Hendersonville Theatre is seeking directors for our 2023 Season. We are currently seeking experienced directors for three plays, two musicals, one youth musical, one original work, and three adult readers’ theatre productions. 

The Director’s Selection Process has two parts:

PART 1: DUE August 12, 2022

  • Submit a letter of introduction. Even if you’ve directed here before, some members of our committee may not know you yet, personally or professionally. The letter should include:

    • Answers to Questions for Directors (see below).

    • Your phone number and email address

    • Two to three References. Ideally, these should be people who have worked with you as a director and can speak to your collaboration style, theatrical skills, reliability, and insight.

  • resume featuring your work as a theatrical director and other relevant theatre experience, including location and year.

  • Attach all files and send by email to: victorialamberth@HVLtheatre.org


  1. Please let us know why you wish to direct and what style of play you would be interested in directing.
  2. Who else might be joining you on the production, and in what capacity? Please identify any individuals likely to join your production team (designers, stage managers, musical directors, dialect coaches, choreographers, etc.).
  3. In which production areas will you need the most help recruiting talent? Hendersonville Theatre can recommend team members to directors, but assembling the final team is the director’s responsibility. This answer will help HT plan the most effective use of our resources.
  4. What, if any, commitments affect your availability to direct a show in 2023? If you have potential conflicts that could impact your engagement with a project, please let us know!
  5. Are you available for daytime or weekend rehearsals and meetings? (Note: our youth musical and readers’ theatre productions rehearse during the day.)
  6. Anything else you’d like us to know about you not covered elsewhere in this list or in your letter/bio/resume?

If we feel you are a good fit for Hendersonville Theatre, we invite you for an interview for specific production(s).

PART 2: August 22-31, 2022

Interviews will be held by invitation only. Hendersonville Theatre hopes to let all applicants know by August 15th whether we wish to schedule an interview. All interviews will be held with our Director Selection Committee. Prior to the interview, you will be provided with a perusal of the show(s) we are considering you for.

Final Selection: Based on the combination of your vision for the script and interview, the committee may choose to recommend you to fill the role of director in our 2023 season. Final decisions or offers cannot be made until the Board gives its approval. We will try to let the directors know, as we move along, the status of their proposals.


  • We are a community theatre. Actors, designers, directors, producers, board members, carpenters, painters, graphic designers and many others donate their time, talent, and energy. We have a modest production budget and stipend for directors, musical directors, choreographers, musicians, designers and board operators for each of our productions.

  • We have a COVID policy in place to support our productions and we update protocols as circumstances require. As of June 1, 2022, Hendersonville Theatre requires that all volunteers and staff be fully vaccinated. Read our full protocols on our website here. 

  • We have a unique theatre all our own. Our theater campus is located at 229 South Washington Street in Hendersonville, NC. We have our own rehearsal building and shop/storage on site. Our theatre seats 116 in an intimate space with a traditional proscenium stage.

  • All shows will hold open auditions and callbacks set by the theatre. Although directors are responsible for casting their own shows, our Associate Artistic Director assists in casting to ensure there are no casting conflicts.

  • Hendersonville Theatre is committed to diversity at all levels: on our stage, in our audience, on our staff, and within our leadership. We want our stage to represent the amazing diversity of Western North Carolina. We strongly encourage candidates of all races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexualities, and abilities to apply.

Attach all files and send by email to: victorialamberth@HVLtheatre.org