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Wilmington Drama League

Calling all Directors

You may apply to direct at Wilmington Drama League at any time throughout the year, by requesting a submission form at


The WDL will determine the final deadlines for submission each year, generally in the December/January time frame.  Submission will go through an internal review process and interviews will be scheduled with selected candidates.  Subsequently, short-list candidates are then forwarded to the Board for a final vote. 


Early submission gives directors a better opportunity to choose their preferred time slot.

Black Box Submissions


Black Box submissions should follow these general guidelines:

  • Minimal/Representational sets that maximize creativity

  • Inexpensive royalties (generally meaning non-musicals) or public domain

  • Edgy, less well-known plays and unique new takes on classic theatre are particularly encouraged


Still not sure?  Ask us!

Submissions having youth-oriented themes and/or a large youth cast will be forwarded to the Chrysalis Players for evaluation. 

Persons interested in directing for the Ruby Stanley One-Act Festival should contact the WDL production manager at  Submissions are ultimately reviewed by the Ruby Stanley Festival Committee for acceptance. 

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