Welcome to Playmakers, Director!
We are happy that you have agreed
to direct a play for Playmakers this season. As you know, this
is community theatre, therefore anyone and everyone in the community
is invited to volunteer to serve at Playmakers as Cast or Production
Staff members, subject to the Director's judgement. The Board
of Directors will assist you in whatever way they can. They will
appoint a producer for your production who will be your liaison
to the Board. In keeping with open communication, it is desired
that the Director meet with the Board of Directors at the board
meeting prior to starting rehearsals. Board meetings are generally
held on the second Monday of each month at 7:30 PM at Playmakers.
Additionally, should any problems or questions arise during the
production that cannot be resolved by your Producer, you are
invited to attend board meetings during your play's production.
The Board of Directors will
provide the following services:
- Tickets & reservations,
P/R, Program and Poster Printing
- Refreshments @ Hospitality Bar.
- Cleaning the theatre (Audience
and Lobby areas) once before the opening of your play
- Keeping the bathrooms stocked
with paper and soap during performances
- Parking attendant
- Board Member In Charge to manage
the facility (See attached Duty Sheet)
The Director is responsible
- The cast
- Stage manager
- Stage crew
- Tech.director/lighting and sound
designer*, Set designer *
- Set constructors *
- Scenery artists *
- Set painters
- Accompanist(s) and choreographer
- Prop hunter
- Make-up and Hair artist
- Poster artist *
- Cast and Crew to help sell ads
for the program.
* If not found, Producer and B.O.D. will assist.
There are certain rules, and
requirements that apply to everyone in the production. (See Attachment)
You have artistic freedom, but
we ask that gratuitous profanity and obscenity be deleted. The
Director is responsible for maintaining control of the physical
theatre and any items in the theatre, and controlling the play
budget, with the help of your Producer
Play Budget = $1,800.00 for non-musicals.
1. Production costs - $720.00
a. Production costs generally
- 1) Lumber
9) Lighting & sound (maintenance not included)
10) Make-up & Hair
11) Cleaning (1 time before opening) $50.00
12.) Food & perishable consumables used in play
2. Printing & Postage - $600.00
- a) Poster costs - low end -
$75.00, black & white.
b) Program costs - low end - $250.00, black & white, two
pages, no frills, not collated or stapled.
1) A third page costs approximately
- a) Collating - $100.00
b) Stapling - .06 per program
2) A fourth page and each additional
page costs approximately $100.00 more each additional page
- a) Other printing costs (Postcards
to membership) $50.00 -$75.00
3) Scripts and royalties - $600.00
- a) Royalties and script.
4) The director will collect
$15 for each copy of the video of the play that the cast requests
and pays for. All orders are to be paid for by check and no order
is to be taken until the check is in hand.
The Information represented
here in no way influences or represents decisions by the Board
of Playmakers. If the information is incorrect, please notify
Playmakers. This is done
as a free service. All changes must be approved by the Board
of Playmakers. Contents of this site © PlayMakers, Inc.
2001, PO Box 724, Covington, LA. 70434 or phone 985-893-1671