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Director, annual Princeton Triangle Show

CATEGORY: Directorial

Princeton Triangle Club
New York, NY

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Seeking Director, annual Princeton Triangle Show

The Princeton Triangle Club, a nationally renowned undergraduate theatre troupe at Princeton University, is seeking a director for its annual original musical comedy production, to premiere in November 10-12, 2023 at McCarter Theatre in Princeton, New Jersey. The full-length musical comedy/revue is written and presented by Princeton undergraduates.

The Triangle Show will begin rehearsals on campus September 9, 2023. The show will also have a week-long national tour in January 2024 and a return engagement at McCarter at the end of May 2024 for Princeton reunions. Triangle Shows are “big, loud, funny, tuneful, unique.” To learn more and see video from past productions:

Qualified candidates will have a strong background in, and passion for, musical comedy. Experience in collaborating and shaping original material, as well as experience with student performers and educational settings, is a plus. Ideal candidates will have at least five years of experience working professionally in the theater, significant experience directing large-scale musicals, and a commitment to centering EDI values in their creative process.

Timeline overview:

  • March 27: deadline for resume submissions.
  • March 28 - April 5 interviews via Zoom.
  • May 27: First Script Reading in Princeton.
  • Summer 2023: Script Development and pre-production (remote work).
  • September 9 – In person process begins in Princeton.
  • November 10-12 - Triangle Show premiere, McCarter Theatre, Princeton
  • January 2024 - National Tour (one week of pick up rehearsals/tech, in Princeton)
  • May 24-25, Princeton reunions performances, McCarter Theatre, Princeton (one week rehearsals prior)

Triangle will engage a professional choreographer and design team in consultation with the Director. The Music Director is club alumnus Peter Mills (The Hello Girls, The Honeymooners). Director/Choreographers are welcome to apply.

Princeton University is a 75-90 minute train ride on New Jersey Transit from New York City's Penn Station. Housing in Princeton will be provided during tech weeks, if needed.

Applicants should review the full schedule and Club information prior to applying:

To apply, please submit a cover letter describing your interest in working with undergraduates in creating original musical comedy, together with a resume and any supporting materials to: [email protected] by March 27th.

The Princeton Triangle Club is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.


May 1, 2023 - May 24, 2024


$11,000.00 – $11,000.00 per gig



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