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direct at Ross Valley Players

The Ross Valley Players invite you to apply to direct one of our five Main Stage plays at the Barn during the 2017-18 season.

Cabaret by Chris Isherwood, John Kander, and Fred Ebb
The Game’s Afoot: Holmes for the Holidays by Ken Ludwig
The Children’s Hour by Lillian Hellman
To Be Determined
The Tin Woman by Sean Grennan
The Savannah Sipping Society by Jesse Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten

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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2017-2018 Season Program

Sept. 14 – Oct. 22, 2017
by Chris Isherwood, John Kander, Fred Ebb

Set in 1931 Berlin as the Nazis are rising to power, it is based in nightlife at the seedy Kit Kat Klub, and revolves around young American writer Cliff Bradshaw and his relationship with 19-year- old English cabaret performer Sally Bowles.

The Game’s Afoot. Holmes For The Holidays
Nov. 16 – Dec. 17, 2017
by Ken Ludwig

William Gillette, an actor best known for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes is wounded following an attempt on his life at a performance and invites a few friends over for a Christmas Eve celebration at his Connecticut mansion while he recovers. In the vein of “whodunit” murder mysteries, the plot takes many twists and turns. When a murder happens at the mansion that evening, Gillette puts his Sherlock Holmes skills to the test in an attempt to solve the crime before something else goes awry.

The Children’s Hour
Jan. 17 – Feb. 4, 2018
by Lillian Hellman

The Children’s Hour is a 1934 American play by Lillian Hellman. It is a drama set in an all-girls boarding school run by two women, Karen Wright and Martha Dobie. An angry student, Mary Tilford, runs away from the school and to avoid being sent back she tells her grandmother that the two headmistresses are having an affair. The accusation proceeds to destroy the women’s careers, relationships and lives.

Mar. 1 – April 1, 2018
by TBD


The Tin Woman 
May 17 – June 17, 2018
by Sean Grennan

Instead of relishing life after her heart transplant, Joy enters a downward spiral,unsure whether she truly deserves a second chance. Meanwhile, Alice and Hank mourn the loss of their son, Jack, whose heart was used to save Joy. At a friend’s urging, Joy tracks down Jack’s family to find closure. But are Alice, Hank, and theirdaughter Sammy ready to accept Jack's death? Based on a true story, The Tin Woman uses humor and pathos to explore loss, family, and what it means to be given new life.

The Savannah Sipping Society 
July 12 – August 12, 2018
by Jesse Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten

In this delightful, laugh-a- minute comedy, four unique Southern women, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to- day routines, are drawn together by Fate—and an impromptu happy hour—and decide it’s high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they’ve lost through the years. Over the course of six months,filled with laughter, hilarious misadventures, and the occasional liquid refreshment, these middle-aged women successfully bond and find the confidence to jumpstart
their new lives.