

Reading Period until March 1, 2024

Applicant Interviews March 2024

Selection Deadline April 1, 2024

Production Announcement April 15, 2024


What does the application require?

Who can apply to direct with Theatre@First?

What are the criteria for a Theatre@First show?

What else?