Apply to Direct

The Children’s Hour, 2018. Directed by Neiry Rojo.

The Ross Valley Players invite you to apply to direct one of our six Main Stage plays at the Barn during the 2018-2019 season.

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
The Odd Couple by Neil Simon
The Crucible by Arthur Miller
These Shining Lives by Melanie Marnich
Moll Flanders by Jennifer LeBlanc
Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley

Apply to Direct

We would enjoy hearing your directorial concept for any of the above selections and getting an insight into your personal view of theater and directing, as well as your approach to working in a setting like the Barn. We are also interested in developing our production teams, so please let us know if there are designers or technicians who might enjoy the Barn experience as a part of your team. The interview is with a small panel of theater artists who are familiar with the Barn, most of whom participated in the play selection process. Your interview will last approximately 20 minutes. During that time we would be happy to answer your questions about us.

Directors are paid a stipend of $750.

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2018-2019 Season Program

Twelfth Night
September 27 to October 21, 2018
by William Shakespeare

Viola has been shipwrecked in a violent storm off the coast of Illyria; in the process she has lost her twin brother, Sebastian. She disguises herself as a boy and assumes the name Cesario for protection. Thus disguised, Viola becomes a page in the service of Orsino, the Duke.

The Odd Couple
November 15 to December 16, 2018
by Neil Simon

Fastidious, depressed, and none too tense, Felix seems suicidal, but as the action unfolds, Oscar becomes the one with murder on his mind when the clean freak and the slob ultimately decide to room together with hilarious results as The Odd Couple is born.

January 17 to February 10, 2019
by Ira Levin

One of the great popular successes of recent Broadway history, this ingeniously constructed play offers a rare and skillful blending of two priceless theatrical ingredients: gasp-inducing thrills and spontaneous laughter. Dealing with the devious machinations of a writer of thrillers whose recent offerings have been flops, and who is prepared to go to any lengths to improve his fortunes, Deathtrap provides twists and turns and sudden shocks in such abundance that audiences will be held spellbound until the very last moment.

These Shining Lives
March 7 to March 31, 2019
by Melanie Marnich

The play chronicles the strength and determination of women considered expendable in their day, exploring their true story and its continued resonance. Catherine and her friends are dying, it’s true; but theirs is a story of survival in its most transcendent sense.

Moll Flanders 
May 23 to June 16, 2019
by Jennifer LeBlanc

Moll Flanders is a bawdy story of a poor damsel who surrenders her virtue again and again (and again) to get to the top of society. If you’re rich, she’s available!

Crimes of the Heart
July 11 to August 11, 2019
by Beth Henley

The scene is Hazlehurst, Mississippi, where the three Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of the family patriarch, their grandfather, who is living out his last hours in the local hospital. Lenny, the oldest sister, is unmarried at thirty and facing diminishing marital prospects; Meg, the middle sister, who quickly outgrew Hazlehurst, is back after a failed singing career on the West Coast; while Babe, the youngest, is out on bail after having shot her husband in the stomach.