Compass Creative Dramatics is seeking engaging playwrights to adapt classical children's stories into 50-minute musicals (no musical experience necessary - really)!
Playwright | Compass Creative Dramatics
Because Compass Creative Dramatics takes students from audition to performance in just 5 days, our plays follow a "formula" which uses mnemonic devices that enable students to absorb the material quickly.
Candidates will be provided the "rules" of the formula as well as example pages from existing CCD scripts, and will be asked to write two one-page scenes and submit an original song (vocal melody only required, but instrumentation is welcome!) for consideration.
If selected, candidates may be paired with an orchestrator who will create accompaniment for your melodies, if necessary.
We're not necessarily looking for folks with theory training or any instrumental skills (although both are helpful and encouraged!) -- all you need is a bit of a knack for melodies and the willingness to try.
Playwrights are contracted on a show-by-show basis. Contract Stipend $300.