Announcing Our Winter 2020 Season!

Here's a checklist to get you started!

Below is everything you need in your proposal: 

A synopsis of the play/show and why you’re interested in working with Basement Arts

  • List your preferred performance time slots:

    • We are currently accepting proposals for the following slots:

      • February 14-15

      • March 13-14

      • March 20-21

      • March 27-28

      • April 10-11

  • Production Team

    • List the team members you have and the team members you may still need. 

  • Technical Elements List

    • Description of the lights, props, set, costumes necessary for this production. It may help to create a scene breakdown for your proposal, if your show requires many props.

  • Conflicts

    • List of projects that you will also be involved in during this process, including the conflicts of production team members if applicable.

  • Rehearsal Schedule

    • Depending on the slot and semester, the Basement Arts process is 3 weeks long, not including auditions and readings. This means 2 weeks of rehearsal and 1 week of tech leading to a weekend of 3 performances (Fri. 7pm + 11pm, Sat. 7pm)

  • Budget

    • Basement Arts provides each show with a budget of about $150, depending on the number of shows per season. Keep in mind, the rights of your show do not come out of your $150 stipend. For budgeting a show, we expect each director to have (something along the lines of) an Excel spreadsheet of everything they will need, where they will get it (even if it’s in Storage), and its cost.  

  • Your resumé.

  • And finally, the attached script.

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Your proposal materials should be sent to by

Sunday, January 5th by 11:59 pm.


Following the completion and submission of their proposal, each director must sign up for a 30-minute interview slot 

Sign up for your interview here:

Winter 2020 Proposal Interviews will be held on Sunday, January 12th from 9am-4pm.

If you cannot attend any of our interview time slots, email the Artistic Director, Christie Moyle, at to schedule an accommodation.

If you have any questions, please forward them to, and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 

Looking forward to seeing your submission! 

All our best, 

The Artistic Team at Basement Arts

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