The Heritage Players is currently seeking proposals for our 45th season!
This upcoming season will run from August 2020 to August 2021.
The Heritage Players will accept proposals from anyone who is interested; the person submitting the proposal must be either the prospective producer or prospective director. It is recommended that proposer attempt to fill as many production staff roles as possible before submitting a proposal (though this is not required). A given director/producer may submit proposals for multiple shows.
Proposals will be reviewed and considered by the Play Selection Committee (headed by the Artistic Director) and then submitted to the Board of Directors. Once screened by the Board, proposals still under consideration will be presented and voted on by the general membership. The Heritage Players may request additional information and/or an interview with the potential director/producer regarding their proposed production (likely at the March membership meeting).
Proposals will be reviewed in the following areas*:
Fulfillment of The Heritage Players’ Mission Statement (https://www.heritageplayers.com/info)
Feasibility from a financial, practical, and logistical standpoint.
The Heritage Players are looking for proposals to fill the following slots:
The winter musical “in concert” or cabaret (Winter 2020-2021); The purpose of the winter slot is to promote a variety show or musical “in concert” that requires no sets and minimal costumes. Our past winter shows include: Holiday Cabaret, Titanic In Concert and Sweeney Todd In Concert, and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. It is intended that the winter production be similar in style to the PBS Theater Concerts with highly limited choreography, movement, and no set.
The spring play or musical (Spring 2021); This could be anything.
The summer show, play, musical or variety (Summer 2021); This should be more wholesome and intended for a family audience.
Proposals are due Friday December 7, 2020.
Please submit all proposals to our Artistic Director, Ryan Geiger, via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the Subject “The Heritage Players – Season 45”
Forms, scripts, and soundtracks can be uploaded here:
Materials can be delivered in person to our Artistic Director, Ryan Geiger, at any performance of Ruthless or at our November general membership meeting on November 17th.
*The Heritage Players performs on the grounds of Spring Grove Hospital Center, a psychiatric hospital, pieces where the central theme is mental illness, or depicts drug abuse or suicide require additional screening/oversight and may be precluded. Please contact our Artistic Director prior to proposing one of these types of shows. In addition, it is the responsibility of the director/producer submitting a proposal to ensure that the performance rights for the show in question are not currently restricted. Shows for which the rights are restricted at the time of proposal cannot be considered.
**The Board reserves the right to select less than four productions.