Director Submissions

Circle Players is now accepting submissions for our 2018-2019 Season. Please read these guidelines carefully if you wish to submit.

Submission deadline is October 15, 2017

  • Potential directors may submit up to three (3) titles of any variety, including musicals
  • Please do not submit titles you are also submitting to other theaters.
  • In order to submit, please email us at circleplayersnj@gmail.comincluding:
    • Your full contact information
    • List of titles of submissions with brief synopsis of each show (no more than one paragraph for each show title)
    • Your availability for the season September 2018 – July 2019.

Please note: Failure to provide a brief synopsis of each show may negatively impact your submission. Initial evaluations will be made solely based on titles and synopses. We suggest you not rely on the quality or accuracy of synopses found on publisher websites.

You need not send script copies with the initial submission, though you may if you choose. If Circle does not have access to a copy of any title we are considering, we will request one photocopy or electronic copy from you no later than November 30, 2017. We can only accept photocopies or electronic copies. No scripts will be returned.

After initial evaluations have been made, directors whose submissions have moved forward will be asked to complete a questionnaire for the selection committee’s consideration.

Once all submissions are received and reviewed, directors may be called in for a short interview. We will contact you regarding these interviews during the early months of 2018.

We are looking for a balanced season with some classics, some comedies, and some drama. In the past we have received limited comedies, so please consider that in your submissions. Our Mission Statement should give you some guidelines as to the types of scripts we seek:

“Circle Players promotes appreciation for the art and tradition of theater by entertaining, enriching and educating the community. Circle Players also offers alternatives to mainstream entertainment by presenting both classic and newer plays, with emphasis on seldom-seen material performed in a unique and intimate theater-in-the-round setting. By providing an environment to learn more about theater arts, Circle Players offers opportunities for volunteers, members and participants to enhance their lives through educational theater programs and workshops offered to the community at large.”

The hard deadline for submissions is October 15, 2017. Questions can be directed to circleplayersnj@gmail.com.