Adobe Theater Directing Opportunities

The Adobe Theater will present ten shows annually. The theme for the 2017 season is “The Classics: Past, Present and Future.” Our Artistic Committee will review all submissions made by directors for recommendation to our Board, and new talent is welcome! Please use the attached form to submit a complete and thorough proposal. The more detail included in a proposal, the better chance it will have for being selected. Use the links below to download the proposal form in the format that works best for you.

Director's Proposal in MS Word format Director's Proposal in Adobe PDF

Note that gender parity will be considered as a factor in selecting the season. Not all plays have to include an equal number of male and female roles, but gender parity will be considered throughout the season. For example, if a show with an all-female cast is produced, it will be balanced by a follow-on show with a large number of male roles.

Published works generally have the best chance of acceptance, but original scripts will be considered. However, unpublished works MUST be submitted by a committed director.

Please submit a copy of your proposal, a copy of your proposed script (and a CD with music if proposing a musical). Copies may be actual printed scripts, photocopies, or a combination of the two. Proposals to direct in 2017 must be submitted by 15 June, 2016.

Please submit your proposal via email to If you do not have access to email, please leave a message on the business line at 505-898-9222 to arrange for postal mail or hand delivery of the proposal; please specify your message is for the Artistic Committee.

If your proposal is accepted, the Adobe Theater will produce the play. This includes, but is not limited to: paying royalties, providing publicity and facilities, staffing the box office and providing a show budget of $500. The Adobe also pays a small stipend to Directors ($250) and Stage Managers ($150) once all receipts and theater keys have been turned in when the run of the show is completed.

If your play is selected for production, you will also be assigned a Production Coordinator from the Adobe Board to assist you throughout the process. Directors are expected to recruit sufficient technical staff, including that for set design and construction, costumes, props, lighting and sound and running crew. However, we can assist with recruitment if you run into difficulties.

Thank you for your interest in directing at The Adobe Theater. Please contact our Artistic Committee chairperson Kathleen Welker ( with any additional questions.

NOTE: The Adobe Theater is committed to open casting and encourages directors to provide auditions that offer full access and casting opportunities to all community actors.

~The Adobe Theater Artistic Committee and Board of Directors