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Request for Proposals for our 2013 Season!

Request for Proposals and Suggestions for the Actors Ensemble 2013 Season!

Actors Ensemble is looking for directors and productions for it's 2013 Season.  Please submit (a) your resume, (b) your availability in 2013 - that is, the time slots you would be available to direct, and (c) three (3) plays you would be interested in directing for Actors Ensemble.  Please include short descriptions and a cast breakdown (M/F, approximate ages).

The Actors Ensemble 2013 season runs Jan-Dec, with four productions running for 5 weeks each, opening dates are approximately January 18th, April 19th, July 19th, and October 25th, typically preceded by a six week rehearsal period.  We have an open auditions policy - auditions are typically held near the end of the run of the previous production.   

For our 2013 season we are looking for mainstream works with wide appeal.  We welcome works both classic and modern, comedies and dramas - and everything in between.  As a community theatre, we prefer shows with relatively large casts - but would also be open to programming complimentary small cast shows which can share the same set over the same time slot.  Please be advised that we may ask you to direct a work different than one of those which you have suggested.  Please send your proposal to Actors Ensemble at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Proposals are due by midnight June 17th.

Actors Ensemble of Berkeley, as a community theatre, also welcomes suggestions for our 2013 season from everyone - patrons, subscribers, and members of the Actors Ensemble extended family - please send your suggestions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We are also interested in pieces (and Directors) for staged readings - we are especially interested in pieces that would be complimentary to our production of Richard III in the Fall of 2012, and in all of 2013.  Pieces considered for staged readings may be something that is under consideration for a future main stage production - or it may be something not suitable for a main stage production, but suitable for the more intimate setting of a staged reading.   That is - it may be something experimental, may attract a more specialized audience, and/or may be thematically/dramaturgically linked to a main stage production.  For example, in concert with Stoppard's "Arcadia" we produced his adaptation of Pirandello's "Henry IV", during "A Hot Day in Ephesus" we produced a staged reading of "Pseudolus" by Plautus, and during "Doubt" we produced "The Crucible".  Click Here for a list of all of our recent  "main stage" productions and our staged readings.

Again, if you are interested in proposing and/or directing a staged reading, please write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Thank You

Actors Ensemble of Berkeley is delighted to acknowledge the Berkeley Civic Arts Program and Civic Arts Commission's support in the form of a grant of $8,000.00 awarded in 2017. Also, a thank you to Theatre Bay Area for a grant of $2,500.00.

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Actors Ensemble of Berkeley - P.O. Box 663 - Berkeley - California - 94701 ¦ Our Answering Service: (510) 649-5999 ¦

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