First Time Female Director

Spotlight Narrative

World Premiere

FEATURE | United States | 97 MINUTES | English |


Women, Comedy, Art

With First Time Female Director, Chelsea Peretti wears all the hats. Making her directorial debut, the comedian is also on hand as writer and producer, and she leads a hilarious, star-studded cast as Sam, a playwright working for a small local theater in Glendale. When the theater’s director is fired for inappropriate behavior, Sam is thrust into the leadership role, where she quickly discovers that being a director may be a lot more challenging than she originally thought. Wanting to stage her dream production, a rural drama set in the South, Sam finds a bevy of issues (including a recalcitrant cast) awaiting her and threatening her latest work. 

Filtered through Peretti’s unique, wry perspective, First Time Female Director is an off-kilter, hilarious, but genuinely heartfelt tribute to the theater and joy of performance. Aided by a fantastic cast that includes the likes of Megan Mullally, Blake Anderson, Megan Stalter, and Kate Berlant (plus cameos that shouldn’t be spoiled), Chelsea Peretti’s first time out as a director is a memorable one.––Jason Gutierrez

First Time Female Director will be preceded by the short Proof of Concept.

In Person

Mon June 12 - 5:00 PM

Tue June 13 - 5:30 PM

Sat June 17 - 11:15 AM
Closed Captions available

Sun June 18 - 8:00 PM
Closed Captions available

*Rush Tickets available at venue except for Beacon Theatre
Rush will be offered when advanced tickets for a screening or event are no longer available at venues other than Beacon Theatre. The Rush system functions as a standby line that will form at the venue approximately one hour prior to scheduled start time. Admittance is based on availability and will begin roughly 10 minutes prior to program start time. Rush Tickets are the same price as advance tickets and are payable upon entry.


Directed by Chelsea Peretti

Chelsea Peretti
Amy Poehler, Deanna Barillari, Chelsea Peretti, Kate Arend, Jordan Grief
Chelsea Peretti
Jonathan Furmanski
Jay Deuby, Jim Carretta
KoOLkOjAk, music consultant is Este Haim
Executive Producer
Angie Day, Ani Kevork, Hannah Pillemer, Fernando Szew, Tony Vassiliadis
Ejike Uzoigwe
Chelsea Peretti, Amy Poehler, Kate Berlant, Benito Skinner, Megan Stalter, Megan Mullally, Blake Anderson, Jak Knight, Natasha Leggero, Xosha Roquemore, Max Greenfield, Andy Richter, Tim Heidecker, Brad Hall


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