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Dakota Stage Ltd. Announces Director, Music Director, and Stage Manager Search for Our 2023-2024 Season

Dakota Stage is seeking creative, skilled, committed and independently motivated individuals to direct and stage manage for our upcoming 2023-2024 Main Stage season! Previous experience and/or education is preferred, but all applicants will be considered. Directors will work closely with a design team, technical crew and Artistic Director Amanda Perry to develop an overall artistic vision, schedule and develop productive rehearsals, manage a budget resourcefully and responsibly, and oversee a production process, from table reads to performances, to ensure artistic excellence of their assigned production. Music Directors will oversee music placement, vocal arrangements and vocal development for a production, and work closely with the director to accomplish the overall artistic vision. This position requires the ability to read music and play vocal parts on the piano (though not necessarily full piano accompaniment). Stage Managers will assist directors throughout the production process, as well as manage a stage crew. These positions receive a stipend upon satisfactory completion of their production. DSL is actively interested in developing and mentoring new and emerging theatre artists!

Interested individuals should submit a request for consideration to Artistic Director Amanda Perry at, with a brief resume of any relevant education and experience in theatre with a particular focus on directing and/or stage management, and a statement describing interest and expertise in particular types of productions. Please include your availability for any of the productions below.

Application deadline: April 10, 2023

Dakota Stage Ltd. 2023-2024 Production Dates:

Production #1 (Musical): Auditions – August 13 and 14
Rehearsal Begins – August 21
Performances – October 12-15, 19-22, 2023

Production #2: Auditions- October 15 and 16
Rehearsal Begins – October 23
Performances – December 7-10, 14-17, 2023

Production #3: Auditions – December 10 and 11
Rehearsal Begins – December 18
Performances – February 1-3, 8-11, 2024

Production #4: Auditions – February 4 and 5
Rehearsal Begins – February 12
Performances – March 21-23, 28-31, 2024

Production #5 (Musical): Auditions – March 17 and 18
Rehearsal Begins – March 25
Performances – May 9-12, 16-19, 2024

**Directors may be asked to sign a non-disclosure agreement to discuss the 2023-2024 season selection in advance of Dakota Stage’s official announcement to our patrons.

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