One Night for One Drop is an annual, one night only, philanthropic event that takes place in Las Vegas, Nevada. Since its inception in 2013, One Night for One Drop has raised over 24 million dollars in support of One Drop: an international non-profit organization created by Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté who's mission is to design and promote sustainable access to safe water for all people, their families and their communities across the world.

At the center of this event each year is an original stage production imagined and produced by Cirque du Soleil. The production calls attention to the mission of One Drop, created through the evocative stage craft, creative lens and levels of excellence of Cirque du Soleil. Past participants of One Night for One Drop productions include over 500 artists of Cirque du Soleil, legendary film composer Danny Elfman, Academy Award-winning recording artist John Legend, award-winning vocal super group The Tenors, celebrated violinist Lindsey Stirling, platinum recording artist Jackie Evancho, Grammy nominated singer songwriter Leona Lewis, Emmy nominated choreographer Sonya Tayeh, fashion designer Roberto Cavalli, renowned Italian sculptor Rabarama, prestigious nature photographer Peter Lik, America’s Best Dance Crew champions I.aM.mE and TV star Miles « Baby Boogaloo » Brown and countless others. These artists and designers have generously given their time and talents in support of this global event.

Call for Submissions: Writers/Stage Directors

We are currently searching for an extraordinary creator/director for One Night for One Drop 2018.

The successful director will create a 75-90 minute original stage production around the themes of One Drop in a Cirque du Soleil theater. He or she will work alongside Cirque du Soleil crew, staff and team of specialists. Through innovative concept and stage direction, the production must move, provoke and entertain both the live and broadcast audience.

We welcome new submissions

Submissions must include a brief letter stating interest; an outline of concept idea including descriptive visuals (maximum six (6) pages); biography/CV and credits. Other information believed to be relevant to the quality of the submission can be included.


Send completed electronic submissions to the attention of Krista Monson at Physical submissions can be sent to the below address. All submissions must be received by no later than December 1, 2016.

One Drop Director Submission
Cirque du Soleil Resident Shows Division
980 Kelly Johnson Blvd, Suite 200
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Attn: Krista Monson

Short List

Selected creators/directors will be invited to present their ideas before a selection committee composed of Cirque du Soleil creatives from Las Vegas and Montreal.

For inquiries, please contact Krista Monson at

The decision of the selection committee is final.
All submissions will remain the property of their author.