SEEKING SUMMER SHOW DIRECTOR 2018—Application Deadline: May 9th, 2018


"Sherlock Holmes: An Unsolved Mystery with the Usual Suspects"—An Original Outdoor Summer Production

Written by Ashley Martinson


Performances: July 25-29, 2018-- 7 pm

(Rehearsals typically begin in mid to late May)

Cottage Grove Middle School Outdoor Space

Cottage Grove MN 55016


The classic game of "Clue" is afoot! Join Sherlock and his friends solve a case of murder and intrigue set in the "Clue" style, Boddy Hotel. At the beginning of the story, the creator of Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle begins to kill Sherlock off in his stories so he can retire, and it immediately affects the fictional world that he created in his novels. Just then a knock comes to Doyle's door--it is an invitation to a 3 day stay at the Boddy Hotel inviting him to solve Sherlock's murder. But Arthur's story hasn't gone to print yet...could it be that the invitation came from Sherlock Holmes himself?


Stipend of $200, payable at the close of the production on July 29, 2018.


REQUIRED DATE: Auditions for the cast are already scheduled for MAY 14, 2018 from 6-9 pm.  The director MUST be in attendance.  Additional audition or call back dates can be scheduled as well.

If interested, please send an inquiry to Artistic Director Emily D H Olson at

Please include a short paragraph of your directorial experience, highlighting any specific experience in directing outdoor theatre or with staging with a minimal set.




The mission of Locally Grown Theatre is to plant the seed of theater; to cultivate the inner artist in youth; to nurture the love of theatre arts within the community; to grow artists, of all ages, through experimentation of multiple theatrical forms.

Contact information

Locally Grown Theatre
Emily Olson
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