Montford Park Players announces open call for 2017 staff

January 24, 2017

Seeking: Directors and Tech Crew for all shows of the 2017 Season

Montford Park Players, an Asheville theatrical tradition, is pleased to hold an open staff call for the 2017 season. MPP is seeking directors for all shows of the season, as well as technical staff, including stage managers, lighting designers, sound designers, board operators and all backstage crew. This call is open to all members of the community, regardless of level of experience. 

The 2017 season includes The Merchant of Venice and Othello as part of its indoor offerings, and Timon of Athens, The Taming of the Shrew, Troilus and Cressida, The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged) and JM Barrie’s Peter Pan, a Montford Park Players first, during the summer at the Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre. 

Directors should have a strong theatrical vision and the ability to communicate with and lead large groups of people in a fast-paced environment. Anyone applying for technical positions should have a basic understanding of the position for which they are applying, and also the ability to learn as they work. All positions will be filled by individuals of good humor and pleasant demeanor, who are eager to bring great theater to the Western North Carolina community. 

Montford Park Players is proud of their history of inviting members of the community into their fold. Many of the regulars of Montford’s stage, front and back, are those who, at one time, sought to learn new skills, create art and find a place to feel like they belong and where they can make a difference. This call continues that tradition. 

Although many of the position are paid, some are voluntary, but may include a stipend based upon experience. 

To apply for any position, please send a cover letter expressing your specific interest and  a resume via e-mail to For more information about the various positions, please reach the Montford Park Players Managing Director, John Russell at john.russell@montfordparkplayers.orgor (828) 254-5146. Deadline for submissions is March 1st.