17-18 Director Submissions

2017-2018 Season - Call for Directors

Weathervane Playhouse is pleased to announce our next season and accept letters of interest from directors who would like to be part of the Weathervane family.

As directors are selected, this page will be updated.

If interested, please submit a letter of interest for the piece you are interested in directing. Your letter of interest should include: The title of the play/musical you are interested in directing along with:

  • Your directing concept.
  • Themes that may be explored.
  • Any necessary production elements in regards to your concept that may not be a usual consideration.

If you are a new director to Weathervane, please submit your theatrical resume as well.

Please email letters of interest and resumes to mycp@weathervaneplayhouse.com. If you have any other supplemental material you would like to submit, include it with your email.

All positions are open until filled.

Weathervane Playhouse takes pride in the incredible opportunity to work with so many talented volunteers in Northeast Ohio. Our mission is to provide fantastic volunteer opportunities while producing high quality theatre. As a Director at Weathervane, you will have a responsibility to the volunteer’s time and talents, as well as supporting their artistry.

Thank you for your submission to direct for our upcoming season.

I look forward to hearing from you,

Melanie YC Pepe
Artistic Director
Weathervane Playhouse



Disney's The Little Mermaid

Musical (Emerging Artist Series, Founders Theater)

July 26 - August 13, 2017

Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Glenn Slater, Book by Doug Wright

Based on the Hans Christian Andersen story and the Disney film

Director: Chris Simmons

Choreographer: Megan Gargano

Musical Director: Kim Shama-Hanna



It's Only A Play

Comedy (Founders Theater)

August 31 – September 17, 2017

by Terrence McNally

It's the opening night of The Golden Egg on Broadway, and the wealthy producer is throwing a lavish party in her lavish Manhattan townhouse. Celebrities are pouring in, but the real action is upstairs where a group of insiders have staked themselves out in the producer's bedroom, waiting for the reviews to come in.

Director: Fred Gloor



Young Frankenstein

Musical (Founder's Theater)

October 5 - 22, 2017

Book by Mel Brooks & Thomas Meehan, Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks

The electrifying adaptation of Mel Brooks' monstrously funny film.

Director: Bill Morgan

Choreographer: Connie Flemming

Music Director: John Ebner




Talking With...

Dramatic Comedy (Dietz Theater)

November 2 - November 12, 2017

by Jane Martin

Eleven ten-minute monologues, each featuring a different woman who talks about her life.  The ladies cover a wide spectrum of life and age from the fading rodeo star in "Rodeo" to the young aspiring actress in "Audition", there is much tenderness and diversity in the subject matter involved in the play.

Director: Deb Lemire




A Christmas Carol, The Musical

Musical (Emerging Artist Series/Multigenerational, Founders Theater)

November 21 - December 23, 2017

Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Book by Lynn Ahrens & Mike Ockrent

Based on the story by Charles Dickens

Director: Jimmie Woody

Choreographer: Leilani Barrett

Musical Director: John Ebner


Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill

Musical Drama (Founders Theater)

January 11 – 21, 2018

By Lanie Robertson

The time is 1959. The place is a seedy bar in Philadelphia. The audience is about to witness one of Billie Holiday's last performances, given four months before her death.  More than a dozen musical numbers are interlaced with salty, often humorous, reminiscences to project a riveting portrait of the lady and her music.

Director: Terrence Spivey

Musical Director: AVAILABLE



Drama (Dietz Theater)

February 1 – 11, 2018

by John Patrick Shanley

“What do you do when you’re not sure?” So asks Father Flynn, the progressive and beloved priest at the St. Nicholas Church School in the Bronx, in his sermon. It’s 1964, and things are changing, to the chagrin of rigid principal Sister Aloysius. However, when an unconscionable accusation is leveled against the Father, Sister Aloysius realizes that the only way to get justice is to create it herself. And as for the truth of the matter? As Father Flynn says, "Doubt can be a bond as powerful and sustaining as certainty.” In stunning prose, John Patrick Shanley delves into the murky shadows of moral certainty, his characters always balancing on the thin line between truth and consequences. Doubt: A Parable is an exquisite, potent drama that will raise questions and answer none, leaving the audience to grapple with the discomfort of their uncertainties.

Director: Melanie YC Pepe



Drama (Emerging Artist Series/Multigenerational, Founders Theater)

February 21 - March 4, 2018

by Louis Sachar

Stanley Yelnats, a boy who has bad luck due to a curse placed on his great- great-grandfather, is sent to a juvenile detention camp, for a crime he did not commit. Stanley and the other boys at the camp are forced to dig large holes in the dirt every day.

Director: Richard Morris, Jr.


It Shoulda Been You

Musical (Founders Theater)

March 22 - April 15, 2018

Book and Lyrics by Brian Hargrove, Music by Barbara Anselmi, Based on a concept by Barbara Anselmi

Broadway's wild musical farce with blushing brides, nervous grooms, overbearing moms and unexpected guests, and plenty of crazy twists and turns.

Director/Choreographer: Joshua Larkin

Musical Director: John Ebner


Les Liaisons Dangereuses

(Founders Theater) 

May 3 – 20, 2018

Christopher Hampton, Choderlos de Laclos
Sex, intrigue, betrayal, and revenge! Two lovers conspire to ruin the reputation of a young innocent.  As their games of seduction become more intricate, the stakes become higher than either could imagine.  

Director: Craig Joseph


Into the Woods

Musical (Founders Theater)

June 7 – July 1, 2018

Book by James Lapine, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

The Brothers Grimm hit the stage with an epic fairytale about wishes, family and the choices we make.

Director: Melanie YC Pepe

Choreographer: Kevin Lambes

Musical Director: John Ebner



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