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Want to direct a theatre production in 2021? We’d love to hear from you!

Wellington Repertory Theatre (WRT) produces four shows each year. We look to create opportunities for a diverse range of actors and crew on and off stage – and of course, to have a great deal of fun while doing it! The shows we produce are diverse in nature, including musicals, drama, comedy and a bit of satire.

WRT is Wellington’s oldest community theatre group. No-one is paid, yet the quality of productions is strong, with Directors encouraged to use their creativity in applying their own ideas and interpretations to a script (although WRT, as producer, retains approval rights!)

Our 2020 season has been heavily impacted by COVID-19. Nonetheless, we are forging ahead in producing two delayed productions – Midnight in Moscow, written by New Zealand playwright Dean Parker, and Ladies in Black, a musical based on a book by Carolyn Burns, adapted for the stage by Madeleine St John and featuring the music of New Zealand’s Tim Finn.

Two productions planned for 2020 will be performed in 2021 – Popcorn, written by Ben Elton, and the New Zealand premiere of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, written by Louis de Bernieres and adapted for the stage by Rona Munro.

That means we are looking for submissions for two further productions.

At WRT, we do our best to find the right people to support you – and welcome people that you want to work with. We are indeed lucky that in Wellington the level of collaboration and commitment to theatre is strong. We have clear expectations of you as a Director, which we’re happy to talk through with you, and also to provide the right level of support to assist where it’s needed.

Click here to take a look at the Submission Form – and take the time to read through the Director Protocols it contains.

What’s Next?
1. Find a play or musical you love!
2. Download the form and get writing!
3. Get creative about the ideas you want to see on stage.
4. Send it to by 31 July 31 2020

We’ll be considering submissions at our regular meetings between June – August, and will aim to communicate decisions by mid-September.