Resident Director Program

Like the Bats, The Flea’s company of Resident Directors are at the core of our bold and inventive programming. All season long, the Resident directors engage in readings, workshops and full-length productions as well as contribute their time and talents to help make The Flea run. We are thrilled to be able to give this team of emerging directors the chance to raise joyful hell in a small space.

We are also pleased to have a number of Artistic Associates. Comprised of past Resident Directors, our Artistic Associates work frequently with The Flea and elsewhere around the city and globe.

Interested in becoming a Resident Director?

The Flea Theater under Artistic Director Niegel Smith and Producing Director Carol Ostrow seeks emerging directors for its Resident Director Program.

The Resident Directors Program is an intensive residency for a small team of ambitious directors. This unique program offers a hands-on approach to directing and producing through the opportunity to work, train, and direct in support of a leading off-off-Broadway theater. Based on The Flea’s resident Company, The Bats, the Resident Directors are at the core of our bold and inventive programming. All season long, Resident Directors helm readings, workshops and full-length productions as well as volunteer their time and talents as members of The Flea community.

Over the course of their tenure, Resident Directors will:
-Assist guest directors on feature productions
-Direct for #serials, The Flea’s late-night, episodic play competition
-Participate in scene study with the Artistic Director
-Read and discuss plays in consideration for The Flea’s season
-ASM/PA a Flea production
-House Manage for Flea productions
-Develop, pitch and direct a show in our intimate downstairs theater
-Have the support and resources of The Flea staff to develop workshops, readings or new initiatives.

To apply please submit the following:
-Headshot or Photo
-1 page Artist Statement (Strong applicants will articulate a compelling vision for their artistic practice whether it is directing new performance and/or plays.)
-Short Bio
-Resume

Applications are due April 13th.

We will contact applicants for interviews and practical evaluations the following week. All application materials should be sent to erind@theflea.org.