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The 2019 program will be taking place in the 2019-2020 season (exact timing TBD, and to be released soon!).

The Director’s Haven gives directors in the earliest stages of their professional careers a rare opportunity to take risks, hone their crafts and talents and share their vision through a fully staged production of a short play. Giving directors support to produce during their formative years, which includes a full design team, budget, marketing support and more, allows these artists to create quality work as well as provides a platform to further their artistic visibility through the creation of said work. 

All applications must be received by 11:59pm on Friday, February 15th, 2019
to be considered for acceptance.

Review eligibility requirements below. If you are eligible for the program, download and complete the application form (linked below), fill it out and send your completed form along with the additional requested materials to info@haventheatrechicago.com. Please write the following subject line for your email: "Director's Haven 2019 Application".


- Must be a current resident of Chicago
- Must NOT be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate directing program
- Must NOT be affiliated with an existing production company to the extent where you are able to direct a full-length play for said company

NOTE: This program is intended for directors at the very earliest stages of their careers, before they have many professional (union or non-union) full production credits of full-length plays. While there is no age requirement or "maximum number of productions" to qualify, please keep this in mind when considering application.