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Direct at the
Wilmington Drama League

Calling all Directors

You may apply to direct at Wilmington Drama League at any time throughout the year, by completing this form and sending to


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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