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Director and Co-Production Initatives now open at Coronado Playhouse

Are you a director or a theatre group looking for a theatre open to your submissions? Then Coronado Playhouse wants to hear from you! They are accepting submissions for their plays, musicals, cabarets, and concerts for their 2023 season are open through Saturday, February 12th.

The playhouse has a history of consistently putting out shows and taking risks on their stage to the delight of their audiences. Heather Barton Tjalma who is a member of the Board of Directors and Play Selection Committee Co-Chair for Coronado Playhouse, says that the goal of the open submissions is not only to bring amazing shows to their stage in Coronado but to also help expand their connection to both artists and their audience.

Heather Barton Tjalma 
Board of Directors and Play Selection Committee Co-Chair for Coronado Playhouse
Heather Barton Tjalma
Board of Directors and Play Selection Committee Co-Chair for Coronado Playhouse

“Coronado Playhouse is passionate about nurturing collaborative partnership to foster relationships with a more diverse group of artist and audience members.”

The last few years have proven difficult for everyone in the industry, which has Coronado Playhouse thinking about how to help the future of theatre artists continue to grow and thrive. Currently, they have two open submissions initiatives.

The Directors Initiative is looking for directors of all backgrounds and experience, and the Co-Production Partner Initiative is for theatre groups looking for a co-production partner. The hope is that through both initiatives the Playhouse hopes to build towards that diversity on stage, behind the scenes, and in their audience.

“There are a number of theater groups without a permanent home base who do amazing creative work. The board saw this as a wonderful opportunity to help provide a more open space for them in our community. In these partnerships, we hope to nurture relationships with a wider range of artists and audiences members”

Chosen submissions will be incorporated into Coronado Playhouse’s 2023 season

How to apply

The submission deadline for Director Initiative for CPH’s 2023 season is Saturday, February 12, 2022. At this time Coronado Playhouse is asking only for Directors to submit for the 2023 season.

The Co-Production Initiative submission deadline is also February 12th, 2022. You must complete a separate form for each additional show you would like to submit. This form is preliminary and only to learn about your proposed work. Further production details will be discussed individually with each theatre.

For more information and to submit for the Directors Initiative click here. For information and to submit for the Co-Production Initiative click here. You can also go to for more information on the playhouse itself and on their current season

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