Director | Next Draft Series

  • Full Time
  • Chicago
  • May 31, 2024

Website Avalanche Theatre in collaboration with Silk Road Cultural Center

Chicago's new home for new play development.

Seeking South Asian theatre artists for a workshop of Monkey by Shail Modi, as part of the Avalanche Theatre Next Draft Series, in partnership with Silk Road Community Center!

Avalanche Theatre develops new plays by Chicago playwrights through their Next Draft Series of play workshops and performances, building community through uplifting emerging voices. The Next Draft Series is a play incubator that takes place over the course of 3-4 months with readings, feedback sessions, and mentorship, culminating in a workshop production of the plays at the end of the process.

We’re excited to be partnering with Silk Road Cultural Center to develop Monkey by Shail Modi. Monkey follows Kai, a young poet with a monkey on his back. He thinks that completing his late mother’s final rites might lift that weight, and figures returning to India for his father’s remarriage to a nice man named Mike is a meaningful and proper time to do so. Things get complicated when his mom’s ashes get lost in transit, and his dad seems to have other priorities.

For this development process, we are seeking a director and dramaturg, each ideally of South Asian heritage.

Key dates:
1st readthrough: July 21
2nd readthrough: August 11
Rehearsals: September 3, 4, 10, 11, 24, 25
Performances: September 28 and 30 at 8:00pm

Instructions to Apply:

Please send an inquiry to hello@avalanchetheatre.com with the subject line "Director | Monkey Next Draft Series" and a theatrical resume attached.

To apply for this job email your details to hello@avalanchetheatre.com

Pay Rate/Range*: $100 stipend
Organization Contact Name: Zoe Sjogerman
Organization Email Contact: hello@avalanchetheatre.com