Call for Proposals

To All Directors:

Bard in the Valley (BIV) is inviting directors to submit proposals to direct a Shakespearean play for BIV’s 2020 season – the 11th season. If you are a director and you have a passion for a particular Shakespearean play, we would like to hear from you. We would also entertain the idea of producing a play by a Shakespearean contemporary.


Auditions for actors will be held in March 2020, we rehearse twice a week from the beginning of April, and have 17 performances from approximately June 29 to July 31 (12 of which are admission-free). The rehearsal dates are based on the availability of the City of Langley’s facility but have historically been on Sunday afternoons and Monday evenings.

Please submit your proposal before July 10. You will be invited to present your proposal to the Bard in the Valley board on Saturday, July 20. The BIV board will announce the 2020 play and director in July at the final performances of our 2019 play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

We plan to continue producing Shakespearean plays, and other classic plays, for many years so, if your play is not selected for 2020 we’ll keep your proposal in mind for subsequent years.

Bard in the Valley gives the director a small honorarium of $500. 

Please check the website for information on our previous productions and contact me at the eddress below if you have any questions.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you,

Diane Gendron
President, Bard in the Valley