Commonwealth Theatre Center / Virtual

Position: Director

Project: Audio Immersive Children’s Play / Connecting Cultures

Description: Commonwealth Theatre Center (CTC) is seeking an experienced director for an original audio play, Amina Dreams in the Sahara, by playwright Denmo Ibrahim. The commission is part of CTC’s groundbreaking “Connecting Cultures” residency program, supported by a three-year grant from the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.


Union/Non: Non-union

Dates: Virtual Rehearsals in Spring 2021 culminating in one in-person recording session.

Term: 3/15/21– 5/15/2022

Media: Digital

Territory: Southeast (local and regional) w/ potential for broader distribution in future.

Exclusivity: No exclusivity is required for this job.

Rate: Compensation for this project will be a stipend of $3,000.

To Apply: Send headshot/resume to

Other: Rehearsals and recording will take place in Spring of 2021. Rehearsals will be held virtually and there will be one in-person, socially distant day of recording in a studio setting. The director will not be required to attend recording in-person, but will be expected to be present via Zoom.

Please Note: Due to the nature of this project, preference will be given to artists of Middle Eastern and North African descent.


About Commonwealth Theatre Center (Louisville, KY): CTC’s mission is to develop youth and our community through excellence in comprehensive theatre education and performance. Connecting Cultures was first developed in 2013, and has a proven record of overcoming harmful misconceptions through individual storytelling and theatre collaboration. The Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art grant supports a three-year Connecting Cultures project that bridges LGBTQ, disability, and religious/cultural identities. Through its nationally-recognized theatre programming and outreach efforts, CTC serves over 55,000 students and adults region-wide each year. For more information, please visit

Commonwealth Theatre Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Due to the nature of this project, preference will be given to artists of Middle Eastern and North African descent, though any qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, military status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law.

About the Playwright: Denmo Ibrahim is a first generation Egyptian-American actor, playwright, and screenwriter. A Sundance Theatre Lab Finalist, the SF Chronicle called her “a tower of strength in the Bay Area theatre scene.” Ibrahim has co-written seven ensemble-based projects and authored two full-length plays. Her devised works have toured to international festivals in Egypt, France and Germany. Regional credits include Berkeley Repertory, American Conservatory of Theatre, The Old Globe, Seattle Rep, Marin Theatre Company, and California Shakespeare Theatre. She is a founding artistic director of Mugwumpin, a resident artist of Golden Thread, and a founding member of MENA Theatre Makers Alliance. Denmo holds an MFA from Naropa University and BFA from Boston University. A pilot of her new interactive film, The Brilliant Mind of Yusef El Musri, will have its world premiere at Marin Theatre Company (Spring 2021). She lives in San Francisco and Brooklyn. For more information, please visit

About the Building Bridges Program: The Building Bridges Program is the grant-making arm of the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art (DDFIA), which is an extension of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF). Based in New York, the program supports national efforts to advance relationships and increase understanding among American Muslims and their neighbors for mutual well-being. For more information, please visit