Wellington Summer Shakespeare 2023 – Director

Expressions of interest now open!

Love Shakespeare? Got a new, fresh outlook on the bard? Always wanted to direct a large full scale outdoor production in Wellington? Then apply now!

Applications for Expressions of Interest for the position of Director for the Wellington Summer Shakespeare production in February 2023 are now open. Please apply via our form HERE

For over 35 years Wellington Summer Shakespeare has presented performances of Shakespearean works for the general public and schools  supporting the participation and development of emerging artists and young people in the performing arts. We aim to make the performances as enjoyable and accessible as possible for diverse performers, production crew and audiences. 

Summer Shakespeare is unique in Wellington because it is the only large scale outdoor theatrical production in the region. It is not just a play but an ‘event’ that brings together town and gown, community, student, teacher, professional and amateur – all ages and ethnicities. 

As the director of the production you will be leading the artistic and performative vision of the production, as well as working closely with a production team, general manager and the board to execute the production in February 2023.

This is a contracted position. For more information please contact Jo Marsh at generalmamnger@summershakespeare.co.nz

Applications close Monday, May 2, 5:00pm

Thank you for your support

On October 12th 2020 the Summer Shakespeare Wellington Trust Board announced that they would be taking a hiatus from producing their annual production.
If you would like to read more about this check out the latest news story here on our website.

The Summer Shakespeare Trust is thankful for the support shown by the community over the years, and they look forward to bringing a show back in 2022.
Keep an eye on our social media pages for updates about the 2022 show and all other Summer Shakespeare Wellington news.

Best wishes to you, until we meet again on the stage.

Celebrating over 35 years of live performance!

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Summer Shakespeare has been an annual outdoor theatre event in the capital city since 1983, when students at Victoria University of Wellington presented A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the Victoria University Quadrangle.  For over thirty years, Wellington audiences have been treated each year to large-scale, large-cast productions of Shakespeare in a variety of settings including the Dell in the Wellington Botanic Gardens, Civic Square, Te Papa, and in 2018 in Reading Carpark.  Our productions have ranged from some of the most popular to some of the most obscure plays in the Shakespeare canon, approached with diverse concepts and staging, directed and performed by both the country’s newest talents and leading practitioners alike.