Calling all Directors for the only Director Database online.

A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog about the importance of the Director in a theatrical production.  (The gist of that blog was that since shows are meant to be seen and heard, not read, the choice a Producer and Writer makes for the person who realizes what’s on the page for the senses is a big one.)

And as you’ve heard Director after Director say on my podcast, they all like to get involved with shows early.

In fact, one of the first staffers that I suggest Writers and Producers bring on to their projects is a Director.  A Director not only helps with the dramaturgy, but the right Director can attract Investors, theaters, Actors, and more.  Hal Prince told me this years ago when he said, “Ken, you want a show to happen?  Get me to direct it.”

But how do Writers and Producers find the right Director?  Especially if they’re not looking for Hal Prince . . . instead they are looking for the next Hal Prince.

Ironically, I’ve spoken to three Directors in the last two weeks who’ve told me they are looking to direct . . . anything . . . anywhere.

So we have Writers and Producers who need Directors.  And we have Directors who need Writers and Producers.

Something has to be done to bring these folks together.

In the past, we’ve held Writer-Director speed dates, but that isn’t enough.  We needed something permanent.  Something accessible.

We needed . . . Facebook for Directors.

So we’re building it!

We’re building the first and only online database for Directors.  So if you’re a Director, click this link, give us your details, and we’ll make your resume and information available to Writers, Producers, Industry Professionals, Agents and anyone else looking for someone to captain their ship (don’t worry, this database will be protected so only screened candidates will have access).

Consider this database . . . an online Yente. (Yes, I did see Fiddler on Friday night.)

In an industry that is all about who you know . . . it’s amazing how few opportunities there are to connect with other people.  So we’re going to connect ’em online.

If you’re a Director, click here.

If you know Directors who are looking to direct more, send them this blog.

I can’t wait until we make our first match!


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  • Caskey says:

    It would be great to have something like this for stage managers too!

  • Mattatattat says:

    I agree that it’s important to bring a director early on in the process, but what if you’re writing a show that doesn’t have a producer? You could collaborate with a director, but what assurance does the director have that he will be directing the first production? When a producer comes on, odds are she will have a director that she wants to use and the writers aren’t going to jeopardize the production by insisting that the director they’ve been collaborating with is used.

  • Barry Sanders says:

    Great idea ! good luck Ken !

  • ANDREW SMITH says:

    What about the other side of the equation: writers?

  • RICK says:

    I love this ……’So we have Writers and Producers who need Directors. And we have Directors who need Writers and Producers…….Something has to be done to bring these folks together.”
    ……As you know, my show has a great Writer and Director in Mr. Jacobs,..SO>>>As the song goes…”Let’s get Together…Yea, Yea, Yea!!”…The (Parent)…Producers Trap?…Great energy and thoughts Ken…Thanks!

  • Paul says:

    Your directors list sounds great. Will you provide information about how writers may contact the directors on your proposed list?

  • Is there a way to use the database when looking to hire directors? I hire a few every year to direct in our graduate production season.

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