Front Row Centre 2020-2021 Call

Call for Submissions Due Nov 4

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Front Row Centre Players invites Directors to submit for our 2020-2021 season. FRC produces several musicals each year (Addams Family, Boy From Oz, Cabaret, and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels in our current season) and has been producing musicals since 1987. A full list of shows produced by FRC can be found at our website at
FRC programs 4 productions annually in each season in accordance with the company’s artistic mandate. 

Submissions for Directors is the next step in programming the 2020-2021 season.

FRC is committed to including and introducing new directors into the theatre community. While we are currently looking for Directors who have either previously directed for Front Row Centre Players or who have an established history of having directed musical theatre, if you are interested in directing for us but are limited in previous experience, we encouraged you to express your interest in our mentorship program. To introduce you to the world of directing we will connect you with a primary director and establish an assistant director/mentorship relationship.

New Directors to FRC may be teamed with an experienced FRC Director to gain company specific experience.


The FRC season is programmed in accordance with the company’s season planning policy.  The 2020-2021 season may be inspired by passion projects expressed and submitted by director candidates. As we are currently planning and assembling shows for FRC’s 2020-2021 season, we are interested in both director candidate show interests, as well as specific qualities related to the interested Director candidates as per the guidelines below. We also encourage Directors candidates to submit proposals for productions they connect with and have a passion to direct for the upcoming season.


  • A history of your experience as a Director via resume;
  • An outline of why you want to direct for FRC specifically;
  • A brief description of your directing philosophy and/or style;
  • What specific qualities/attributes do you possess that you believe are most valuable to offer FRC as a company and community at large. (personal, creative, technical, or otherwise)

Indicate your strengths or interests in a particular genre/style of show to direct. (Example: Strengths in large production/high choreography musicals, or keen interest in works by Rodgers & Hammerstein.)  This is the section that can include formal show proposals or preferred show lists to identify passion projects. Passion project show proposal submissions are not mandatory, but please ensure at minimum to include:

  1. Top 5 Musicals you would love to direct and 
  2. 5 Musicals you would never ever consider or be interested in. 

Please note:

If accepted, we cannot guarantee the production slot you will be assigned. The shows may be produced any time between September, 2020 and June, 2021. Please provide any details that may affect availability during this time period in your submission.

SUBMISSIONS MUST BE EMAILED BY 11:59pm, Sunday, NOVEMBER 4th, 2019 to Jeffrey Diodati, Artistic Director at
Submissions can be sent as an attachment or put into the body of the email.

All proposals will be considered by the Artistic Director. The Artistic Director may then contact Directors of interest for an interview.  

There may be an invitation to discuss a submitted show proposal or shows indicated of interest to the director in advance of their interview.

After the interview process, ALL candidates will be contacted to inform them that decisions for the new season have been made, and that a season announcement will be forthcoming. Due to internal process and securing show rights, this process may take until the end of January, so we thank you for your patience throughout this time.

Any questions can also be addressed to the Artistic Director at

Thank you for your interest in Front Row Centre Players!

Last Edited November 25, 2019 at 8:13 pm