Theatre 29 is beginning the process of selecting plays; comedies, dramas, musicals, cabarets, and specialty productions for their 2022-23 season.
Area theatrical directors are being invited to submit suggested plays for consideration. The Theatre 29 Play Selection Committee is requesting prospective Directors to submit two titles to allow flexibility in forming a well-balanced season. Directors are also encouraged to present both musical and non-musical titles. Directors can request a particular time slot or slots but are not guaranteed their requested time frame will be available.
2023 is the 24th year of operation for Theatre 29. The Theatre 29 play selection committee, under the Chairmanship of Cindy Daigneault, will review all requests and submit a recommended 2023-24 season line-up to the Board of Directors for review, the full Board will make the final determination on what shows are selected.
Directors submitting for the 2023-24 season must submit a script and an estimation of the shows budget, including, at least, estimated royalties and script costs.
Directors submitting for the first time to Theatre 29 are asked to include a directorial resume or biography of the candidate’s theatrical background. It is strongly suggested that first-time Directors include an Assistant Director who is well accustomed to the Theatre 29 organization and culture. Directors will be required to adhere to the Theatre 29 Code of Conduct. The Play Selection Committee reserves the right to require and verify additional directorial qualifications on a case-by-case basis.
Theatre 29 is an all-volunteer Non-Profit Community theater that operates as an independent 501(c) 3 tax exempt organization. All Directors, Performers, backstage crew and theatre staff are unpaid volunteers. Musicals are allowed a stipend budget for musicians if needed.
Theatre 29 will present five productions plus a Summer Youth Theater program during the 2023-24 season. Musicals will run nine performances over a three week run (three performances, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday each weekend) with allowance to extend the run another holdover weekend. Non-Musicals will run 9 performances in a 3 week run, also Friday, Saturday evenings, and Sunday matinees. Each play will run Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:00 pm and Sunday at 2:30 pm. The schedule allows for a minimum seven-week rehearsal cycle. All shows are produced at the Theatre 29 complex at 73637 Sullivan Road in the City of Twentynine Palms.
Tentative 2023-24 season slots:
Summer Youth Program: – June 26 – July 30
Show 1: Early Fall
Show 2: (Halloween Theme preferred)
Show 3: (Holiday Theme preferred)
Show 4: beginning of 2024
Show 5: Spring
Directors are asked to submit their requests to:
Theatre 29 Play selection committee
c/o Cindy Daigneault
6448 Hallee Road Suite 4
Joshua Tree, Ca. 92252
Or e-mail to: Cindy@z1077fm.com
The deadline for submissions is April 30, 2023.
Prospective Directors can review their responsibilities on the Directors page at www.theatre29.org. For further information call Theatre 29 Board President Gary Daigneault at 760-366-8471.